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Archives for November 19, 2011

Two men in custody, handgun recovered

Two men have been arrested and are presently detained in police custody following a road crash, a police chase on foot and the recovery of a handgun. Around 3:25am (Friday, 18 November 2011) officers from the RCIPS Uniform Support Group were on routine patrol in the area close to the Grand Pavilion, West Bay Road. […]

No clear evidence to rule on former Cayman banker’s appeal

A Swiss court yesterday said it lacked clear evidence to rule on an appeal by a former Swiss banker turned WikiLeaks whistleblower against his conviction for breaching Switzerland’s strict banking secrecy after he revealed private client data. Rudolf Elmer, who worked at the Cayman Islands branch of Swiss private bank Julius Baer until he was […]

The Editor speaks: Reply to Premier’s attack

Well, I have got my just desserts. In my Editorial of Nov. 11th titled “Deaf Ears”, I complained no one was listening. I said, “Our paid politicians ignore the editorials. They don’t care what we say. Only one time did our premier write to me concerning something I had written and we gave his comments […]

Clifton Nevis Bodden remembers Part 1

As told to Christopher Tobutt In this, the first in a series of articles, 88 year old World War II veteran Clifton Nevis Bodden remembers life in the Cayman Islands Home Guard. “I was born in Cuba in 1923. You see, my parents, who came from Cayman, worked for the American companies down there on […]

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Police hunt escaped convict

Police have now released the name and a picture of the man who escaped from police custody. Charlton Bengar Ebanks, aged 21, escaped from his police guard at the Cayman Islands Hospital shortly after 7.00 am Thursday morning (17 November 2011) . Ebanks had been arrested on Wednesday (16 November) in connection with a road-traffic […]

Philippines arrests ex-president in hospital room

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was arrested in her hospital room on electoral fraud charges Friday in a high-profile tug of war set off by her attempts to leave the country ostensibly for medical treatment. Arroyo became the second ex-Philippine president to face trial, after her ousted predecessor Joseph Estrada […]

Judge orders press away from Hugh Grant’s ex, baby

LONDON (AP) — A British judge has ordered paparazzi to stay away from Hugh Grant’s ex, Tinglan Hong, who says she has been harassed and hounded since she had a baby with the actor. High Court justice Michael Tugendhat said Chinese-born Hong has been followed and photographed outside her London home and feels that “her […]

Blatter says sorry for racism remark, won’t resign

LONDON (AP) — Sepp Blatter said Friday he is “sorry’ for offending anyone by his comments on racism in soccer but will not resign as FIFA president. Blatter told the BBC in an interview in Zurich that he “deeply regretted” using “unfortunate words” earlier this week, when he said any racist abuse on the soccer […]

Award for Design and Construction

The organising committee for the 2011 Governor’s Award for Design and Construction Excellence are pleased to announce the extension of the deadline for projects to be nominated to Monday 21 November – 12 noon. The Office of His Excellency the Governor of the Cayman Islands in liaison with the Cayman Society of Architects, Surveyors and […]