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Occupant tackles home invader

Occupant tackles home invader

| 06/04/2020

(CNS) UPDATED: the 39-year-old man from West Bay who was arrested following a home invasion last week has now been charged with criminal trespass, common assault, and breach of curfew. He was expected in court Monday, 6 April. A resident of a home on South Church Street in George Town tackled the would-be burglar on […]

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CoP refers ‘rogue’ rider arrest to ombudsman

CoP refers ‘rogue’ rider arrest to ombudsman

| 06/04/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Police Commissioner Derek Byrne revealed at Sunday’s press briefing that an arrest made by his officers has been referred to the ombudsman for investigation. The arrest was made on Saturday, 4 April, following a high-speed chase of one of five ‘rogue’ dirt bike riders. Byrne said that during a time like this, when the […]

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Cops collar rogue biker in Newlands

Cops collar rogue biker in Newlands

| 05/04/2020 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Residents in Newlands as well as police officers all appeared to forget the social distancing rules when the public came out to watch the police chase a rogue biker on Saturday. Dozens of officers were involved in the arrest of the 23 year-old man from Bodden Town after he crashed the bike into the […]

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First curfew breacher jailed

First curfew breacher jailed

| 03/04/2020 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The first person charged by police for breaching the COVID-19 nighttime hard curfew appeared in Summary Court on Friday, and after pleading guilty was jailed for four months. Police Commissioner Derek Byrne said the presiding magistrate had delivered a powerful and important message of the seriousness of this offence, warning that more were coming […]

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Warning issued on ‘outing’ COVID patients

Warning issued on ‘outing’ COVID patients

| 03/04/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper and Police Commissioner Derek Byrne have both used the daily press briefings to warn people not to try to find out and expose the identities of people who have tested positive for COVID-19. And now the Ombudsman has confirmed that there are legal consequences as well as moral issues. The Data […]

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Woman denies murder in NS stabbing

Woman denies murder in NS stabbing

| 03/04/2020

(CNS): Olga Elizabeth Smith (36) has pleaded not guilty to murder when she appeared in court Thursday, charged with killing Marvin Xavier Conolly Armendarez, from West Bay, last month. Smith was granted bail to return to court on 7 May for a further mention about the case. Conolly, who had been stabbed multiple times, was […]

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Dying man wins appeal against extradition

Dying man wins appeal against extradition

| 02/04/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): An American national living in Cayman who was charged with counterfeit crimes in the US relating to the labelling of pet medication has won his appeal against extradition. Dr Iain Nigel MacKellar (62), who lives in North Side, is suffering from serious health problems and had challenged efforts to send him to the US […]

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Suspect school burglar charged

Suspect school burglar charged

| 31/03/2020

(CNS): Police have charged a 31-year-old man from George Town with burglary after he was arrested on Friday, 27 March, on suspicion of breaking into a school located on Crewe Road in George Town on Thursday, 26 March. The RCIPS have not given any details of the burglary or what, if anything, was taken. The […]

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Fugitive caught, charged with a dozen crimes

Fugitive caught, charged with a dozen crimes

| 31/03/2020

(CNS): Manuel Carter-Ramirez (40) from West Bay, who was on the run from police, was tracked down in the district on Saturday morning and now faces a long list of criminal charges. Carter was found by officers on patrol at around 2:45am after he had reportedly threatened someone with a machete near a local restaurant […]

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Brac man charged with rape

Brac man charged with rape

| 30/03/2020

(CNS): A 24-year-old man from Cayman Brac has been charged with rape and three other related sex crimes. The alleged rape took place on Friday night at an undisclosed location on the island at around 9:15pm. Police have refused to state whether the victim and the alleged attacker were known to each other or whether […]

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Courts juggle justice in face of virus

Courts juggle justice in face of virus

| 30/03/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Court officials are doing their best to keep the administration of justice moving forward while attempting to limit the potential exposure to the coronavirus for judges, staff, lawyers, police officers, defendants, clients and others who support the system. All jury trials have been cancelled in the short-term but the Grand Court is still hearing […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.