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Cops release photo of machete robber

Cops release photo of machete robber

| 24/04/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The police are asking the public to help them identify the machete robber who was caught on CCTV during the latest liquor store hold-up last night. Detectives believe the man caught on camera may have been responsible for an armed robbery at Blackbeard’s in Grand Harbour Thursday, another booze store heist on Tuesday night […]

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Speaker takes on Mac’s conspiracy motion

Speaker takes on Mac’s conspiracy motion

| 24/04/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has mounted the first of what could be a number of hurdles to his controversial conspiracy motion being debated by the country’s parliament. The speaker has confirmed that she has accepted McKeeva Bush’s motion calling for an internal enquiry surrounding his arrest and subsequent trial ,which he says was a conspiracy […]

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DoE officers get power to protect

DoE officers get power to protect

| 23/04/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): With the commencement on Earth Day (Wednesday 22 April) of the bulk of the National Conservation Law, important local flora and fauna across the Cayman Islands are now, finally, after years of waiting, lawfully protected. Species like the banana orchid, the country’s national flower, and the silver thatch palm, its national tree, have protection under […]

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Dart denies interest in EE fuel project

Dart denies interest in EE fuel project

| 22/04/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Dart Group has denied having any connection to the correspondence or actions of one of its managers in connection with a proposed fuel storage and transfer terminal project in East End. Following a CNS report Wednesday on the proceedings in the Legislative Assembly relating to Navasota’s proposal, Dart issued a statement making it […]

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Fuel prices to be pulled in check

Fuel prices to be pulled in check

| 21/04/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader’s proposals for much closer scrutiny of the prices that the oil importers are charging to find out if they are exploiting the country or not was rejected by government Friday. However, Planning Minister Kurt Tibbetts said a newly proposed public utilities commission will have the power to check and order the fuel […]

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Man’s body found on GT highway

Man’s body found on GT highway

| 23/04/2015 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has now confirmed that the body found on the Linford Pierson Highway early this morning is that of Donnie Ray Connor (59) from George Town. Police and the emergency medical services were alerted by a member of the public who discovered the body on the George Town Road at about 4-30 am and police have […]

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Machete wielding robber strikes at booze shop

Machete wielding robber strikes at booze shop

| 22/04/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A masked man armed with a machete escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash Tuesday night after robbing the Tortuga Liquor Store at the Strand on the West Bay Road, police revealed Wednesday. An RCIPS spokesperson said that around 9:20 yesterday evening (21 April) the man entered the liquor store and demanded cash from the […]

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Kurt takes aim at Dart exec’s dealings

Kurt takes aim at Dart exec’s dealings

| 22/04/2015 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Planning Minister Kurt Tibbetts has said government will not be dealing with one of Dart Realty (Cayman)’s executive officers when it comes to any future developments on a proposed new oil storage facility being explored by Texas-based oil firm, Navasota. Tibbetts read correspondence to the Legislative Assembly Friday which showed that Chris Pope, the purchasing and logistics manager for Dart […]

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Insurance firm agrees to cover medical bills

Insurance firm agrees to cover medical bills

| 22/04/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A local insurance firm has confirmed that it will be covering the medical bills of a man who was stabbed by a security guard and needed hospital treatment for very serious injuries. Jose Sanchez almost died when Kenroy Rowe stabbed him close to the heart during an altercation outside a George Town bar last year. […]

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West Bay men deny having gun following car crash

West Bay men deny having gun following car crash

| 21/04/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two 21-year-old men from the district of West Bay pleaded not guilty on Friday to two counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm. The charges relate to an automatic pistol and three rounds of ammunition that prosecutors claim was in the possession of both Austin Jackson and Jordan Manderson when they were arrested following […]

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JP regulations finally ready

JP regulations finally ready

| 21/04/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): More than five years after government first committed to address the issue of better regulation and training for justices of the peace, the deputy governor tabled the revised regulations for the regime Friday in the Legislative Assembly. Following the passage of amendments to the summary jurisdiction law last year, he said, the new regulations, which […]

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Robbers open fire on couple

Robbers open fire on couple

| 21/04/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Two local business owners escaped injury  after they were accosted and shot at by would-be robbers when they arrived at their Prospect home Monday night. Police said they received the report of an attempted robbery and the gunshot being fired at 10:13 last night (20 April). The couple were reportedly approached by masked armed […]

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Crown won’t fight immigration battle

Crown won’t fight immigration battle

| 21/04/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): A legal challenge mounted by a number of local finance firms to the release of work permit data under the freedom of information law will not be opposed. The FOI request for the details of work permits held by hundreds of local firms was made by a number of private individuals and a local […]

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Jamaican university plants first legal ganja tree

Jamaican university plants first legal ganja tree

| 21/04/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The University of the West Indies (UWI) has planted a ganja plant in the Agora Gardens at the Faculty of Medical Sciences Teaching and Research. As the country takes its first step towards becoming the region’s prime producer of medical marijuana, following the recent legislation changes, the UWI is securing its position as the pioneer […]

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Second ‘open’ verdict delivered in hanging case

Second ‘open’ verdict delivered in hanging case

| 21/04/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A jury has once again delivered an open verdict in a case that police had concluded was a suicide. Despite a cold case review of the previously bungled police probe, which also indicated suicide, the panel were still not certain that 43-year-old Lija Godenzi had killed herself. Godenzi was found hanging from her bedroom door […]

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