Archive for July 29th, 2012

Man critical following crane accident

| 29/07/2012 | 7 Comments

028 (531x800).jpg(CNS): A crane operator has been critically injured after the machine he was operating flipped over in George Town this morning. Police said the incident occurred at around 11:35 am Sunday, outside the  First Caribbean Bank in Sheddon Road in the heart of the capital's downtown area. The 27 year old man who was trapped inside the bucket of the crane was transported to George Town Hospital. The injured man was carrying out work on the bank in the crane when it apparently flipped over, throwing thim to the ground and bringing down CUC power lines. Emergency services and CUC attended the scene in the wake of the accident and officials said roads are currently blocked from Dr Roys Drive/Shedden Road while repairs are being undertaken by CUC which is working to restore power to affected customers by 9pm. (Photo Tim Dailey)

The repairs are expected to take several hours and motorists are asked to take alternative routes until the work is complete.

CUC Customers along Shedden Road, Dr. Roy’s Drive, the Citrus Grove Building, including the Police Station and the Post Office are currently without power as a result of the accident as two poles have been broken. The powere company said it anticipates beingable to restore power before nine o'clock this evening

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Police hunt machete robber

| 29/07/2012 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS are on the hunt for a masked man who held up a George Town store on Saturday evening with a machete. Police said Sunday that the man, who was wearing a bicycle helmet and a handkerchief over his face, entered Freestyle Men’s Apparel store on Shedden Road at around 9:10 last night, where he threatened a female store employee and left carrying a small quantity of cash. There was no one else in the store at the time and no one was hurt during the robbery. On arrival at the scene officers from various RCIPS departments searched the area but there was no sign of the suspect.

The suspect was 5’ 8”, slim build with dark complexion. He was wearing dark clothing, long sleeve shirt; he also had on a bicycle helmet with a handkerchief covering his face.

Police enquiries continue and officers are appealing for anyone who has information in relation to the robbery to come forward. Information can be passed to George Town CID on 949-4222, the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477(TIPS).

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| 29/07/2012 | 0 Comments

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Fraser swims new personal best at London 2012

| 29/07/2012 | 22 Comments

200m    29  jul 12 035 (289x300).jpg(CNS): Cayman swimming star Brett Fraser missed making the Olympic 200 metre men's freestyle final on Sunday but nevertheless swam a great race alongside his college pal and USA swimming star, Ryan Lochte. Fraser in lane one swam a personal best of 1:47.01, the twelfth fastest time and fractions of a second off the final qualifier time by Australia's Thomas Fraser Holmes, who scraped into the final with a time of 1:46:80. Brett's training partner Lochte qualified with a time  of 1:46.31 in only fifth place, while China's Sun Yen was the fastest qualifier with a time of 1:45.61. (Photo Ron Shillingworth)

Fraser bettered his winning PanAm games performance last year, where he won gold in 1:47:18, by 17 hundreths of a second. He had made it through to the semis in 14th position with a time of 1:47.74, while his brother Shaune failed to qualify with his time of 1:48.53.

However, the competition is not over yet  for the two brothers, who will be back in the pool on Tuesday for the 100 metres.

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