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Cayman marine environment worth near $200M

Cayman marine environment worth near $200M

| 27/04/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The minister with responsibility for the environment has said that initial results from work currently underway by local environmental researchers to assess how much the natural environment is worth to the local economy suggests it is reaching almost $200 million a year – and thats just [...]

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Rivers takes aim at CDP over pension policy

Rivers takes aim at CDP over pension policy

| 28/04/2017
(CNS Elections): Tara Rivers, who has sat in Cabinet in the PPM government as the employment minister but who is still running as an independent candidate for West Bay South, took aim at her CDP challenger on Monday over the party’s pension policy. In the face of some controversy over an amendmen [...]

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Easter rape suspect in police custody

Easter rape suspect in police custody

| 27/04/2017
(CNS): A 30-year-old West Bay man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman he offered a ride to on Good Friday. Police said the 28-year-old victim was picked up in the early hours of 14 April by a stranger driving a truck on the West Bay Road. She was then subjected to a serious […] [...]

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Six acting judges added to Grand Court bench

Six acting judges added to Grand Court bench

| 27/04/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Following an open recruitment process by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission at the beginning of this year, six acting judges have now been appointed to the panel of available justices for general Grand Court cases. Justice Marlene Carter, Roger Chapple, Justice Carlisle Greaves, Mag [...]

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Visitor dies after North Side snorkel trip

Visitor dies after North Side snorkel trip

| 27/04/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): A 72-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands was pronounced dead at the Cayman Islands Hospital on Wednesday after a snorkelling trip in North Side. Police said the emergency services were alerted at around 10:45 yesterday morning and sent an ambulance to  the Sand Point Road area o [...]

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Power outage from George Town to Frank Sound

Power outage from George Town to Frank Sound

| 27/04/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): CUC customers from George Town to the eastern districts were without power Thursday morning, as Grand Cayman’s electricity provider is experiencing a technical outage, though the company has not indicated what the problem is. In a short notice, CUC said crews were working to restore po [...]

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How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 2)

How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 2)

| 27/04/2017
101 writes: Now that Nomination Day is far behind us, it’s time for the promised Part 2 of grading the other representatives. Spoiler alert: there are no A*s in here. [...]

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Brac customs officer denies having illegal gun

Brac customs officer denies having illegal gun

| 27/04/2017
(CNS): Claude Anthony Terry, a customs officer from Cayman Brac who is currently on required leave, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm. Terry appeared in court last week and denied having an illegal Smith & Wesson, eight rounds of .44 magnum cartridges an [...]

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Cultural policy to protect local artists

Cultural policy to protect local artists

| 26/04/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): A new government policy document that has now been made public aims for the first time to formally protect local artists and give them the support they need to work. After much research and a lengthy public consultation period, the premier’s ministry has shaped a policy direction for herita [...]

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Animal activists target Carnival’s turtle farm trips

Animal activists target Carnival’s turtle farm trips

| 25/04/2017 | 87 Comments
(CNS): World Animal Protection, the UK-based animal rights charity, is turning its attention to Carnival Cruise Lines as it continues its five-year campaign against the Cayman Turtle Centre (previously the Cayman Turtle Farm). This week WAP has launched a petition calling on the leading cruise line [...]

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BMW driver denies causing death of motorcyclist

BMW driver denies causing death of motorcyclist

| 25/04/2017
(CNS): Noel Vaughan Douglas has denied causing the death of Matthew Owens (31) in September 2015 in a collision in the early hours of the morning on the Linford Pierson Highway. Vaughan (36) was driving a BMW 328i, while Owens, who died at the scene of the crash, was on a motorbike. Douglas appeared [...]

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