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Jail at bursting point as arrests mount

Jail at bursting point as arrests mount

| 19/06/2017 | 83 Comments
(CNS): Working with the public, the police rounded up dozens of suspects as a result of a major crime surge over the last few weeks. But the increase in arrests has now created a crisis for the prison system, CNS understands. With HMP Northward at full capacity, remand prisoners are being held at th [...]

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GT man arrested for throwing rocks at cops

GT man arrested for throwing rocks at cops

| 19/06/2017
(CNS): As the police continue to deal with the current crime surge, a local 31-year-old man from George Town was locked up Friday for throwing rocks at officers who were making inquiries relating to serious crimes. According to an RCIPS press release, the man became aggressive and starting hurling r [...]

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KPMG operating CIG whistleblower hotline overseas

KPMG operating CIG whistleblower hotline overseas

| 19/06/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman islands government has contracted local consulting firm KPMG to operate a new whistleblowing hotline overseas to allow people to report fraud, corruption and conflicts relating to public sector or private sector entities and people doing business with government. Described by offic [...]

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Evidence against Webster ‘overwhelming’, says crown

Evidence against Webster ‘overwhelming’, says crown

| 19/06/2017
(CNS): In a relatively short summary of her case against Errington Webster for indecent assault and gross indecency, crown prosecutor Darlene Oko urged the jury to find him guilty, saying that the evidence against him was “overwhelming”. She said that the former firefighter had targeted and groo [...]

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Tropical Storm Bret heads towards Trinidad

Tropical Storm Bret heads towards Trinidad

| 19/06/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): At 5pm EST Monday, following a Hurricane Hunter mission, the National Hurricane Center confirmed that a tropical system off the coast of Venezuela had developed into a storm. The second of the year and the first of the season, Tropical Storm Bret was located about 125 miles southeast of Trin [...]

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Concern mounts over attempt to lure child

Concern mounts over attempt to lure child

| 19/06/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Public concern mounted this weekend on social media over a report made to the police on Friday about what looked like an attempt by a stranger to lure a child into his truck. No description of the suspect has been released by police but they said that a concerned member of the public contacte [...]

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Suspect ganja dealers flee in North Side raid

Suspect ganja dealers flee in North Side raid

| 19/06/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The police were out in force in North Side on Sunday and Monday as they hunted for two Jamaican nationals following a pre-dawn drug bust in the Hutland area of the district. Police said the officers involved recovered a large quantity of ganja from a shed, though they did not specify how much [...]

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Blatter calls Webb ‘breathtaking scoundrel’

Blatter calls Webb ‘breathtaking scoundrel’

| 19/06/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The deposed president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, has described the former president of CIFA and CONCACAF, Jeffrey Webb, the “most breathtaking scoundrel of all”. Speaking to football journalist and author David Conn last year for his new book on the corruption scandal, the disgraced world foo [...]

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Two hospitalized in early morning smash

Two hospitalized in early morning smash

| 18/06/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Two people ended up in hospital Saturday morning following a crash on Shamrock Road at around 4:20am. A Honda Accord and a Honda Civic collided near Agricola Drive, Bodden Town. Police, fire-crews and paramedics attended the scene, and the drivers, who were both alone in their cars, were take [...]

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Marine warning in effect as storm brews

Marine warning in effect as storm brews

| 18/06/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: A local marine warning is in effect today (Sunday) as a tropical wave in the northwestern Caribbean impacts the Cayman Islands. The National Hurricane Centre is predicting a 90% chance of a tropical storm forming over the next five days as the broad area of low pressure located over t [...]

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Cops round up home invasion suspects

Cops round up home invasion suspects

| 17/06/2017
(CNS) UPDATED Sunday 5pm: Police have now arrested a second man and a juvenile in connection with the violent home invasion in Patrick’s Island on Saturday morning. Following the arrest of a 22-year-old man yesterday, a young person from George Town was arrested following a crash near Schoo [...]

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