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HRC backs climate education in local schools

HRC backs climate education in local schools

| 21/04/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Human Rights Commission has stressed the importance of environmental awareness and climate change education in schools in order to foster a community that protects the environment and promotes sustainability. Marking Earth Day, which takes place on Saturday, HRC Chair James Austin-Smith [...]

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Youngest lifer given 28-year term

Youngest lifer given 28-year term

| 21/04/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Chakane Jameile “CJ” Scott, the youngest person in HMP Northward who is serving a life sentence for murder, has been given a 28 year minimum tariff under the Conditional Release Law. As he delivered his ruling Friday, Justice Alex Henderson said that because Scott was just 18 year [...]

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Premier presses party message home

Premier presses party message home

| 21/04/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Elections): The importance of having a strong team bound by agreed and cohesive policies was a major theme in Premier Alden McLaughlin’s speech as he launched the PPM’s election campaign on Cayman Brac Thursday night. With 35 independents running in the May General Election, McLaughlin stre [...]

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RCIPS opens as forensic BOT hub in ballistics

RCIPS opens as forensic BOT hub in ballistics

| 20/04/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Local police welcomed a delegation of law enforcement officials from regional British Overseas Territories to Cayman this week as the RCIPS began its role as a focal point for ballistic work in crime fighting. The information network for ballistics will see UK territories in the Caribbean exc [...]

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Third time lucky for challenged candidate

Third time lucky for challenged candidate

| 20/04/2017 | 36 Comments
(CNS): Alric Lindsay has been cleared to stand as a candidate in the general election next month after Chief Justice Anthony Smellie found there was no justification for the Elections Office to have challenged his qualification over his residency during the last seven years. Lindsay, who is running [...]

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Hurricane Hunter to stop in Cayman

Hurricane Hunter to stop in Cayman

| 20/04/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS): The US Air Force Reserve Command’s WC-130J Hurricane Hunter and its crew as well as experts from the National Hurricane Center will be visiting Cayman next week as part of a regional tour ahead of the 2017 hurricane season, which starts in about six weeks. The news comes just after a rare s [...]

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Arden calls for taxes to pay for education

Arden calls for taxes to pay for education

| 20/04/2017 | 86 Comments
(CNS Elections): The incumbent member for East End became the first candidate in the televised election forums so far to raise the sticky issue of taxes, after several weeks of candidates rolling out wish lists, in many cases without indicating how they propose to pay for them. But Arden McLean buck [...]

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How is stamp duty assessed on inherited property?

How is stamp duty assessed on inherited property?

| 20/04/2017
I am leaving my house to my children in my will. When I die, will they have to pay stamp duty on their inheritance? If so, how would government work out what that is? [...]

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Couple arrested at airport with illegal gun

Couple arrested at airport with illegal gun

| 19/04/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): A local couple were arrested at the Owen Roberts International Airport Monday for importing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, customs officials said. The 29-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, both Caymanian, are also under investigation for a large amount of undeclared personal goods. Fo [...]

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Youngest candidate ‘regrettably’ out of race

Youngest candidate ‘regrettably’ out of race

| 19/04/2017 | 211 Comments
(CNS): The court has ruled that Nickolas DaCosta, the youngest candidate to be nominated for the 2017 election campaign, is not qualified to run for office because of his dual citizenship, which he has by descent. In a surprising decision, given his previous ruling in the Hewitt v. Rivers case, Chie [...]

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Business sector puts up CI$25k ‘robbery’ reward

Business sector puts up CI$25k ‘robbery’ reward

| 19/04/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce is offering a $25,000 reward for help in catching and convicting the armed robbers involved in the cash van stick-up outside Foster’s by the airport on 8 April. The money was raised by the business association members and the reward posted as leads in the case ap [...]

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