Archive for August 7th, 2015

Public release of NBF report delayed

Public release of NBF report delayed

| 07/08/2015 | 34 Comments

(CNS) The public release of a report by the auditor general on the controversial Nation Building Fund, which was created by former premier McKeeva Bush, has been postponed, officials from the auditor general’s office have said. Officials said a press conference scheduled for Monday morning to coincide with the publication of the long-anticipated report has also […]

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Local man dies after falling from tree

Local man dies after falling from tree

| 07/08/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS) Updated: A 69-year-old man died in hospital late Thursday night as a result of injuries he received when he fell from a tree in his home district of West Bay  earlier that evening. Police said Egbert Hugh James was understood to have been picking guineps in West Church Street when he fell from the […]

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CAL suspends staff in smuggling case

CAL suspends staff in smuggling case

| 07/08/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Two female employees of Cayman Airways Ltd (CAL) who have been arrested in connection with immigration offences relating to people smuggling have been “removed from active duty”, the airline said in a statement Friday. Meanwhile, police have said that the investigation involves foreign nationals who were in Cayman legitimately but “whose departure was facilitated […]

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Cops round up gang of violent robbers

Cops round up gang of violent robbers

| 07/08/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Two men have been charged and another two arrested following a violent assault and robbery in Rum Point last weekend. Police said that a 19 year-old local man was with friends near the popular beach spot when he was attacked by a number of other men. During the attack the man sustained cuts, bruises […]

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Police continue hunt for armed bar robbers

Police continue hunt for armed bar robbers

| 07/08/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The police have now confirmed that the two masked men that held up a George Town bar on Wednesday night were armed with a gun. The suspects reportedly held the weapon to the barman’s head at the Ultra lounge on Smith Road at the time of the heist at around 11:05pm and demanded cash. The men […]

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CAL staff arrested for human smuggling

CAL staff arrested for human smuggling

| 07/08/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Two women who both work for the national flag carrier, Cayman Airways, have been arrested on suspicion of human smuggling, a spokesperson for the RCIPS confirmed Friday. The women, aged 29 and 33 from West Bay and George Town, were arrested Thursday over the alleged immigration offences following a joint operation between the RCIPS and […]

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Researchers to study falling land crab populations

Researchers to study falling land crab populations

| 07/08/2015 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has begun a local study on Grand Cayman’s white and black land crabs. There may be a wealth of knowledge among local crabbers about this local delicacy but there is very little scientific data about what appears to be declining population. Causes behind the suspected fall could be the growth in […]

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New boss takes over policing on Sister Islands

New boss takes over policing on Sister Islands

| 07/08/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): One of the RCIPS’ most senior female officers has taken over the area command on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman and is set to meet the community at a public meeting later this month. Inspector Wendy Parchment has 28 years of experience in operational policing and has worked at all of the district police […]

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Special Olympians bring back the hardware

Special Olympians bring back the hardware

| 07/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Special Olympics Cayman Islands team came home from Los Angeles this week with 52 medals in their luggage after a massively successful competition. The team bagged 21 gold, 11 silver and 20 bronze medals and the athletes also recorded many personal bests in their events — an experience of a lifetime for the team. […]

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West Bay ladies claim vindication over lawsuit

West Bay ladies claim vindication over lawsuit

| 07/08/2015 | 75 Comments

(CNS): A group of women that took on the government in the courts over the controversial NRA agreement between Dart Realty and government over the closure of a stretch of the West Bay Road have claimed vindication in the wake of a recent report by the auditor general. Alice Mae Coe, Annie Multon and Ezmie […]

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