Dumps pose lung dangers to nearby residents

Dumps pose lung dangers to nearby residents

| 25/05/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Scientists have published the results of a five-year study, which found that people living within a three-mile radius of a landfill are at higher risk of being admitted to hospital or dying from lung disease and that children are particularly vulnerable. The study found gasses emitted by rotting rubbish are increasing the risk of […]

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Local men walk free in bar brawl case

Local men walk free in bar brawl case

| 25/05/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Two men from North Side walked away from court free men Wednesday after they were found not guilty of grievous bodily harm in relation to a bar brawl last year in which the victim lost an eye. Eatton Brown (23) and Odain Ebanks (21) were acquitted after more than a week-long trial in which […]

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CUC cleared for base rate increase on bills

CUC cleared for base rate increase on bills

| 25/05/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Electricity bills will be going up next month on Grand Cayman after the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) approved a base rate hike of 0.1%. CUC customers can expect to see an increase of a few cents on their monthly bills, officials said in a release confirming the price increase. The energy charge component on […]

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Travel agent acquitted of all charges

Travel agent acquitted of all charges

| 24/05/2016 | 46 Comments

(CNS): A former travel agent who faced 29 counts of deception after more than two dozen people bought flights from her but were unable to travel because she didn’t pay the ticket bill has been found not guilty of all charges. It took a jury of four women and two men just a few hours […]

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Howell bags chief’s job at home affairs

Howell bags chief’s job at home affairs

| 24/05/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Veteran civil servant Wesley Howell has secured the post of chief officer in the Ministry of Home Affairs, one of the most senior positions in the Cayman Islands civil service, officials said Tuesday. Currently the deputy chief officer in that ministry, Howell will take up the post on 1 July when the current CO, […]

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Year countdown begins on historic elections

Year countdown begins on historic elections

| 24/05/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The first general elections to be held in Cayman under the ‘one man, one vote’ system in 19 single member constituencies is scheduled to take place exactly one year from today. Provided that the current PPM government can retain its very narrow majority, the date of the next national ballot is set for Wednesday, […]

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Suspect charged after 1000+ indecent images found

Suspect charged after 1000+ indecent images found

| 24/05/2016

(CNS): A 25-year-old Jamaican man has been remanded in custody to HMP Northward after he appeared in court Monday charged with possessing thousands of pornographic images of children and distributing images online. Trevorne Daley was arrested following an enquiry triggered by the US authorities when he befriended a boy on Facebook last December and began messaging […]

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UK cop reveals weakness in Bridger probe

UK cop reveals weakness in Bridger probe

| 24/05/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A British police officer who was part of the controversial internal police enquiry, Operation Tempura, has revealed that an investigation of its lead officer, Martin Bridger, which held up an FOI request for years, was nothing more than a “scoping exercise”. After Bridger filed a number of complaints about how Tempura was handled and […]

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Ex minister says ‘Trash ain’t treasure’

Ex minister says ‘Trash ain’t treasure’

| 24/05/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Given the economies of scale, it is very difficult to generate a profit from recycling in Cayman but it is an essential part of addressing the growing waste problem and government needs to make the necessary investment, according to Former Cabinet minister Rolston Anglin, who is co-owner of Junk, a recycling business. He said […]

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Officials begin long road to new disability centre

Officials begin long road to new disability centre

| 24/05/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Following Cabinet’s approval of the case to build a new training facility for adults with disabilities to replace the Sunrise Centre facility, a steering committee has been formed to begin the long process towards making it a reality. Education Minister Tara Rivers said there was a need for a new purpose-built facility because the […]

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CTF relaunches green turtle release

CTF relaunches green turtle release

| 23/05/2016 | 17 Comments

(CNS): After suspending it turtle release programme for several seasons because of problems with disease and other husbandry issues at the facility, the Cayman Turtle Farm released 15 yearling green sea turtles on Saturday off Barkers Beach in West Bay. Officials said CTF had “satisfied itself through extensive testing and available scientific data” that releasing […]

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