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NS man charged over home invasion

NS man charged over home invasion

| 22/10/2019

(CNS): A 40-year-old North Side man who broke into the home of a person whom he knew, armed with an undisclosed weapon, has been charged with aggravated burglary. The home invasion took place in North Side on Saturday morning. Police have offered no other details in the case other than stating he was arrested the […]

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Cayman magistrate acquits Bermuda magistrate in traffic case

Cayman magistrate acquits Bermuda magistrate in traffic case

| 22/10/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Magistrate Valdis Foldats, who normally sits in the Cayman Islands summary criminal courts, cleared a magistrate in Bermuda yesterday after he had been drafted to the fellow British territory to hear a traffic case against Khamisi Tokunbo, who was charged with refusing a breath test after a crash. Foldats found that the police officer […]

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Safety officers take to streets

Safety officers take to streets

| 21/10/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): As the RCIPS launches its new Community Safety Officers (CSOs) branch, eleven men and women have completed their induction course and will begin patrolling their communities next month. These recruits are not police officers but civilian wardens tasked with identifying issues of concern and helping to bridge the gap between the police and public. […]

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Warning issued over fake warning

Warning issued over fake warning

| 21/10/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS) Government officials from several different agencies have issued a warning to the public about a fake warning circulating on WhatsApp claiming that people were being robbed by people posing as census surveyors with fake IDs. The finance and home affairs ministries and the police said the hoax warning circulating on WhatsApp was entirely unsubstantiated […]

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Police battle rogue ‘brunch’ drivers

Police battle rogue ‘brunch’ drivers

| 17/10/2019 | 103 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has said that it has received numerous complaints about rogue driving, which is increasing the current traffic chaos. The police also raised concerns yet again over drunk drivers, in particular, drivers who attend Sunday brunches, consuming “an exorbitant amount of alcoholic beverages” and then driving home. Drinking and driving is now a […]

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New focus on domestic violence prevention

New focus on domestic violence prevention

| 17/10/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A number of government agencies and non-profit organisations have come together to form a group to tackle the persistent problem of domestic violence. Although the issue has emerged from the shadows in recent years, with people more wiling to report and talk about it, domestic violence remains a significant blight on Caymanian society. The […]

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Cayman man drugged and scammed in Florida casino

Cayman man drugged and scammed in Florida casino

| 17/10/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A 69-year-old man from the Cayman Islands was drugged and robbed of an expensive watch and over $1,000 at a casino in Hollywood, Florida, last month, according to Broward County law enforcement officials. The police there released video footage of the Caymanian man at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, which shows the […]

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Midnight robbers strike in Rock Hole

Midnight robbers strike in Rock Hole

| 14/10/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Two men robbed another man of his wallet and mobile phone around midnight on Saturday night-Sunday morning on Rock Hole Road in George Town, police have said. The victim was walking along the road when he was approached by the robbers, who demanded cash before hitting him on the head with an object. He […]

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Judge urged not to send ‘national treasure’ to jail

Judge urged not to send ‘national treasure’ to jail

| 14/10/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): A judge was urged by a defence attorney not to send local musician Dexter Bodden (61) to jail, when he appeared in court on Friday to face a charge of wounding. Nicholas Dixey described his client as a “national treasure” who brings enormous pleasure to people through his music. Bodden pleaded guilty earlier this […]

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Partner quits Maples over assault charge

Partner quits Maples over assault charge

| 14/10/2019

(CNS): David Marshall (49), a partner at Maples, has left his job, the law firm has confirmed, following his arrest earlier this month over allegations he violently assaulted his wife in a Miami hotel. According to law enforcement officials in Florida, he has been charged with aggravated battery. Marshall’s biography and other details were removed […]

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Armed cops get new adapted SUVs

Armed cops get new adapted SUVs

| 14/10/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has added four new Chevrolet Tahoes to its fleet specifically for the Firearms Response Unit. The SUVs have been purpose-built to police specifications and will provide enhanced tactical options and more officer safety, police said. They have been fitted with upgraded emergency lighting and reflective decals to identify the armed unit to […]

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