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Society’s neglect of children in trouble

Society’s neglect of children in trouble

| 20/10/2017 | 16 Comments
MM writes: Reading the articles about Devon Anglin and how his life spiraled is always hurtful for me, and here is why: Many moons ago Devon was one of my best friends in high school, a super smart child in all the highest academic sets at the John Gray High School; he was particularly excellent [&h [...]

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Agencies join forces in illegal immigration clampdown

Agencies join forces in illegal immigration clampdown

| 20/10/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Immigration, customs and police joined forces again this week in an effort to clamp down on illegal immigration. Following an operation in George Town Thursday (19 October), a 21-year-old Jamaican national was arrested for overstaying for some 17 months. Officers from the three agencies raid [...]

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GM antibiotic-dependent mosquitoes

GM antibiotic-dependent mosquitoes

| 20/10/2017 | 4 Comments
Dr John W Norris writes: Are we pouring gasoline on one public health crisis hoping to treat another? Voters said no in Key Haven, Florida, to a trial release of genetically modified antibiotic-dependent mosquitoes in 2016. The analysis of FDA public comment by Bloss et al was a start to look at why [...]

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Enforcement improves as DoE utilizes new powers

Enforcement improves as DoE utilizes new powers

| 19/10/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Department of Environment conservation officers have interrupted dozens of poachers since April and have been able to seize illegal spearguns and even return some poached conch and two green sea turtles back to the sea. Over the last few months officers have used their enhanced enforcement po [...]

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NCC battles conflict over spearfishing

NCC battles conflict over spearfishing

| 19/10/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The controversial change in government policy from historic efforts to limit and eventually phase out spearfishing to once again allowing the importation of the spearguns and expanding their use has presented a real conflict for the National Conservation Council, which is tasked with allocati [...]

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‘Beach access for ALL’ campaign launched

‘Beach access for ALL’ campaign launched

| 19/10/2017 | 60 Comments
(CNS): Local beach access remains a major point of contention on Grand Cayman, despite government efforts to address the legislation surrounding the issue. But now Morne Botes, who successfully campaigned to save Smith Cove from developers last year, has begun a new campaign to focus on the broader [...]

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Getting excused from serving as a juror

Getting excused from serving as a juror

| 18/10/2017 | 1 Comment
As a Caymanian, I am truly happy to carry out juror duty for my country — it is an honour to do this. However, I am self-employed and my business is literally not able to run without me present, which can impact heavily on the income for my family. Should I be called for juror […] [...]

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Cops investigating two armed robberies

Cops investigating two armed robberies

| 18/10/2017 | 71 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS has confirmed that officers are investigating two new cases of armed robbery after a doorstep heist by a lone gunman on Mangrove Avenue in Prospect on Tuesday night and a stick-up at a well-known waterfront restaurant early Wednesday morning. The second incident happened around 2:30 [...]

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Ex-CIMA analyst charged with booze fueled abuse

Ex-CIMA analyst charged with booze fueled abuse

| 18/10/2017
(CNS): David Meyerhoff (30) denied eight charges of assault and disorderly conduct against police when the local man from George Town appeared in Summary Court Tuesday. Formerly an analyst with CIMA, Meyerhoff is accused of abusing several police officers while outside the Country and Western bar in [...]

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Budget to be delivered in 10 days

Budget to be delivered in 10 days

| 17/10/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The Government of National Unity will be delivering its first budget and strategic policy statement on 27 October, officials have confirmed. Finance Minister Roy McTaggart is expected to present a spending plan to cover the next two years, and Premier Alden McLaughlin will be setting out the [...]

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Father and son deny animal cruelty charges

Father and son deny animal cruelty charges

| 17/10/2017
(CNS): Andrei James Challenger (18) and his father James Rolin Challenger (63) both denied a list of animal cruelty charges Tuesday. When the father and son appeared in Summary Court, they both pleaded not guilty to causing unnecessary suffering, failing to exercise proper care and supervision of a [...]

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