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Woman wounded at nightclub car park

Police responded early Saturday to multiple fights at the parking lot outside Nectar nightclub. An 18-year-old woman was cut.

Donalds runs for Estella's cause

One of the runners in this weekend’s Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon has entered to raise awareness and funds for the Estella Scott Roberts Foundation.

Premier: Cayman unmoved on beneficial ownership

The Cayman Islands and other U.K. Overseas Territories have agreed to implement centralized registers of beneficial owners of companies or “similarly effective systems” at the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council Meeting this week.

FIFA scandal fits in with Mob Museum's motif

The FIFA corruption scandal, which has links to the Cayman Islands, fits right in with the ranks of notorious mobsters and gangster-hunting “G-men” featured at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Police theft: Missing drugs, missing answers

The recent revelation made by Police Commissioner David Baines — that suspected corrupt police officers are under investigation over the theft of $1 million in drugs from the George Town Police Station — could be cause for greater confidence in the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service or, potentially, the reverse.

Hotels help to broaden real estate investment opportunities

The new Margaritaville Beach Resort on Seven Mile Beach is exciting news for both Cayman’s tourism industry and its real estate industry – two sectors of Cayman’s economy which I believe have always been inextricably linked.

New opportunities for filmmakers at CayFilm 2016

The Cayman Film Festival will be back next year and is looking to expand and include new opportunities for local filmmakers to develop their talent.

New police recruits receive graduating certificates

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has added seven new officers to its ranks.

Man killed in car crash

A 21-year-old man was killed early Saturday in a one-car accident on West Bay Road.

Man killed in crash

A 21-year-old man was killed early Saturday in a one-car collision on West Bay Road.

Police make quick arrest in store heist

A man was arrested shortly after a jewelry store robbery Wednesday in Grand Cayman’s main tourist district.

ICCI students explore how technology impacts business

Nine students at the ICCI returned recently from a week in South Florida examining how technology impacts business and society as part of their academic seminar on technology and society.

Jury selection in corruption trial for Canover Watson set for Friday

Jury selection in the corruption trial of Cayman Islands businessman Canover Watson and his former personal assistant Miriam Rodriguez has been pushed back a few days, but was expected to get under way by Friday, according to attorneys involved in the case.

France's test of courage and character

In the aftermath of the bestial attacks on innocents on Paris soil last Friday, France is at war. The very soul of the great Gallic nation – its courage and its character – will be severely tested.

New year's jewelry robbers lose appeals

The appeals against sentence of three men who pleaded guilty last year to the 2014 New Year’s Day robbery of Diamonds International jewelry store were dismissed on Monday.

Police's North Side clinic rescheduled

A Royal Cayman Islands Police Service clinic that was postponed last Friday due to bad weather has been rescheduled to this Friday, Nov. 13.

Changes to prisoners' release take effect Feb. 1

The Cayman Islands Governor’s Office is seeking volunteers to help decide when and how criminals – including those convicted of murder – should be released from prison.

Police raise pay, hold 30 vacancies

Uniformed police officers will get an annual raise of $3,000 to $5,000 under the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s adjusted budget, Police Commissioner David Baines told his officers at their all-staff meeting Tuesday.

Police commend officers for bravery, proactive work

Seven police officers, along with the Air Operations Unit and the Drugs and Serious Crime Task Force, received commendations from the Commissioner of Police Tuesday at the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s annual all-staff meeting.

Crime prevention program up against funding crisis

There’s an audible intake of breath as officer Anthony Stewart pulls out the black replica pistol. If he did not have the class’s attention before, he does now.

Fourth BritCay robber pleads guilty

The fourth man involved in the 2012 armed robbery of a BritCay courier entered a plea of guilty Friday in Grand Court to the single charge of robbery.

Police seek ganja suspect

The last of four suspects accused of bringing more than 800 pounds of ganja into Cayman aboard a boat that landed in North Side district last month is still being sought by police.

Juvenile justice center write-off: $678,000

The Cayman Islands government has written off nearly $700,000 spent on the partial construction of a juvenile justice center.

