Archive for May 11th, 2013

Driver arrested and man injured in hit and run

| 11/05/2013 | 6 Comments

(CNS): One man is in hospital and a second was in police custody following a hit and run on the West Bay Road early on Saturday morning. The victim who has received head injuries was struck by a car as he crossed the West Bay Road close to the strand shopping centre. The man was hit by a motor car travelling south which fled from the scene. The injured man was taken to the George Town Hospital where doctors have said his injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Following the hit and run the driver of the vehicle believed to be involved was identified and located at his residence. He was arrested on Suspicion of Leaving the Scene and DUI.

The police confirmed that the man remained in police custody Saturday pending investigations.

Although police were forced to close the road during the early morning hours in order to carry out the investigation but the West Bay Road was re-opened at 06:23 Saturday morning.

Anyone who has information in relation to this incident is asked to call the George Town Police Station on 949-4222, the RCIPS Tip-line 949-7777 or Cayman Crime Stoppers on 800-8477(TIPS).


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Cops hunt for GT mugger

| 11/05/2013 | 13 Comments

crime-scene-tape.jpg(CNS): A man was robbed at gun point of his jewellery in the early hours of Saturday morning by a lone mugger, police have reported. The RCIPS said that the man was held up by the street robber at about 3:30am outside at an apartment on Keturah Street in George Town and after taking the victim’s possessions the robber ran off towards the entrance of Executive Suites. The robbery suspect is described as about 6 feet in height, dark brown complexion and skinny.  The male was wearing a dark gray T-shirt and a saggy blue jeans. He has a black t-shirt covering his entire head excluding his eyes.

The victim reportedly searched for the gunman with help from a member of the public without success, then telephoned 911 and reported the incident. No shots were fired and no one was injured.

Anyone who has information in relation to this or any other crime , is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Department on 949-4222, the RCIPS Tip-line 949-7777 or Cayman Crime Stoppers on 800-8477(TIPS).

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CIG $20m down on Dart deal

| 11/05/2013 | 114 Comments

dart.jpg(CNS): Government has finally released the full value for money report conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the controversial agreement it had with Dart Realty and the National Roads Authority. After months of secrecy, all of the documents are now in the public domain and posted below. Although CNS has not yet had the opportunity to study the documents, early indications show CIG is down $20 million in the short term. The much anticipated deal and reports were released late Friday afternoon, as announced by the minority government on Thursday. They include the details of the third amendment, which was never agreed to after Dart pulled out of talks this week.

The report from October 2012 considers the value-for-money impact of the NRA Agreement and two subsequent amendments in April and July last year. The second report from this month details the potential value-for-money impact if that third amendment had been agreed.The overall findings with respect to value-for-money are summarized in Section 9 of each report.

CNS has not yet had an opportunity to examine the reports but was keen to ensure readers could see the documents as soon as they were released. We will be taking a closer look and post relevant reports this weekend. In the meantime, the public can themselves begin to examine the actual deal, the subsequent agreed amendments, government's failed amendment and the view of local consultants PWC regarding value for money.

Presented with all of the documents, the people of the Cayman Islands can then decide if government's controversial partnership with the islands' most powerful investor is a good deal for the country.

See all of the documents below.

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