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Archive for February 26th, 2015

Grouper filmed hunting and feeding on lionfish

Grouper filmed hunting and feeding on lionfish

| 26/02/2015 | 11 Comments
(CNS): A Nassau Grouper has been caught on film hunting, killing and eating a lionfish off the coast of Little Cayman in what is believed to be the first video footage of the predator helping itself to the invasive species. The video was recorded by Jim Hart, co-founder and executive director of Lio [...]

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Retail bank cutting local jobs

Retail bank cutting local jobs

| 26/02/2015
(CNS Business): Workers at the Airport branch of Scotiabank have become the latest victims in the financial services sector to face job losses. Officials from the bank said the branch is being closed in order to consolidate it with the new office in South Sound. As a result there will be job cuts bu [...]

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Team Cayman in good shape for regional swimming games

Team Cayman in good shape for regional swimming games

| 26/02/2015 | 2 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association is sending 21 young swimmers to Barbados in April to compete in the XXX 2015 CARIFTA Swimming Championships. Bailey Weathers, CIASA’s Technical Director, said it has already been an exciting season for many local swimmers. “We have seen an [...]

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Protected areas first goal with advent of NCL

Protected areas first goal with advent of NCL

| 26/02/2015 | 2 Comments
(CNS): Selecting the terrestrial areas to be designated as protected habitat will be one of the first things on the agenda for the Department of Environment once the National Conservation Law is fully implemented. The passage of the legislation took more than a decade to achieve and its implementati [...]

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Washington DC legalises ganja in defiance of congress

Washington DC legalises ganja in defiance of congress

| 26/02/2015 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Following in the footsteps of Alaska, Colorado and Washington state, Washington DC has legalized the possession of small amounts of ganja, despite warnings from Congress. Under the noses of the country’s politicians, the district has defied federal legislators and gone with voice of the peo [...]

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Inmate access troubles raised by lawyers

| 26/02/2015 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Local defence attorneys have raised concerns that access to their clients being held on remand is getting tougher. A combination of video link appearances, prison troubles and the mounting number of legal aid clients charged with criminal offences is making consultations more difficult to sch [...]

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Cops missing 582 fugitives

Cops missing 582 fugitives

| 26/02/2015 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Almost six hundred people are wanted by the local police service for a catalogue of crimes, from violence to driving with defective lights, if the results of a freedom of information request are accurate. Police have confirmed that they have 582 outstanding warrants that go back fifteen years [...]

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