Archive for January, 2015

Murder suspect remanded to HMP Northward

Murder suspect remanded to HMP Northward

| 30/01/2015
(CNS): The 22-year-old West Bay man charged with the murder of Victor Oliver Yates and possession of an unlicensed firearm appeared in Summary Court on Friday and was remanded in custody until 13 February. Justin Manderson said very little during the brief appearance in the court as his case was for [...]

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Cops to revisit murder scene

Cops to revisit murder scene

| 30/01/2015 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Detectives from the West Bay Police Station will be conducting a walk-through this evening of the scene where David Ebanks was shot dead last Friday night. An RCIPS spokesperson said officers will be visiting the Kelly’s Bar area on Birch Tree Hill Road at 10pm and will be there until midn [...]

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Government building closed due to fire

Government building closed due to fire

| 30/01/2015 | 12 Comments
(CNS) Update: Officials say the cause of a small fire at the Government Office Administration Building (GOAB) on Elgin Avenue this morning was an electrical “arc” on one of the Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) units that support CIG’s information technology infrastructure within the buildi [...]

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Ganja possession clogging up the system

Ganja possession clogging up the system

| 30/01/2015 | 39 Comments
(CNS): The commissioner of police has said that he wants to see the decriminalisation of the consumption and personal possession of small amounts of ganja because it is clogging up the system, and that as Jamaica begins moves to not only legalise its use for medicinal, therapeutic and religious pur [...]

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Ritz tops permit holder list

Ritz tops permit holder list

| 30/01/2015 | 37 Comments
(CNS): As the unemployment rate among locals grows in the face of increasing work permit grants, statistics from the immigration department have revealed the top ten employers holding the most permits in Cayman and employing the most overseas workers. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman has taken the top [...]

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US-Brac-Cuba flights to start this summer

US-Brac-Cuba flights to start this summer

| 30/01/2015 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The upgrades to the airport on Cayman Brac enables it to handle international flights and Cayman Airways is already in the process of securing the necessary certification to introduce new flights to and from the US and Holguin in Eastern Cuba, Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell told his constit [...]

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Homophobia following path of racism and misogyny

Homophobia following path of racism and misogyny

| 29/01/2015 | 7 Comments
(CNS) In the last of its current series of public lectures on gender and LGBT equality, the Truman Bodden Law School will be returning to the controversial subject of homophobia tonight. From burning at the stake to being welcomed in the church, Dr Leonardo J Raznovich believes discrimination agains [...]

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Webb presses on with goal of Caribbean league

Webb presses on with goal of Caribbean league

| 29/01/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) President Jeffrey Webb has been pressing ahead with plans for a regional league to help develop Caribbean football. At a recent meeting officials discussed the initial Caribbean Professional League viabi [...]

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Health heroes on show at library exhibition

Health heroes on show at library exhibition

| 29/01/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Following the celebrations on National Heroes Day this week, when pioneers, veterans and current members of the health profession were honoured, the library is hosting an exhibition of photographs and artefacts that tell the story of the development of health services in the Cayman Islands. O [...]

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Teen player secures apprenticeship with English club

Teen player secures apprenticeship with English club

| 29/01/2015 | 6 Comments
(Grasspiece): Sixteen-year-old Sebastian Martinez is making local football history as the first young Caymanian to receive a two-year apprenticeship contract, starting this summer with professional football club Swindon Town FC in England. Martinez has been with the League One club’s prestigious Y [...]

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Red Cross makes a difference despite financial struggles

Red Cross makes a difference despite financial struggles

| 29/01/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Despite a difficult year financially for Cayman Islands Red Cross, officials revealed during its annual celebration of volunteers that the charity had achieved some significant accomplishments in 2014. From the training of well over a thousand people in basic first aid to assist families in n [...]

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