Tag: Cayman Brac

Veteran cop takes up top job in Sister Islands

Veteran cop takes up top job in Sister Islands

| 15/03/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Inspector Andre Tahal, who joined the RCIPS almost 20 years ago, has taken over as area commander of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Tahal signed up in 1997 and has worked in many different units in the police. He is no stranger to the Sister Islands, having lived on Cayman Brac when he move [ [...]

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Cayman dive instructor pulls knife from shark

Cayman dive instructor pulls knife from shark

| 10/03/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Reef Divers’ Brett Johnson has become an internet hero after footage of him pulling a kitchen knife out of a 3-ft nurse shark’s head on a dive with a group of visitors at the end of last month went viral. Johnson, who had spotted the knife sticking straight up from the poor shark’s head [...]

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Brac police face weekend crime spree

Brac police face weekend crime spree

| 06/03/2017
(CNS): Offenders from Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman were keeping officers on the Sister Islands busy at the weekend with a flurry of crime. On Friday police carried out a drug raid at an address on Blazer Drive in the Brac, where they searched the house, residents and cars. Then on Saturday they deal [...]

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New fire truck for the Brac to replace crashed vehicle

New fire truck for the Brac to replace crashed vehicle

| 26/01/2017 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Officials have found a fire truck in the US to replace the one that crashed on the runway at the Brac airport earlier this month and the replacement vehicle is currently being configured to meet the specific requirements of the Cayman Islands Fire Service. “The exact cost of the new veh [...]

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US visitor fined $8K over loaded gun

US visitor fined $8K over loaded gun

| 26/01/2017 | 69 Comments
(CNS): A licensed firearms holder from the state of Georgia in the US who arrived in Cayman Brac last week on a private jet with a loaded .22 Magnum pistol and extra ammunition has been fined $8,000. But Paul Arthur Grenier (54) avoided a mandatory jail term of seven years, despite not having an imp [...]

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Cubans land on Brac as US ends migrant policy

Cubans land on Brac as US ends migrant policy

| 17/01/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Immigration officials are in the process of transferring another group of Cubans from Cayman Brac to the Immigration Detention Centre and other facilities on Grand Cayman after a makeshift boat carrying 28 migrants ran aground over the weekend. Possibly unaware of the announcement by the US a [...]

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Seasonal clean-up opens beach access

Seasonal clean-up opens beach access

| 17/01/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have said that the seasonal clean-up project, which was accomplished under budget, resulted in significant improvements to the physical appearance and functionality of dozens of public spaces across the Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. But as well as the extensive roadside [...]

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Brac airport reopens for small aircraft

Brac airport reopens for small aircraft

| 07/01/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Following the accident Thursday on the Cayman Brac runway, in which one of the fire trucks overturned during a routine speed test, authorities say that the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport reopened for the smaller Cayman Airways Limited aircraft Thursday evening, though the jet servi [...]

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Brac fire officers flown to GCM after truck flips on runway

Brac fire officers flown to GCM after truck flips on runway

| 05/01/2017 | 95 Comments
(CNS) Updated 5:26pm: The police helicopter has transported both fire officers involved in today’s fire truck accident on the Brac airport runway to Grand Cayman for further medical assessment. Officials reported earlier that the truck they were driving flipped while they were conducting a man [...]

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Booze board extends opening hours for all

Booze board extends opening hours for all

| 21/12/2016 | 43 Comments
(CNS): The acting chair of the Liquor Licensing Board said holders of liquor licences can now open longer if they choose. Woody DaCosta said that during its quarterly meeting earlier this month the board agreed to a blanket extension on licenses to allow clubs, bars and restaurants to stay open late [...]

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Cubans run aground on Little Cayman reef

Cubans run aground on Little Cayman reef

| 07/12/2016 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Immigration authorities have detained twenty-two Cuban migrants at a government home on Cayman Brac after the group’s makeshift vessel ran aground on the reef in the Point of Sand area of Little Cayman on Tuesday evening, 6 December. Officials said the men and women are awaiting transfer to [...]

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