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Rivers denies murder and gun possession

Rivers denies murder and gun possession

| 23/04/2017
(CNS): William Ian Rivers (38) has pleaded not guilty to killing Mark Travis “Hubba” Seymour (39) following a shooting at Super C’s on Watercourse Road in January. He has also denied having a gun or threatening another victim, despite being involved in a family hostage situation and a [...]

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Youngest lifer given 28-year term

Youngest lifer given 28-year term

| 21/04/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Chakane Jameile “CJ” Scott, the youngest person in HMP Northward who is serving a life sentence for murder, has been given a 28 year minimum tariff under the Conditional Release Law. As he delivered his ruling Friday, Justice Alex Henderson said that because Scott was just 18 year [...]

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Cops charge suspect six months after burglary

Cops charge suspect six months after burglary

| 23/04/2017
(CNS): A local man appeared in court on Friday charged with a burglary that happened six months ago. The 23-year-old from George Town was allegedly involved in a scuffle with the resident of the home he broke into after the victim interrupted the crime at his home on Templeton Street in George Town [...]

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Cops on hunt for shirtless muggers

Cops on hunt for shirtless muggers

| 23/04/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Two bare-chested men robbed a woman of her handbag in Bodden Town on Friday evening and made off into the bushes on foot. Police said they received the report just before 7:00pm (21 April) that a 40-year-old woman from Bodden Town was getting out her car when two men came up behind her and [...]

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HRC backs climate education in local schools

HRC backs climate education in local schools

| 21/04/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The Human Rights Commission has stressed the importance of environmental awareness and climate change education in schools in order to foster a community that protects the environment and promotes sustainability. Marking Earth Day, which takes place on Saturday, HRC Chair James Austin-Smith [...]

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Premier presses party message home

Premier presses party message home

| 21/04/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS Elections): The importance of having a strong team bound by agreed and cohesive policies was a major theme in Premier Alden McLaughlin’s speech as he launched the PPM’s election campaign on Cayman Brac Thursday night. With 35 independents running in the May General Election, McLaughlin stre [...]

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Lawyer: Stupidity is not dishonesty

Lawyer: Stupidity is not dishonesty

| 21/04/2017
(CNS): A defence attorney said that his client may have been a “terrible business woman” who was reckless and irresponsible when she got herself into financial trouble with her travel agency but she is not “a thief, crook or con artist”. Nick Dixie said stupidity was not dishonesty, as he ad [...]

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RCIPS opens as forensic BOT hub in ballistics

RCIPS opens as forensic BOT hub in ballistics

| 20/04/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Local police welcomed a delegation of law enforcement officials from regional British Overseas Territories to Cayman this week as the RCIPS began its role as a focal point for ballistic work in crime fighting. The information network for ballistics will see UK territories in the Caribbean exc [...]

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Third time lucky for challenged candidate

Third time lucky for challenged candidate

| 20/04/2017 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Alric Lindsay has been cleared to stand as a candidate in the general election next month after Chief Justice Anthony Smellie found there was no justification for the Elections Office to have challenged his qualification over his residency during the last seven years. Lindsay, who is running [...]

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Hurricane Hunter to stop in Cayman

Hurricane Hunter to stop in Cayman

| 20/04/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS): The US Air Force Reserve Command’s WC-130J Hurricane Hunter and its crew as well as experts from the National Hurricane Center will be visiting Cayman next week as part of a regional tour ahead of the 2017 hurricane season, which starts in about six weeks. The news comes just after a rare s [...]

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Arden calls for taxes to pay for education

Arden calls for taxes to pay for education

| 20/04/2017 | 96 Comments
(CNS Elections): The incumbent member for East End became the first candidate in the televised election forums so far to raise the sticky issue of taxes, after several weeks of candidates rolling out wish lists, in many cases without indicating how they propose to pay for them. But Arden McLean buck [...]

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