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Protected areas areas first goal with advent of NCL

Protected areas areas first goal with advent of NCL

| 26/02/2015 | 0 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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Washington DC legalises ganja in defiance of congress

Washington DC legalises ganja in defiance of congress

| 26/02/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Following in the footsteps of Alaska, Colorado and Washington state, Washington DC has legalized the possession of small amounts of ganja, despite warnings from Congress. Under the noses of the country’s politicians, the district has defied federal legislators and gone with voice of the people. As of midnight on Thursday, those who use the […]

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CNB key witness dodges answers

CNB key witness dodges answers

| 25/02/2015

(CNS): The crown’s key witness in the Cayman National Bank robbery failed to answer most of the questions directed to him when he returned to the stand Wednesday. As Paul Keleher QC, the fourth defense attorney in the case, representing Andre Burton, began his cross-examination, Marlon Dillon, who has been labeled ‘supergrass’, dodged his way […]

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Car crash at shopping plaza raises eyebrows

Car crash at shopping plaza raises eyebrows

| 25/02/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Updated:  A car smash at a West Bay Road shopping mall had many people scratching their heads on Tuesday evening over how it could have happened. Police confirmed Wednesday that the car was being driven by a 78-year-old female tourist. Pictures of the aftermath of the crash appear to indicate that the woman drove […]

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Parliament break – breaks records

Parliament break – breaks records

| 25/02/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The independent member for North Side has accused the current administration of hypocrisy over its management of the legislative timetable. Speaking to CNS Tuesday, Ezzard Miller said he had just learned that the Legislative Assembly will not meet again until the middle of April, almost five months after it last sat and the longest […]

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Questions raised over legal department

Questions raised over legal department

| 25/02/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): A local independent attorney has said that there are too many unanswered questions in relation to the legal authorities in Cayman that are of significant public concern. With a number of freedom of information requests soliciting very little information because of poor record keeping or refusals to release information, Peter Polack said that the […]

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Third American state legalizes ganja use

Third American state legalizes ganja use

| 25/02/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Alaska has become the third state in the USA to legalize the recreational use of ganja. Although it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public, the state joins Washington and Colorado in allowing adults to keep and use marijuana, as well as to transport, grow it and give it away. But a second phase, […]

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Ex road boss files suit against NRA

Ex road boss files suit against NRA

| 23/02/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Brian Tomlinson, the former director of the National Roads Authority, has filed a lawsuit against the government agency seeking damages for what he says was a breach of his contract, negligence and mistreatment which resulted in his ill-health. Tomlinson accuses the NRA board of questionable conduct in a number of areas, from conflicts of […]

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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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Team Cayman in good shape for regional swimming games

Team Cayman in good shape for regional swimming games

| 26/02/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association is sending 21 young swimmers to Barbados in April to compete in the XXX 2015 CARIFTA Swimming Championships. Bailey Weathers, CIASA’s Technical Director, said it has already been an exciting season for many local swimmers. “We have seen an incredible amount of improvement and success, and we are expecting […]

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Aggressive HIV strain emerges in Caribbean region

Aggressive HIV strain emerges in Caribbean region

| 25/02/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Cayman health officials are urging the public to practice safe sex at all times, both at home and abroad, as details emerge in the region of a new and aggressive staring of HIV-1. There are already more than 60 epidemic strains of the HIV-1 virus that have been documented but the new strain, identified […]

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Social worker gets monthly CS gong

Social worker gets monthly CS gong

| 24/02/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Matthew Hylton, a social worker in the Needs Assessment Unit, has earned the civil service’s workplace award for Best Employee for December 2014. The last accolade for the year was given to Hylton, officials said, for his level of service and professionalism as well as his mentoring of the department’s clients and his own […]

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Police seek witnesses to single car crash

Police seek witnesses to single car crash

| 24/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 20-year-old female driver was taken to hospital following a car smash around 7:00 this morning (24 February) on Shamrock Road, Savannah, near the junction with Destiny Drive. Police are seeking witnesses to the crash, in which the woman, who was alone in her Kia, lost control of the car on the left road […]

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CONCACAF backs winter World Cup for Qatar

CONCACAF backs winter World Cup for Qatar

| 24/02/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The proposal by a special FIFA task force to move the 2022 World Cup to the end of the year has the support of CONCACAF, officials from the regional football body have confirmed. The task force met in the Qatar capital, Doha, Tuesday to discuss the issues surrounding the tournament there following concerns that […]

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LIME offers bonus credit following tech troubles

LIME offers bonus credit following tech troubles

| 24/02/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Officials from local telecommunications provider LIME confirmed that prepaid customers were without service Tuesday due to a mobile outage that impacted some voice and text message services. A LIME spokesperson said any prepaid customer who tops up $5 or more from midnight Tuesday through until midnight Wednesday will get double credit as a thank you for […]

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Jamaican university signs MOU on ganja research

Jamaican university signs MOU on ganja research

| 24/02/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The University of Technology in Jamaica has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ganja Labs in the US, with plans to partner with the Colorado-based firm on the science, technology and best practice in the cultivation of medicinal marijuana. According to the Jamaican press, the collaboration will involve development of a multi-million dollar specialist […]

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