Archive for May 14th, 2011

Woman faces attempted murder over stabbing

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(CNS): A thirty three year old West Bay woman is now facing attempted murder charges following an altercation on Tuesday night in Dixie Lane at around 9pm. The woman is accused of stabbing a 57 year old man in the chest during the incident. The injured man was taken to George Town Hospital by the emergency services where he was treated for injuries which were described as non-life threatening in a police report. At the time officers arrested the woman on suspicion of Assault GBH, police have not named the woman nor have they confirmed her relationship to the victim.

The woman is expected to face the attempted murder charges formally in court on Tuesday morning (17 May).

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CUC’s temporary generator in smoke scare

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(CNS): The local power company has confirmed that no one was hurt during an evacuation at the plant as a result of what turned out to be an oil leak, yesterday. A spokesperson from CUC explained that just after 1:00 pm on Friday the Cayman Islands Fire Department attended the power plant in response to smoke which was emanating from a small oil leak in a temporary generator unit located adjacent to Sparky Drive. The firm said the smoke had died down before the fire crews arrived on the site. “This minor incident has not affected the company’s generation capacity and the unit should be back in service in a few days following inspection,” the spokesperson said. (Photo Dennie WarrenJr)

“There was no injury to any of our personnel or damage to any other equipment. There were no outages as a result of the excessive smoke,” CUC added.

The generator is a one very recently leased by the power company to help fill it generating capacity gap. The power firm has recently experienced of a number of major mechanical failures on various generators as well as a serious explosion in one unit at the beginning of the year.

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Younger Travers also eyes winter Olympics

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(Denver Post): Alpine ski racer Dean Travers, the younger brother of the first athlete to compete in the Winter Olympics for the Cayman Islands, is following the family tradition. The 14-year-old with citizenship in the Cayman Islands as well as Great Britain and Canada, won the super-G race April 8 at the Whistler Cup in British Columbia. Dean is hoping to follow his older brother, Brown University student Dow Travers, as an Olympian with Caribbean roots.  Dow competed in the giant slalom at the 2010 Vancouver Games, finishing 69th. For the victory against the best skiers his age in the world, Dean has been named The Denver Post Youth Excellence in Sports winner for April.

"It's good to have recognition for what I've done back here in Colorado," Travers said from his Aspen home. "It's definitely a really great honor. . . . Last month's race was the race I was looking forward to all year. I'm a super-G skier and it was the world championships. I was feeling good that day and it was what I was working for all year. It was just a great day, and all I wanted for the year."

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