Archive for July 26th, 2019

Child burial case put off over mental health issues

Child burial case put off over mental health issues

| 26/07/2019

(CNS): The crown’s case against Travis Webb (26), who is charged with the attempted murder of a child after he had allegedly tried to bury the toddler alive, has stalled after a new psychiatric report called his mental health into question. The trial was supposed to begin on 5 August but on Friday prosecutors asked […]

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Teenager admits street robbery

Teenager admits street robbery

| 26/07/2019

(CNS): Romero Brown (19) admitted mugging a man on the street last weekend close to the the Margaritaville Resort on the West Bay Road. In a case that seems to have been handled exceptionally quickly, the teenager was caught with the help of an off-duty officer after the robbery, which happened around 5:30 in the […]

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Carnival 2020 settled after drawn out talks

Carnival 2020 settled after drawn out talks

| 26/07/2019 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Officials have revealed there has been ongoing disagreement over the last few weeks as government and organisers sought to settle a date next year when Cayman’s rival street carnivals could be consolidated into one weekend. Up until Tuesday, stakeholders remained unable to agree. But on Thursday the ministry confirmed that the Junior Carnival will […]

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Marine cops net 1,000lbs of ganja

Marine cops net 1,000lbs of ganja

| 26/07/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit with the help of the police helicopter has seized 1,000lbs of ganja from what appears to be another drug canoe that was on its way to Cayman. Two Jamaican nationals who were on board were arrested and remain in custody as police investigate the circumstances surrounding the drug haul, […]

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Child rapist jail term cut over delays

Child rapist jail term cut over delays

| 26/07/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Justice Roger Chapple said Friday that he would have handed down a sentence of eleven years to a 37-year-old man convicted of raping his step- daughter but the significant delays in the case led him to reduce the time to ten years. The judge explained that the time he had spent on a very […]

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Verdant Isle and cruise lines win port bid

Verdant Isle and cruise lines win port bid

| 26/07/2019 | 147 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The tourism ministry has given the controversial cruise and cargo port project tender to the McAlpine-led consortium known as Verdant Isle. The premier made the announcement in the Legislative Assembly Friday, adding that no contracts would be signed before 1 October to “allow for the completion of the people-initiated petition verification” process. It […]

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Cayman takes hard loss in Olympic qualifier

Cayman takes hard loss in Olympic qualifier

| 26/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): Hosts Cayman lost the opening match of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers 1-0 against Grenada in the first night of action at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex Wednesday, 24 July, despite creating more scoring chances than their opponents. The team, however, is determined to put that result behind them as they prepare for […]

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