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Man arrested in teen water death

Man arrested in teen water death

| 02/12/2016

(CNS): A 63-year-old man from George Town has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and child cruelty in connection with the death of 14-year-old Risco Batten, who drowned while on a swimming trip last November. Police said the man was arrested on Tuesday and has since been bailed. No other [...]

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Owners urged not to leave boat fuel tanks full

Owners urged not to leave boat fuel tanks full

| 02/12/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Boat owners are being urged by the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit to take extra security measures with their boats to avoid what the police described as “opportunistic thefts”. Officers warned owners not to leave too much fuel in the tanks aboard their boats to make them less attract [...]

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Senior fire officer denies Heroes Day hit-and-run

Senior fire officer denies Heroes Day hit-and-run

| 02/12/2016

(CNS): A senior officer with the Cayman Islands Fire Service appeared in court this week in connection with a Heroes Day hit and run in January 2015, when a 14-year-old boy was badly injured. Almost two years after John Bodden was alleged to have hit two brothers riding a bicycle, his trial for  [...]

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Man gets 11 years for home invasion

Man gets 11 years for home invasion

| 01/12/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): William David McLaughlin Martinez (39) was sentenced to 11 years in jail Thursday, immediately after a jury found him guilty of robbery in relation to a brutal home invasion in North Side in January. The local man admitted being the lookout in what he claimed was meant to be a burglary at [...]

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Marine cops warn captains not to overload boats

Marine cops warn captains not to overload boats

| 30/11/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands moves into the peak season, the marine police are warning boat captains that they will be enforcing passenger limits. The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit (JMU) said tour boat operators are obligated to keep weight and passenger limits within those specified on their operators [...]

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Police to clamp down on motorbike mayhem

Police to clamp down on motorbike mayhem

| 30/11/2016 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The motorbike mayhem that led to a significant number of complaints to the RCIPS this weekend is a priority for the police, the new commissioner has stated. He said that although the police are dealing with two murder inquiries, the traffic department would not neglect this issue because t [...]

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Police chief to make case for more cash

Police chief to make case for more cash

| 30/11/2016 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is under-resourced, the new police commissioner has said after three weeks on the job, and he plans to make his case to government for more cash for local policing. Meeting the press Wednesday for the first time since he arrived in Cayman earlier this month, Derek Byrne told rep [...]

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Cops guilty in Taser assault case

Cops guilty in Taser assault case

| 29/11/2016 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Two police officers charged with common assault after they shot a suspect with a Taser gun at least twice after a car chase more than two years ago have been found guilty. Cardiff Robinson (31) and Austin Etienne (45) were convicted of the offence by Magistrate Philippa McFarlane following [...]

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CCTV reveals suspect in GT murder

CCTV reveals suspect in GT murder

| 29/11/2016 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Police investigating the murder of Damean Dwayne Seymour are looking for a suspect wearing a long-sleeved, white shirt and dark pants who was spotted on CCTV running from the scene on Monday. In an appeal for witnesses following the daylight shooting of Seymour, a.k.a ‘Deebo’, in centr [...]

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Immigration compliance manager appears in dock

Immigration compliance manager appears in dock

| 29/11/2016

(CNS): Jeanine Lewis (57), who is currently suspended from her post as a senior member of the immigration department’s management team, appeared in the dock in Summary Court Tuesday to face charges relating to drug and immigration offences, but the case was adjourned until December. Lewis, who [...]

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Murdered man had dodged 3 serious charges

Murdered man had dodged 3 serious charges

| 29/11/2016 | 74 Comments

(CNS): The man who was gunned down in broad daylight on the streets of the capital yesterday was 34-year-old Damean Dwayne Seymour, a.k.a. ‘Deebo’. The local man, originally from George Town, had been acquitted by the courts of three serious criminal charges, including murder, attempted murd [...]

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