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Kurt’s brother contesting seat on Mac’s team

Kurt’s brother contesting seat on Mac’s team

| 27/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Sibling rivalry will be pushed to a new level during this election campaign after Denniston Tibbetts was confirmed as the Cayman Democratic Party’s candidate for Red Bay at the weekend. The brother of Kurt Tibbetts, the former leader of government business, will be standing on the [...]

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Two men charged over violent bar robbery

Two men charged over violent bar robbery

| 24/03/2017
(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: Police have now charged two men in connection with a violent robbery outside a West Bay nightclub earlier this month in which a man was stabbed. The pair were due to appear in court Monday facing a catalogue of charges. The first suspect, a 21-year-old man from West Bay, was [...]

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Chopper could have crashed in kite entanglement

Chopper could have crashed in kite entanglement

| 27/03/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The police helicopter could have been brought down as a result of its recent entanglement with a kite, as it is now known the line tangled in the rotor blades, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Island, which described the kite encounter as a “serious incident” and is [...]

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Lawyers donate $8,000 for animal care education

Lawyers donate $8,000 for animal care education

| 27/03/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS): Following what may have been one of the first ever successful prosecutions of someone charged with animal abuse in Cayman, local law firm Ogier has donated US$8,000 to help produce PetZone magazine, which teaches Cayman children about the care of and compassion for pets. The kidsCARE Educati [...]

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West Bayer takes Miss Cayman crown

West Bayer takes Miss Cayman crown

| 27/03/2017 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Anika Connolly from West Bay has been crowned Miss Cayman Islands following the annual national beauty pageant at the Lion’s Centre on Saturday. The 27-year-old, who also won a $70,000 scholarship, will become a tourism ambassador for the islands and will go on to compete in the Miss Univer [...]

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UK lawyer claims local firms are breaking LPL

UK lawyer claims local firms are breaking LPL

| 27/03/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): Advice from a British lawyer instructed by a group of MLAs has fuelled further controversies surrounding the Legal Practitioners Law. The QC from London chambers claims that local law firms are breaching the existing legislation and conspiring to employ overseas lawyers unlawfully. The advic [...]

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DoE takes aim at arbitrary road plans

DoE takes aim at arbitrary road plans

| 24/03/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS): The director of the Department of Environment has criticised the National Roads Authority for its arbitrary submissions of road gazetting applications to Cabinet with what appears to be no strategic review to inform or justify them. Gina Ebanks-Petrie raised concerns to the National Conservat [...]

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Three arrested in drug raid

Three arrested in drug raid

| 24/03/2017
(CNS): Police arrested three people during a targeted, pre-planned operation in George Town Friday. The RCIPS said the raid happened at around 10:00 this morning in the School Road area of the capital. The men were all arrested on suspicion of drug related offences. “The arrests were made with [...]

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$2 bounty on iguanas in new cull plan

$2 bounty on iguanas in new cull plan

| 24/03/2017 | 60 Comments
(CNS): The next battle in the Department of Environment’s war on the invading green iguana will begin in May with a reduced bounty on their reptilian heads because of the significant numbers, officials have revealed. Efforts will begin to reduce the number of iguanas on Grand Cayman, which could b [...]

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Prospect shake-up as candidates come and go

Prospect shake-up as candidates come and go

| 24/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Allan Wagner, who was for several weeks the only candidate running in Prospect, has pulled out of the race because he doesn’t think he has the support he needs. But as the self-declared Christian conservative candidate concedes defeat, radio talk show host, Austin Harris, has t [...]

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Kilpatrick’s stay extended by Foreign Office

Kilpatrick’s stay extended by Foreign Office

| 24/03/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Helen Kilpatrick was expected to end her tour as the Cayman Islands governor this September, but her office released a short statement Thursday saying she would be staying on for another six months until March 2018. “The extension was made at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealt [...]

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