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EU blacklist of tax havens coming within six months

EU blacklist of tax havens coming within six months

| 03/05/2016

(CNS Business): A European-wide blacklist of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions is definitely coming and will be announced within six months, according to EU officials. Member of European Parliament (MEP) Jeppe Kofod, who is part of the TAXE2 Committee that a delegation from Cayman recently appeared before, confirmed to CNS Business that an EU blacklist for non-cooperative […]

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Judge ponders murder tariff for Butler

Judge ponders murder tariff for Butler

| 03/05/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): A Grand Court judge will deliver the first ever tariff for a murder case in the Cayman Islands on Friday when he decides the fate of Tamara Butler, who was convicted in March of killing her six-year-old daughter, Bethany, in October 2014. Justice Alastair Malcolm heard submissions Tuesday from both Director of Public Prosecutions […]

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Stealing food out of necessity not a crime, Italian high court rules

Stealing food out of necessity not a crime, Italian high court rules

| 04/05/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A homeless man who was sentenced in 2013 to six months in jail and fined around €100 fine (US$115) for stealing €4.07 (US$4.50) worth of cheese and sausage from a supermarket in Genoa, Italy, has seen his conviction overturned after a court rule that taking food out of necessity is not a crime. The […]

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Sediment destroyed reefs in Miami during dredging

Sediment destroyed reefs in Miami during dredging

| 03/05/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Over 80% of coral reefs near to the area of large-scale dredging at Miami’s port were damaged by sediment, despite a plan by the Army Corps of Engineers to minimise the damage, a new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has found. The revelation will fuel fears in Cayman that the planned […]

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Officials removed from Anti-Corruption Commission

Officials removed from Anti-Corruption Commission

| 03/05/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): An amendment to the Anti-Corruption Law, which passed unopposed through a second reading in the Legislative Assembly Monday, has removed the police commissioner, the auditor general and the complaints commissioner from the Anti-Corruption Commission, paving the way for the five-member panel to be made up of retired judges, lawyers, police officers, justices of the […]

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NS man arrested for attempted murder

NS man arrested for attempted murder

| 03/05/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 23-year-old man from North Side has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a stabbing incident on Wednesday, 20 April, on Lariat Road. Police said the suspect is currently in police custody, while the 36-year-old male victim is still in hospital in critical but stable condition and is due to […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Casanova

Golden Spoons Review: Casanova

| 03/05/2016

(CNS Foodie): Casanova is considered one of the best restaurants in Cayman. It is situated right on the waterfront in George Town, and if it’s ambiance you are after, you will not be disappointed. We had a very pleasant young man as our server. When he came to the table, he enthusiastically recommended the specials […]

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Shedden Road fuel spill date remains mystery

Shedden Road fuel spill date remains mystery

| 03/05/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Water Authority do not know how long ago the fuel spill in George Town, which has contaminated the water supply to at least one customer and impacted local ground water, seeped into the land. The pollution was discovered behind the Rubis gas station on Shedden Road on 15 April by the […]

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Police civilian staff arrested for theft

Police civilian staff arrested for theft

| 03/05/2016

(CNS): Two civilian employees of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service have been arrested on suspicion of theft. The staff members, who are understood to work in the Financial Administration Unit handling accounts receivable/payable, are both women, aged 37 and 41. They were arrested on 31 March and 1 April but the police had not volunteered […]

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Man killed by own truck in tragic accident

Man killed by own truck in tragic accident

| 03/05/2016 | 14 Comments

(CNS) Updated Tuesday: The man who died in Bodden Town yesterday evening had been pinned between his truck and a palm tree in his yard after the truck had shifted into gear while he was working on it, police have said. The victim was Luis Rhoden (69) of Bodden Town. Following the accident, which happened […]

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$11 thieves caught on Brac store’s CCTV

$11 thieves caught on Brac store’s CCTV

| 02/05/2016 | 33 Comments

(CNS) Updated with CCTV footage: Burglars who broke into a shop on Cayman Brac in the early hours of Saturday morning stole around $11 in coins. Police said the two thieves, who both had their heads, arms and hands covered, entered the premises from the rear of Tibbetts Enterprises in Cotton Tree Bay at around […]

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