Archive for September 4th, 2019

What’s in it for the cruise lines?

What’s in it for the cruise lines?

| 04/09/2019 | 40 Comments

Mario Rankin writes: As the petition verification process nears to an end, the first ever people-initiated referendum is imminent. Caymanians will make the decision on the largest capital works project in our history and not a political agenda.

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Sentence reduced in bar stabbing

Sentence reduced in bar stabbing

| 04/09/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal reduced Carlo Malik Webster Jr’s sentence for wounding with intent from six years to five, after his case was heard Monday, 2 September. The decision turned on the amount of discount the defendant should have received for his guilty plea. Justice Roger Chapple originally sentenced Webster to 7½ […]

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34-year tariff for gang murder upheld

34-year tariff for gang murder upheld

| 04/09/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Brian Borden (34), who was convicted in August 2014 of the gang-related murder in West Bay of Robert Mackford Bush three years before, had his appeal denied to reduce his 34-year tariff, after which he would be eligible to apply for parole. In upholding the original sentence, the Court of Appeal rejected his attorney’s […]

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Cops pepper spray driver resisting arrest

Cops pepper spray driver resisting arrest

| 04/09/2019

(CNS): A 23-year-old man involved in a single-vehicle crash near the Yacht Club Roundabout early Sunday morning was pepper sprayed by the police after he resisted arrest for drinking and driving. The RCIPS said that one of the police officers received minor injuries during the struggle, and both he and the driver were treated at […]

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Resident catches suspect burglar

Resident catches suspect burglar

| 04/09/2019

(CNS): A 39-year-old man from George Town was discovered in a home off Smith Road, George Town, at around 3:00am on Tuesday morning by the occupants. According to the RCIPS, the man tried to get away but was caught and detained by one of the occupants, who held him until the officers arrived in response […]

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Just 145 more verified signatures to meet target

Just 145 more verified signatures to meet target

| 04/09/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Elections Office is conducting a final push to verify Cruise Port Referendum signatures, as only 145 more are needed to meet the target of 25% of registered voters to trigger the national poll on government’s cruise port plans. There are still 645 signatures that have been submitted but not yet verified, […]

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Bahamas relief efforts must be coordinated

Bahamas relief efforts must be coordinated

| 04/09/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): While many people in the Cayman Islands are eager to help the people of the Bahamas as they deal with the fallout from Hurricane Dorian, the Cayman government is stressing that the best way to help is through an organised and coordinated official process and that, however well-intentioned, sending items may do more harm […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library