Archive for October 2nd, 2015

Woman killed on bicycle in Savannah crash

Woman killed on bicycle in Savannah crash

| 02/10/2015 | 51 Comments
(CNS): UPDATED 3:30pm –  Cayman’s roads have claimed their tenth victim of the year following the death of Rhonda Marie Ebanks-Azan on Friday evening at around 6:45pm in a crash close to Savannah Primary School. A 54-year-old man who was driving a Ford  F250 truck, which hit the 61-year-o [...]

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Police issue warning over PR scams

Police issue warning over PR scams

| 02/10/2015 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit is issuing another warning to the public about scammers offering to take on permanent residency applications for a fee. Police said that despite repeated warnings that permanent residency can only be obtained by fulfilling all procedures as required under law, [...]

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Customs seize boat, booze and drugs

Customs seize boat, booze and drugs

| 02/10/2015 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Seven Honduran nationals have been arrested by customs officers following the discovery of a quantity of drugs, fish and illegal alcohol aboard a 50-foot fishing vessel in local waters. The boat has also been seized, Collector of Customs Charles Clifford has confirmed. On Tuesday 29 September [...]

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Cop chopper makes two medic runs to Brac

Cop chopper makes two medic runs to Brac

| 02/10/2015 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The police helicopter was used for two medical emergencies in the Sister Islands this week; one was a medical evacuation of a critical heart patient and the other was the transportation of a specialist doctor and blood for a maternity emergency. The Air Operations Unit collected a heart pati [...]

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Escaped police dog tracked down

Escaped police dog tracked down

| 02/10/2015 | 35 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED Saturday 3:30pm: The RCIPS have now found Marco, a seven-year-old male Belgian Malinois that went missing from his West Bay pen Thursday. The dog was found safe and well, a police spokesperson said on Saturday. The dog has been in Cayman working successfully with the K-9 Unit for five [...]

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John Gray project crawling forward towards re-start

John Gray project crawling forward towards re-start

| 02/10/2015 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Government is currently in the process of surveying the John Gray High School construction site as it makes plans to restart the work on the project, which has been stalled for more than three years. Speaking to the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday, Christen Suckoo who will be confirmed [...]

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Religious assertions are not legal assertions

Religious assertions are not legal assertions

| 02/10/2015 | 136 Comments
Dr Leonardo J Raznovich writes in response to the statement from the Church of God: One important caveat: I am not going to enter into a theologian discussion as to the validity of the assertions contained in the statement. I respect the statement as a religious statement and I defend the right of [...]

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Diver rescues tangled turtle from fishing line

Diver rescues tangled turtle from fishing line

| 02/10/2015 | 5 Comments
(CNS) A diver from Don Foster’s Dive Cayman saved the life of a critically endangered hawksbill turtle this week by untangling it from a discarded fishing line. Joaquin Puig rescued the turtle at the Meridian Drop Off, a dive site on Seven Mile Beach. “I spotted the turtle and I thoug [...]

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Mosquito unit begins island wide spraying operation

Mosquito unit begins island wide spraying operation

| 02/10/2015 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) has started aerial operations over mosquito-breeding swamp areas on Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The third time the specialist plane has sprayed this year, the operation began in the Sister Islands this week. Involving low-level fl [...]

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Cops ask hundreds of fine defaulters to give themselves up

Cops ask hundreds of fine defaulters to give themselves up

| 02/10/2015 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Police executed 34 outstanding warrants for unpaid traffic fines or failures to appear in court in a 24-hour period yesterday as they began working through some 700 outstanding warrants. Describing the backlog as “daunting”, the police are urging people to pay their fines and addr [...]

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Cayman needs accurate homeless numbers

Cayman needs accurate homeless numbers

| 02/10/2015 | 58 Comments
(CNS): The Human Rights Committee has urged the government to address the lack of accurate statistics on homelessness in the Cayman Islands. Following the recent headlines concerning what many believe are growing and worrying numbers of people without secure accommodation, the HRC said governments [...]

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