Woman critical after stabbing

A woman is in critical condition at the Cayman Islands Hospital following a predawn stabbing Saturday.

50 years ago Bodden Town left out of telephone infrastructure

In 1965, Cable and Wireless' phone service expansion plans only allocated a single phone booth for Bodden Town.

Police arrest five in ATM scam

Royal Cayman Islands Police Financial Crime Unit detectives arrested five people Tuesday in connection with reported fraud involving the use of local ATMs.

Police launch second round of community clinics

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is launching another round of its community clinics throughout the Cayman Islands.

New sentencing guidelines offer sliding-scale penalties

New criminal-sentencing guidelines – the first in a promised series – published Monday by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie detail a sliding scale of penalties for burglary and robbery, allowing judges to reduce custody in certain circumstances.

Three in drug canoe case due in court Monday

Three men will appear in court Monday, charged in connection with importation of drugs and landing illegally in Grand Cayman.

Northward's got talent

Prisoners at Northward displayed their talents at a Literacy Day event last week, showcasing the prison's rehabilitation programs.

Police seek man whose ID was found in drug canoe

Police are asking the public to help track down a man whose ID was found inside a boat they believe was used to smuggle drugs into Cayman.

Robbery costs spiral for businesses

Small businesses in Grand Cayman are spending significant sums on security measures to protect their staff and customers from the growing threat of armed robberies.

Police chase ganja canoe off North side

A high-speed marine chase off North Side Sunday night ended with packages of ganja being thrown overboard and the suspects escaping.

Shots fired in Di Kit-Chin robbery

Armed robbers burst into a takeaway restaurant in Prospect late Friday night and pointed a gun at the cashier, telling her she had two minutes to empty the till before they pulled the trigger.

Premier McLaughlin, Publisher Legge issue joint statement

Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin and Cayman Compass Publisher David R. Legge are pleased to announce they have come to an accommodation regarding the recent difficulties between the government and the newspaper.

EisnerAmper brand launch gives insider trading advice

A little known secret to insider trading is that it is not illegal to trade on material non-public information.

One man, one vote: Two sides of the issue

Two Cayman Islands politicians, one of whom is a strong supporter of one man, one vote, single-member constituencies and another who is perhaps its greatest detractor, gave their views on the subject during a Legislative Assembly debate Friday afternoon.

Boat goes up in flames off North Side

Thick black smoke rose from the wreckage of a burning boat, discovered off North Side, early Thursday morning.

Legal ganja no cash crop for Cayman

New legalized marijuana retailers in the United States, and the potential legal consequences for the Cayman Islands financial services industry, provide a ready reminder of our islands’ interconnectedness with the wider world.

Banking on weed a risky business

Providing banking services to a growing number of legitimate marijuana operations in the U.S. would still be considered money laundering in the Cayman Islands, an international expert warned Friday.

Police investigate attempted rape in Bodden Town

A woman walking home from work Thursday night was attacked in Bodden Town by two men who attempted to rape her, police report.

National risk assessment reveals major money laundering threats

The island-wide evaluation of money laundering risks in the Cayman Islands has revealed outdated laws and regulations, weak supervision of nonprofits and non-financial organizations, and insufficient international cooperation.

CarePay trial to start in mid-November

Jury selection in the corruption trial of Canover Watson, Cayman’s former Health Services Authority board chairman, is due to begin in mid-November.

Business in brief

Red Cross raises $56,000 with golf tournament; Campbells announces scholarship recipients; Pan-American Life celebrates launch; Samson & McGrath’s Trevor Burke admitted to Cayman Bar; Extended hours for business licensing; Fidelity Bank Bahamas appoints new chairman.

Jamaican Consulate hosts public meeting on money transfers

The Jamaican consulate will host a public meeting Tuesday evening to address growing concerns about a U.S. cash shortage and remittances.

Police Commissioner: Caribbean not immune to terror threat

Commissioner of Police David Baines says the Caribbean region is not immune to the threats stemming from global terrorism.

