Archive for May 22nd, 2015

Alden hits back on OMOV

Alden hits back on OMOV

| 22/05/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The country’s premier has accused the opposition leader of repeating myths in the hope people will start believing it but that he was committed to electoral reform. In a short statement in the Legislative Assembly on Friday morning Alden McLaughlin hit back at McKeeva Bush’s allegations on Wednesday that the PPM leader did not […]

Continue Reading

Dart hotel exceeds ten storey maximum

Dart hotel exceeds ten storey maximum

| 22/05/2015 | 58 Comments

(CNS): The planning minister has admitted that the Dart hotel buildings being constructed on the West Bay road are in fact 12 stories and not the maximum of ten, as stated in the planning law. Kurt Tibbetts said, however, that it was still lawful because the developer had built up the grade at the ground […]

Continue Reading

Romanian scammers jailed for three years

Romanian scammers jailed for three years

| 22/05/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Two men involved in an “international criminal conspiracy” and scam perpetrated against local banks with cloned credit cards were handed three year jail terms Thursday. Roland Pop (40) and Ianaca Vlismas (39) received four and half years for their part in the scam, in which the judge estimated they could have stolen as much […]

Continue Reading

Bird flu blamed for pricy eggs

Bird flu blamed for pricy eggs

| 22/05/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A local supermarket has blamed an outbreak of Avian Influenza in the United States for hikes in the price of eggs here in Cayman. The flu has claimed more than 38 million birds across the US and Canada, with egg laying birds being particularly impacted. Some twenty commercial egg farms have tested positive for […]

Continue Reading

MLA steering towards public transport plan

MLA steering towards public transport plan

| 22/05/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Joey Hew has revealed that he is working on a national public transport plan to drive people on to buses and off the increasingly congested roads. The backbench government MLA said that Cayman cannot keep building roads to accommodate the growing traffic congestion.

Continue Reading

Radio host dodges sanction in assault case

Radio host dodges sanction in assault case

| 22/05/2015 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Austin Harris, the host of local radio station Rooster’s breakfast show “Crosstalk”, walked away from court not only without any sanction but no conviction either, Thursday, despite admitting to assaulting his former girlfriend. Harris pleaded guilty but said he could not remember anything as he said he was so drunk. The talk show personality […]

Continue Reading

Visiting teenager on road to recovery

Visiting teenager on road to recovery

| 22/05/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A 17-year-old boy from Virginia who was struck by a local bus when he was crossing the West Bay Road last month is on the mend, his mother has told the local media in his home state. Harrison Zierenberg is now able to talk but he is still suffering the effects of brain damage […]

Continue Reading

See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library