Archive for April, 2019

Beach bag thief turns out to be over-stayer

Beach bag thief turns out to be over-stayer

| 30/04/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): A 30-year-old Jamaican man who pleaded guilty to stealing a visitor’s bag from the beach is to be deported after also admitting to overstaying in the Cayman Islands. The thief was tracked down last week after police officers on foot patrol along Seven Mile Beach were alerted to the theft, which happened while the […]

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Ex-tennis pro jailed for 80 months

Ex-tennis pro jailed for 80 months

| 30/04/2019 | 71 Comments

(CNS): Robert Todd Seward (48), the former general manager and tennis pro at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club, was handed six years and eight months in prison by a Grand Court judge, who described his conviction for theft as a “grave breach of trust”. Seward had admitted several counts of theft totalling around $280,000, and […]

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Man found dead in Bodden Town home

Man found dead in Bodden Town home

| 30/04/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has opened an investigation into the death of a 51-year-old Jamaican man found dead in his home Tuesday morning. The man, who has not yet been identified, was found after police responded to a report by his co-workers that he might be in distress. According to a release […]

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Seven sharks killed or injured in local waters

Seven sharks killed or injured in local waters

| 30/04/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Over the last few months four sharks have been found dead in Cayman Islands waters and another three badly injured. Researchers at the Department of Environment believe an increase in the appearance of the marine predators in local waters is leading to more encounters between them and fishermen. The DoE research team, Shark Conservation […]

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PPM claims cruise numbers are falling

PPM claims cruise numbers are falling

| 30/04/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Just days after the Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism was bragging about the continued record-breaking arrival figures, a tweet circulated Monday by the Progressives party began sounding the alarm that cruise numbers are falling and the country needs the cruise berthing project to save the sector. The premier also tweeted that when it is […]

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Man jailed for 39 months for sexual assault

Man jailed for 39 months for sexual assault

| 29/04/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Corey Robert Dodge has been given a prison sentence of three years and three months following his conviction after trial in February of indecent assault on a woman at a neighbour’s house in South Sound last June. Dodge had denied the allegation of sexual assault, claiming he believed it was consensual, but the court […]

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Teen vandals also accused of school damage

Teen vandals also accused of school damage

| 29/04/2019

(CNS): Police now believe that the two young teenage boys involved in a spree of vandalism in the South Sound community of Webster’s Estates were also involved in a break-in on Wednesday evening at John Gray High School, where several computers and other property was smashed and a fire extinguisher was stolen. This was the […]

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Barmaid recalls ‘frightening’ robbery

Barmaid recalls ‘frightening’ robbery

| 29/04/2019

(CNS): A female employee at the Everglo Restaurant and Bar in Bodden Town who was robbed as she was leaving to go home in the early morning hours of 29 September last year told a jury she was frightened when the man approached her and demanded her purse. She said he appeared to have a […]

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Elderly woman drowns at Smith Cove

Elderly woman drowns at Smith Cove

| 29/04/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): An 85-year-old woman visiting the Cayman Islands from Florida drowned while swimming at Smith Cove on Monday morning. According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, the woman was taken to hospital from the popular beach spot on South Church Street in George Town by the emergency services at around 11:00am after she was […]

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Police hunting suspect over BT burglaries

Police hunting suspect over BT burglaries

| 29/04/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Detectives working on a number of burglaries in Bodden Town that were reported this month are appealing to the public to help them track down a wanted man who is a suspect in the case. Police said anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Daniel Wallace Rankine (left), who is known to frequent […]

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Cop, OC and Bush join premier in St Tropez ride

Cop, OC and Bush join premier in St Tropez ride

| 29/04/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Orrett “OC” Connor, host of Radio Cayman’s For the Record call-in show, will be bringing home the ‘Silver Pedal’ award for being the oldest cyclist to complete a charity bike ride in the South of France on Sunday. OC had joined his long-time cycling partner, Premier Alden McLaughlin, as well as Eric Bush, the […]

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