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MLA calls for pleasure boat pilot licences

MLA calls for pleasure boat pilot licences

| 04/08/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A private member’s motion is being filed with the Legislative Assembly by the North Side representative to persuade government to introduce a licence for private pleasure boaters as a result of what he says are growing numbers of inexperienced boat users on the water in private craft. Ezzard Miller said he believes too many people […]

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Woman denies $7k damage to ex’s car

Woman denies $7k damage to ex’s car

| 04/08/2015

(CNS): A local woman will be defending herself once a trial date is set next year after she pleaded not guilty to charges of damage to property in connection with what is understood to be an ex-partner’s car. Ava Glasgow is accused of committing over $7,000 worth of damage to the Honda Accord vehicle in […]

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Video link frustrates court progress

Video link frustrates court progress

| 04/08/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Ongoing technical problems with the video-link between HMP Northward and the courts frustrated progress on Friday when prisoners were unable to hear what was being said in the courtroom. Jose Sanchez from West Bay, who is facing gun charges, stormed off after he was unable to hear his lawyer or the judge during his […]

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Pension road show opens in North Side

Pension road show opens in North Side

| 03/08/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Following several weeks of public consultation and meetings on the new labour bill officials from the ministry of employment and the minister hit the road this week to start the public debate on the amendments to the pensions’ bill which will among other things increase the local retirement age to 65. The first meeting […]

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Activists want solutions not handouts

Activists want solutions not handouts

| 03/08/2015 | 52 Comments

(CNS): A group of local activists that are organising themselves into an advocacy group for Caymanians losing homes and jobs in the face of continuing economic uncertainty say that they want solutions to their problems not cash handouts. Caymanians Against Economic Injustice (CAEI) welcomed government’s move to offer advisory debt management clinics and to help people […]

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Brothers to face murder trial in New Year

Brothers to face murder trial in New Year

| 03/08/2015

(CNS): Two George Town brothers accused of gunning down Jason Powery (20) in gang-related violence last month are scheduled to face trial on 18 January next year, the court heard Friday. Neither Osbourne Douglas (28) nor Justin Ramoon (23) have yet made formal denials regarding the third fatal shooting this year but defence attorney Laurence […]

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CUC claims 99.95% reliability in latest results

CUC claims 99.95% reliability in latest results

| 03/08/2015

(CNS Business): Grand Cayman’s monopoly provider claimed that it had a near perfect rate of keeping the island connected in the second quarter of this year. Despite a blackout across George Town in April that lasted more than four hours, Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) said that customers on average experienced less than one outage lasting under an […]

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Fisherman’s pants stolen at knife point

Fisherman’s pants stolen at knife point

| 03/08/2015 | 39 Comments

(CNS): A Central American fisherman visiting the Cayman Islands lost his pants, phones, ID and cash to a robber early Saturday morning outside a George Town bar. In the bizarre knife-point robbery, the 37-year-old man from Honduras was threatened by the armed, masked mugger at around 12:26am along Boilers road. Police said the fisherman, who […]

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Mother denies murdering child

Mother denies murdering child

| 31/07/2015

(CNS): Tamara Butler pleaded not guilty Friday to the murder of her 6-year-old daughter, Bethany Butler, and will now face trial in February next year. Butler has denied murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility and the trial will focus on arguments regarding psychiatric opinions over the woman’s state of mind at the time she […]

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