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Syed claims he did classified work in US

Syed claims he did classified work in US

| 22/02/2017

(CNS): The former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands told the court that he couldn’t talk about the work he had done in the United States because it was classified, as he faced questions from the deputy director of public prosecutions about his CV. Hassan Syed said he [...]

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Syed case to resume after legal wrangling resolved

Syed case to resume after legal wrangling resolved

| 21/02/2017

(CNS): The case against Hassan Syed is expected to be back on track Wednesday morning, with the former university president back in the dock and facing questions from prosecutors. After almost three days of legal wrangling, the issues have been resolved and the crown is expected to begin its cros [...]

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Olympic athlete extradited in sex-crime case

Olympic athlete extradited in sex-crime case

| 21/02/2017

(CNS): Ato Modibo Stephens has been extradited from the United States to the Cayman Islands to face allegations of sexual abuse while he worked as a coach here. The 37-year-old Olympic athlete, who is married to Cayman’s track star Cydonie Mothersill, is charged with indecent assault, gross in [...]

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Local man convicted over $25 bung to cops

Local man convicted over $25 bung to cops

| 21/02/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The latest victim to fall foul of the anti-corruption law is a West Bay man who offered a police officer a $25 bribe to let him “go home” after he was arrested last year on Laurence Boulevard for being disorderly and for possession of a small quantity of ganja. Justice Charles Quin fo [...]

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GT store robbed by machete wielding suspect

GT store robbed by machete wielding suspect

| 21/02/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Police have said that a “raspy” voiced robber held up a store on Saturday afternoon while armed with a machete, but they have not stated which North Church Street business fell victim to the villain. The shop in question was held up around 4pm, when the man entered and demanded cas [...]

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Cops on scene of attempted armed robbery

Cops on scene of attempted armed robbery

| 20/02/2017 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Police were out in force Monday evening at the scene of an attempted armed robbery at Crown Square on Eastern Avenue in George Town. An RCIPS spokesperson told CNS it was too early to confirm all the details of the hold-up, which happened at around 6:30pm. but it involved a security cash v [...]

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Prison nabs suspect throwing drugs into jail

Prison nabs suspect throwing drugs into jail

| 20/02/2017

(CNS): A man has been arrested after a prison officer caught him throwing ganja over the prison fence. The suspect was said to be in possession of several pounds of ganja in two large bags when he was apprehended. A release from HM Cayman Islands Prison Service said that on Thursday, Prison Offic [...]

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Man charged with Valentine’s Day gun assault

Man charged with Valentine’s Day gun assault

| 20/02/2017

(CNS): A George Town man was due in court Monday accused of hitting another man with a gun on Valentine’s Day night. Without evidence that the gun was real, the 20-year-old man has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm and common assault on a man sitting in a car. Police were [...]

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Bill forces CoP to fire convicted officers

Bill forces CoP to fire convicted officers

| 20/02/2017 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Among the massive amount of new bills and amendments that legislators will be debating when they return to parliament this week for the final meeting of this administration, MLAs will be debating a change to the Police Law (2014 Revision) that requires the police commissioner to fire offic [...]

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Syed claims he came back to clear name

Syed claims he came back to clear name

| 20/02/2017

(CNS): The former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, who was wanted by the Cayman authorities for many years before he was arrested in Switzerland, said he did not contest his extradition to the Cayman Islands because he wanted to clear his name. Continuing his evidence Fr [...]

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Home invader charged with attempted rape

Home invader charged with attempted rape

| 17/02/2017

(CNS): The 48-year-old man from West Bay who is accused of invading a woman’s bedroom and committing an indecent act has been charged with a catalogue of offences, including attempted rape. Ronnie Ebanks was arrested Wednesday and charged Friday morning in relation to the home invasion at [...]

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