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Tertiary healthcare spending already over $24M

Tertiary healthcare spending already over $24M

| 15/08/2022 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Government’s spending on healthcare for people who are uninsured or under-insured is already more than CI$13.9 million over budget and there are still six more months of the year to go. The line item in the annual budget known as NGS55, the allocation of spending on tertiary healthcare at both local and overseas hospitals, […]

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Alarming number of speeders on local roads

Alarming number of speeders on local roads

| 15/08/2022 | 72 Comments

(CNS): As Cayman marks the grim milestone of a dozen road deaths this year, the police are appealing to drivers to slow down and stop drinking. The RCIPS is urging motorists to engage in safe driving over weekends and in bad weather, as the number of fatal collisions this year climbs. Aleiny Reve Villegas (20) […]

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300lbs ganja seized in Bodden Town, 4 men charged

300lbs ganja seized in Bodden Town, 4 men charged

| 12/08/2022

(CNS): During a drug raid at three different premises in Bodden Town on Tuesday, police officers seized over 300lbs of ganja and have now charged four men for drug-related offences. The RCIPS said that during a proactive operation under the Misuse of Drugs Act, in addition to the ganja, they seized drug utensils and a […]

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COVID-19 detection rate falls by further 25%

COVID-19 detection rate falls by further 25%

| 12/08/2022 | 42 Comments

(CNS): COVID-19 case detection and testing continued to decline in the Cayman Islands over the last week, according to the Public Health Department. Testing fell by 22%, continuing the significant decline over the last few weeks, and just 240 cases were officially reported to PHD, pushing the detection rate down by 25%. Meanwhile, the genomic […]

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CBC deports illegal Jamaican fugitives

CBC deports illegal Jamaican fugitives

| 12/08/2022 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Four Jamaican nationals have been deported, including Neville Peter Butler, who is wanted by the Jamaican authorities on suspicion of murder. Ravan L. George, who is also wanted in Jamaica for serious offences, and two of their associates, one of whom landed in the Cayman Islands illegally, have also been sent home. All four […]

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Driver arrested over fatal George Town crash

Driver arrested over fatal George Town crash

| 12/08/2022

(CNS): A 39-year-old woman from the Dominican Republic who is living in George Town has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in relation to the fatal collision in which Cuban national Aleiny Reve Villegas (20) was killed. The woman was also injured when the white Honda she was driving crashed into […]

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Pageant committee ‘reviewing’ new queen’s criminal case

Pageant committee ‘reviewing’ new queen’s criminal case

| 12/08/2022 | 165 Comments

(CNS): The situation surrounding the six criminal charges against the new Miss Cayman Universe, Tiffany Conolly (24) from West Bay, is under review, the pageant committee said in a very short statement Thursday. The committee claimed that Conolly met the “established eligibility requirements” to enter the contest and was accepted, even though it appears she […]

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Property and financial sectors keep CIG in the black

Property and financial sectors keep CIG in the black

| 11/08/2022 | 98 Comments

(CNS): The coercive revenue that government has collected so far this year from property sales and the financial sector is keeping the government coffers full and the books in the black despite a significant increase in public spending over the last six months. Government has spent over $50 million more than forecast in the budget […]

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Cops find stolen shotgun in Spotts

Cops find stolen shotgun in Spotts

| 11/08/2022 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A Remington shotgun and three cartridge cases that were stolen from the home of a licensed gun owner in North Side last month have been found in Spotts. The RCIPS said that as part of their investigation officers had conducted a search in public land off Shamrock Road on Tuesday, where they came across […]

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Police seek driver who may have seen fatal crash

Police seek driver who may have seen fatal crash

| 11/08/2022 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Police are asking the driver of a small sedan who was the first on the scene of a fatal road smash early Monday morning in George Town to come forward as they believe he may have seen what happened. The collision in which Aleiny Reve Villegas (20) was killed took place around 3:40am on […]

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Dozens of baby turtles lost due to bad lighting

Dozens of baby turtles lost due to bad lighting

| 10/08/2022 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Around two dozen turtle hatchlings died last week because the nest from which they hatched was close to condos along Seven Mile Beach that did not have turtle-friendly lighting. As a result, the Department of Environment is once again urging people who own beachfront property near critical nesting habitat to contact them for help […]

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