Cruise talks will be ‘complex and sensitive’

Cruise talks will be ‘complex and sensitive’

| 22/07/2016 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that he expects the negotiations with the cruise lines over financing the proposed George Town berthing facilitates will be “complex and sensitive”. Making the formal announcement that Dutch firm Royal HaskoningDHV had been awarded the civil engineering design works contract by the Central Tenders Committee, he said the costing […]

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Activists urge Cayman to speak-up on marine parks

Activists urge Cayman to speak-up on marine parks

| 22/07/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A group of community activists are urging the people to speak out about critical issues and have launched their democracy campaign with the current public consultation on the much needed enhancement of the national marine parks. The group of young volunteers has created a website that they hope will become a democratic platform for […]

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Caymanian charged with sex-trafficking in Canada

Caymanian charged with sex-trafficking in Canada

| 21/07/2016

(CNS): Kyle Fraser (21), a Caymanian and one-time budding swimming star who moved to Canada just a few years ago, has been charged in Toronto with a dozen offences relating to the sex-trafficking of a female asylum seeker. A local online police report from Ontario documents the case against Fraser, who is also a Canadian. […]

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Numbers support need for warrant review

Numbers support need for warrant review

| 21/07/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS): More figures released this week by the judicial services in relation to outstanding warrants have demonstrated that many of them were issued over a decade ago. Around 130 of the estimated 1,300 outstanding warrants were issued in or before 2006, so almost 10% are more than ten years old, the records confirm. Senior police […]

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CIG finances ETH extension from Dragon Bay sale

CIG finances ETH extension from Dragon Bay sale

| 21/07/2016 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The government is using over $5 million that it received as part of the sale of crown land to Dart to part finance the expansion of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway to four lanes from town to Camana Bay. Work began yesterday to clear government-owned land on the eastern side of the ETH-south to facilitate […]

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Fifteen more Cubans detained by immigration

Fifteen more Cubans detained by immigration

| 21/07/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Another group of Cuban migrants haves been detained by the immigration department after their wooden boat landed at Rum Point on Grand Cayman late Wednesday evening, 20 July, government officials have said. The group of fifteen people were taken into custody after their boat engine failed and they could not continue their journey. The […]

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WB man claims he was set up over gun

WB man claims he was set up over gun

| 21/07/2016

(CNS): A West Bay man facing firearms charges has denied having a gun when he went to a Bodden Town bar last summer. Jose ‘Pito’ Sanchez (29) claims that the real owner of the weapon, Sean Luke Dunbar, and his girlfriend, Ashley Terry, set him up to reduce their own culpability, and Deborah Johnson, a security officer […]

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Young man critical after stabbing on Seven Mile Beach

Young man critical after stabbing on Seven Mile Beach

| 20/07/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A 21-year-old man is currently in hospital in critical condition following a stabbing in the parking lot of the Seven Mile Public Beach in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The police learned about the incident, which happened at about 2am on 20 July, after emergency personnel at the hospital called the 911 Communications […]

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Minister predicts $200m price tag for port

Minister predicts $200m price tag for port

| 20/07/2016 | 91 Comments

(CNS): The tourism minister has dismissed speculation that the development of a cruise berthing facility in the Cayman Islands would cost as much as $350 million, as has been suggested by local pundits, and he predicted that proposed changes would bring what was once a $150 million estimated bill to about $200 million. While government […]

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Sex offender suspect banned from Bodden Town

Sex offender suspect banned from Bodden Town

| 20/07/2016

(CNS): Errington Webster was bailed by a magistrate Wednesday, after he was formally charged with four counts of gross indecency with a minor. The 54-year-old one-time political hopeful and community leader in Bodden Town was, however, banned from his district and ordered to stay with a family member in North Side on a 24-hour curfew […]

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Visitor dies after snorkel trip off BT beach

Visitor dies after snorkel trip off BT beach

| 20/07/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The ocean claimed its second victim in just two days yesterday, after a 61-year-old visitor from the United States died following a snorkel trip in Bodden Town. Police said the man encountered difficulties at around 2:00 Tuesday afternoon, 19 July, while snorkeling off Frederick Beach in the heart of the district. Other people at the […]

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