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Cayman facing long-term drought

Cayman facing long-term drought

| 20/02/2017 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) has warned that the Cayman Islands and other western Caribbean countries are facing a worsening drought with several months of the dry season still to go. In a drought bulletin released Monday, the regional climate agency s [...]

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Fuel costs fall as earnings rise for CUC

Fuel costs fall as earnings rise for CUC

| 21/02/2017

(CNS Business): Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider enjoyed an increase in net earnings of some $2.4 million last year but CUC said the average cost of bills still fell by almost 32% by the year-end compared to consumer bills at the end of 2014. The power provider said that the combination o [...]

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LA to vote extra $3M for Cubans as more deported

LA to vote extra $3M for Cubans as more deported

| 21/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): When the Legislative Assembly begins its final sitting of this administration Wednesday, one of the items on its long agenda is dealing with the supplementary appropriations arising from the budgets spanning the Progressives’ term in office. For the 2015/16 budget MLAs will be voting on [...]

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Syed case to resume after legal wrangling resolved

Syed case to resume after legal wrangling resolved

| 21/02/2017

(CNS): The case against Hassan Syed is expected to be back on track Wednesday morning, with the former university president back in the dock and facing questions from prosecutors. After almost three days of legal wrangling, the issues have been resolved and the crown is expected to begin its cros [...]

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Clerks back proposed lawyers law

Clerks back proposed lawyers law

| 21/02/2017

(CNS Business): A group of article clerks, law school graduates and students have offered their support in writing to the Legal Practitioners Bill. The letter sent to all 18 members of the Legislative Assembly from the trainee lawyers said they were the ones who stand to be “most affected” by [...]

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Prospect candidate stands on conservative Christian platform

Prospect candidate stands on conservative Christian platform

| 21/02/2017

(CNS Elections): The first candidate that the CNS Election Section can formally confirm in the district of Prospect, despite rumours of many more in the seat bordered by Red Bay, Newlands and Savannah, is Allan Wagner. The 52-year-old businessman, who has declared himself to be a conservative Chr [...]

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Local man convicted over $25 bung to cops

Local man convicted over $25 bung to cops

| 21/02/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The latest victim to fall foul of the anti-corruption law is a West Bay man who offered a police officer a $25 bribe to let him “go home” after he was arrested last year on Laurence Boulevard for being disorderly and for possession of a small quantity of ganja. Justice Charles Quin fo [...]

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GT store robbed by machete wielding suspect

GT store robbed by machete wielding suspect

| 21/02/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Police have said that a “raspy” voiced robber held up a store on Saturday afternoon while armed with a machete, but they have not stated which North Church Street business fell victim to the villain. The shop in question was held up around 4pm, when the man entered and demanded cas [...]

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Cops on scene of attempted armed robbery

Cops on scene of attempted armed robbery

| 20/02/2017 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Police were out in force Monday evening at the scene of an attempted armed robbery at Crown Square on Eastern Avenue in George Town. An RCIPS spokesperson told CNS it was too early to confirm all the details of the hold-up, which happened at around 6:30pm. but it involved a security cash v [...]

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CIG faces dozens of PR law suits

CIG faces dozens of PR law suits

| 20/02/2017 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has revealed that government is facing as many as two dozen law suits or judicial reviews in relation to the delays in permanent residency applications. He said he has not seen the legal actions and did not know the details but he understood they ranged from people [...]

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Prison nabs suspect throwing drugs into jail

Prison nabs suspect throwing drugs into jail

| 20/02/2017

(CNS): A man has been arrested after a prison officer caught him throwing ganja over the prison fence. The suspect was said to be in possession of several pounds of ganja in two large bags when he was apprehended. A release from HM Cayman Islands Prison Service said that on Thursday, Prison Offic [...]

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