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Two West Bay men arrested for football field shooting

Two West Bay men arrested for football field shooting

| 02/03/2024

(CNS): A 24-year-old man and a 30-year-old man, both from West Bay, were arrested on Friday and Saturday respectively in connection with the shooting at the Ed Bush football stadium last Sunday night. However, the police have not said if either of them is suspected of being the shooter or of helping the gunman. The […]

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Select committee created to examine fuel sector

Select committee created to examine fuel sector

| 29/02/2024 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Planning Minister Jay Ebanks will be chairing a new committee that was established in parliament this week to look at the cost of fuel in the Cayman Islands as a result of years of erratic and, more often than not, increasing fuel costs at the sockets at home and at the pumps. Successive governments […]

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Bush discharged as judge stops assault trial

Bush discharged as judge stops assault trial

| 29/02/2024 | 135 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH FULL STORY: Mckeeva Bush was discharged by the court Thursday after the judge presiding over the case against him for indecent assault stayed the proceedings as a result of a successful application by the defence accusing the crown of an abuse of process. Justice Stanley John discharged the jury, released Bush from […]

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Serial scammer faces 80 months in jail for latest con

Serial scammer faces 80 months in jail for latest con

| 28/02/2024 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Judith Douglas (58) has been jailed for six years and eight months for obtaining property by deception. Douglas sobbed quietly from the dock as Justice Cheryll Richards delivered her ruling on Wednesday in the George Town woman’s third scamming conviction. Since 2015, Douglas has conned over 40 people out of around $2 million in […]

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CIG’s transport policy making slow progress

CIG’s transport policy making slow progress

| 28/02/2024 | 71 Comments

(CNS): Answering a parliamentary question from Joey Hew (GTN), Infrastructure Minister Jay Ebanks said there was “no right answer” to how Cayman will roll out a successful public transportation policy. As it became apparent that the ministry was a long way from finding any answers, he told MPs that a number of experts from the […]

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MPs back law restricting evidence access over security

MPs back law restricting evidence access over security

| 28/02/2024 | 28 Comments

(CNS): None of the Cayman Islands’ political representatives objected to a new piece of legislation presented to parliament by Attorney General Sam Bulgin on Monday that restricts access to important evidence or information in civil or human rights proceedings as well as judicial reviews if the authorities say it cannot be disclosed for security or […]

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Prisoners face housing challenges post-release

Prisoners face housing challenges post-release

| 27/02/2024 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The lack of appropriate residential facilities for prisoners being released on licence is causing concern for the Conditional Release Board (formerly the Parole Board), which has called for the government to focus on improving rehabilitation services rather than tougher sentences. The board said those being released need support to help them stay out of […]

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Gang tensions behind football stadium shooting

Gang tensions behind football stadium shooting

| 26/02/2024 | 121 Comments

(CNS): Police are working on the theory that heightened gang tensions are behind the shocking but targeted shooting last night at the Ed Bush football field in West Bay, where seven people were hit. Two George Town gangs are believed to have joined up with one of two long-standing gangs in West Bay in a […]

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Seven shot as gunman opens fire at WB football game

Seven shot as gunman opens fire at WB football game

| 26/02/2024 | 302 Comments

(CNS): At least seven people were shot on Sunday night when a gunman opened fire at the Ed Bush Stadium in West Bay during a football match, in a shocking escalation of the troubling gun violence. Police said that all of the injured people arrived at the hospital in private cars. All were said to […]

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Bush didn’t ‘intend to cause me harm’ says witness

Bush didn’t ‘intend to cause me harm’ says witness

| 23/02/2024

(CNS): One of the women who was, according to the crown, indecently assaulted by McKeeva Bush MP at a cocktail party in September 2022 told the court Friday she didn’t believe he had intended to cause her any harm. When he bit and sucked on her hand giving her what she termed a ‘hickey’ he […]

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CIG denies cyber breach but engages consultants

CIG denies cyber breach but engages consultants

| 23/02/2024 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has finally issued an explanation about a cyber attack on its online systems that took place on 9 February, having issued a statement just three lines long last week following press inquiries. Officials have claimed there has been no successful compromise, but, like other governments around the world, the CIG […]

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