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Stabbing outside George Town bar

Stabbing outside George Town bar

| 05/05/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 30-year-old man was stabbed multiple times early this morning outside a bar in George Town. Police said that just before 3am on 5 May, a 911 call was made to report a stabbing in the car park of Bananas Bar in Dolphin Centre on Eastern Avenue. The victim was taken in a private […]

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Cyclist mugged on Walkers Rd

Cyclist mugged on Walkers Rd

| 05/05/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A man riding a bicycle on Walkers Road, George Town, Wednesday night was robbed by three men, who stole his phone and some cash. Police said that just before 11pm, the victim was riding his bike near the Cayman Academy when he was accosted and threatened by the three robbers, who demanded his valuables. Two […]

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Warm weather and new customers boost CUC profit

Warm weather and new customers boost CUC profit

| 04/05/2016

(CNS Business): Both the weather and an increase in customers helped to drive profits up for Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) in the first quarter of this year, despite increased depreciation, maintenance and amortization costs, according to results released by the power provider on Grand Cayman. The firm also claimed that it had a 99.9% reliability […]

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CIG tries again to make ethics bill work

CIG tries again to make ethics bill work

| 04/05/2016 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Amendments were made Monday to the much-anticipated Standards in Public Life Bill, which was passed almost two years ago but never implemented because of opposition from people serving on government boards over the requirements of the law. The revised legislation passed through the Legislative Assembly with unanimous support on its second reading but there […]

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Thieves make off with church safe, laptop and SUV

Thieves make off with church safe, laptop and SUV

| 04/05/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the hunt for a white and beige 2005 Ford Expedition, registration number 106 642, which was stolen from outside the Agape Church during a burglary at the weekend. Police said they responded to the break-in report on Saturday morning at around 5am at the church on Fairbanks Road. The thieves entered the […]

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Travellers urged to guard against yellow fever

Travellers urged to guard against yellow fever

| 04/05/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): With the emergence of a yellow fever outbreak in Africa and parts of Asia, public health officials here are urging travelers to take precautions as the disease is spread by the usual culprit, the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The mosquito, which is hard to control because it lives and breeds close to humans in dense […]

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FIFA seeks lifetime football ban for Webb

FIFA seeks lifetime football ban for Webb

| 04/05/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s fallen football hero, Jeffrey Webb, is facing a lifetime ban from the sport as FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, opened formal proceedings against him this week. The ethics case is based on the final report of the investigatory chamber, which recommends that Webb, a former president of […]

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Stealing food out of necessity not a crime, Italian high court rules

Stealing food out of necessity not a crime, Italian high court rules

| 04/05/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): A homeless man who was sentenced in 2013 to six months in jail and fined around €100 fine (US$115) for stealing €4.07 (US$4.50) worth of cheese and sausage from a supermarket in Genoa, Italy, has seen his conviction overturned after a court rule that taking food out of necessity is not a crime. The […]

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EU blacklist of tax havens coming within six months

EU blacklist of tax havens coming within six months

| 03/05/2016

(CNS Business): A European-wide blacklist of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions is definitely coming and will be announced within six months, according to EU officials. Member of European Parliament (MEP) Jeppe Kofod, who is part of the TAXE2 Committee that a delegation from Cayman recently appeared before, confirmed to CNS Business that an EU blacklist for non-cooperative […]

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Sediment destroyed reefs in Miami during dredging

Sediment destroyed reefs in Miami during dredging

| 03/05/2016 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Over 80% of coral reefs near to the area of large-scale dredging at Miami’s port were damaged by sediment, despite a plan by the Army Corps of Engineers to minimise the damage, a new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has found. The revelation will fuel fears in Cayman that the planned […]

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CICSA not accepting co-pay on health

CICSA not accepting co-pay on health

| 03/05/2016 | 67 Comments

(CNS): Claims by Finance Minister Marco Archer that a decision has been made to have public servants pay part of their healthcare insurance by 2018 were refuted Tuesday by the Cayman Islands Civil Service Association. CICSA President James Watler said that his members had not been consulted or informed about any decision regarding co-pay and the […]

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