Archive for February 15th, 2024

Two arrested after boats and other stolen goods found

Two arrested after boats and other stolen goods found

| 15/02/2024

(CNS): Police recovered two stolen boats this past Saturday, one taken earlier this month and one in January, after executing a search warrant at a house on Mahogany Way in Prospect. During the search, police officers also found other items suspected to have been stolen inside two shipping containers on the property. A 68-year-old man […]

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Geospatial image update captures changing landscape

Geospatial image update captures changing landscape

| 15/02/2024 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Department of Lands and Survey, using a specialist private company, has completed an updated aerial image survey of the three Cayman Islands showing the state of the landscape, as captured in February 2023, including topographic data such as buildings and roads. The project used state-of-the-art technology to capture orthomosaic imagery, which […]

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Sports field threatens wetland oasis in 7MB area

Sports field threatens wetland oasis in 7MB area

| 15/02/2024 | 149 Comments

(CNS): A planning application by Dart to build a professional-grade AstroTurf football pitch with a 710sqft pavilion, changing rooms and a practice field poses a direct threat to one of the last areas of wetland in the Seven Mile Beach corridor, and local activists are calling for the project to be stopped. The site acts […]

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Saltwater fizzes up CUC lines, causing outages

Saltwater fizzes up CUC lines, causing outages

| 15/02/2024 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Last week’s Nor’wester caused severe salt contamination to power lines around Grand Cayman, particularly in western and coastal areas, CUC has said. This salt contamination can cause electricity to track across the devices, resulting in buzzing and crackling sounds along with visible arc flashes. A spokesperson from CUC explained to CNS that this is […]

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Gun crime continues with shots fired at GT building

Gun crime continues with shots fired at GT building

| 15/02/2024 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Police are investigating another case of shots being fired in the country’s capital. After reports of gunshots at two o’clock on Monday morning, officers from the RCIPS Firearms Response Unit found spent casings near the junction of Eastern Avenue and Shedden Road in Central George Town. The shots caused damage to a nearby building […]

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Killer to serve at least 31 years for murder at GT club

Killer to serve at least 31 years for murder at GT club

| 15/02/2024 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Shaun Antonio Jackson (23) has been handed a life sentence and will serve at least 31 years before he can even be considered for release for the murder of Randy Kelsey Robinson (37), who was stabbed to death during a fight at a George Town bar in May last year. Jackson was charged alongside […]

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US tourist jailed for 6½ yrs for smuggling trace of fentanyl

US tourist jailed for 6½ yrs for smuggling trace of fentanyl

| 15/02/2024 | 43 Comments

(CNS): In the first successful prosecution of an individual for smuggling the highly addictive and dangerous opioid fentanyl into the Cayman Islands, a US national was given a six-and-a-half-year prison sentence in court Tuesday. Adrian Frederick Scales (27) was convicted of importing 0.09 grams of fentanyl in Summary Court last summer. Scales was travelling to Cayman as […]

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