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Bodden Town man charged over illegal gun

Bodden Town man charged over illegal gun

| 18/06/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS): A 24-year-old man from Bodden Town was due to appear in court on Monday, charged with the possession of an unlicensed handgun and ammunition. The man was arrested last Thursday following a raid by police at a home in the Lower Valley area of the district. A 22-year-old woman who was also arre [...]

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Canada’s legal weed sparks Cayman money laundering claims

Canada’s legal weed sparks Cayman money laundering claims

| 18/06/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): While the prospect of legal cannabis for recreational use in the Cayman Islands is not expected anytime soon, Canada is just a couple of months away from full legalisation. As that date approaches, legislators have raised concerns that the multi-billion dollar legal weed market could be taken [...]

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Cops aim to reunite owners with stolen goods

Cops aim to reunite owners with stolen goods

| 18/06/2018 | 2 Comments
(CNS): Police are hoping to track down the owners of an array of stolen goods that officers recovered following a raid in George Town last week. Pictures of all of the items, which include a watch, a distinctive silver ring and some stones believed to be diamonds, are on the RCIPS website and its [...]

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Nine illegal firearms handed to cops

Nine illegal firearms handed to cops

| 18/06/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): As the RCIPS firearms amnesty reaches the half-way point, the police have already received nine illegal weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Since the ‘no questions asked’ campaign began at the start of this month, the police have received seven rifles and two handguns, [...]

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Teenager charged over weekend stabbing

Teenager charged over weekend stabbing

| 18/06/2018
(CNS): An 18-year-old man from George Town has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an early morning stabbing in the car park of a George Town bar on Saturday, 16 June. Police were called to a report of a fight outside Margaritaville on Harbour Drive at around 1am. When they got to t [...]

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Third teen on run from government home

Third teen on run from government home

| 15/06/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Motesha Mothen (15) has become the third teenager this week to run away from a government children’s home. Mothen, who regularly absconds from the Frances Bodden Girls Home in Bodden Town, attended the John Gray High School yesterday but did not return to the home afterwards and has no [...]

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Ailing suspect to be extradited to Hawaii in theft case

Ailing suspect to be extradited to Hawaii in theft case

| 15/06/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): An ailing 60-year-old local woman who absconded before she faced trial in Hawaii on theft and fraud charges is to be extradited to the United States after a magistrate ruled on Friday that there was no reason not to grant the request. Rosmarie Dellatore Bodden is accused of stealing some $70, [...]

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CAYS Foundation Parents Association

CAYS Foundation Parents Association

| 15/06/2018 | 11 Comments
A CNS reader writes: I am a parent of a child in the care of Bonaventure Boys Home. I am actively trying to start CAYS Foundation Parents Association. It’s an initiative that so far has about 8 parents who are willing to join. I believe there is a beautiful power in unity. Parents with two [&h [...]

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RCIPS helicopter earns its keep for preemie baby

RCIPS helicopter earns its keep for preemie baby

| 15/06/2018 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The police helicopter proved its worth for the second time this week when it airlifted a mother in premature labour from Cayman Brac to George Town, where she safely delivered the baby and where the early arrival was able to receive neonatal care. Police said that the RCIPS Air Operations Uni [...]

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No car inspections when it rains

No car inspections when it rains

| 15/06/2018
A colleague of mine has just advised that the licensing department can no longer provide vehicle inspections in rainy weather. Is this true? Being that we have hurricane season five months out of the year, is this realistic? Do you know what the reason for this rule is if it’s in fact true? [...]

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Minister off the hook in careless driving case

Minister off the hook in careless driving case

| 14/06/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): The finance and economics minister, Roy McTaggart, was discharged by a traffic court magistrate Thursday, after prosecutors told the court that they had no evidence to pursue the case against him as the complainant was not willing to continue with the case. McTaggart had been charged with ca [...]

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