Judge calls for ‘rigorous monitoring’ of GM mosquito release

Judge calls for ‘rigorous monitoring’ of GM mosquito release

| 27/07/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Justice Ingrid Mangatal called on the local authorities to ensure ongoing “rigorous monitoring and independent evaluation” of the genetically modified mosquito project as well as “earnest” public outreach after she cleared the way Tuesday for the release of millions of bio-engineered bugs in West Bay. In the written ruling, which was released yesterday, the […]

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Fugitive’s company closed down over $1.69M debt

Fugitive’s company closed down over $1.69M debt

| 26/07/2016

(CNS Business): A company owned by a man wanted by local police for a violent crime has been wound up by the Grand Court after a creditor in the British Virgin Islands tried and failed for more than six months to get back almost $1.7 million he had on account with B&C Capital Ltd. Ryan […]

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Police find no drunk drivers on Cayman Brac

Police find no drunk drivers on Cayman Brac

| 27/07/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): RCIPS officers on Cayman Brac did not arrest a single person for drinking and driving during a weekend crackdown on traffic offences. Police said that over the past weekend (Friday 22 July through Sunday 24 July) several traffic operations were conducted at different locations around the island, though they did not indicate what time […]

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Photographer calls for far reaching reef fish protection

Photographer calls for far reaching reef fish protection

| 27/07/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): As the Department of Environment continues to push its proposed conservation plan for local reef fish under the National Conservation Law, well-known local photographer Courtney Platt is calling for an end to the unsustainable take from spawning aggregations of any species, as well as tighter restrictions and more spending on enforcement. Platt believes that […]

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Salvage crews to fish out Cuban boat from North Sound

Salvage crews to fish out Cuban boat from North Sound

| 26/07/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): A makeshift vessel that arrived in local waters last week carrying fifteen Cuban migrants has sunk in the North Sound, according to immigration officials, who said that “efforts are currently being made to have the vessel removed by a salvage specialist this week”. There has been a surge of rickety boats passing through local […]

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WB fire crew, trucks and kit move to sports complex

WB fire crew, trucks and kit move to sports complex

| 26/07/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The West Bay Fire Station operations are being temporarily relocated to the Ed Bush Sports Complex in order to facilitate work at the station over the next six weeks. Government officials said that the fire crew, their vehicles and equipment are being moved to the stadium and will be dispatched from there when responding […]

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Blake joins executive in regional football union

Blake joins executive in regional football union

| 26/07/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The vice president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, Bruce Blake, has secured a seat on the executive committee of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) after elections in Miami this weekend. Blake, who has yet to fully explain what has gone on with the CIFA accounts, was heading up the organisation when the sports […]

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$1million theft trial at security firm delayed

$1million theft trial at security firm delayed

| 25/07/2016

(CNS): Although the courts are making some headway in the progress of criminal cases, there are still some major trial casualties as a result of the packed docket, limited space and shortage of judges. Patti Jane Ebanks, a former financial controller with a local security firm who was charged well over two years ago with stealing […]

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Couple in dock at odds over illegal gun

Couple in dock at odds over illegal gun

| 25/07/2016

(CNS): A local woman who was charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm after being arrested outside Calico Jack’s beach bar on the West Bay Road in April has admitted the allegation but the man she was arrested with has denied the same charge. Kylan Hunter has pleaded not guilty to having a loaded semi-automatic […]

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Baroness commits to championing OT interests

Baroness commits to championing OT interests

| 25/07/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The new minister for British Overseas Territories, Baroness Anelay, has said she plans to champion the interests of the BOTs across Whitehall in the face of the uncertainties presented by the referendum result last month for the UK to exit the European Union. The premier has already written to the new minister inviting her […]

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GT man arrested over stabbing on 7MB

GT man arrested over stabbing on 7MB

| 25/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police arrested a 26-year-old man from George Town Friday on suspicion of stabbing a 21-year-old man around 2:00am on 20 July in the car park near the public beach area on Seven Mile Beach. The suspect was reportedly identified by one of the victim’s friends. Immediately after the incident, the victim’s condition was described […]

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