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St Kitts and Nevis moves towards decriminalising ganja

St Kitts and Nevis moves towards decriminalising ganja

| 21/02/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The government of the Caribbean country St Kitts and Nevis has announced plans to create a framework for the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes and the decriminalisation of small amounts of the drug for recreational use. The move comes after government largely accepted the findings of a national commission on the use of ganja […]

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Premier announces holiday for royal visit

Premier announces holiday for royal visit

| 21/02/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has declared that Thursday, 28 March 2019, will be a public holiday in honor of the royal visit to the Cayman Islands by Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla. Describing the anticipated arrival of the royal couple next month as a the most important highlight among many for 2019, McLaughlin said the coming […]

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Police rescue dogs stuck down a well

Police rescue dogs stuck down a well

| 21/02/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Two dogs may have been stuck down an uncovered well in West Bay for two and half days before they were rescued by Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers Tuesday morning. The dogs, which had been missing since Saturday night, were found stranded at the bottom of the well in the Shores area of […]

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Underwater scooter seized cops seek owner

Underwater scooter seized cops seek owner

| 21/02/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is looking for the owner of an orange underwater scooter recovered during a search of a house in George Town earlier this week that is believed to have been stolen. Detectives conducting the investigation say that if anyone recognises the scooter and wants to look at it in person, […]

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Octogenarian’s ability to face charges in question

Octogenarian’s ability to face charges in question

| 21/02/2019

(CNS): The ability of an 84-year-old man who is accused of trying to kill his wife to answer the charges and stand trial is in question. William Glasgow is facing one count of attempted murder following an incident last summer at the couple’s home in Tropical Gardens, George Town, where prosecutors say he attacked his […]

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Pampered pooches get chance at forever home

Pampered pooches get chance at forever home

| 21/02/2019

(CNS Local Life): A recently opened dog daycare has teamed up with the Cayman Islands Humane Society to give shelter dogs a “staycation” and an opportunity to get adopted into a permanent home. Claudia Pilat, co-owner of Cay 9 Resort and Spa, said the programme offers one dog a week a “platinum spa package” which […]

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Inquiry underway into simultaneous car fires

Inquiry underway into simultaneous car fires

| 20/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two car fires that happened at around 11:00pm in Windsor Park, George Town, on Tuesday night are now under investigation, but officials have not yet said whether they believe the vehicles were deliberately set alight. Fire fighters and police officers responded to one blaze at an address on Theresa Drive, where a grey Honda Civic was […]

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Police make gambling and ganja arrests in BT

Police make gambling and ganja arrests in BT

| 20/02/2019

(CNS): A 48-year-old man from Bodden Town is currently in police custody after he was arrested Tuesday for ganja and gambling offences. A second 42-year-old-man who was arrested over an illegal lottery ticket has been bailed. At around 5:40pm on 19 February, officers on patrol in Cumber Avenue stopped a man who had raised their suspicions. […]

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Miller gives his backing to civil unions

Miller gives his backing to civil unions

| 20/02/2019 | 76 Comments

(CNS): Ezzard Miller has given his support to the introduction of civil unions, offering the same legal rights as married couples to same-sex couples as well as opposite-sex couples in common-law relationships. Speaking for himself and not the official opposition group, he said he still does not support marriage equality but said “in my personal […]

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Cruise ship passenger denies gun charges

Cruise ship passenger denies gun charges

| 20/02/2019

(CNS): Carol Ann McNeill Skorupan (67), a cruise ship passenger who was visiting Cayman from Wisconsin, has denied two charges relating to the possession of an unlicensed gun and ammunition. The American woman was arrested and charged earlier this month at Owen Roberts International Airport, where she had gone to collect luggage that had been shipped […]

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Prison rehab pilot project expanding

Prison rehab pilot project expanding

| 20/02/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): A third prisoner from HMP Northward who is coming to the end of his sentence has joined the Department of Environmental Health’s garbage collection team as part of a joint project of the DEH and HM Cayman Islands Prison Service to place inmates in jobs. Last year the two agencies signed a memorandum of understanding […]

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