Suspect ID main difficulty in motorbike cases

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service investigated at least eight cases between December 2016 and April 2017 where no charges subsequently were brought against a motorbike operator following a driver arrest and/or the seizure of a vehicle.


Agency tests tsunami response with drill

Officials with Hazard Management Cayman Islands prepared for a tsunami on Thursday, generated by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake off the coast of Columbia at 9 a.m. Both the quake and the resultant wave were imaginary. This was only a drill.

Bodden Town launches neighborhood watch program

Bodden Town residents and police officials launched the Valley Garden area’s first neighborhood watch program on Saturday, March 10. It is the eighth such program now active in the district.

Few prisoners denied conditional release

More than four out of five convicted prisoners who applied for conditional release in 2017 were granted that privilege, according to a report released by government this week.

Top cardiologists speak at Cayman Heart Fund’s health symposium

More than 180 medical students, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare practitioners attended the Cayman Heart Fund’s 11th annual symposium at the Marriott resort on Wednesday.

Trial date delayed for Dora duo

Andrei James Challenger and James Rolin Challenger, the two men charged in the case involving a dog named Dora that suffered extensive burns last May, appeared in Summary Court on Thursday.

Three arrested on ganja canoe

Three men were arrested late Wednesday night off the coast of South Sound, Grand Cayman, following a police air and marine patrol operation.

Summonses improperly served in Eden Rock damage case

The captain of the ship that ran aground in the area of Eden Rock was not properly served with a summons to appear in court, Magistrate Grace Donalds ruled at a court hearing. Her ruling was made public on Monday.

Employees get backpay after case goes to court

The new owner of a janitorial service had all charges withdrawn on Thursday after the Crown confirmed that more than $35,000 owed to employees had been paid.

Licensing rules impede small businesses, opposition says

Changes to Cayman’s Trade and Business Licensing regime approved during this week’s Legislative Assembly meeting should cut “50 percent of the red tape” now troubling local business owners, Commerce Minister Joey Hew said.
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Charity ride supports young cancer patient

The Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association is organizing a charity ride in support of 7-year-old resident Felix Lubin, who is battling cancer.

Students take part in model United Nations

Students from Cayman International School and Cayman Prep got some mock diplomatic experience when they attended a model United Nations conference called CAY-MUN III on March 7. This is the third year for the conference.
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Seven schools take part in debate

Seven schools from Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac took part in the Conyers Inter-Schools Debate Tournament earlier this month at St. Ignatius Catholic School.

Chamber prepares for Earth Day cleanup

Last year, more than 2,000 people donned gloves and picked up trash bags to take part in the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Earth Day Cleanup. This year, the Chamber is hoping to beat that record.

Border officers learn about fake documents

Police, customs and immigration officers from Cayman learned how to detect fraudulent documents at a workshop at the University College of the Cayman Islands.

Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

Relations between Britain and Russia plunged Wednesday to a chill not seen since the Cold War as Prime Minister Theresa May expelled 23 diplomats.

Border control: Premier: Immigration-Customs to merge

The border enforcement duties now being performed by the Cayman Islands Immigration Department will be merged with Her Majesty’s Customs service as part of an overall crime-fighting strategy being pursued by the Progressives-led government, Premier Alden McLaughlin announced Wednesday.

More immigration staffers charged in fraud case

Seven more people, including three immigration officials, were charged Tuesday and Wednesday in connection with an ongoing fraud investigation at the Immigration Department.

Police: Bones in Bodden Town were in ground 75 years

Human remains found in Bodden Town in September last year were buried there more than 75 years ago, according to police.

‘All they have to do is move one dotted line’

On South Sound Road, a broad, well maintained path provides easy access to a crescent-shaped beach that curves toward the horizon.

Beach lighting concern for sea turtle health

The instinct of sea turtle hatchlings to wander toward the brightest horizon has ensured the survival of the species for millions of years.

Jamaican Consulate event educates public on health insurance

On Dec. 27, flames engulfed a nine-bedroom residence on Shedden Road, injuring three people and leaving nine others homeless.

Recycling, one tire at a time

A company run by Junior Achievement students has found a way to cut down on the number of used tires that end up in the George Town landfill by recycling them into colorful pet beds and eye-catching plant holders.
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Attempted robbery on Seven Mile Beach

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service dispatched officers to the scene of an attempted robbery near Lizard Run Drive on Seven Mile Beach shortly after 9:40 p.m. Tuesday night.
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Law firm Dentons to combine with Dinner Martin

International law firm Dentons has announced its intention to combine with Dinner Martin in the Cayman Islands and Delany Law in the Eastern Caribbean as part of its growth strategy in the region.

Former minister says he felt insulted, threatened

Former government minister Michael Thomas Adam told a court Tuesday afternoon during his common assault trial that he felt insulted when the complainant called him “senile” and felt threatened by the man’s aggressive behavior.

Extradition adjourned because of health issues reported in court

All stages of an extradition hearing for Rosemarie Bodden-Delatorre, a woman wanted in the U.S. on fraud charges, were completed on Wednesday morning except for the last one, prompting Magistrate Grace Donalds to adjourn the matter until Tuesday, April 24.

Man arrested for assault

Police arrested a 22-year-old Bodden Town resident on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm following an altercation in which another man’s jaw was broken.

Brief legislative meeting set for Wednesday

What’s likely to be a short Legislative Assembly meeting is set to begin Wednesday morning, as government lawmakers prepare for a business trip to Hong Kong for a U.K.-sponsored trade show next week.

Scotiabank consolidates branches, goes digital

Scotiabank and Trust (Cayman) is closing its George Town and Strand locations and will open a new digital branch at Camana Bay on April 16.

Seven years later, public bids law takes effect

Seven years after the auditor general’s office flagged up concerns about political interference in the public sector contract bidding process, legislation aimed at improving public bids is due to come into effect.
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