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Christmas crackdown on drunk drivers begins

Christmas crackdown on drunk drivers begins

| 08/12/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The police have begun the annual holiday safety campaign with a focus on drunk drivers and reducing road crashes. The first of many traffic operations that will be the cornerstone of the campaign took place on the West Bay Road Wednesday, with a boosted Traffic Management Unit. Several off [...]

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UK coastguard starts review of local search & rescue

UK coastguard starts review of local search & rescue

| 08/12/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Two officers from the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) have arrived in the Cayman Islands to begin a review of the local search and rescue capabilities, a project which is being funded by the British government. National Maritime Operations Commander Phil Bostock and MCA Internation [...]

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UK has expectations on PR issue, says governor

UK has expectations on PR issue, says governor

| 08/12/2016 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The government may soon be faced with no other choice but to grant permanent residency to many of the more than 800 applicants awaiting a decision because of the delay in resolving the human rights and legal issues surrounding the current point system. In response to enquiries from CNS abo [...]

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Former PA to MLAs guilty of salon robbery

Former PA to MLAs guilty of salon robbery

| 08/12/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A woman who managed the George Town office of Winston Connolly and Roy McTaggart when they were both on the government benches as C4C representatives has been found guilty of three counts of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm. Christine Rae-Smith had denied the charges but was [...]

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Booze board gives greenlight for NYE late opening

Booze board gives greenlight for NYE late opening

| 08/12/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): All liquor licence holders in good standing have been given a blanket extension beyond regular closing times for New Year’s Eve, board officials have confirmed. As the year-end celebration falls on a Saturday night this year, the current music and dance legislation would mean that th [...]

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Cubans run aground on Little Cayman reef

Cubans run aground on Little Cayman reef

| 07/12/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Immigration authorities have detained twenty-two Cuban migrants at a government home on Cayman Brac after the group’s makeshift vessel ran aground on the reef in the Point of Sand area of Little Cayman on Tuesday evening, 6 December. Officials said the men and women are awaiting transfe [...]

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Police issue warning about tool thieves

Police issue warning about tool thieves

| 07/12/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Several thousands of dollars worth of power tools have gone missing from various locations around Grand Cayman, police have warned and are asking members of the public to be cautious when purchasing secondhand goods and to inform police of anyone selling sizable quantities of used tools. A [...]

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Gun case thrown out after poor police probe

Gun case thrown out after poor police probe

| 07/12/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): A case against two men charged with possession of a loaded unlicensed gun was thrown out by a judge Wednesday after the crown failed to present enough evidence to support a guilty verdict. Even though a Browning 9-mm semi-automatic pistol, loaded with seven rounds of ammunition, was found [...]

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Police hunt for another stolen boat

Police hunt for another stolen boat

| 07/12/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The police have launched an investigation following the report of yet another stolen boat. The owner of the vessel has been off-island so it is not clear when the 26’ Stingray Census boat, the Makaira, was stolen from the Sunrise Landing in Savannah. The theft was reported to the RCIPS [...]

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Airport to wave nostalgic final farewell to gallery

Airport to wave nostalgic final farewell to gallery

| 07/12/2016 | 76 Comments

(CNS): As the renovations and redevelopment of Owen Roberts International Airport continues, the much-loved waving gallery will close in January, officials confirmed this week. The outdoor balcony under the iconic A-frame and thatch roof belongs to a bygone era and the Cayman Islands Airport Auth [...]

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Police officer sues security firm over dog bite

Police officer sues security firm over dog bite

| 07/12/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): A police officer who was dispatched to the Fairbanks Immigration Detention Centre in May 2014 when a group of Cubans was trying to escape is suing The Security Centre because one of its dogs bit her while on duty. In a statement of claim that describes a chaotic situation, as police, priso [...]

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