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Suspect accused of two GT break-ins

Suspect accused of two GT break-ins

| 26/05/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A 43-year-old man from George Town has been charged with two burglaries, theft, damage to property and breach of curfew in relation to a break-in at a bar on Mary Street on Sunday, 17 May, and at a restaurant on Eastern Avenue on Thursday, 21 May, both in central George Town. He was arrested […]

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Border ‘bubble’ breached by drug boat

Border ‘bubble’ breached by drug boat

| 25/05/2020

(CNS): A 46-year-old Jamaican national is said to be in isolation at HMP Northward after he was charged with importing two guns, ammunition and ganja and illegal landing in Cayman. The suspected drug and arms dealer breached Cayman’s border-bubble at 5am last Thursday (21 May) near Spotts Beach.

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High risk inmate moved to UK

High risk inmate moved to UK

| 24/05/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Elmer Wright (26), who was recently given a life sentence with a minimum tariff of 21-years in connection with a violent home invasion, was transferred to the UK at the weekend. Wright, who is considered a high risk prisoner, was taken on the British Airways air-bridge on Saturday, which had been arranged to help […]

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Two cops test positive for COVID-19

Two cops test positive for COVID-19

| 22/05/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Two Royal Cayman Island Police Service (RCIPS) officers have tested positive for the coronavirus. These two officers are not the officers depicted in the photo published by CNS earlier (see note at the end of the article). Both officers who tested positive are asymptomatic and are in isolation, the RCIPS revealed Friday evening, 22 […]

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Prison director quashes rumour of rioting

Prison director quashes rumour of rioting

| 21/05/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Rumours circulating on social media that prisoners at HMP Northward are rioting are false, Prison Director Steve Barret has stated. HM Cayman Islands Prison Service reported on Monday, 18 May, that two inmates were positive for COVID-19, which Barret said in a statement on Thursday had cause some anxiety among staff and inmates, but […]

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Royal Navy to fill in for RCIPS choppers

Royal Navy to fill in for RCIPS choppers

| 21/05/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): One of the RCIPS’ two helicopters remains in the United States, where it has been since before the current health crisis, and the other is due for routine maintenance and must be sent off-island for two weeks in June. However, the gap in police support left by the absence of these two machines will […]

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Inmates on remand positive for COVID-19

Inmates on remand positive for COVID-19

| 19/05/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Two prisoners at HMP Northward, who were both on remand waiting for trial, have tested positive for coronavirus, HM Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) has confirmed. Both men are asymptomatic and are isolated alone, the prison service revealed in a release Tuesday morning. The two inmates have been held in the remand block of […]

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DoE nets suspect poachers off NWP

DoE nets suspect poachers off NWP

| 13/05/2020 | 92 Comments

(CNS): Two West Bay men can expect to be prosecuted after they were reportedly caught poaching by Department of Environment conservation officers on Monday. The DoE officers were on boat patrol in the Marine Park Zone near North West Point in the district when they found the men in the water taking marine life and […]

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Teenager charged over  church break-in

Teenager charged over church break-in

| 11/05/2020

(CNS): A 19-year-old man from East End has been charged with attempted burglary, criminal trespass and breach of curfew over a break-in at the Websters Memorial United church hall on Bodden Town Road, Friday evening. Police had been called to the location around 8pm when a burglary was said to be in progress. When officers […]

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Stolen tools seized during police search

Stolen tools seized during police search

| 11/05/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Police are hoping to find the owners of a number of electrical tools they believe were stolen, which were recovered by officers during a search earlier this month. The RCIPS is inviting members of the public to view the items on its website here. Anyone who has been the victim of a power tool […]

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Cops send ‘trainer-gate’ file to DPP

Cops send ‘trainer-gate’ file to DPP

| 11/05/2020

(CNS: The RCIPS has completed its investigation into allegations that the health minister’s wife recently broke the shelter-in-place order when she met with her personal trainer. A spokesperson for the RCIPS told CNS that officers had concluded the inquiry and a file will be sent to the Office of the Director for Public Prosecutions for […]

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