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Hurricane Maria leaves trail of misery

Hurricane Maria leaves trail of misery

| 22/09/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The Turks and Caicos Islands, still literally picking up the pieces from Hurricane Irma, is currently suffering hurricane conditions yet again as the eye of Maria, now a category 3 storm, skims the north shore of the islands. Yesterday Maria ripped across Puerto Rico, killing at least 13 peop [...]

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Twelve year sentence for beach sex crime

Twelve year sentence for beach sex crime

| 21/09/2017 | 62 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay man who was convicted of attempted rape, indecent assault and ABH was sentenced to twelve years in prison by Justice Charles Quin this week, having committed what the judge described as a “sustained violent attack” on his victim. Josh Alexander Bodden (29) attacked the woman, w [...]

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Cayman to provide schooling for child evacuees

Cayman to provide schooling for child evacuees

| 20/09/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The Ministry of Education is opening up temporary spaces in government schools and waiving school fees for child evacuees from British Overseas Territories devastated by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Children of compulsory school age (5-17 years old) who have temporarily relocated to Ca [...]

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10 years for blinding police officer in one eye

10 years for blinding police officer in one eye

| 20/09/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Garfield Silburn Jr (21) has been handed a ten-year sentence for assaulting two police officers, one of whom suffered a detached retina and is now blind in one eye. The officer underwent eye surgery after the attack and is awaiting an operation that may restore his sight. Silburn pleaded guil [...]

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Cayman relief teams in BOTs braving Maria

Cayman relief teams in BOTs braving Maria

| 19/09/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS): RCIPS officers in the British Virgin Islands and medical and emergency personnel in Anguilla, deployed to assist those islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, are remaining to face the onslaught of Hurricane Maria, which is expected to pass over the Virgin Islands as a category 5 tomorrow [...]

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‘Community wardens’ on the cards

‘Community wardens’ on the cards

| 19/09/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS management and the government are both keen to boost community policing to try to get a grip on crime in Cayman, and one idea that is under discussion, according to the premier, is that of ‘community wardens’. These would be uniformed officers but, similar to the auxilia [...]

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Hurricane Maria leaves Dominica devastated

Hurricane Maria leaves Dominica devastated

| 19/09/2017 | 55 Comments
(CNS): Category 5 Hurricane Maria slammed into Dominica last night, and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said on Facebook, “Initial reports are of widespread devastation. So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace.” Maria is now heading to the British and US Virgin Islands an [...]

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Stabbing death in North Side

Stabbing death in North Side

| 18/09/2017
(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 vic [...]

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Bottleneck at Hurley’s Roundabout to be fixed

Bottleneck at Hurley’s Roundabout to be fixed

| 17/09/2017 | 87 Comments
(CNS): As government’s significant road improvement programme moves east, it will include a major, but as yet undecided, redesign of the Hurley’s Roundabout, possibly adding a third lane to it, and a reconstruction of the traffic flow along Shamrock Road. Speaking at a community meeting [...]

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Cat 1 Maria following Irma’s path

Cat 1 Maria following Irma’s path

| 17/09/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Evan as the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma two weeks ago begin the slow process of recovery, Maria, which grew from a tropical storm into a category 1 hurricane Sunday afternoon, appears to be on a similar path. It is likely to be a category 2 or 3 hurricane when it passes thr [...]

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Firefighters claim inequitable treatment

Firefighters claim inequitable treatment

| 15/09/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): A number of firefighters have raised concerns that officers are being treated inequitably, with what appears to be one rule for senior staff and another for those further down the pecking order. However, management at the Cayman Islands Fire Service said they are in the process of a review wi [...]

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