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HRC urges people to stand up for each other’s rights

HRC urges people to stand up for each other’s rights

| 09/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Human Rights Commission is urging the community to support international Human Rights Day on Saturday by standing up for the rights of others. Emphasising the importance of promoting, protecting and preserving human rights here in Cayman, the HRC noted concerns this year that hard won [...]

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Mac presses for voter deadline extension

Mac presses for voter deadline extension

| 09/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush has called on the Elections Office to push back the year-end deadline for eligible people to register as voters in time for the 2017 General Election. Wesley Howell, the supervisor of elections, told CNS that they are considering pushing back the deadline int [...]

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GT man dodges serious charges in bar bill brawl

GT man dodges serious charges in bar bill brawl

| 09/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local man has avoided what could have been a lengthy jail term this week after prosecutors dropped an attempted murder charge against him and accepted his guilty plea to causing grievous bodily harm after he stabbed a man in bar room brawl. Travis Ebanks (27) was handed a 14-month senten [...]

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PPM urge supporters to call out ‘fake news’

PPM urge supporters to call out ‘fake news’

| 09/12/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): In a membership circular this week the Progressives urged their members and supporters to call out the radio talk show hosts and callers who are spreading “fake news” or false allegations about the party and the current government. The official party notice said that accusation [...]

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Christmas crackdown on drunk drivers begins

Christmas crackdown on drunk drivers begins

| 08/12/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The police have begun the annual holiday safety campaign with a focus on drunk drivers and reducing road crashes. The first of many traffic operations that will be the cornerstone of the campaign took place on the West Bay Road Wednesday, with a boosted Traffic Management Unit. Several off [...]

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UK coastguard starts review of local search & rescue

UK coastguard starts review of local search & rescue

| 08/12/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Two officers from the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) have arrived in the Cayman Islands to begin a review of the local search and rescue capabilities, a project which is being funded by the British government. National Maritime Operations Commander Phil Bostock and MCA Internation [...]

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UK has expectations on PR issue, says governor

UK has expectations on PR issue, says governor

| 08/12/2016 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The government may soon be faced with no other choice but to grant permanent residency to many of the more than 800 applicants awaiting a decision because of the delay in resolving the human rights and legal issues surrounding the current point system. In response to enquiries from CNS abo [...]

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Former PA to MLAs guilty of salon robbery

Former PA to MLAs guilty of salon robbery

| 08/12/2016 | 29 Comments

(CNS): A woman who managed the George Town office of Winston Connolly and Roy McTaggart when they were both on the government benches as C4C representatives has been found guilty of three counts of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm. Christine Rae-Smith had denied the charges but was [...]

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Booze board gives greenlight for NYE late opening

Booze board gives greenlight for NYE late opening

| 08/12/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): All liquor licence holders in good standing have been given a blanket extension beyond regular closing times for New Year’s Eve, board officials have confirmed. As the year-end celebration falls on a Saturday night this year, the current music and dance legislation would mean that th [...]

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Cubans run aground on Little Cayman reef

Cubans run aground on Little Cayman reef

| 07/12/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Immigration authorities have detained twenty-two Cuban migrants at a government home on Cayman Brac after the group’s makeshift vessel ran aground on the reef in the Point of Sand area of Little Cayman on Tuesday evening, 6 December. Officials said the men and women are awaiting transfe [...]

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Police issue warning about tool thieves

Police issue warning about tool thieves

| 07/12/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Several thousands of dollars worth of power tools have gone missing from various locations around Grand Cayman, police have warned and are asking members of the public to be cautious when purchasing secondhand goods and to inform police of anyone selling sizable quantities of used tools. A [...]

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