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Voter Voices: Jobs, speeding top concerns in West Bay

While boundary lines may separate the four constituencies that make up the district of West Bay, residents are united when it comes to the challenges impacting their communities.

No parties, only independents and alliances running in West Bay

The Cayman Democratic Party, which was formerly known as the United Democratic Party, is not making an appearance in this year’s general election.

80 tickets issued in WB traffic operation

Police have issued 80 tickets during a week-long traffic operation in West Bay. 

Controversy over blocked West Bay beach access

The obstruction of a beach access path at the end of Uncle Bob Road, in West Bay, is drawing the ire of the community while an adjacent land owner says he's done nothing wrong. 

3 charged after 980lbs of ganja found along West Bay coast

Three men were charged in relation to 980 lbs of ganja that was recovered by police along the West Bay coastline.

Two men assaulted in separate incidents

A police investigation has been launched into a serious wounding incident in West Bay, during which a man was assaulted with a machete. 

Tales of the quake: Sinkholes, jellyfish and diving

The day after the earthquake, landscaper Curtis Bush found himself staring down a sinkhole in West Bay Cemetery, at the edge of which a small gravestone balanced precariously.

Cayman catboats: ‘No two were exactly alike’

One hundred years ago, getting to the hospital, the market or just about anywhere else in Cayman likely would have required a catboat.

Garden on public road must be removed

The owner of a new luxury home on the waterfront in West Bay will be required to move ornamental rocks and palm trees that encroach on the public road.

West Bay mangroves cleared without permission

West Bay mangroves cleared without permission

Apartment complex approved for West Bay

The Central Planning Authority has approved an application from The Meadows Ltd. Group to build 113 apartments on Batabano Road in West Bay.

Samuel Powery: ‘We always pray for the people at sea’

Samuel Abel Powery, 81, of West Bay was among the first generation of Caymanians recruited by National Bulk Carriers, joining the global shipping operation...

West Bay celebrates ‘Old Time New Year’

West Bayers turned out in force on Wednesday for the annual ‘Old Time New Year’ family fun day hosted by government minister and West Bay South MLA Tara Rivers at the Ed Bush Stadium.

Inmates volunteer for Barkers clean-up

Barkers Beach in West Bay received a thorough cleaning in time for Christmas thanks to a group of inmates from Northward and Fairbanks prisons.

West Bay seniors celebrated

West Bay seniors were celebrated at the annual Christmas party, hosted by House Speaker McKeeva Bush and the West Bay West Enhancement Council at the Leo Ebanks Children's Playground on Ebanks Road.

Police respond to reports of gunshots in West Bay

A spokesperson for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has confirmed that police received reports of shots being fired in West Bay.

Man arrested over West Bay fatal shooting

A major incident is currently under investigation in West Bay.

Plans for new West Bay police station to head to Cabinet

Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has confirmed the business case for the new West Bay police station will soon be headed to Cabinet.
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Two women stabbed in separate incidents

Two women were stabbed on Tuesday night in separate incidents in West Bay and George Town.

Two men arrested after bloodied turtle shell found in car

Police arrested two men in West Bay last week on suspicion of taking marine life after finding a shell of an endangered green sea turtle with blood on it in their car.

Knife attack: Both child victims out of hospital

Detectives are still piecing together the circumstances behind a bloody domestic dispute that left a man dead and a woman and her two children injured on Sunday.

Victims ‘stable’ after bloody domestic dispute

A woman and her two children were in stable condition in hospital Tuesday, recovering from serious stab wounds after a bloody domestic dispute in West Bay that left one man dead.

Police search Holiday Inn for criminal suspect

Police spread out over the grounds of Holiday Inn on Thursday afternoon, searching for, and reportedly apprehending a “wanted” male suspect who fled, along with a woman companion, when police tried to stop their vehicle in West Bay.
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Teen arrested on suspicion of burglary

Police arrested a 16-year-old suspect from West Bay Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated burglary following a break-in at a home by two armed males in March.

West Bay man charged with aggravated burglary, wounding

A residential burglary in West Bay last month resulted in three charges against Ryan Elijah Ebanks, who appeared in Summary Court on Monday morning.

