Child abuse trial opens with video evidence

Child abuse trial opens with video evidence

| 27/07/2016

(CNS): Two local men appeared in court Wednesday facing several charges relating to what the crown claims was the systematic abuse of a young female relative that could have started when she was as young as nine years old. In a sensitive case in which the men cannot be named because of the possible identification […]

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Bodden Town bar robbed at gun-point

Bodden Town bar robbed at gun-point

| 29/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Everglo Bar on Bodden Town Road is the latest local establishment to become the subject of an armed robbery. Police said the bar room stick-up happened at around 1am Friday morning (29 July). When Police were called out to the scene following the robbery report, they learned that two men, one of whom […]

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Travers takes aim at ‘delusional thinking’ on offshore finance

Travers takes aim at ‘delusional thinking’ on offshore finance

| 29/07/2016

(CNS Business): Anthony Travers, a former Chairman of the Board of Cayman Finance, took aim at critics of low-tax jurisdictions as he joined documentary film maker, Jaques Perretti, on a panel at the IBC Transcontinental Trust Forum in Geneva last month looking at the media portrayal of the offshore industry. Dismissing those critics as “delusional”, Travers […]

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To GMO or not to GMO?

To GMO or not to GMO?

| 28/07/2016 | 40 Comments

MM writes: It is no secret that the bite of a mosquito brings great displeasure – for Pete’s sake, it has ruined my evening walk, I fear leaving my front door open, and walking to my car from my home has become an issue of prepare and dash. Standing outside for more than ten seconds […]

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Churches to push anti-gay marriage stance

Churches to push anti-gay marriage stance

| 28/07/2016 | 158 Comments

(CNS): Local church leaders representing various Christian denominations, including Anglicans and Seventh Day Adventists, are putting aside their religious differences and uniting on a campaign to promote what they see as the biblical basis for family life in the Cayman Islands in a stand against “alternative lifestyles” and same-sex unions in particular. The church leaders are […]

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Seven young adults secure work after jobs programme

Seven young adults secure work after jobs programme

| 28/07/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Seventeen local young men and women graduated from the latest Passport2Success 12-week programme last week but officials said that just seven of them have been able to find either full or part-time work as a result. This class was the 20th group to go through the government-funded initiative, in which 378 people have taken […]

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Brac burglaries focus of RCIPS meeting

Brac burglaries focus of RCIPS meeting

| 28/07/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): There have been twelve burglaries on Cayman Brac since the beginning of the year, but at a well-attended community police meeting on the island last week Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis pointed out two detectives who had come to the Brac specifically to work on those matters. “Crime is relative and numbers are relative, but […]

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Jury hung on six charges in government theft case

Jury hung on six charges in government theft case

| 27/07/2016

(CNS): After a two-week trial, former government clerk Atisha Ebanks walked away from court on Wednesday still on bail and still unsure whether she will be convicted of theft or fraud after a jury was unable to agree on six of the 30 counts the local woman faced. Ebanks was acquitted of 22 charges of […]

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Man dodges serious charge in drunken knife attack

Man dodges serious charge in drunken knife attack

| 27/07/2016 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Maurice Jackson escaped an attempted murder charge this week after the crown accepted his guilty plea to wounding in connection with a drunken knife attack in North Side earlier this year following a dominoes game. As the crown was unable to prove any intent behind an extremely serious attack, the 23-year-old admitted the lesser […]

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Police find no drunk drivers on Cayman Brac

Police find no drunk drivers on Cayman Brac

| 27/07/2016 | 31 Comments

(CNS): RCIPS officers on Cayman Brac did not arrest a single person for drinking and driving during a weekend crackdown on traffic offences. Police said that over the past weekend (Friday 22 July through Sunday 24 July) several traffic operations were conducted at different locations around the island, though they did not indicate what time […]

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Photographer calls for far reaching reef fish protection

Photographer calls for far reaching reef fish protection

| 27/07/2016 | 29 Comments

(CNS): As the Department of Environment continues to push its proposed conservation plan for local reef fish under the National Conservation Law, well-known local photographer Courtney Platt is calling for an end to the unsustainable take from spawning aggregations of any species, as well as tighter restrictions and more spending on enforcement. Platt believes that […]

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