Bullets strike vehicle, building

Gunshots fired in the early morning hours Saturday struck a vehicle and a building in George Town’s Scranton neighborhood, Royal Cayman Islands Police reported.

Engaging our community in our schools

KPMG's suggested model of "Cayman Partnership Schools" provides the disruptive discontinuity that our long under-performing school system desperately requires.

Crown: Pines theft case took two years to file

It took two years from the time a former manager of The Pines retirement home left the Cayman Islands for Crown prosecutors to receive a “full ruling file” on a police investigation into her alleged theft of more than $300,000 from the charity.

Emergency medical response training held in the Brac

Royal Cayman Islands Police officers from the service’s training unit have completed an emergency medical response training course on Cayman Brac.

'Reflections' on the cost of crime in Cayman

Limited operating hours. Magnetically sealed doors. Security officers. Guard dogs. Closed-circuit television cameras ...

Store manager suspects teens in overnight heist

Boys perhaps as young as 13 or 14 were likely responsible for an overnight armed robbery Friday at a central George Town business, the store’s manager said following a review of closed circuit television footage.

No theft charge for Pines manager

The former manager of The Pines will not face criminal charges following a police investigation into theft allegations.

Reflections store robbed

A robbery at a George Town store netted the suspects $325, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Violent robbery creates 'climate of fear,' judge says

James Romano Whittaker was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment Thursday for robbing a couple at knifepoint late last year as they were sitting on a seawall in George Town.

Armed robbers hold up West Bay store

A West Bay store was held up by two armed robbers late Wednesday afternoon, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported.

Dangerous driving arrest in death of Matthew Owens

A 35-year-old Bodden Town man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the road collision that led to the death of young father Matthew Owens on Saturday.

Police priorities: Burglars, not speeders

Tackling a rising number of burglaries and dealing with violent crime rather than handing out speeding tickets are the key priorities for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Public helps track down stolen cars

Four of five vehicles stolen over a 10-day period last month have been recovered.

Baines: Legal aid cap would reduce delays

Reforming legal aid would help reduce delays clogging up the courts, according to Police Commissioner David Baines.

Police commissioner backs calls for speedy justice

A system of on-the-spot fines and formal warnings should be used to deal with low-level offenses, including smoking ganja, Police Commissioner David Baines said.

Burglars break into primary schools

Thieves broke into two primary schools this week, just as the school year was beginning.

Police seek public's help on stolen vehicles

Five cars have been stolen on Grand Cayman over the past 10 days, according to police who are appealing for help from the public to locate the vehicles.

‘Bank’ email part of phishing scam

Recent emails purporting to be from Cayman National Bank or CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank are part of a phishing scam, asking individuals to click on a link in an attempt to acquire personal information.

Sentencing set for four in liquor store robbery

Justice Francis Belle has set Thursday, Sept. 24, for the sentencing of three men found guilty at trial of robbing Blackbeard’s liquor store.

West Bay post office boxes burglarized

Envelopes that appear to have previously contained checks, bank statements and other documents were discovered at the back of the West Bay Post Office following a break-in Wednesday night, according to police.

Post-mortem for men found on boat

A pathologist will examine the bodies of two men found Tuesday on a small boat off the coast of Little Cayman to determine the cause of death.

Prisons seek earlier inmate release warning

The head of Cayman’s prison system wants to officially notify the police and probation departments every time an extremely violent or “prolific” offender is due to be released.

Police find bodies on drifting boat

Marine police made a gruesome find while patrolling off the coast of Little Cayman Tuesday.

Cayman’s burglaries ‘not just police problem’

One of Cayman's most senior police officers says the islands must rethink its current strategy on solving burglaries.

Burglaries skewing Cayman crime numbers

An increase in Cayman's serious crime numbers can be entirely blamed on burglars.

Defendant says he was asleep when robbery occurred

One of the men accused of robbing Blackbeard’s Liquor Store has claimed he was asleep in his friend’s bedroom at the time of the raid.

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