Armed men enter Birch Tree Hill residence

Two armed individuals entered a residence in the Birch Tree Hill area of West Bay on Wednesday and demanded money from the occupants, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
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CUC fundraising 5K run set for Saturday

Caribbean Utilities Company are hosting a 5K walk/run Sunday, raising funds for the Sunrise Adult Training Centre and the Cayman Islands Athletic Association.

Watercourse Road power outage scheduled

CUC is advising customers on Watercourse Road in West Bay that they will experience interruptions to their electrical service on Wednesday, Feb. 6 between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Paddle boarders off Public Beach require rescue

Two paddle boarders off West Bay Public Beach required assistance Thursday evening when they began drifting out to sea and had difficulty returning to shore. The boarders were able to contact police for assistance via mobile phone around 7 p.m.

Thefts reported from West Bay construction sites

Police are investigating reports of thieves breaking into containers and stealing tools from two construction sites on Yacht Drive in West Bay.

Man shot dead early on Christmas day

Darrington Ebanks, a 29-year-old West Bay resident, was the victim of a fatal shooting incident in Boatswains Bay Road in West Bay shortly in the early hours of Christmas Day.

Man declared dead after shots fired in West Bay

A 29-year-old man was found unresponsive in West Bay by emergency services early Christmas morning and later declared dead. EMS and police dispatched to the area of King Road and Florence Lane around 1:30 a.m. to a report of shots fired. 

New neighborhood watch groups started in West Bay

West Bay Community Police Officers say more neighborhood watches have been launched throughout the district, with two new watches being formed in recent weeks in areas that have never had a watch or community group before.

Woman found unconscious after suspected assault

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was found unconscious in her home in West Bay on Thursday.

CUC plans West Bay service interruption

The CUC advised customers Thursday that there will be a planned service interruption Tuesday morning in the Birch Tree Hill, Mount Pleasant, Barkers, Batabano and The Shores areas in West Bay.

Teens arrested following car break-ins

Police arrested two teenagers, aged 18 and 19, following reports of four vehicles being broken into in downtown George Town during the Pirates Week festivities over the weekend.

Man charged with attempted murder

Police on Friday charged a 26-year-old man, of West Bay, with attempted murder, threats to kill and wounding, in connection with a knife attack on a woman on Oct. 21.

Man pleads not guilty in West Bay robbery

Allan Lester Rodney McKenzie appeared in Grand Court on Friday when he pleaded not guilty to a robbery charge stemming from an incident that occurred in West Bay in May.

Woman assaulted in West Bay home

Police are investigating a knife attack on a woman at a residence in West Bay Sunday afternoon.

Cocaine recovered from South Sound

Police officers recovered five packages that washed ashore near South Sound dock Sunday, Oct. 7, that proved to be cocaine upon forensic examination.

Woman arrested following assault on elderly woman

A West Bay woman was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm to an elderly woman. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Force said it received a report of an assault Thursday that had occurred the previous day in West Bay at a residence off Watercourse Road.

​​Ex-Boys Home staffer faces extradition for manslaughter

United States law enforcement authorities are attempting to extradite Jamaican national Larry Levers to Cayman, where he is wanted for manslaughter in relation to the November 2015 death of a teenager at the Bonaventure Boys Home in West Bay.

Crown, defense argue murder versus manslaughter in trial over fatal shooting

The jury of six men and six women, sworn in for the trial of William Ian Rivers on a charge of murder, heard closing speeches on Friday from Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryll Richards and defense attorney Crister Brady.

Attempted robbery at West Bay bakery

A masked man carrying a knife attempted to rob a bakery in West Bay on Sunday, police said.

Still no license agreement for Consolidated Water

Consolidated Water’s quarterly report stated that its subsidiary, Cayman Water, still has not reached a licensing deal with government to serve customers in the Seven Mile Beach and West Bay areas.

Police: $220,000 found inside cardboard box

A police raid on a suspected West Bay drug den last month turned up significant quantities of ganja and cocaine, as well as $220,000 cash that was stored in a cardboard box, officers said.

West Bay man pleads guilty on third animal charge

A West Bay resident who had previously pleaded guilty Monday to two cases of animal cruelty pleaded guilty to failing to keep his dog under control. Desland St. Aubyn Bailey will next appear in Summary Court on July 23 for sentencing on all three matters.

