Archive for July, 2019

Fake taxi-driver arrested in sexual assault

Fake taxi-driver arrested in sexual assault

| 31/07/2019

(CNS): Police have confirmed that a woman reported being sexually assaulted in June by a man who purported to be a licensed taxi-driver but was not, even though he was driving a licensed vehicle. The case was reported to police in early July and a 37-year-old man from George Town was arrested on suspicion of […]

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Woman admits defrauding NAU

Woman admits defrauding NAU

| 31/07/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): A 65-year-old woman who was charged with fraudulently obtaining around $30,000 from the Needs Assessment Unit admitted on Monday to false accounting, just as her trial on two counts of obtaining money by deception was due to begin. The crown accepted Hermine Stoney’s admission to false accounting after she had failed to admit on […]

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Wave-runner explodes in canal

Wave-runner explodes in canal

| 31/07/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A wave-runner rider escaped serious injury Wednesday, after the machine he was on exploded in a canal in the Prospect area around 8:30am. The emergency services were called out to the incident, where luckily no fire had been caused as a result of the explosion. The man was taken to hospital and treated for […]

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$500M of projects OK’d in 6 months

$500M of projects OK’d in 6 months

| 31/07/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Development in the Cayman Islands shows no signs of slowing and becoming in anyway sustainable, after the Central Planning Authority approved over half a billion dollars worth of projects in the first six months of this year. Despite the premier’s claims that the National Conservation Law is stifling development, the CPA green-lit an unprecedented […]

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Machete-wielding man robs liquor store

Machete-wielding man robs liquor store

| 31/07/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A lone robber wearing a cream-coloured hoodie, a black mask and a pair of gloves, and wielding a machete, made off with an undisclosed small quantity of cash from Liquor-for-Less, close to Foster’s Airport supermarket in George Town last night. Police said that shortly after 10pm the man burst into the booze shop, where […]

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Health ministry CO removed from job

Health ministry CO removed from job

| 31/07/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The health ministry’s chief officer has been removed from her job, officials have now confirmed, and will be moving to a newly-created post in the deputy governor’s realm of responsibility. CNS learned that Jennifer Ahearn was in the firing line earlier this month at the request of Health Minister Dwayne Seymour. At the time […]

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Woman guilty in beauty shots case

Woman guilty in beauty shots case

| 31/07/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Zunilda Anaya Baldovino was found guilty of two counts of reckless and negligent acts, as the magistrate delivered the verdict Wednesday in the case, following a trial that spanned some twelve months. However, as she had failed to appear, the conviction was delivered in her absence and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

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Appeal made in ‘cold case’ murder

Appeal made in ‘cold case’ murder

| 31/07/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Eight years after dental nurse Kerran Baker (25), aka “Kerry Berry”, disappeared from her Bodden Town home after what police believe was a struggle, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is making a fresh appeal for information in the ‘cold’ case. The police have also confirmed that they are now treating what was originally […]

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Teenage boy admits armed burglary

Teenage boy admits armed burglary

| 30/07/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A 16-year-old boy who has been on tight bail conditions since being charged with aggravated burglary was urged by the judge to keep up the progress he was making, after pleading guilty on Friday. But Justice Roger Chapple made it clear that all sentencing options, including jail, were still on the table. The boy, […]

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CJ finds law firm breached confidentiality

CJ finds law firm breached confidentiality

| 30/07/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): One of Cayman’s leading law firms was found by the chief justice to have breached the confidentiality of one of its own clients to another in what was described as an “exceptionally complex cross-border case”. According to lawyers from Etienne Blake, who defended the various aggrieved parties, their information was given to another Walkers […]

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Premier’s claims refuted by statistics

Premier’s claims refuted by statistics

| 30/07/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has given a detailed breakdown of all of the statistics regarding the petition for a referendum on the cruise port, which its team is currently verifying. In a press release responding to queries over Premier Alden McLaughlin’s misleading comments about the petition, the office confirmed that the Cruise Port Referendum volunteers […]

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