Archive for April, 2024

Gunman claimed he was in fear for his life

Gunman claimed he was in fear for his life

| 19/04/2024 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Justin Kyle Jackson, who alongside Eric Soto is expected to be sentenced on Friday for the manslaughter of retired prison officer Harry Elliott, told the police that days after that fatal shooting, he was armed with a different gun to the one that killed Elliott because he was in fear for his life. Caine […]

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Local unemployment up to 5% even as workforce grows

Local unemployment up to 5% even as workforce grows

| 19/04/2024 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Unemployment statistics appear to be going in the wrong direction, according to the latest numbers from the Economics and Statistics office. The Labour Force Survey (LFS) Fall 2023 Report shows that the overall unemployment rate was 3.3% in October last year, but the number of Caymanians out of work had increased to 5% (357 more people) […]

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Crown says man used Snapchat to groom teenage girl

Crown says man used Snapchat to groom teenage girl

| 19/04/2024

(CNS): George Martin Slijper (24) used the social media platform Snapchat, which deletes messages, pictures and videos within 24 hrs of them being viewed, to groom a 13-year-old girl whom he later raped in a hotel bathroom, according to the crown. As prosecutor Sarah Lewis opened the case against Slijper on Thursday, she told the […]

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Ex-NHDT chair acquitted in soil scandal case

Ex-NHDT chair acquitted in soil scandal case

| 19/04/2024 | 70 Comments

(CNS): After deliberating for more than eight hours over a two-day period, a jury of six women and one man found Geoffry William Ebanks not guilty of two corruption charges in relation to material cleared from the National Housing and Development Trust site in North Side that he directed to his own land and used as […]

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Woodhouse jailed for 13 years in bar room stabbing

Woodhouse jailed for 13 years in bar room stabbing

| 18/04/2024 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Jonathan Alexander Woodhouse (29) from Bodden Town has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for wounding with intent in regards to a violent attack at the Carib Cafe last year where one man was killed. Woodhouse was one of three men who were tried for the murder of Randy Kelsey Robinson, but he was […]

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Jury deliberates on charges against ex-NHDT chair

Jury deliberates on charges against ex-NHDT chair

| 18/04/2024

(CNS): After some four hours of deliberation, a jury of six women and one man was sent home Wednesday evening on strict instructions not to speak to each other outside of the jury room or to anyone about the case against Geoffry William Ebanks and to return Thursday morning to continue deliberating. As the day […]

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Rookie female cop arrested after ‘domestic’ break-in

Rookie female cop arrested after ‘domestic’ break-in

| 17/04/2024

(CNS): A 23-year-old woman from Bodden Town, who is a probationary officer with the RCIPS, has been arrested on suspicion of theft and aggravated burglary in relation to a “domestic incident”. The police said the woman is currently on police bail pending further investigation and that she had been suspended from duty. No other details […]

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Bodden Town man charged with drug dealing

Bodden Town man charged with drug dealing

| 17/04/2024

(CNS: A Bodden Town man who was arrested last week has been charged with various drug offences, including supplying ganja and cocaine, police said. He appeared in court on Monday and was bailed on strict conditions. The 29-year-old man was arrested after a raid at his home, where drugs and other related evidence were found.

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CPA sends mangrove condo proposal to NCC

CPA sends mangrove condo proposal to NCC

| 17/04/2024 | 30 Comments

(CNS): A controversial application for 95 apartments on very low-lying wetlands off Willie Farrington Drive in West Bay has been formally referred by the Central Planning Authority to the National Conservation Council. However, the NCC has already submitted its comments on the environmental issues with 20 North Development, pointing out that it is seasonally flooded […]

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Court places media gag order on child rapist

Court places media gag order on child rapist

| 17/04/2024 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A 34-year-old resident of George Town who was sentenced to thirteen and a half years in jail last week for raping an 11-year-old girl twice in 2022 cannot be identified. Because the man is facing further similar charges, the court is protecting his identity to ensure that the jury at his next trial will […]

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CUC will battle in court to keep solar secrets

CUC will battle in court to keep solar secrets

| 16/04/2024 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Officials at the Caribbean Utilities Company have told CNS that their decision to challenge the release of two reports that CUC prepared for OfReg relating to the bidding process for future power generation is to protect “commercially sensitive information” that could help competitors in any future bids. The company also said it was in […]

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