Archive for August 17th, 2015

Police urge public to be vigilant over donation requests

Police urge public to be vigilant over donation requests

| 17/08/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Due to recent reports of children hustling tourists and residents for donations for what may have been a fundraising con, the police are urging people to be vigilant when giving money to charity. The police said they do not discourage donations to charities or school fundraisers but want the public to confirm the legitimacy […]

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EAB: Port poses ‘major negative impacts’

EAB: Port poses ‘major negative impacts’

| 17/08/2015 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Environmental Assessment Board (EAB), which has examined the port proposal, has fallen short of telling government not to press ahead with the massively destructive cruise berthing project but has listed a catalogue of major negative impacts and uncertainties that it needs to consider. Citing major concerns, such as “assumptions made in EIA because of […]

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Auditor has power to judge legal compliance

Auditor has power to judge legal compliance

| 17/08/2015 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The auditor general has confirmed that not only does he have the power to comment on compliance with the law when it comes to government’s management of public funds and assets, it is one of his main duties. Following loud condemnation by McKeeva Bush of Alastair Swarbrick’s report on government’s land management after the […]

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$2 million theft case adjourned for fifth time

$2 million theft case adjourned for fifth time

| 17/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A Woman due to face trial today for allegedly conning an elderly man out of over $2 million while she was involved in a relationship with him will now not answer the charges until 29 March 2016. In what is the fifth postponement of the case against Michelle Bouchard (54), the crown was forced […]

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Suspect’s ability to plead in child sex case in question

Suspect’s ability to plead in child sex case in question

| 17/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A former teacher’s aid who is accused of sexually assaulting ten primary school children from a government school will undergo a psych evaluation before he enters any pleas regarding the accusations against him. The 19-year-old local man, who resigned his post when the allegations were first made, is also facing threats to his life. […]

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Webb appears in Brooklyn court as FIFA case rolls on

Webb appears in Brooklyn court as FIFA case rolls on

| 17/08/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The former CONCACAF President, Caymanian Jeffrey Webb, appeared in court in New York on Friday and his case was adjourned until 9 October. Prosecutor Evan Norris told the judge that US officials had begun turning over evidence to Webb’s attorneys and that the case was proceeding. According to local press reports, Webb, who was […]

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Veteran MLA calls homosexuals evil

Veteran MLA calls homosexuals evil

| 17/08/2015 | 402 Comments

(CNS): One of the oldest sitting members in the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly, Anthony Eden, has derided rights for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community and warned that the next step would be bestiality, as “people demanded the right to make love to their animals”. Debating a private member’s motion asking government to preserve […]

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