Archive for May 9th, 2019

Police chase ends near North Sound resort

Police chase ends near North Sound resort

| 09/05/2019

(CNS): A police pursuit of a wanted man that began in West Bay Thursday lunchtime ended in the area of the Holiday Inn resort on the North Sound with the arrest of the wanted man and a woman who was with him. The couple, who are both from Bodden Town, were arrested after officers had […]

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Premier credits cop funding for drop in crime

Premier credits cop funding for drop in crime

| 09/05/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Investment by government in the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service that provided for community beat officers in every district has been credited for sending the crime statistics in the right direction. A report by the RCIPS this month revealed a decline in overall crime rates and a significant drop in burglary. Premier Alden McLaughlin […]

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600,000 greens culled as breeding season starts

600,000 greens culled as breeding season starts

| 09/05/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): As the green iguanas have begun to break cover again over the last few weeks ahead of the annual breeding season, cullers have been capitalising on their amorous activity with a surge in culled numbers. Between them, the iguana hunters have now bagged well over 600,000 since the nationwide initiative began last October. According […]

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‘Opposition’ accuses premier of hypocrisy

‘Opposition’ accuses premier of hypocrisy

| 09/05/2019 | 98 Comments

(CNS): Some members of the ‘opposition’ have issued a statement calling on Premier Alden McLaughlin to apologise to voters for criticising them for electing independent members and accusing him of hypocrisy. The statement was circulated by Alva Suckoo, the independent member for Newlands, who triggered the recent split on the opposition benches. It takes aim […]

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GT man remanded after sex-crime charges

GT man remanded after sex-crime charges

| 09/05/2019

(CNS): A 38-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of attempted rape on Monday was charged with a list of crimes yesterday in relation to an assault on a woman, whom he knew, at her George Town home. The man, who lives in the district, was remanded in custody after appearing in Summary Court facing […]

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Stabbing suspect charged with list of crimes

Stabbing suspect charged with list of crimes

| 09/05/2019

(CNS): One of two people arrested after a violent incident near the George Town Library on Saturday night, in which two men were stabbed, has been charged with a long list of offences in relation to the incident. The 22-year-old man from George Town is facing charges of wounding with intent, robbery, common assault and […]

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Police prison escort in road smash

Police prison escort in road smash

| 09/05/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): A police SUV that was part of a convoy escorting a prison van with one inmate was involved in a collision with a car Thursday morning on Shamrock Road near the junction of Northward Road in Bodden Town. According to a Royal Cayman Islands Police Service release, two police vehicles were assisting the prison […]

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Denver decriminalises ‘magic mushrooms’

Denver decriminalises ‘magic mushrooms’

| 09/05/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The people of Denver, Colorado, have voted to decriminalise ‘magic mushrooms’ by a slim margin. While the natural hallucinogen remains illegal, the vote shifts law enforcement resources away from pursuing people using it. Campaigners for decriminalisation say psilocybin, the psychedelic compound found in some species of mushroom, is safe, non-addictive and has therapeutic benefits […]

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Dash cam evidence: On Cayman’s roads (Part 2)

Dash cam evidence: On Cayman’s roads (Part 2)

| 09/05/2019

(CNS Local Life): About a year ago someone sent us video evidence, taken by a dash cam, of appalling driving on Grand Cayman’s roads, which we published here. At the time we invited people to send us similar videos, and though it’s been a while, we now have Part 2, sent by a CNS reader […]

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