Archive for June 15th, 2014

Man stabbed in road rage row

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(CNS): A man was stabbed in the early hours of Sunday morningin a dispute over driving. Police said they are looking for witnesses to the stabbing that took place on West Bay Road near Royal Palms at about 1am. The RCIPS said the men got into an argument over the manner in which one or both of them were driving and a man in a small blue SUV-type vehicle was said to have stabbed the second man in the stomach. The injured man was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital but police said the assailant left the scene. He is described as dark skinned with shaved or close cut hair, about 5’11”, slim build and in the He was in company of a stocky caucasian woman with long blond hair.

If anyone who witnessed this incident or have any information regarding this incident are asked to please contact DC Laura Ryding 949 4222.
 

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Students pass through intervention programme

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(CNS): A dozen young people received awards and commendations from the premier last week when he handed out the certificates to the students who were part of specialist programme at St. George’s Anglican Church. One of the volunteers on the Positive Intervention Now programme Alden McLaughlin congratulated the young people and encouraged them to carry on the good work. Danielle Bryan was the Overall Student winner in the project which helps vulnerable year 6 students prepare for the transition from primary to high school. The PIN after school programme caters to George Town Primary students as that is the catchment area of the church.

Students are identified for the programme by the school’s principal and counsellor for intervention. Students receive attention, instruction, guidance and positive reinforcement to help them gain the skills, knowledge and motivation they need to fulfil their potential. It runs three afternoons per week and volunteers from the church, businesses and community work with students in areas ranging from academics to the arts, etiquette and spiritual and character development.

Officials said the aim is to help the children discover new interests by exposing them to a variety of areas including social, cultural, historical, environmental and technical. Parents also commit to participate in parenting sessions aimed at further enhancing their skills and support.

All students taking part received certificates and McLaughlin also received a certificate, along with other sponsors and volunteers, for his work with the students over several years.
The next PIN programme begins in October. Those who would like to volunteer or make donations can call 926-1511 or 916-8522 or email PIN@candw.ky.

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Driver in ICU after high speed smash on ETH

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(CNS): A 29-year-old man had to be cut from his car on Saturday lunchtime after losing control of the vehicle around 100 metres north of the Yacht Club roundabout on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway. Police said that the smash happened at around noon today and involved a Silver Toyota Altezza, which was travelling south towards George Town when the driver lost control of the vehicle and veered off the road. The car sustained major damage when it crashed and the driver was pinned inside the vehicle. He was cut free by fire fighters and taken to the Cayman Island Hospital, where he is currently in the Intensive Care Unit.

Police said Saturday afternoon that the extent of the driver’s injuries were still undetermined and officers are now investigating the scene of the crash. Anyone who may have witnessed this accident is asked to call PC Rano Jackson at the West Bay Police Station on 949-3999.

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