Brent Fuller, Photo-Journalist
Brent Fuller, Photo-Journalist

Brent Fuller


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Police: Toughen traffic laws

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is backing changes to local traffic laws that would make it easier to seize and destroy motorbikes that are not street legal, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne said Friday.
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Burglaries double in Bodden Town

A Royal Cayman Islands Police district-by-district breakdown of burglaries and related crimes has revealed that Bodden Town district saw more than a two-fold increase in home and business break-ins last year.

Earth Day clean up gets new look

Clean up efforts for Cayman’s Earth Day 2018 Saturday were not limited to local streets and beaches.

Arson totals police cars, bill is $95,000

Two police patrol cars that were set on fire last week cannot be repaired and will have to be replaced by new vehicles, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne said Friday.

NEW: After four-year decline, burglaries back on rise

Burglaries at homes and businesses rose nearly 20 percent last year while attempted break-ins went up more than 30 percent, according to new statistics released by Cayman police.

Uproar over the ‘right to be Caymanian’

Legal difficulties in proving the right to be a Caymanian, identified in reports by the Cayman Compass more than two years ago, have left the local government trying to explain to multigenerational citizens why they might need to visit the Immigration Department.

Man arrested in police car arson

A George Town man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of arson in connection with Tuesday’s fire involving two police vehicles.

Update: Arrest made in police car arson

Police make a quick arrest in connection with an arson involving two patrol vehicles.

Cop car destroyed in arson fire

A new police vehicle was severely damaged in a fire early Tuesday where it was parked at a George Town auto dealership property. Cayman Islands Fire Service crews were called just before 3 a.m. to extinguish the blaze at the Vampt Motors Toyota-Ford dealership on Walkers Road.

Accident victim mourned in Cayman, Philippines

Susan Simoy Sumalapao spent about eight years working as a nanny in Cayman before her life ended suddenly Thursday morning on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway.

Police: Jamaican returns after prison sentence

A man who pleaded guilty in 2016 to his part in a conspiracy to import 194 pounds of ganja to Cayman is believed to have illegally returned to the islands, Royal Cayman Islands Police said Monday.

10 cent hike noted in local gas prices

A one-week average hike of about 10 cents per gallon for unleaded gasoline was reported in the first week of April by Cayman’s utilities and commodities regulator.

Update: Police identify woman killed on highway bridge

A 56-year-old woman from the Philippines died Thursday morning after she was struck while walking on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway bridge just north of the Kimpton Seafire hotel.

Bush drops Florida court action against FCO staffer

Cayman Islands Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush has abandoned an attempt via the American courts to retrieve years’ worth of emails and other documents from a U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office employee as part of a lawsuit Mr. Bush filed in 2015 claiming wrongful prosecution.

Eroded beach, weather stalls tourism pitch

Concerns about offering a substandard product to cruise ship tourists stalled Cayman Turtle Centre efforts to invite visitors on an excursion to West Bay Public Beach during this year’s high season.

Audit flags ‘irregularities’ in port finances, human resources

Financial, human resources and other administrative “irregularities” have been identified at the Cayman Islands Port Authority in a special audit completed earlier this year, the Cayman Compass has learned.

Privacy protection takes world stage, little noticed in Cayman

The issue of personal data protection took center stage in Washington D.C. this week as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tried to explain to Congress how information belonging to 87 million social media users was improperly shared with a company now accused of attempting to influence U.S. elections via the use of some of that data.

Final count: 57 percent of residence applications approved

It has taken the Cayman Islands government just over nine months to plow through a backlog of 1,200 applications for permanent residence filed by non-Caymanians.

Security council backs creation of Cayman coast guard service

Cayman’s National Security Council agreed on a number of measures Tuesday to boost border protection and marine patrols.

A dozen immigration fraud defendants in court dock

Twelve people – six suspended Immigration Department employees and six other Cayman Islands residents – stood in the Summary Court dock Tuesday facing various charges related to a scheme that anti-corruption cops said sought to cheat an English-language proficiency requirement for foreign workers.
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