November 11, 2019

LIGHTNING: Preparing for all hazards in the Cayman Islands

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From HAZARD MANAGEMENT CAYMAN ISLANDS THE LIGHTNING THREAT Lightning has been known to come into homes via the telephone line or the pipes in the plumbing. Deaths have occurred to persons on the phone or in the bathtub. It can strike persons lying on the beach, in the shower, in parking lots or in boats. […]

Prince death: Singer died of fentanyl painkiller overdose

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From BBC US singer Prince died from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl, medical examiners have found. The report, from Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Minnesota, comes more than a month after the singer was found slumped in a lift at his home. Detectives have already questioned a doctor who saw the 57-year-old twice […]

UPDATE: Cayman Islands: Motorcyclist injured in Bodden Town crash/Sudden death-Seven Mile Beach

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From RCIPS: Motorcyclist Injured in Bodden Town Crash UPDATE: 10:37 am 18th Apr 2016 The motorcyclist injured near Bodden Town on Sunday is still in hospital in stable condition. 1:11 PM 17th Apr 2016 An 18 year old male motorcyclist is currently recovering in hospital after a collision in the Bodden Town area. About 6pm […]

Water-Related Death on Cayman Brac Yesterday, 16 March

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From RCIPS: Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 12:08 PM Around 10AM yesterday, 16 March, officers responded to a report of an unconscious man being taken to the Brac Reef Dock in Cayman Brac.  The man had been scuba diving, and CPR had been administered to him on board the dive boat.  The man, however, did not […]

Measuring the wrong thing

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By Paul McGowan From PS Audio There’s nothing wrong with using measurements to prove something – as long as you’re measuring the right thing – which is where the subjectivists and the measurementists often get off on the wrong foot. Take for example, heart attacks. If you suffer cardiac arrest, you’re dead within moments. Right? […]

CERT – strengthening Cayman Islands Community – graduation last Sat (20)

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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM GRADUATION (PROSPECT GROUP) HELD: SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20th AT 6:30 PM AT: SEAFARER’S HALL in PROSPECT (VICTORY AVE.) WHO: COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS, MLAs, HMCI, RED CROSS. WHY: BECAUSE THIS MAKES CAYMAN STRONGER AND MORE RESILIENT AND THE GROUPS ARE AN UNPAID COMMUNITY RESOURCE The graduation was held to present to the 40 members their […]

Cayman Islands Police Report: Aggravated burglary/Water related death

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From RCIPS; Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 3:05 PM Aggravated burglary A little after 1AM this morning, Wednesday, 27 January, police responded to a report of an aggravated burglary at a residence in Northward, Bodden Town. The victims, a man and woman, reported that three men armed with knives had entered their home, bound them, […]

Cayman Islands: Water related death off North West Point, West Bay

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  From RCIPS Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 10:11 AM Further to the water-related death reported yesterday, 6 December (original press release attached), we can officially confirm that the name of the deceased is Gary Paul Kodman. From Scuba Board.Com Drew Sailbum: Few details are available yet in a report of a diver death of […]

Cayman Islands: Water-related death off East End

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From RCIPS: Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 5:28 PM Around 8:45AM this morning, 10 November, officers and EMS responded to a call regarding an unresponsive diver who had been diving with Tortuga Divers off East End. A woman, age 54, visiting from Canada, surfaced and indicated difficulties to the boat crew after the dive began; when […]

Adams honors NY’s ‘finest’ who saved infant

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams has paid tribute to Sgt. Michael Dario and Officer Elias Khan of the New York City Police Department’s 62nd Precinct by proclaiming them September’s “Heroes of the Month” for saving the life of a choking infant in Bensonhurst on Aug. 24. Adams, […]