Tag: domestic violence

Special court to tackle domestic abuse

Special court to tackle domestic abuse

| 13/12/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The police, prosecutors, courts and community rehabilitation have entered into a wide agreement that they all hope will help improve and fast-track the handling of domestic abuse cases in the Cayman Islands. The deal paves the way for a specialist court as well as more focused support services for victims. Domestic violence was not […]

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Octogenarian charged with trying to kill wife

Octogenarian charged with trying to kill wife

| 10/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): An 83-year-old Caymanian man from George Town appeared in summary court on Monday, facing attempted murder charges following a violent assault on his wife last week. William Glasgow was arrested after the attack at the couple’s home in Tropical Gardens last Wednesday night. The victim, who is understood to be in her mid-seventies, remains […]

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83-year-old man suspected of trying to kill wife

83-year-old man suspected of trying to kill wife

| 05/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): An elderly woman is in critical condition in the George Town hospital after she was allegedly assaulted last night by an 83-year-old man, who CNS understands is her husband, in a violent attack at the couple’s home in Tropical Gardens. The RCIPS revealed the shocking incident in a release Thursday, stating that the octogenarian […]

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Support cop arrested after violent domestic assault

| 27/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 50-year-old auxiliary constable with the RCIPS was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning following a domestic disturbance at a residence in the Prospect area of George Town, where he also assaulted his colleagues. Police said he has been suspended from duty but has been bailed due to medical reasons. The man […]

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Family Centre leads campaign against gender violence

Family Centre leads campaign against gender violence

| 04/12/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Counselling Services’ Family Resource Centre has begun its annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign, which runs until 10 December, and is calling on people to take part in the Clothesline Project this Wednesday. Health Minister Dwayne Seymour noted that domestic violence spikes in December and the campaign raised awareness […]

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Harris denies talks to join PPM ranks

Harris denies talks to join PPM ranks

| 17/10/2017 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Former talk-show host Austin Harris, the MLA for Prospect, has denied speculation that he is in discussions to join the Progressives. Currently sitting on the backbench of the Government of National Unity and serving as a councillor in the premier’s ministry, Harris is also preparing to share a constituency office with the PPM leader, […]

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Stabbing death in North Side

Stabbing death in North Side

| 18/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police have now confirmed that a man who died after being stabbed in North Side yesterday evening was 23-year-old Azzan Sherieff. A 25-year-old woman from the district was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. According to official reports, when the emergency services arrived, the victim was still alive but was having difficulty […]

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Families urged to seek help as domestic violence increases

Families urged to seek help as domestic violence increases

| 21/12/2016 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Police have raised concerns over a significant increase in domestic violence in the Cayman Islands. Officers have responded to a number of domestic incidents this December, many of which have been violent. Twelve incidents were reported in just one weekend this month, at the end of a year where there has been a 44% […]

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Violent husband jailed for 14 years

Violent husband jailed for 14 years

| 19/12/2016 | 39 Comments

(CNS): An estranged husband who tried to kill his wife in a brutal, terrifying machete attack was handed a fourteen-year jail term last week after pleading guilty to attempted murder. George Vaughan lured his wife to the home they once shared when she believed he wouldn’t be there. But the man lay in wait, and […]

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Child in domestic dispute safe, police confirm

Child in domestic dispute safe, police confirm

| 05/12/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Police confirmed Monday that a child at the centre of domestic violence situation has not been abducted, quashing rumours that the youngster may have been taken overseas. Speculation mounted and caused a stir on social media when pictures were posted on Facebook of a man in the Red Bay area handing out pamphlets and […]

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Police round-up wanted man during road block

Police round-up wanted man during road block

| 19/09/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): A 37-year-old man from Bodden Town wanted by police on four outstanding warrants was rounded up along with 20 other people this weekend as police conducted a road block and responded to numerous crime reports. A 20-year-old George Town man who was arrested for drug dealing was also found to be driving without being […]

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