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GM mozzies to be released in West Bay

GM mozzies to be released in West Bay

| 05/05/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Mosquito Research and Control Unit, in partnership with the UK-based firm Oxitec, will be releasing genetically engineered male mosquitoes across Grand Cayman in a new initiative to try and suppress the population of the Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that spreads a number of viruses. Following controversial trials here and in Florida, […]

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Stabbing outside George Town bar

Stabbing outside George Town bar

| 05/05/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A 30-year-old man was stabbed multiple times early this morning outside a bar in George Town. Police said that just before 3am on 5 May, a 911 call was made to report a stabbing in the car park of Bananas Bar in Dolphin Centre on Eastern Avenue. The victim was taken in a private […]

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Pole fire cuts power to customers in George Town

Pole fire cuts power to customers in George Town

| 05/05/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A number of customers in and around the capital were without power Thursday afternoon following a CUC pole fire. Officials have not yet stated the location of the fire but said that it was impacting customers in the Smith Road and Windsor Park areas of George Town. CUC Crews were said to be out […]

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Three men unscathed after boat capsizes in rough seas

Three men unscathed after boat capsizes in rough seas

| 05/05/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit was called out to a boating incident on Wednesday evening, in which three men avoided any serious consequences after their boat overturned in the waters off Seven Mile Beach. But the police noted that the men had no life jackets and they had not alerted the Port Authority that […]

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Police find church car after tipoff

Police find church car after tipoff

| 05/05/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has located the SUV stolen from Agape Church thanks to a tip from a member of the public, a police spokesperson said. The white and beige 2005 Ford Expedition, which was stolen from outside the church last Saturday, was recovered this morning in West Bay, police said. The thieves also broke into […]

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Cyclist mugged on Walkers Rd

Cyclist mugged on Walkers Rd

| 05/05/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A man riding a bicycle on Walkers Road, George Town, Wednesday night was robbed by three men, who stole his phone and some cash. Police said that just before 11pm, the victim was riding his bike near the Cayman Academy when he was accosted and threatened by the three robbers, who demanded his valuables. Two […]

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Warm weather and new customers boost CUC profit

Warm weather and new customers boost CUC profit

| 04/05/2016

(CNS Business): Both the weather and an increase in customers helped to drive profits up for Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) in the first quarter of this year, despite increased depreciation, maintenance and amortization costs, according to results released by the power provider on Grand Cayman. The firm also claimed that it had a 99.9% reliability […]

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CIG tries again to make ethics bill work

CIG tries again to make ethics bill work

| 04/05/2016 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Amendments were made Monday to the much-anticipated Standards in Public Life Bill, which was passed almost two years ago but never implemented because of opposition from people serving on government boards over the requirements of the law. The revised legislation passed through the Legislative Assembly with unanimous support on its second reading but there […]

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Thieves make off with church safe, laptop and SUV

Thieves make off with church safe, laptop and SUV

| 04/05/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the hunt for a white and beige 2005 Ford Expedition, registration number 106 642, which was stolen from outside the Agape Church during a burglary at the weekend. Police said they responded to the break-in report on Saturday morning at around 5am at the church on Fairbanks Road. The thieves entered the […]

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Travellers urged to guard against yellow fever

Travellers urged to guard against yellow fever

| 04/05/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): With the emergence of a yellow fever outbreak in Africa and parts of Asia, public health officials here are urging travelers to take precautions as the disease is spread by the usual culprit, the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The mosquito, which is hard to control because it lives and breeds close to humans in dense […]

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FIFA seeks lifetime football ban for Webb

FIFA seeks lifetime football ban for Webb

| 04/05/2016 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s fallen football hero, Jeffrey Webb, is facing a lifetime ban from the sport as FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, opened formal proceedings against him this week. The ethics case is based on the final report of the investigatory chamber, which recommends that Webb, a former president of […]

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