Archive for March 16th, 2015

Comic caper causes social media backlash

Comic caper causes social media backlash

| 16/03/2015 | 186 Comments

(CNS): A cartoon published in Cayman’s local daily newspaper on Monday caused a significant stir on social media when the joke appeared to backfire. Caymanian job seekers and many others took offence to the comic caper by the cartoonist ‘Caymanman’, a.k.a. the local entertainer Barefoot Man, and began calling for a boycott of the Cayman […]

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Secret police probe blocks Tempura report release

Secret police probe blocks Tempura report release

| 16/03/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Information Commissioner’s Office has been asked to once again re-assess a decision that a controversial report regarding a complaint about the internal police investigation, Operation Tempura, be released to the public. In the latest round in the ongoing legal fight by the governor’s office to keep this document secret, a judge has ruled that, […]

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Government preparing another tyre tender

Government preparing another tyre tender

| 16/03/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health is preparing another public tender to get rid of the massive pile of used tyres at the George Town dump. This will be the fifth attempt to find someone willing to process and remove the tyres as promptly as possible. Developers behind the proposed $360 million Ironwood community and […]

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Dillon ‘dangerous’ say defence lawyers

Dillon ‘dangerous’ say defence lawyers

| 16/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Attorneys representing the men charged with the 2012 daylight robbery of Cayman National Bank all warned the jury that the crown’s witness, Marlon Dillon, was dangerous and they could not convict their clients based on his ever-changing evidence. As each lawyer tore into Dillon’s testimony, upon which the crown has based its case, they urged […]

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DG defends Cuban policy

DG defends Cuban policy

| 16/03/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has defended the government policy on handling the arrivals of Cuban migrants, saying that it saves lives. He also pointed out that if the Cayman Islands continues to support illegal immigration and people smuggling we will be added to a black list by the UN.

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Cuban migrants drank sea water

Cuban migrants drank sea water

| 16/03/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Thirty-nine uniformed officers, including 21 prison officers and staff from the Cayman Islands police, customs and immigration, arrived from Grand Cayman Friday afternoon to transport 37 Cuban migrants, who landed at Cayman Brac Thursday evening, to Grand Cayman as a first step to repatriation.

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