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Fingerprint and tag lead cops to suspect

Fingerprint and tag lead cops to suspect

| 23/01/2020

(CNS): Elmer Wright (25) from George Town appeared on trial for firearms offenses Thursday, having denied possessing 120 rounds of ammunition and a bullet-proof vest found in bushes off Crewe Road in the summer of 2017. But the crown says he was in possession of the illegal items because his fingerprint was found on the […]

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DPP: Appeal court sends strong deterrent message

DPP: Appeal court sends strong deterrent message

| 20/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The lengthy tariffs that prosecutors secured in the Grand Court over the last few years for killers now serving life sentences in HMP Northward were all upheld by the Court of Appeal in 2019, which the director of public prosecutions said serves as an important deterrent. In his address at the opening of the […]

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Gov’t presses on to meet CFATF requirements

Gov’t presses on to meet CFATF requirements

| 20/01/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Alongside the raft of legislation government has drafted to address the gaps in Cayman’s regime for combating financial crime identified in a report last year, it is continuing with an intensive training programme for all stakeholders. Trainers for the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) visited earlier this month to guide supervisors here through […]

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Court project delayed by  redtape

Court project delayed by redtape

| 16/01/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has said that red-tape is holding up the redevelopment of the Scotia Building, acquired by the government more than a year ago to provide much needed new court rooms. Speaking at the annual official opening of the Grand Court, on Wednesday, he told the legal fraternity gathered for the event […]

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Jury faces 100s of dox as gold smuggling case resumes

Jury faces 100s of dox as gold smuggling case resumes

| 16/01/2020

(CNS): The trial of five men who are accused of being involved in an illegal gold smuggling venture resumed this week, after a near month-long break, with the presentation of mountains of documents. The first witness to take the stand as the crown re-opened the case was a police intelligence officer who specialises in electronic […]

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Poor driving major issue for police

Poor driving major issue for police

| 15/01/2020 | 119 Comments

(CNS): The number of cars on the road, tourists unfamiliar with driving on the left, a legacy of poorly engineered roads, too many foreign licence holders, or even a lack of enforcement have all been blamed for the traffic chaos the Cayman Islands is enduring, but the police say it’s all about poor driving. Inspector […]

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Men charged in gun point rape

Men charged in gun point rape

| 15/01/2020

(CNS): Two men from East End are facing a list of serious charges over allegations that they sexually assaulted a woman on 30 December at gunpoint. The men, aged 29 and 26, are said to have used a firearm to threaten their victim and force her to perform sexual acts. Police have not revealed the […]

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Man abducts woman at knife-point

Man abducts woman at knife-point

| 14/01/2020

(CNS): A 21-year-old man has been charged with a list of offences, including abduction, after he forced a woman into his vehicle at knife-point last Thursday, 9 January, and drove off with her to the Morgan’s Harbour area of West Bay. Police say that the victim had left work at another location when she was […]

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Drone found near airport runway

Drone found near airport runway

| 14/01/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands has said a disabled drone was discovered last week within the perimeter of Owen Roberts International Airport very near to the runway. Officials said the operation of a drone so close to arriving and departing aircraft is both illegal and extremely irresponsible. But this is not […]

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Carnival still polluting, US court finds

Carnival still polluting, US court finds

| 10/01/2020 | 64 Comments

(CNS): A US court has found more environmental violations by Carnival Corporation, despite it being on probation for pollution felonies and at risk of more multi-million dollar fines. Representatives for Carnival, which is one of government’s partners on the controversial cruise berthing project here, were in court Wednesday for a judge to assess the progress […]

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Woman discharged on NAU fraud conviction

Woman discharged on NAU fraud conviction

| 10/01/2020 | 35 Comments

(CNS): A 66-year-old woman walked away from court without a conviction Thursday, despite having admitted a fraud related charge after she failed to declare she owned a house worth around $290,000 while claiming money from the Needs Assessment Unit. Hermine Stoney had claimed poor relief for a seven year period, receiving just under $30,000. But […]

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