Archive for November 5th, 2019

Crack addiction led to charity break-in

Crack addiction led to charity break-in

| 05/11/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Ricky Johnny Alvarado (26) was handed an 18-month jail term Tuesday for a third break-in at a George Town charity. The Nicaraguan national, who had a clean record until this year, went on a crime spree during the summer to feed his crack-cocaine addiction, the court heard. He was already serving a suspended sentence […]

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Two new patients come down with dengue fever

Two new patients come down with dengue fever

| 05/11/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Another two local residents have been infected with dengue fever over the last two weeks, officials confirmed after samples were sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency. In these latest cases, one of the patients had travelled to a country where transmission of dengue is year-round but the other acquired the fever in the […]

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Cop arrested for drunk driving

Cop arrested for drunk driving

| 05/11/2019

(CNS): A 63-year-old police officer was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday morning on suspicion of drinking and driving following a single-vehicle collision in George Town. Police said that at 2:00am they were called to the crash scene on the Linford Pierson Highway, where they found that the off-duty officer, who was driving a […]

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Speed check radar coming to WB road

Speed check radar coming to WB road

| 05/11/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The government has announced plans to introduce speed check radar signs on the West Bay Road and some other locations where excessive speeding is prevalent. Speaking at the National Roads Authority’s recent road safety conference, the minister responsible for roads, Joey Hew, said that studies have shown that drivers will slow down 80% of […]

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Dirt bike wheelies on downtown road

Dirt bike wheelies on downtown road

| 05/11/2019 | 69 Comments

(CNS) One dirt bike rider was pushing his luck in broad daylight on Monday, as he wheelied down a main George Town street on an illegal bike with no crash helmet. The rider was caught on camera by a CNS reader and the picture was also sent to the RCIPS, showing the man pulling tricks […]

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Sheriff finds murder-suicide in case of Cayman couple

Sheriff finds murder-suicide in case of Cayman couple

| 05/11/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office has said that a Caymanian couple found off a remote trail in California close to the Nevada state line this summer died as a result of a murder-suicide. The investigation team said that Keith Henderman (74) shot his wife, Yvonne Blanco (69), before turning the gun on himself. In […]

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Runway project to go before CPA

Runway project to go before CPA

| 05/11/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority will be considering the Cayman Islands Airport Authority’s application for an extension to the runway and other exterior upgrades when it meets tomorrow. The application includes lengthening and strengthening the runway in a westerly direction, filling the airfield ponds, expanding the apron to the east and a perimeter access road. […]

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MLAs use cruise statistics to query claims

MLAs use cruise statistics to query claims

| 05/11/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): A number of opposition MLAs have used the cruise industry’s own statistics to raise questions over claims being made by government about the cruise project. During the debate on the cruise port referendum bill last week, MLA Chris Saunders (BTW) outlined the average number of hours passengers spend on-shore in 30 different destinations in […]

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