Archive for September 23rd, 2015

Ganja found in police sea sweep operation

Ganja found in police sea sweep operation

| 23/09/2015 | 29 Comments
(CNS): An undisclosed quantity of ganja was recovered by police last week during a two-day anti-smuggling exercise in local waters between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. The George Town-based helicopter from the RCIPS Air Support Unit, Joint Marine Unit boats from Grand Cayman and their crews joined [...]

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Disclosure ordered in dentist complaint FOI case

Disclosure ordered in dentist complaint FOI case

| 23/09/2015 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Documents detailing complaints made against a dentist by three former employees should be released, the acting information commissioner has found in his latest decision over a disputed freedom of information request. The Department of Health Regulatory Services had withheld information follow [...]

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Veteran marathon man in ‘special’ fundraiser

Veteran marathon man in ‘special’ fundraiser

| 23/09/2015
(CNS): After an astonishing performance last year pounding the pavements around the world in six marathons to raise money for the local hospice, veteran runner Derek Haines is turning his attention to kids with special needs. Haines will be competing in the Cayman marathon in December and wants anot [...]

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Swiss to extradite Esquivel, Trinidad agrees to give up Warner

Swiss to extradite Esquivel, Trinidad agrees to give up Warner

| 23/09/2015 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Jack Warner and Rafael Esquivel are both now facing extradition to the United States in the massive FiFA bribery and corruption investigation after both the Trinidad and Swiss authorities agreed to the American request. Warner (72), who was Jeffrey Webb’s predecessor as CONCACAF presid [...]

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Bullet passes through two US airports

Bullet passes through two US airports

| 23/09/2015 | 59 Comments
(CNS): Cayman’s custom bosses and the local magistrates are raising their concerns that too many visitors are making it through US airports and arriving in Cayman with ammunition in their bags. A US national who had been visiting the Cayman Islands this month on honeymoon with his new wife was det [...]

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Nominees still needed for annual hero awards

Nominees still needed for annual hero awards

| 23/09/2015 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Government officials are still urging the community to put forward the names of local people, dead or alive, for the 2016 National Heroes Day honours in relation to agriculture. There is just one more week for people to put forward farmers, growers and anyone involved in cultivation for the v [...]

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Review of DPP statement on the Pines

Review of DPP statement on the Pines

| 23/09/2015 | 16 Comments
Peter Polack writes: The recent and rare statement issued by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) came more in the form of an extract from the UK Crown Prosecution Service manual than a believable explanation to the public of the Cayman Islands. [...]

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Most coral can’t be relocated, report reveals

Most coral can’t be relocated, report reveals

| 23/09/2015 | 101 Comments
(CNS): A seabed survey of the proposed cruise berthing facility footprint in George Town Harbour has revealed that less than one third of the live coral directly threatened by the project could be relocated. Around 69% of the live corals cannot be successfully moved, mostly because it is too young [...]

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