Arson charged after West Bay house fire

Tommy Orlando Ebanks, 32, appeared in Summary Court on Thursday charged with arson after a house fire in West Bay on Tuesday, July 3. Magistrate Philippa McFarlane told the defendant that arson is a charge that can be heard only in the Grand Court and she transmitted the matter there.
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Man arrested following West Bay fire

Police arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of arson after a residence in which 12 people were living was destroyed by fire Tuesday. The suspect was a resident of the property, police said.

Wanted person arrested in West Bay

Jamaican national “Jason” Hubert Williams, 43, found himself before Cayman Court of law on Tuesday after he was taken into custody by the Cayman Islands Police Service on Sunday, July 1.

Honda Civic stolen in West Bay

A silver 1999 Honda Civic was stolen Monday morning from a residential parking lot on Uncle Jimmy's Lane in West Bay, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said.
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West Bay condo development approved

Plans for an $8 million, 60-unit condo development in West Bay have been approved by the Central Planning Authority.

West Bay man remanded for business burglary

A West Bay man has been remanded in custody following a charge of burglary at a business premises in the Birch Tree Hill area of West Bay.

MLA Bernie Bush hospitalized

West Bay North MLA Bernie Bush is expected to undergo heart surgery at Health City Cayman Islands later this week.

Phone photo leads to firearm charge

Posing for a photo while holding a gun led Matthew Carlyle Ebanks to court last year and then to prison for 268 days.

Teenager arrested for stabbing

Police arrested a 16-year-old teenager on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm after another male teenager was stabbed Thursday in West Bay.

Robbery, burglary attempts fail

Attempts to rob or burgle two Grand Cayman businesses during the overnight period between Wednesday and Thursday last week both failed, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Governor Choudhury takes West Bay tour

Governor Anwar Choudhury, continuing his visits to the districts of the Cayman Islands, toured West Bay, meeting several of the district’s residents and seeing some of its tourism attractions.

EDITORIAL – Celebrating Cayman’s blooming season of growth

Here in Cayman, where the flowers remain vibrant all the year round, we have our own season of growth to celebrate – economically, that is – as dozens of exciting development projects are springing up.

West Bay man who ran from police enters mixed pleas

A man who escaped police custody and then turned himself in was remanded in custody after entering several guilty pleas on Monday.

Gun seized at West Bay home

Police seized a Walther .380 semiautomatic handgun during a search of a residence in West Bay Tuesday morning.
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Armed man holds up West Bay store

A man carrying a firearm robbed a store at Batabano Plaza in West Bay early on Tuesday morning.

Missing cruise ship staffer found in West Bay

Yusmaidys Ortiz Perez, the Cuban national who went missing from a cruise ship on March 22, has been located by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
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Police name man who died in fishing incident

Dorriel McLean, a 76-year-old resident of West Bay, was identified by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Wednesday as the man who passed away Monday after getting into difficulty while fishing in North Side.
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Arrest made in fatal motorcycle collision

The driver of the car involved in Sunday’s fatal collision with a motorcycle has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving, police announced on Tuesday.

Child, 7, escapes from abductor

A little girl managed to get away from a would-be abductor Saturday afternoon in West Bay, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported. According to police, the suspect took the seven year old from Up-the-Hill Road. The incident was reported around 4 p.m. Saturday.

Derelict vehicles removed during West Bay cleanup

A number of derelict vehicles in the West Bay area were taken to the landfill last week during a district cleanup initiative organized by the West Bay Central community group.

New homes and retail plaza approved

Plans for a $25 million plaza on West Bay Road, featuring a mix of shops, restaurants and apartments have been approved by the Central Planning Authority. The Grove will feature six buildings surrounding a landscaped park and courtyard, according to architect Robert Johnson.

Stones thrown at officers during drug bust

Officers found themselves pelted by stones Thursday while carrying out a drug operation in the Boatswain Bay area of West Bay. The operation recovered several ganja plants. No arrests were made in relations to the drugs or the stone throwing.

Loaded gun seized, two arrested in police operation

Police arrested two people after seizing a loaded firearm during a search of a premises in West Bay Wednesday.

Nighttime road closure for underpass work

A section of West Bay road between Lawrence Boulevard and Galleria Roundabout will be closed during nighttime hours on Sunday and Monday to facilitate concrete work on the West Bay Road Underpass.
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Woman robbed in West Bay

Police are investigating a robbery in West Church Street, West Bay, late Tuesday night in which a woman reported she was robbed outside her home.

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