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Family mourns bulldog shot by police

Family mourns bulldog shot by police

| 18/05/2018 | 61 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay family caught up in a gun raid are mourning the loss of their pet, ‘Spot’ (which they say was a bulldog and not, as claimed by the police, a pit bull), after officers shot and mortally wounded the animal last week. The police said they have referred the incident to the [...]

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Second customs officer arrested in latest drug case

Second customs officer arrested in latest drug case

| 18/05/2018
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs Department is another man down after a second officer was arrested last night in connection with the latest probe at the department into suspected drug smuggling. The man was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to import ganja into the Cayman Islands, which follows [...]

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Drugs and gun earn ‘gang target’ 8 years in jail

Drugs and gun earn ‘gang target’ 8 years in jail

| 18/05/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Javier Howell, who has been subjected to assault and bullying at HMP Northward because he has been perceived by gang members in the prison as an informant, was handed an eight-year prison term Wednesday following his conviction for an illegal gun and more than 120 grams of cocaine. The 26-ye [...]

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Ex-civil servant admits stealing over CI$18k

Ex-civil servant admits stealing over CI$18k

| 17/05/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): A former civil servant has admitted stealing $18,890 from the Cayman Islands government. The money had been collected in rents for the use of various public buildings when she worked in the facilities management department. Trisha Jackson (38) pleaded guilty to stealing the cash over more t [...]

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DOI continues crackdown on illegal workers

DOI continues crackdown on illegal workers

| 17/05/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Immigration’s enforcement arm has been rounding up more suspected illegal workers with more proactive operations in conjunction with the police, customs and the Department of Labour. The crackdown on illegal migrants over the last two weeks resulted in seven arrests, i [...]

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Suspect in Smith Cove sex abuse to stand trial

Suspect in Smith Cove sex abuse to stand trial

| 16/05/2018
(CNS): Valiyaveettil Josepeter (51) has pleaded not guilty to charges of indecent assault on two girls under the age of 16 at Smith Cove in February. Appearing briefly in Grand Court Friday to deny the allegations, Josepeter was arrested after reports to the police that he had touched at least one [...]

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Man arrested after suspicious behaviour with kids

Man arrested after suspicious behaviour with kids

| 15/05/2018
(CNS): A 37-year-old man from West Bay is currently in custody after he was arrested Monday night on suspicion of attempted abduction. Police received a report on Sunday morning that a man was interacting inappropriately with two children at an address on West Bay Road, near Piper Way and the hea [...]

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Police detain 92-year-old woman after raid

Police detain 92-year-old woman after raid

| 15/05/2018
(CNS): Police have confirmed that the woman arrested last week during a gun bust in George Town was 92 years old. A spokesperson for the RCIPS said she was taken to the detention centre for just a brief period and questioned in accordance with procedure after any illegal firearm is discovered at a r [...]

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Traffic clampdown ‘new normal’, says senior cop

Traffic clampdown ‘new normal’, says senior cop

| 15/05/2018 | 61 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS is continuing its traffic enforcement operations and last week caught dozens of drivers breaking the law. Eleven drunk drivers were arrested, eight of them this past weekend alone, and 66 drivers were ticketed for speeding. Having reformed and now fully staffed the traffic unit, the [...]

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Customs and CAL workers arrested for drug smuggling

Customs and CAL workers arrested for drug smuggling

| 14/05/2018
(CNS): Collector of Customs Charles Clifford has said there is absolutely no place in the Cayman Islands Customs Department for staff engaged in criminal activity, after another of his officers was arrested over allegations of drug smuggling along with a member of staff from Cayman Airways. The wo [...]

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Three men deny charges in crime spree

Three men deny charges in crime spree

| 14/05/2018
(CNS): Elmer Watler Wright (24) and Caine and Nikel Thomas  (17 and 22) all pleaded not guilty to a list of charges when they appeared in Grand Court Friday in connection with a two-day crime spree last June. The men are accused of stealing a car and damaging it when trying to escape, trying to br [...]

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