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BVI cop back on beat as Baines takes reins in probe

BVI cop back on beat as Baines takes reins in probe

| 27/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): One of five police officers in the British Virgin Islands who was suspended from his job as part of a major police corruption probe in the UK overseas territory is back on the beat shortly after Cayman’s police commissioner was given oversight of the enquiry. 

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HSA beefs up security in face of crime

HSA beefs up security in face of crime

| 27/02/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): In response to several security breaches and a need to improve safety, the Health Services Authority is in the process of finalising a $150,000 upgrade to its security system, comprising gates, swipe cards or fobs for staff and 54 CCTVs throughout the hospital compound that will be monitored 24/7. The upgrade was prompted by car […]

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Grouper filmed hunting and feeding on lionfish

Grouper filmed hunting and feeding on lionfish

| 26/02/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A Nassau Grouper has been caught on film hunting, killing and eating a lionfish off the coast of Little Cayman in what is believed to be the first video footage of the predator helping itself to the invasive species. The video was recorded by Jim Hart, co-founder and executive director of Lionfish University, an […]

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Retail bank cutting local jobs

Retail bank cutting local jobs

| 26/02/2015

(CNS Business): Workers at the Airport branch of Scotiabank have become the latest victims in the financial services sector to face job losses. Officials from the bank said the branch is being closed in order to consolidate it with the new office in South Sound. As a result there will be job cuts but the […]

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Protected areas first goal with advent of NCL

Protected areas first goal with advent of NCL

| 26/02/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Selecting the terrestrial areas to be designated as protected habitat will be one of the first things on the agenda for the Department of Environment once the National Conservation Law is fully implemented. The passage of the legislation took more than a decade to achieve and its implementation is also taking time due to the […]

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Ex road boss files suit against NRA

Ex road boss files suit against NRA

| 23/02/2015 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Brian Tomlinson, the former director of the National Roads Authority, has filed a lawsuit against the government agency seeking damages for what he says was a breach of his contract, negligence and mistreatment which resulted in his ill-health. Tomlinson accuses the NRA board of questionable conduct in a number of areas, from conflicts of […]

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Slavery monument to open at UN HQ

Slavery monument to open at UN HQ

| 27/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A permanent memorial to the victims of the transatlantic slave trade is to be erected in March on the grounds of the United Nations headquarters in New York. The UN initiative to erect the monument, entitled ‘The Ark of No-Return’, was Jamaican-inspired and has been endorsed by CARICOM. The monument, designed by Haitian-American artist, […]

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CIG shares refugee processes with BVI officials

CIG shares refugee processes with BVI officials

| 27/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A delegation from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) was in Cayman last month to find out how this jurisdiction deals with refugees and asylum seekers and the local laws and procedures in place. The BVI’s deputy secretary, Geraldine Ritter-Freeman, led the visiting team, which included the country’s chief immigration officer and crown counsel, Sarah […]

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Ganja more than 100 time safer than booze

Ganja more than 100 time safer than booze

| 27/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): In one of the most recent studies examining the risks associated with 10 substances, scientists have found that people are 114 times more likely to die from overdosing on alcohol than from ganja. A report, published in the journal Scientific Reports this week, revealed researchers tested doses of the legal drugs, alcohol and nicotine, […]

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Team Cayman in good shape for regional swimming games

Team Cayman in good shape for regional swimming games

| 26/02/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association is sending 21 young swimmers to Barbados in April to compete in the XXX 2015 CARIFTA Swimming Championships. Bailey Weathers, CIASA’s Technical Director, said it has already been an exciting season for many local swimmers. “We have seen an incredible amount of improvement and success, and we are expecting […]

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Washington DC legalises ganja in defiance of congress

Washington DC legalises ganja in defiance of congress

| 26/02/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Following in the footsteps of Alaska, Colorado and Washington state, Washington DC has legalized the possession of small amounts of ganja, despite warnings from Congress. Under the noses of the country’s politicians, the district has defied federal legislators and gone with voice of the people. As of midnight on Thursday, those who use the […]

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Cops missing 582 fugitives

Cops missing 582 fugitives

| 26/02/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Almost six hundred people are wanted by the local police service for a catalogue of crimes, from violence to driving with defective lights, if the results of a freedom of information request are accurate. Police have confirmed that they have 582 outstanding warrants that go back fifteen years, most of which relate to traffic […]

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CNB key witness dodges answers

CNB key witness dodges answers

| 25/02/2015

(CNS): The crown’s key witness in the Cayman National Bank robbery failed to answer most of the questions directed to him when he returned to the stand Wednesday. As Paul Keleher QC, the fourth defense attorney in the case, representing Andre Burton, began his cross-examination, Marlon Dillon, who has been labeled ‘supergrass’, dodged his way […]

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Aggressive HIV strain emerges in Caribbean region

Aggressive HIV strain emerges in Caribbean region

| 25/02/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Cayman health officials are urging the public to practice safe sex at all times, both at home and abroad, as details emerge in the region of a new and aggressive staring of HIV-1. There are already more than 60 epidemic strains of the HIV-1 virus that have been documented but the new strain, identified […]

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Car crash at shopping plaza raises eyebrows

Car crash at shopping plaza raises eyebrows

| 25/02/2015 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Updated:  A car smash at a West Bay Road shopping mall had many people scratching their heads on Tuesday evening over how it could have happened. Police confirmed Wednesday that the car was being driven by a 78-year-old female tourist. Pictures of the aftermath of the crash appear to indicate that the woman drove […]

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Parliament break – breaks records

Parliament break – breaks records

| 25/02/2015 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The independent member for North Side has accused the current administration of hypocrisy over its management of the legislative timetable. Speaking to CNS Tuesday, Ezzard Miller said he had just learned that the Legislative Assembly will not meet again until the middle of April, almost five months after it last sat and the longest […]

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