Archive for December 28th, 2012

Tourist robbed in East End

| 28/12/2012 | 116 Comments

colliers.JPG(CNS): A visitor to Cayman was robbed in broad daylight on Thursday at a beach in East End. Police said the report of the mugging came in at 4pm yesterday after the male Japanese tourist, who was hit in the face, reported the incident from a local restaurant after passing drivers picked him up. An RCIPS spokesperson said the victim was robbed at Colliers Beach by two men, who punched him before stealing cash and items of property from the man's rental vehicle. The victim ran to the roadside and stopped a passing vehicle who took the victim to the local restaurant. The robbers were described as male, both with dark brown complexions, slim builds and aged between 20-30.

One was about 5'9 and was wearing a yellow t-shirt and three-quarter jean pants, and the second was around 5'7" and was also wearing three-quarter jean pants

Although the victim sustained minor facial injuries, he declined hospital treatment. His vehicle was a blue 4-door Suzuki Swift rental vehicle, which was parked at Colliers Beach. Police are appealing for witnesses to this incident and in particular to the occupants of the unknown vehicle that conveyed the victim to Tukka to come forward. It is not known whether the offenders left on foot or by vehicle

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police at949-4222, 947-2220 or Crime Stoppers at 800-8477 (TIPS).

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GT gas station robbed

| 28/12/2012 | 55 Comments

_DSC2199-mctaggart_texaco-435_walkers-rd_0.png(CNS): Police are on the lookout for a man who robbed a George Town gas station in the early hours of Friday morning with a machete. An RCIPS spokesperson said that the masked robber struck at the Walkers Road Texaco Gas Station at around 3:37 am this morning. The culprit was said to have smashed the glass door of the station store and made his way in armed with a machete. Once inside the shop, which has been robbed several times in the recent past, the robber jumped over the counter and made off with a quantity of cash from the register before escaping from the scene on foot. The male suspect was described as 5 ft 6 in, dark complexion, wearing a black mask with a black cloth tied around his head.

His clothing was described as a black long sleeve sweater with a white inside t- shirt and long black pants. Police added that the man was of medium build and spoke with a local accent.

Anyone who was in the vicinity at the time is asked to contact the George Town CID  at 949-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 800-8477
 

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Final push for voters

| 28/12/2012 | 25 Comments

poling staiton sign (213x300).jpg(CNS): Officials from the Elections Office are making a final push for all Caymanians who are qualified to visit them today or Friday. The office will be closed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, which means anyone who has not registered to vote will not be entitled to vote in the May 2013 general election if they don’t make it to the office today, tomorrow or next Wednesday, the final day for registration. With high hopes for s surge in voters at the 2013 national poll, officials from the Elections Office urged everyone to come and register right now.

The voters' register now contains well over 16,000 voters and officials are hoping to reach at least 18,000 but there may be as many as several thousand more people who are entitled to vote but who are choosing to stay outside the democratic process. Officials are keen to ensure that anyone who wants to register seizes the opportunity to do so.

All those who have Caymanian Status but have not been naturalized can still register to vote. Naturalization is no longer a prerequisite to qualify.

“Time is running out,” the office said Thursday. The final date for registration is 2 January 2013.  Registering Officers will be available until midnight on that date and the Elections Office will have a registration station downstairs in the lobby of the Smith Road Centre (150 Smith Road) also open until midnight.

Meanwhile, the registering officer for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman will be at Brac Executive Services from 9:00am to midnight on 2 January 2013.

The Grand Cayman office has a registration station downstairs in the lobby of the Smith Road Centre which will be open on Saturday 29th December between 10:00am and 4:00pm.

For those electors who have changed their names, occupations or street addresses since being registered this is also the final opportunity to complete a Form 13 to update their particulars. Those who have changed districts must also ensure that they are registered in the correct electoral district.

More informaiton is available at the Elections Office website here or contact Grasp your Future on 326 8556.

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