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Video Report: Treasure Island up for sale

Video Report: Treasure Island up for sale

| 02/03/2015

(CNS Business): The price tag for Grand Cayman’s Treasure Island Resort is US$15.475 million, but it’s the alleged black mould problem that has previous tenants speaking out. However, Re/Max Cayman Islands owner Kim Lund said he is unaware of that issue and has only had the chance to view the part of the resort that […]

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Fire crews dispatched as dump burns

Fire crews dispatched as dump burns

| 01/03/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Firefighters were back at the dump Sunday afternoon to tackle yet another blaze at the George Town landfill site. Staff at the main fire station confirmed that several crews had been dispatched to tackle the blaze but they were unable to reveal any details about the fire or exactly where it was, as the firefighters […]

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Woman mugged at gunpoint

Woman mugged at gunpoint

| 28/02/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the lookout for two men who robbed a woman last night, grabbing her handbag, which contained cash as well as her phone and passport. The armed robbery took place in the car park of an apartment complex off Scholars Drive in West Bay at 8:14pm on Friday 27 February. The 49-year-old […]

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Police call on public to report drunk drivers

Police call on public to report drunk drivers

| 01/03/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Almost one quarter of the nineteen arrests made by police this weekend were for driving while drunk. Despite widespread warnings to motorists not to drink and drive, police said that not everyone is listening. Acting Superintendent of District Operations, Angelique Howell said that the RCIPS is cracking down on those getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol but […]

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George Town man critical following boat fire

George Town man critical following boat fire

| 01/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 46-year-old man is being airlifted to the United States suffering from severe burns to his arms and legs following a flash fire on a boat Saturday. Police said that the George Town man was doing repair work on the 40-foot pontoon boat at the Reef Dock, North Church Street, yesterday morning at around […]

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West Bay man denies killing Yates

West Bay man denies killing Yates

| 27/02/2015

(CNS): Justin Devon Manderson (22) pleaded not guilty Friday to the murder of Victor Oliver Yates when he appeared in Grand Court for arraignment. Manderson is charged with murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm in connection with the gang-related shooting at a local West Bay restaurant. Yates was gunned down outside Super’C’s restaurant on […]

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Supergrass faces uncertain future

Supergrass faces uncertain future

| 27/02/2015

(CNS): Marlon Dillon walked out of the courtroom on Thursday after giving evidence for the crown for what is likely to be the last time, facing an uncertain future. Over the last three years Dillon has given evidence against a number of men he claims were his accomplices in two armed robberies and he has […]

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HSA beefs up security in face of crime

HSA beefs up security in face of crime

| 27/02/2015 | 20 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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Ganja more than 100 times safer than booze

Ganja more than 100 times safer than booze

| 27/02/2015 | 16 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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Grouper filmed hunting and feeding on lionfish

Grouper filmed hunting and feeding on lionfish

| 26/02/2015 | 11 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 | 2 Comments

(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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Cops missing 582 fugitives

Cops missing 582 fugitives

| 26/02/2015 | 12 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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Slavery monument to open at UN HQ

Slavery monument to open at UN HQ

| 27/02/2015 | 4 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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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 | 1 Comment

(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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