Archive for September 2nd, 2019

Estella’s killer denied appeal

Estella’s killer denied appeal

| 02/09/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Larry Ricketts (36), one of two men convicted of the brutal 2008 murder of Estella Scott-Roberts, was refused leave to appeal his 40-year prison sentence in a judgment handed down today (Monday, 2 September) by the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. In a written judgment, the court rejected his attorney’s arguments of an excessive […]

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Red Cross launches appeal for hurricane victims

Red Cross launches appeal for hurricane victims

| 02/09/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Five deaths have been confirmed so far on Abaco in the Bahamas, which has been devastated by the monster storm Dorian. As harrowing tales emerge from the survivors, the category 5 hurricane continues to batter Grand Bahama, as the storm has stalled right over the island, and the ultimate toll in lost lives and […]

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Cayman stands ready to help the Bahamas

Cayman stands ready to help the Bahamas

| 02/09/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has offered to deploy its police helicopter to the Bahamas as an initial response to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, which is continuing to devastate the northern islands. Governor Martyn Roper said that “Cayman stands ready to help our friends in the Bahamas in the best way that we […]

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RCIPS denies police chase at time of fatal crash

RCIPS denies police chase at time of fatal crash

| 02/09/2019

(CNS): A 27-year-old man has died and a 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning. Despite social media posts claiming that the police were chasing the car when it crashed, the RCIPS has stated that this is incorrect, and that while they […]

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Dart and KAABOO cancel 2020 festival

Dart and KAABOO cancel 2020 festival

| 02/09/2019 | 141 Comments

(CNS): The reasons for cancelling the planned return of the KAABOO Cayman music festival in 2020 remain opaque as organisers are still describing the 2019 festival held in February as a roaring success. Jason Felts, KAABOO marketing officer, is insisting that the reason not to bring it back to Grand Cayman “was neither logistics or […]

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Novice smugglers admit carrying 450lbs ganja

Novice smugglers admit carrying 450lbs ganja

| 02/09/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Four Jamaican nationals, who have been on remand for almost one year after being charged with smuggling ganja, appeared in court for a sentencing hearing Friday, when the judge heard that none of them were experienced seamen. As the facts behind the smuggling charges were outlined for the judge, it emerged that they had […]

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Monster storm Dorian stalls over Bahamas

Monster storm Dorian stalls over Bahamas

| 02/09/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Bahamas has reported the first confirmed death resulting from category 5 Hurricane Dorian as it passed over the Abaco Islands, and the Bahamas Press is now posting “a growing wall of missing persons” on its social media pages. They say that seven year-old Lachino Mcintosh drowned and his sister is missing. Dorian has […]

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