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Local men saved from sinking canoe in North Sound

Local men saved from sinking canoe in North Sound

| 06/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Joint Marine Unit saved the lives of two local men Tuesday, the RCIPS has revealed. A search and rescue operation took place yesterday night following a distress call received by 911 at 11:23pm indicating that a boat was taking on water off the north coast of Grand Cayman. An RCIPS spokesperson said the […]

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Driver charged with GBH after mowing down tourists

Driver charged with GBH after mowing down tourists

| 06/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS) Police have now charged an unnamed 49-year-old George Town man with a number of driving-related offenses after he hit two visitors who were walking on the pavement on the West Bay Road earlier this year. An RCIPS spokesperson said the man was charged yesterday with dangerous driving, leaving the scene of an accident and […]

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Local passport production moves to UK

Local passport production moves to UK

| 06/05/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands passports will no longer be produced on-island and applications for new or renewals of local passports will now be sent to the UK. Officials said that from Friday 8 May the local Passport and Corporate Services Office in George Town will no longer accept C1 and C2 application forms. 

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Budget meets all FFR ratios

Budget meets all FFR ratios

| 06/05/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Government has confirmed that the finance minister will present the 2015/16 budget to the Legislative Assembly and the country on Friday 15 May. While Minister Marco Archer was keeping the details of the spending plan close to his chest this week, he confirmed that there will be no new taxes and, for the first […]

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District boundaries

District boundaries

| 06/05/2015 | 10 Comments

Attila the Hun writes: The current debate being raged by the Caymanian Compass, the leader of the opposition (LOO) and the premier (although he seems to have backed off and is leaving the fight to LOO) to combine the two districts of North Side and East End into one electoral district, returning one representative, has […]

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Two prison officers fired from Fairbanks

Two prison officers fired from Fairbanks

| 05/05/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The prison director has confirmed that two officers working at HMP Fairbanks, the women’s facility in George Town, have been fired. The director has not given any explanation for the termination but other unconfirmed sources have indicated the officers were sacked in connection  with the mismanagement of medications given to inmates held at the […]

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EBC seeks more input on new political landscape

EBC seeks more input on new political landscape

| 05/05/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Although the district public meetings held by the new Electoral Boundary Commission have now finished, the commissioners are still looking for input from the public before they begin the work of drawing up their report and recommendations for Cayman’s shift to one man, one vote in single member constituencies.

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HSA invests $5M in MRI machine

HSA invests $5M in MRI machine

| 06/05/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Hospital’s new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine has set the bar high for the standard of medical imaging in the Cayman Islands.The Health Services Authority (HSA) and members of 3T Cayman said the brand new 3.0 Tesla MRI machine puts Cayman firmly on the map when it comes to the […]

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Access limited on GT road as work presses on

Access limited on GT road as work presses on

| 06/05/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): As government presses ahead with road works in the capital as a prelude to the rejuvenation of George Town, overnight work is set to start on Godfrey Nixon way on Wednesday. The National Roads Authority (NRA) will be closing night-time access to the link road from Eastern Avenue Wednesday night until the evening work to […]

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Tennessee governor legalises use of cannabis oil

Tennessee governor legalises use of cannabis oil

| 05/05/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Tennessee has become the latest state in the US to relax laws relating to the medical use of ganja. It’s now legal to use cannabis oil there for limited medical purposes after Governor Bill Haslam gave final approval Monday to what many believe is a step to further legalisation of the plant for wider medicinal […]

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Latest royal meets great-granny

Latest royal meets great-granny

| 05/05/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The latest addition to the royal family had her first audience with the queen Tuesday at Kensington Palace. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, who was born on Saturday, is fourth in line to the throne behind her brother, her dad and her granddad, met her great-grandmother, who still holds the job, when she came to […]

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Campaigners secure poison ban

Campaigners secure poison ban

| 05/05/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Following the deaths of many pets in Cayman as a result of paraquat poisoning, a local public awareness campaign has secured a ban on the importation of the highly toxic herbicide. Paraquat was added to the customs prohibited goods act by Cabinet at the end of last month, preventing anyone from lawfully bringing in […]

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Legal aid attracts top defenders, says appeal court

Legal aid attracts top defenders, says appeal court

| 04/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The president of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has said that the limited legal aid rate has not deterred leading overseas attorneys from coming to Cayman to defend people accused of various crimes. President John Chadwick said the idea that people can’t be properly represented on legal aid was not true as some […]

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Lawyer presses for cop probe ahead of trial

Lawyer presses for cop probe ahead of trial

| 04/05/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A local defense attorney has accused the police commissioner of hiding behind court contempt laws to avoid investigating a complaint against one of his officers due to give evidence in a forthcoming drug trial. Peter Polack has filed a complaint about the behaviour of the officer in the case and wants to see that […]

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West Bay man waives jury rights in murder case

West Bay man waives jury rights in murder case

| 04/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The man accused of murdering Special Olympian Solomon Webster last September waived his right to a jury trial on Monday and asked to be tried by a judge alone. Justice Charles Quin will now preside over the case, in which the crown says that Jose Sanchez from West Bay shot Webster (24) in the leg […]

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