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Cayman facing long-term drought

Cayman facing long-term drought

| 20/02/2017 | 15 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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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 | 1 Comment

(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 | 0 Comments

(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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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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Man charged with Valentine’s Day gun assault

Man charged with Valentine’s Day gun assault

| 20/02/2017

(CNS): A George Town man was due in court Monday accused of hitting another man with a gun on Valentine’s Day night. Without evidence that the gun was real, the 20-year-old man has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm and common assault on a man sitting in a car. Police were [...]

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Bill forces CoP to fire convicted officers

Bill forces CoP to fire convicted officers

| 20/02/2017 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Among the massive amount of new bills and amendments that legislators will be debating when they return to parliament this week for the final meeting of this administration, MLAs will be debating a change to the Police Law (2014 Revision) that requires the police commissioner to fire offic [...]

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Syed claims he came back to clear name

Syed claims he came back to clear name

| 20/02/2017

(CNS): The former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, who was wanted by the Cayman authorities for many years before he was arrested in Switzerland, said he did not contest his extradition to the Cayman Islands because he wanted to clear his name. Continuing his evidence Fr [...]

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Home invader charged with attempted rape

Home invader charged with attempted rape

| 17/02/2017

(CNS): The 48-year-old man from West Bay who is accused of invading a woman’s bedroom and committing an indecent act has been charged with a catalogue of offences, including attempted rape. Ronnie Ebanks was arrested Wednesday and charged Friday morning in relation to the home invasion at [...]

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Driver charged in fatal car crash fire

Driver charged in fatal car crash fire

| 17/02/2017

(CNS): A 33-year-old man from George Town has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving in relation to a major collision on the West Bay Road in the early hours of 14 September 2015, near Public Beach.  The crash claimed the life of Jessie Perry (21) , who was a passenger in the blac [...]

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Chamber calls for honesty in elections

Chamber calls for honesty in elections

| 17/02/2017

(CNS Elections): Kyle Broadhurst, the new Chamber of Commerce president, urged candidates not to neglect accuracy in the election campaign, given the recent democratic turbulence following the Brexit referendum in the UK and the US elections, where politics became very divisive and “loud opinio [...]

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