Brothers convicted of GT murder

Brothers convicted of GT murder

| 26/05/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Osbourne Douglas (28) and Justin Ramoon (24) were found guilty Thursday of killing Jason Powery following a judge alone trial last month. Justice Charles Quin said he was satisfied beyond all reasonable doubt that it was Ramoon who had shot the West Bay man in the face using a loaded 9mm handgun given to […]

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CIG to take over supermarket recycling collection

CIG to take over supermarket recycling collection

| 26/05/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health has confirmed it will be taking over the collection of recyclable materials that the public leaves at supermarkets next month, after the private sector firm that has been operating the service announced it was pulling out. The DEH said that the recent request for proposals had only one bidder […]

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Turtle release a ‘time bomb’ says animal charity

Turtle release a ‘time bomb’ says animal charity

| 26/05/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The animal rights charity that has been campaigning for the Cayman Turtle Farm to be transformed into a true conservation facility has condemned the release of 15 farmed yearlings into the wild. World Animal Protection said the relaunch of the controversial release programme was putting the wild turtle populations in jeopardy because only last […]

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School PTA petitions for more resources

School PTA petitions for more resources

| 26/05/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Concerned by an unsatisfactory level of academic achievement and an increase in behavioural problems at Savannah Primary School, the Parent-Teacher Association has launched a petition to make the education ministry address inadequate staffing resources. Ahead of the budget, due to be delivered on Monday, the PTA said they want to see increased resources for […]

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BNP Paribas closes Cayman branch as offshore pullback continues

BNP Paribas closes Cayman branch as offshore pullback continues

| 26/05/2016

(CNS Business): French bank BNP Paribas is closing one of its two remaining branches in the Cayman Islands, as it continues to scale back its international offshore operations, having closed two Cayman subsidiaries in 2015. However, it will retain a banking presence in Cayman, which it does not classify as a “fiscal paradise”.

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Flow battles latest IT problems in Miami

Flow battles latest IT problems in Miami

| 26/05/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Local telecommunications provider Flow was re-routing internet traffic Thursday morning after a physical fibre cut in Miami in the early hours of Wednesday morning caused an internet outage. Officials said that traffic was re-routed automatically to the secondary backup circuit but traffic was impacted through yesterday and today. Local users reported to CNS that […]

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Police track down wanted woman in BT

Police track down wanted woman in BT

| 26/05/2016

(CNS): The RCIPS has located a woman who had been missing and wanted by police for more than six months. Before Jaesha Hendrix (22), also known as Jaesha Solomon and ‘Maliya’, was found in Bodden Town early Thursday morning, she had last been seen on 23 October at the Lakeside Apartments off the Esterly Tibbetts Highway. […]

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CIG to collect nearly $700M in revenue

CIG to collect nearly $700M in revenue

| 26/05/2016 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Government will have collected over $696 million in fees, taxes and other revenues when the current fiscal year ends next month, according to Premier Alden McLaughlin. Coupled with the revenue from statutory authorities and government companies and less the operating expenses of $563 million, the government will have a $145m surplus. 

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Oxitec to release 200,000 GM mosquitoes weekly

Oxitec to release 200,000 GM mosquitoes weekly

| 25/05/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The bio-technology firm which is beginning a mosquito population reduction programme in West Bay next month has revealed that as many as 200,000 genetically engineered insects will be released each week over the life of the project. Over the next few months, as many as 4 million, mostly male, Oxitec GM Aedes aegypti mosquitoes […]

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Dumps pose lung dangers to nearby residents

Dumps pose lung dangers to nearby residents

| 25/05/2016 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Scientists have published the results of a five-year study, which found that people living within a three-mile radius of a landfill are at higher risk of being admitted to hospital or dying from lung disease and that children are particularly vulnerable. The study found gasses emitted by rotting rubbish are increasing the risk of […]

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Local men walk free in bar brawl case

Local men walk free in bar brawl case

| 25/05/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Two men from North Side walked away from court free men Wednesday after they were found not guilty of grievous bodily harm in relation to a bar brawl last year in which the victim lost an eye. Eatton Brown (23) and Odain Ebanks (21) were acquitted after more than a week-long trial in which […]

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