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Eight people arrested in WB drug raid

Eight people arrested in WB drug raid

| 22/05/2017
(CNS): Police have arrested eight people, including three teenagers, for drug-related offences following a raid at an address in Birch Tree Hill Road, West Bay, on Friday evening. Officers went to the residency around 5pm in the evening and found around 8lbs of ganja hidden in different places on th [...]

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Cayman spared in global ransomware attack

Cayman spared in global ransomware attack

| 22/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS):  The RCIPS has said that the Financial Crime Unit has not received any reports that anyone in the Cayman Islands has been affected by the recent global cyber attack. But the attackers behind the WannaCry Ransomware are still trying to solicit cash from victims in the unprecedented cyber on [...]

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Police charge BT man over criminal damage

Police charge BT man over criminal damage

| 22/05/2017
(CNS): As police continue their clampdown in Bodden Town after a crime spike in the district, which included a surge of burglaries and car thefts, a 48-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage and is expected to appear in court Monday. The police have been increasing patrols in the distric [...]

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Our first OMOV brings some easy and tough battles

Our first OMOV brings some easy and tough battles

| 22/05/2017
101 writes: This year’s general election has many veterans but also a lot of newcomers encouraged by the new OMOV system. But based on the match-ups in the current constituencies, unfortunately too many of these political competitions are just about decided but for the formal vote on Wednesday. If [...]

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Bad weather hinders iguana cull

Bad weather hinders iguana cull

| 22/05/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Just under 1,000 green iguanas were bagged during the first few weeks of the national cull, which was impeded by bad weather. The raffle also failed to attract any amateur participants in the wider cull, which the Department of Environment believes was needed to help support the professiona [...]

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Hazard boss wins regional gong

Hazard boss wins regional gong

| 22/05/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): With just a few weeks to go before the official start of the 2017 hurricane season, Cayman’s local disaster expert has landed a regional gong at a hurricane conference in Florida. The director of Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI), McCleary Frederick, who is responsible for managing an [...]

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Teen charged as cops clamp down on BT crime spree

Teen charged as cops clamp down on BT crime spree

| 19/05/2017
(CNS): A 16-year-old Bodden Town boy has been charged with burglary and attempted burglary in connection with two recent break-ins among several in the district over the last few weeks. As the RCIPS moves more officers into the district to clamp down on the recent crime spree, they also arrested a [...]

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Leaders are no-shows at TV debate

Leaders are no-shows at TV debate

| 19/05/2017
(CNS Election): What was expected to be a national TV debate between Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush and Premier Alden McLaughlin failed to materialise Thursday after Bush pulled out, and as a result the premier following suit. Although the Cayman Democratic Party advertised the appearance of their l [...]

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Who will win on Wednesday?

Who will win on Wednesday?

| 19/05/2017
(CNS Election): On 24 May, voters in the Cayman Islands will go to the polls to elect nineteen MLAs for the next four years. To have a majority in the House and therefore form the next government, a group or party will need to win ten of those 19 seats. The Progressives (PPM), the party […] [...]

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Dive operator takes on first ever local divemaster

Dive operator takes on first ever local divemaster

| 18/05/2017 | 68 Comments
(CNS): After thirty years of teaching over a hundred young locals to dive, Red Sail Sports has finally seen one young Caymanian go all the way through to become a divemaster. Lej Batiste (18) is the first Caymanian to complete his divemaster certification through the company’s dive programme since [...]

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Driver facing DUI charge after morning smash

Driver facing DUI charge after morning smash

| 18/05/2017
(CNS): A woman who wrapped her car around a light pole on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway at 10:00 Thursday morning has been taken into custody after she was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Despite flipping her vehicle after colliding with the CUC pole close to Nelson Quay, she was uninjured but the ca [...]

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