Archive for April 16th, 2015

Marco says ‘no’ to bigger duty allowance

Marco says ‘no’ to bigger duty allowance

| 16/04/2015 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The finance minister has said no to a proposed increase in the duty allowance from $350 to $500 because it will cost too much. Marco Archer said government has limited options for raising fees and it cannot afford to cut off revenue streams, when he revealed government was not supporting a private member’s motion […]

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Security guard jailed for six years

Security guard jailed for six years

| 16/04/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A security guard who stabbed a customer at a George Town bar with a flick knife during an altercation last year has received a six-year sentence following his conviction for wounding with intent last month. Justice Charles Quin said Kenroy Rowe was too quick to use the weapon and made a serious error of […]

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DoE urges public to re think their car use

DoE urges public to re think their car use

| 16/04/2015 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman public is being asked to think about alternatives to cars as a means of getting around the island. For Earth Month, the Department of Environment is asking people to use the bus, bikes, car pooling or even their feet on at least some of the journeys they take to help in the long […]

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Cruise tourist killed in Jet Ski crash with teenage rider

Cruise tourist killed in Jet Ski crash with teenage rider

| 16/04/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The 31-year-old American cruise ship passenger who died after two Jet Skis collided yesterday afternoon was Robert Cole of Virgilina, Virginia, police have confirmed. An RCIPS spokesperson said that Cole and his 37-year-old female passenger, named as Amy Comer by media in Virginia, who were both visiting Cayman on the Carnival Conquest were thrown into the water when the […]

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Experts sample landfill and impact on water

Experts sample landfill and impact on water

| 16/04/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Engineers from AMEC Foster Wheeler are currently in the Cayman Islands to carry out tests on the country’s three landfills and the leaching into the ocean as part of government’s ongoing integrated solid waste management systems (ISWMS) project. The experts will be installing new monitoring wells, and groundwater sampling is planned at the George Town […]

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Thief avoids jail over stolen coins and cup of soda

Thief avoids jail over stolen coins and cup of soda

| 16/04/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A George Town man was given a three month suspended sentence for one year on Wednesday after he had admitted taking 85 cents and a cup of soda from a man at Delworths Esso last year. Logan Bodden had originally been charged with robbery as he had a knife when he approached begging for […]

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Bulk of conservation law starts on Earth Day

Bulk of conservation law starts on Earth Day

| 16/04/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Government will be naming the first endemic species and land areas that will be protected under the National Conservation Law when more of the main elements of the law come into force next week. Environment Minister Wayne Patton told his legislative colleagues Wednesday that significant parts of the law will commence on Earth Day.

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