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Jamaica rolls out new state of emergency over crime

Jamaica rolls out new state of emergency over crime

| 07/12/2022 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has rolled out a state of emergency in several parishes and police divisions, including in tourist areas, in response to the escalating violent crime in parts of the country. Holness made the announcement during a press briefing on Tuesday, according to a release from the Jamaican government. “My job […]

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Customs urges importers to supply invoices

Customs urges importers to supply invoices

| 07/12/2022 | 15 Comments

(CNS): As Customs and Border Control gears up to deal with tens of thousands of seasonal imports, officials are urging people to get all of their documentation right and follow the proper process in order to get their Christmas packages on time. With over 22,000 individual imports recorded for the month of November already, the […]

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Revenue rolls in but public spending set to increase

Revenue rolls in but public spending set to increase

| 07/12/2022 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The government headed into the final quarter of this year with a healthy and better than expected surplus, but while revenue is still rolling in, expenditure is now rising. As government entities make a final push to meet planned objectives for 2022, the current surplus is likely to be “significantly reduced” over the last […]

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Saunders points finger at locals over sham marriages

Saunders points finger at locals over sham marriages

| 07/12/2022 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Border Control Minister Chris Saunders has said that Caymanians should recognise the value of their birthright and stop entering into marriages of convenience, as they are not only criminal but an immoral practice. He said this practice is making a mockery of marriage, which is the traditional foundation of family life in Cayman. According […]

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Robbery suspect arrested after gas station stick-up

Robbery suspect arrested after gas station stick-up

| 06/12/2022

(CNS): A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after a gas-station stick-up Wednesday during which one of the masked men left behind what turned out to be an imitation gun. The robbery happened at the gas station on Hell Road in West Bay at about 8:45pm. Two masked men, one carrying what […]

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Landowners gift 34 acres of land to rehab farm

Landowners gift 34 acres of land to rehab farm

| 06/12/2022 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The future of Beacon Farms in North Side, which combines sustainable food production with the rehabilitation of recovering addicts, is now secure as the land on which the farm was established has been donated to the Beacon of Hope Foundation, the Cayman-registered non-profit that runs the facility. The farm is already gaining a reputation […]

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Beauty queen claims she was victim in assault case

Beauty queen claims she was victim in assault case

| 06/12/2022

(CNS): The Miss Cayman Islands Universe title holder denied assaulting her ex-boyfriend’s father when she appeared in court on Monday. Tiffany Conolly (24), from West Bay, who faces several charges of assault and damage to property, claimed she was the victim during a chaotic night in October last year when she went to the home […]

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Patient dies amid speculation of local COVID spike

Patient dies amid speculation of local COVID spike

| 06/12/2022 | 44 Comments

(CNS): On Saturday, 3 December, the Health Services Authority reported one COVID-related death in a patient with severe comorbidity, bringing the local death toll in relation to the virus to 37. The news of the latest loss of life comes against significant anecdotal evidence that COVID-19 is spiking in the community, with many people at […]

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Public service faces new rules for election campaigns

Public service faces new rules for election campaigns

| 06/12/2022 | 22 Comments

(CNS): An administrative circular has been issued to all public servants setting out the rules regarding their work and decision-making during the “Period of Election Sensitivity”. Public sector workers have been given guidance on how issues such as negotiations, consultations and the use of government resources for political purposes should be handled from Nomination Day […]

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NAU clients to get $150 Christmas bonus

NAU clients to get $150 Christmas bonus

| 05/12/2022 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Anyone receiving the government’s permanent financial assistance through the Needs Assessment Unit will get an extra $150 on top of their monthly payment in December for additional support during the holiday period. André Ebanks, the minister responsible for social development, said, “Our government recognises that there are many vulnerable persons in our community who […]

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Cops begin Christmas crime, crashes crackdown

Cops begin Christmas crime, crashes crackdown

| 05/12/2022 | 71 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS annual Christmas crackdown on crime and road collisions is underway, which means more cops on the beat and more road checks. During Operation Winter Guardian, which started Thursday, there will be an increase in community foot patrols, high visibility mobile patrols and intensified road enforcement operations, supported by road safety education and […]

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