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Minister freezes licences for Stingray City

Minister freezes licences for Stingray City

| 06/12/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Environment Minister Dwayne Seymour has announced a freeze on licences given to commercial operators selling trips to the Sandbar and Stingray City because of the overcrowding. Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has flagged this issue several times recently but it was Seymour who told the Legislative Assembly on Thursday that constraints on the Department of […]

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Two men charged over barroom killing

Two men charged over barroom killing

| 06/12/2019

(CNS) UPDATED: Jeremy Parchman (20) and Shimar Kelly (22) both from George Town who have been charged with manslaughter in connection with the killing of Dinesh Asanka Fernando Wannukawatta-Waduge, who was found dead outside a George Town bar last weekend have been remanded in custody after appearing in court Friday. A third 24-year-old man Stefan […]

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KPMG to shape policy for new trade ministry

KPMG to shape policy for new trade ministry

| 07/12/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The government has revealed that it is working with the private sector auditing and consulting firm, KPMG, to create the public policy for the new Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs (MITIAMA), which is currently part of the premier’s ever-growing portfolio. Acting Chief Officer Andrea Fa’amoe said her team met with […]

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Scammers use post office in iPhone con

Scammers use post office in iPhone con

| 06/12/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A social media scam pretending to be from the Cayman Islands Postal Service is trying to con people into revealing their personal information with the promise of an iPhone. The CIPS is advising the public to be wary of any fraudulent messages, which may include the real CIPS logo, popping up on social media […]

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Locals arrested for cocaine smuggling

Locals arrested for cocaine smuggling

| 06/12/2019

(CNS): Customs and Border Control (CBC) officers have arrested a 27-year-old Caymanian woman and a 44-year-old Caymanian man in connection with efforts to smuggle an undisclosed quantity of cocaine into Grand Cayman. The woman was arrested at the Owen Roberts International Airport on a flight from the Sister Islands on 1 December with the drugs, […]

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POF students head to UN climate conference

POF students head to UN climate conference

| 06/12/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Three Caymanian teenagers from the local student activist group, Protect Our Future, are on their way to Spain to attend the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25), which opened this week. The students are part of an International National Trust Organization (INTO) delegation drawing attention to the importance of heritage conservation in the […]

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Boggy Sand burglary suspect charged

Boggy Sand burglary suspect charged

| 06/12/2019

(CNS): A 48-year-old man from West Bay was charged Thursday with burglary, damage to property, consumption of cocaine and consumption of ganja following his arrest in the wake of a burglary in Boggy Sand Road. The break-in happened last week, on 29 November, when a home was broken into and undisclosed items stolen. The man […]

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Premier claims activists don’t want vote

Premier claims activists don’t want vote

| 05/12/2019 | 91 Comments

(CNS): The Cruise Port Referendum activists have confirmed their continued commitment to the referendum and to press on with demands that government supply the people with the necessary information needed before they go to the polls. However, Premier Alden McLaughlin has accused the campaigners and the National Trust of not wanting the vote, after the […]

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Cops find ganja hidden in car bumper

Cops find ganja hidden in car bumper

| 05/12/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The police discovered more than 100 small packages of ganja hidden in the front bumper of a car at a George Town restaurant on Saturday night. Police said the drugs were found with the help of a K-9 Unit dog, Shadow, who was on patrol with officers in School Road around 10pm when the […]

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Cousteau signs Carnival deal, gets over deep port concern

Cousteau signs Carnival deal, gets over deep port concern

| 05/12/2019 | 128 Comments

(CNS): Jean-Michel Cousteau of the Ocean Futures Society, who expressed his deep concerns about the impact of the Cayman Islands Government’s cruise port project on the reefs in George Town Harbour, has walked back those reservations. The change of heart comes after he appears to have signed a lucrative deal with Carnival Corporation, one of […]

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‘Dirty gold’ was proceeds of crime, says QC

‘Dirty gold’ was proceeds of crime, says QC

| 05/12/2019

(CNS): James Hines QC said $6 million worth of ‘dirty gold’ transferred through the Cayman Islands by a group of Venezuelan nationals earlier this year derived from a crime that has not been identified. But opening the crown’s case against five defendants accused of money laundering and conspiracy to conceal criminal property, Hines told the […]

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