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Prospect rape suspect arrested

Prospect rape suspect arrested

| 23/09/2017
(CNS): The RCIPS confirmed Saturday evening that a 24-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of rape and aggravated burglary in regards to an attack reported ten days previously at a residential complex on Shamrock Road in Prospect. On Wednesday, 13 September, police said that they responded to [...]

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HSA lab can now test for zika

HSA lab can now test for zika

| 22/09/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS): Mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue, zika and chikungunya, can now be identified much more quickly in the Cayman Islands. The Health Services Authority reports that its laboratory is now one of the three laboratories in the region that is internationally accredited with the full capabilit [...]

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Hurricane Maria leaves trail of misery

Hurricane Maria leaves trail of misery

| 22/09/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Turks and Caicos Islands, still literally picking up the pieces from Hurricane Irma, is currently suffering hurricane conditions yet again as the eye of Maria, now a category 3 storm, skims the north shore of the islands. Yesterday Maria ripped across Puerto Rico, killing at least 13 peop [...]

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ICO takes immigration to task over FOI response

ICO takes immigration to task over FOI response

| 22/09/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): In his latest decision concerning an FOI dispute, Acting Information Commissioner Jan Liebaers agreed with the Department of Immigration (DoI) about an exemption to release information concerning a fine imposed on an employer, but he took the department to task about how the freedom of inform [...]

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Employer in court for failure to pay minimum wage

Employer in court for failure to pay minimum wage

| 22/09/2017
(CNS): In what is believed to be one of the first cases of its kind, Stephen McDermott, of Beauty’s Edge Salon and Spa, appeared in court Tuesday charged with seven counts of failure to pay the national minimum basic wage along with six counts of failure to pay public holiday remuneration. However [...]

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Man awaits sentencing for possessing imitation firearm

Man awaits sentencing for possessing imitation firearm

| 21/09/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Anatascio Terell Rankine, who was originally charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm – a modified signal pistol able to be loaded with 12 gauge cartridges – was in court Thursday, but the crown offered no evidence on that count and he was instead rearraigned on, and pled guilty t [...]

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C&W launches charitable foundation

C&W launches charitable foundation

| 21/09/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS): One of the biggest telecommunications and entertainment providers in the region has launched a charitable foundation to help Caribbean islands impacted by catastrophic hurricanes this season. C&W Communications (C&W), the parent company of Flow, has also launched a ‘Text To Donate [...]

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Disputing fire lanes marked by condo

Disputing fire lanes marked by condo

| 21/09/2017
I was trying to go to Seven Mile Beach on Sunday and I saw a beach access by Christopher Columbus condos going into West Bay. When I pulled to the roadside by the beach access, I saw signs on the condo complex wall stating the roadside was a fire lane and parking was not allowed […] [...]

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Twelve year sentence for beach sex crime

Twelve year sentence for beach sex crime

| 21/09/2017 | 78 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay man who was convicted of attempted rape, indecent assault and ABH was sentenced to twelve years in prison by Justice Charles Quin this week, having committed what the judge described as a “sustained violent attack” on his victim. Josh Alexander Bodden (29) attacked the woman, w [...]

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Cayman to provide schooling for child evacuees

Cayman to provide schooling for child evacuees

| 20/09/2017 | 56 Comments
(CNS): The Ministry of Education is opening up temporary spaces in government schools and waiving school fees for child evacuees from British Overseas Territories devastated by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Children of compulsory school age (5-17 years old) who have temporarily relocated to Ca [...]

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CIG and Dart enable evacuees to bring pets

CIG and Dart enable evacuees to bring pets

| 20/09/2017 | 87 Comments
(CNS): People evacuating from British Overseas Territories who want to bring their pet dogs and cats can do so even if the animals do not meet the current import conditions, thanks to emergency provisions approved by Cabinet and the generosity of Dart Real Estate, which has provided a facility to ho [...]

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