Guilty plea for violent rape

Guilty plea for violent rape

| 30/08/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Andre Antonio Chase (23) pleaded guilty to rape and aggravated burglary after learning that his sentence is likely to be at least twelve years. Before the scheduled trial began Monday morning, Chase’s attorney applied for a goodyear hearing to request an indication of the likely maximum sentence if he pled guilty. After noting the […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Bread & Chocolate

Golden Spoons Review: Bread & Chocolate

| 30/08/2016

(CNS Foodie): Situated across from the Courthouse in George Town, directly underneath Daily Grind café, is the colourful and cozy local-run vegan food hub Bread & Chocolate. After first going vegan while still living in Cayman six years ago, I never dreamed there would ever be a restaurant or café on island that did not […]

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Hoping to import exotic pet for kids

Hoping to import exotic pet for kids

| 30/08/2016

I have been having a hard time finding any information regarding the import of “exotic” pets to the Cayman Islands. I have searched the agriculture documentation but was unable to find information regarding primates (specifically marmoset, capuchin and sugar gliders) and also miniature pigs. My kids have recently visited a family in the USA which […]

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CIG schools won’t ‘retain’ struggling students

CIG schools won’t ‘retain’ struggling students

| 30/08/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have confirmed that there are no plans to hold back, or ‘retain’, students in government schools if they don’t reach a certain reading or numeracy standard at the end of each school year because research has shown that doing so has a negative impact. Although many people believe that kids who fail […]

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Two more cases of Zika reported in capital

Two more cases of Zika reported in capital

| 30/08/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have confirmed that they have received two more positive Zika virus tests on blood taken from patients in George Town with no travel history. Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez said that since Wednesday 17 August, ten additional results have come in from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), with two being positive. There are […]

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Seven more drug conspiracy suspects face charges

Seven more drug conspiracy suspects face charges

| 29/08/2016

(CNS): A drug case which involved a total of nine people allegedly involved in selling cocaine saw another two of the gang admit to conspiracy to supply the drug on Friday, when seven more of the suspects appeared in Grand Court. While two more suspects remain in discussions with the prosecution over the charges, another […]

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Work permits climb towards 23,000

Work permits climb towards 23,000

| 27/08/2016 | 127 Comments

(CNS): The number of work-permits held by Cayman employers during the first three months of this year rose by 6.3% when compared to the same time period in 2015. According to the latest quarterly report from the Economics and Statistics Office, there were 22,295 at the end of March, as demand for foreign labour continued […]

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Immigration officer will be suspended

Immigration officer will be suspended

| 27/08/2016 | 87 Comments

(CNS): With the news this week that an unidentified senior immigration officer was arrested after a police raid that turned up a gun, drugs and an illegal immigrant, the home affairs ministry has confirmed that the woman will be placed on required leave. No one has been charged yet but five people were arrested, including […]

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Tourist mugged by cyclist in George Town

Tourist mugged by cyclist in George Town

| 27/08/2016 | 78 Comments

(CNS): A woman visiting the Cayman Islands was attacked Friday night on the street near to Sunset House by a man on a bicycle. Police received the report yesterday evening at about 9.20pm from the victim, who said she was robbed as she walked along South Church Street in George Town. The 26-year-old tourist said she […]

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Voters urged to cooperate with election officials

Voters urged to cooperate with election officials

| 27/08/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The drive to update the existing register of voters for the May 2017 General Elections began on Saturday, when over 160 elections officials began the massive campaign of going door-to-door to every home in Cayman. The enumerators will be knocking on doors until the end of September in order to ensure the voter list […]

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Cops get on their bikes to get back into community

Cops get on their bikes to get back into community

| 27/08/2016 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Police bicycle patrols around Grand Cayman have been redeployed as part of the RCIPS’ goal to enhance the its neighbourhood policing strategy and increase community engagement. Police officers from the neighbourhood policing department got back on their bikes on 17 August and since then, they have been out daily at different times in different […]

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