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Victims of drug cartel lose refugee court fight

Victims of drug cartel lose refugee court fight

| 29/03/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): A family that was targeted and tortured by a violent Mexican drug cartel and is seeking political asylum in the Cayman Islands lost their fight in the Grand Court Tuesday after a judge dismissed a judicial review application. He found the Immigration Appeals Tribunal had not made any error in [...]

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Nomination Day to deliver political surprises

Nomination Day to deliver political surprises

| 29/03/2017
(CNS Elections): As the Progressives keep their line-up for the May 2017 election campaign under wraps until the eleventh hour, the Cayman Democratic Party re-jigs its George Town team and a few more independents limber up to declare, Nomination Day could throw a few political curve balls as strateg [...]

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Guilty cop walks free in assault case

Guilty cop walks free in assault case

| 28/03/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): A senior police constable who was found guilty of assault causing actual bodily harm on a suspect following an arrest walked away from court on Tuesday without any sanction and was handed an unconditional discharge for his crime. Although Michael Peart was found to have beaten the man arreste [...]

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West Bay murder suspect to face trial

West Bay murder suspect to face trial

| 28/03/2017
(CNS): William Ian Rivers, who is charged with the murder of Mark Travis ‘Hubba’ Seymour (39) following a shooting at Super C’s on Watercourse Road in January, will face trial in July. Rivers (38), from West Bay, has not yet answered the charges of murder and possession of an unlicensed firear [...]

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CIG challenged by PR backlog

CIG challenged by PR backlog

| 28/03/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Officials from immigration said they will decide permanent residency applications within 30 days of receiving final submissions from applicants and will begin with the oldest first. But government has admitted that it has not yet completed its “plan” that will allow what will be a [...]

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Tibbetts retires from politics while Eden sticks with it

Tibbetts retires from politics while Eden sticks with it

| 28/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Speculation over the future of two of the Legislative Assembly’s veteran MLAs was settled last night when Kurt Tibbetts confirmed his retirement from politics after 25 years in office, while Anthony Eden revealed he was going to seek another term and would be running for re-electi [...]

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Premier pulls lawyers law as time runs out

Premier pulls lawyers law as time runs out

| 28/03/2017 | 16 Comments
(CNS): With so much controversy still surrounding the Legal Practitioners Bill, despite efforts by government to seek agreement with the opposition benches, the premier pulled the proposed bill Monday, the last sitting of the Legislative Assembly before it is dissolved by the governor today, Tuesday [...]

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Police seek witnesses to road-rage assault

Police seek witnesses to road-rage assault

| 28/03/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The police are asking anyone who may have seen a road-rage assault on the West Bay Road Sunday evening to contact them. According to the RCIPS, a woman driver was allegedly dragged from her vehicle by the male driver of another car, whom she did not know, and was then assaulted at a West Ba [...]

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PPM government delivered, says premier

PPM government delivered, says premier

| 27/03/2017 | 87 Comments
(CNS): On the eve of the end of this administration Premier Alden McLaughlin took the opportunity Monday to boast to his legislative colleagues about what he said were the achievements of his government. The Progressive leader said his government had delivered on promises made in the 2013 manifesto, [...]

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Connolly not running for re-election

Connolly not running for re-election

| 27/03/2017 | 67 Comments
(CNS): Winston Connolly has revealed that he will not be running for re-election. The independent member won a seat in George Town in the 2013 election on the Coalition for Cayman ticket and served for a while on the government backbenches as a councillor in the education ministry before following A [...]

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Chopper could have crashed in kite entanglement

Chopper could have crashed in kite entanglement

| 27/03/2017 | 13 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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