Archive for March 11th, 2019

BT man confesses over illegal gun and bullets

BT man confesses over illegal gun and bullets

| 11/03/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Justin Gregory (24) from Bodden Town is facing a seven-year mandatory minimum prison sentence for possessing an unlicensed handgun and ammunition, which was seized by police last year during a period when they were conducting a gun amnesty. Gregory pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared in Grand Court Friday and was remanded […]

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Teen jailed for 44 months over serious stabbing

Teen jailed for 44 months over serious stabbing

| 11/03/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): An 18-year-old man from George Town was given a sentence of three years and eight months after he admitted stabbing Tyrell Smith multiple times outside Margaritaville on Harbour Drive last summer. Lyle Alexander Samson Peart was charged with both attempted murder and GBH wounding with intent in connection with a fight in the early […]

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Local man admits burning down house

Local man admits burning down house

| 11/03/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): A local man from West Bay has admitted that he set fire to a property on North West Point Road last year when he pleaded guilty to arson in court Friday, though he denied recklessly endangering life in regard to the blaze. Tommy Ebanks (33) was remanded in custody to allow time for prosecutors […]

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Tender troubles stall mental health facility

Tender troubles stall mental health facility

| 11/03/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The health ministry is re-doing the tender process for the long-awaited and much-needed residential mental health facility after it appears the original tendering process failed to secure a deal with any of the previous bidders. Government officials have failed to explained what happened with earlier attempts to find a contractor to build the facility, […]

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CAL grounds Max 8 after Ethiopian crash

CAL grounds Max 8 after Ethiopian crash

| 11/03/2019 | 124 Comments

(CNS): In the wake of a second tragic, fatal crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, in less than five months, this time in Africa, Cayman Airways has grounded its two new planes. After an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people […]

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Badly injured cop sues RCIPS bosses

Badly injured cop sues RCIPS bosses

| 11/03/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): A police officer who sustained a fractured skull while on duty and who is still struggling with a catalog of mental and physical health problems six years later is suing the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, as he says they were negligent in their failure to provide him with protective headgear. Police Constable Fitzroy […]

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