Archive for May 5th, 2015

EBC seeks more input on new political landscape

EBC seeks more input on new political landscape

| 05/05/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Although the district public meetings held by the new Electoral Boundary Commission have now finished, the commissioners are still looking for input from the public before they begin the work of drawing up their report and recommendations for Cayman’s shift to one man, one vote in single member constituencies.

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Two prison officers fired from Fairbanks

Two prison officers fired from Fairbanks

| 05/05/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The prison director has confirmed that two officers working at HMP Fairbanks, the women’s facility in George Town, have been fired. The director has not given any explanation for the termination but other unconfirmed sources have indicated the officers were sacked in connection  with the mismanagement of medications given to inmates held at the […]

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Tennessee governor legalises use of cannabis oil

Tennessee governor legalises use of cannabis oil

| 05/05/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Tennessee has become the latest state in the US to relax laws relating to the medical use of ganja. It’s now legal to use cannabis oil there for limited medical purposes after Governor Bill Haslam gave final approval Monday to what many believe is a step to further legalisation of the plant for wider medicinal […]

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Latest royal meets great-granny

Latest royal meets great-granny

| 05/05/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The latest addition to the royal family had her first audience with the queen Tuesday at Kensington Palace. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, who was born on Saturday, is fourth in line to the throne behind her brother, her dad and her granddad, met her great-grandmother, who still holds the job, when she came to […]

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Campaigners secure poison ban

Campaigners secure poison ban

| 05/05/2015 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Following the deaths of many pets in Cayman as a result of paraquat poisoning, a local public awareness campaign has secured a ban on the importation of the highly toxic herbicide. Paraquat was added to the customs prohibited goods act by Cabinet at the end of last month, preventing anyone from lawfully bringing in […]

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