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Government inches slowly towards dump solution

Government inches slowly towards dump solution

| 20/04/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): As the Health Ministry inches towards a plan to tackle the islands’ rubbish problem, the premier said Monday that a report based on environmental tests at the George Town dump and regarding leaching into the North Sound will be made public in a few weeks after waste management consultants took samples at the landfills on all three […]

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Kidnapper’s sentence cut by appeal court

Kidnapper’s sentence cut by appeal court

| 20/04/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Court of Appeal has cut a ten year sentence given to a kidnapper in 2011 by two years, paving the way for the man to leave jail this summer. Allan Sywell Kelly (45), a Honduran national, was convicted of being part of a gang that abducted a local man and asked for a half-million […]

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Cayman signs new MOU with Cuba over migrants

Cayman signs new MOU with Cuba over migrants

| 20/04/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with Cuba on behalf of the Cayman Islands, which officials say will speed up the process of sending migrants back home when they land in Cayman. The authorities have been dealing with a significant rise in the numbers of Cubans leaving their country, […]

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GT man denies tourist bar robbery

GT man denies tourist bar robbery

| 19/04/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): James Whittaker (34) from George Town has denied being one of two masked armed men who held up a well-known tourist bar and restaurant on the West Bay Road last year. Via video link from HMP Northward, Whittaker pleaded not guilty Friday to four counts of robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm in connection […]

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Police appeal for eye-witnesses to Jet Ski crash

Police appeal for eye-witnesses to Jet Ski crash

| 17/04/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS) Investigators from the Joint Marine Unit are appealing for witnesses to the collision of two Jet Skis off Seven Mile Beach near the Westin Resort & Spa on Wednesday afternoon. Robert Cole (31) who was visiting from the USA on a cruise ship was killed when the personal watercraft (PWC) he was riding collided with another […]

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Police arrest suspect mugger

Police arrest suspect mugger

| 17/04/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A woman was mugged early this morning in the vicinity of the Cayman Reef Resort but the police already have a suspect in custody. The victim reported that she was walking alone along the West Bay Road, close to the resort, when a man armed with a machete jumped from the bushes. The mugger stole items from her handbag, […]

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Prison probe sends second employee home

Prison probe sends second employee home

| 17/04/2015 | 12 Comments

(CNS): A second member of staff from HMP Northward has been placed on required leave as a result of the ongoing internal investigation at the country’s main jailhouse after a covert camera was discovered in one of the management team’s offices. As the investigation progresses, prison officials said they will only release limited information but […]

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Info boss warns PA’s not to hide behind confidentiality clauses

Info boss warns PA’s not to hide behind confidentiality clauses

| 17/04/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The information commissioner was forced to uphold the legal department’s refusal to release the amount of public money it spent to pay off three senior police officers in the fallout of Operation Tempura because of a court order. But in his latest appeal ruling Jan Liebaers urges public authorities not to hide information behind such […]

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Can locals survive on proposed $6 basic wage?

Can locals survive on proposed $6 basic wage?

| 17/04/2015 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Following last week’s revelations that the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee has recommended a starting point of $6 per hour for a basic across the board national minimum wage, Kenneth Bryan has been finding out if local workers can survive on this hourly rate. In his latest video report for CNS, Bryan asks if $6 will […]

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Marco says ‘no’ to bigger duty allowance

Marco says ‘no’ to bigger duty allowance

| 16/04/2015 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The finance minister has said no to a proposed increase in the duty allowance from $350 to $500 because it will cost too much. Marco Archer said government has limited options for raising fees and it cannot afford to cut off revenue streams, when he revealed government was not supporting a private member’s motion […]

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Security guard jailed for six years

Security guard jailed for six years

| 16/04/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A security guard who stabbed a customer at a George Town bar with a flick knife during an altercation last year has received a six-year sentence following his conviction for wounding with intent last month. Justice Charles Quin said Kenroy Rowe was too quick to use the weapon and made a serious error of […]

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DoE urges public to re think their car use

DoE urges public to re think their car use

| 16/04/2015 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman public is being asked to think about alternatives to cars as a means of getting around the island. For Earth Month, the Department of Environment is asking people to use the bus, bikes, car pooling or even their feet on at least some of the journeys they take to help in the long […]

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Cruise tourist killed in Jet Ski crash with teenage rider

Cruise tourist killed in Jet Ski crash with teenage rider

| 16/04/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The 31-year-old American cruise ship passenger who died after two Jet Skis collided yesterday afternoon was Robert Cole of Virgilina, Virginia, police have confirmed. An RCIPS spokesperson said that Cole and his 37-year-old female passenger, named as Amy Comer by media in Virginia, who were both visiting Cayman on the Carnival Conquest were thrown into the water when the […]

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Experts sample landfill and impact on water

Experts sample landfill and impact on water

| 16/04/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Engineers from AMEC Foster Wheeler are currently in the Cayman Islands to carry out tests on the country’s three landfills and the leaching into the ocean as part of government’s ongoing integrated solid waste management systems (ISWMS) project. The experts will be installing new monitoring wells, and groundwater sampling is planned at the George Town […]

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Thief avoids jail over stolen coins and cup of soda

Thief avoids jail over stolen coins and cup of soda

| 16/04/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A George Town man was given a three month suspended sentence for one year on Wednesday after he had admitted taking 85 cents and a cup of soda from a man at Delworths Esso last year. Logan Bodden had originally been charged with robbery as he had a knife when he approached begging for […]

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