Woman denies killing passenger in Rum Point crash

Woman denies killing passenger in Rum Point crash

| 30/05/2016

(CNS): Anastasia Watson (23) pleaded not guilty Friday to causing the death by dangerous driving of Kimberly Bush (23) in a crash in North Side last year. Watson was driving a silver BMW in the early morning hours of Wednesday 15 April on Rum Point Road when it came off the road and crashed into […]

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New Labour & Pensions website launched

New Labour & Pensions website launched

| 30/05/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) has launched a new website and created a Facebook page to help people navigate the new legal environment surrounding the minimum wage and pensions following the implementation of the Labour (National Minimum Basic Wage) Order in March and the passage of the National Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 2016 […]

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MRCU continues attack on swamp mosquitoes

MRCU continues attack on swamp mosquitoes

| 27/05/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): As the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) gears up to launch a pilot project in West Bay using genetically modified mosquitoes to try and eradicate the urban loving, disease carrying, invasive Aedes aegypti, the unit will still be focusing on Cayman’s own swamp mosquitoes this week via more traditional methods. Officials said the […]

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Three suspect drug dealers arrested in WB raid

Three suspect drug dealers arrested in WB raid

| 27/05/2016

(CNS): Police have arrested two men and one woman following a raid in West Bay early Friday morning. The RCIPS said that just after 6:30 this morning officers conducted a drug operation at an address on Mount Pleasant Road. During the search of the residence an undisclosed quantity of white powder resembling cocaine and vegetable […]

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MLA calls for 3rd Bodden Town primary school

MLA calls for 3rd Bodden Town primary school

| 27/05/2016 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Opposition MLA Alva Suckoo is calling on government to find the cash to build a third primary school in Bodden Town. Suckoo, who quit the PPM earlier this year and joined the opposition, is filing a private member’s motion asking government to use crown land in the fastest growing district in the Cayman Islands. Suckoo […]

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Firefighter faces firearms related charges

Firefighter faces firearms related charges

| 27/05/2016

(CNS): A 33-year-old man from Bodden Town has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent, in connection with an incident in the district last January. Fabian Thompson, who is a firefighter with the Cayman Islands Fire Service, made his first appearance in court Tuesday, accused of fleeing while armed with a weapon […]

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Turtle release a ‘time bomb’ says animal charity

Turtle release a ‘time bomb’ says animal charity

| 26/05/2016 | 58 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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Walton promoted to deputy top cop

Walton promoted to deputy top cop

| 26/05/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Chief Superintendent Kurt Walton has been promoted to Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) after what officials described as a comprehensive local recruitment process. The senior Caymanian officer, who has been in the service since leaving school, will take up the new post after Deputy Commissioner Stephen Brougham, retires in […]

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Brothers convicted of GT murder

Brothers convicted of GT murder

| 26/05/2016 | 52 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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School PTA petitions for more resources

School PTA petitions for more resources

| 26/05/2016 | 36 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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