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Archive for November 16th, 2015

CAL’s new Saab christened into fleet

CAL’s new Saab christened into fleet

| 16/11/2015
(CNS Business): Cayman Airways’ new Saab 340B+ aircraft was formally christened on Friday 13 November at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA) on Cayman Brac. The airline said that the 34-seat aircraft will be phased into service between Grand Cayman and the Brac this month, replaci [...]

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NYD diamond robbers’ sentences stick

NYD diamond robbers’ sentences stick

| 16/11/2015 | 1 Comment
(CNS): The three men convicted of the New Year’s Day jewel heist in 2014 after they were chased down by the police commissioner as they tried to escape all failed in their bid to reduce their robbery sentences Monday. James McLean and Jonathan Ramoon had been convicted of possession of an unlicens [...]

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Ex-cop goes to jail in wake of failed appeal

Ex-cop goes to jail in wake of failed appeal

| 16/11/2015 | 21 Comments
(CNS): A former police officer who was convicted 18 months ago of bribery began serving his three-year jail sentence today after his conviction was upheld on appeal. Although convicted of soliciting a bribe from a Filipino man in exchange for not pursuing a possible theft charge, Elvis Kelsey Ebanks [...]

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Sex offender fails in bid to cut jail term

Sex offender fails in bid to cut jail term

| 16/11/2015 | 5 Comments
(CNS): A lawyer’s arguments that a judge had been too harsh and rigid when sentencing his client in connection with the defilement of a 15-year-old girl failed to persuade the appeal court that three years and seven months sentence should be cut. Representing Shankino William Ebanks (32) durin [...]

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Cops net four more suspected smugglers at sea

Cops net four more suspected smugglers at sea

| 16/11/2015 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Four men have been charged with drug smuggling following another police interception off the north coast of Grand Cayman this weekend. Two local men from West Bay and two men from Jamaica were arrested Friday evening when the Joint Marine Unit responded to sighting of a suspicious vessel, spo [...]

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Turtle Farm ranks high on cruel attractions list

Turtle Farm ranks high on cruel attractions list

| 16/11/2015 | 116 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Turtle Farm is coming under fire again on the global stage with the publication of an Oxford University report, which assessed wildlife attractions and the levels of cruelty. The report gave the CTF the same marks for animal welfare as bear dancing and snake charming because of t [...]

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Public to have their say on waste management

Public to have their say on waste management

| 16/11/2015 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The public will have the opportunity to submit comments and ask questions of government officials at an open house meeting at the Government Administration Building (GAB), George Town, on Tuesday and on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Wednesday, as the health ministry begins the direct interact [...]

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Earthquake shakes seabed 100 miles off Cayman

Earthquake shakes seabed 100 miles off Cayman

| 16/11/2015 | 11 Comments
(CNS): A 5.8 magnitude earthquake shock the Caribbean seabed Sunday evening about one hundred and four miles south-southwest of George Town, seismologists say. The quake was recorded at just under six miles deep but no Tsunami warning was given. The quake happened at around 7:45pm, when Grand Cayma [...]

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Two fatalities in Brac car crash

Two fatalities in Brac car crash

| 16/11/2015 | 15 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED Monday 12:16pm: Two men are dead and one seriously injured following a car crash on Cayman Brac yesterday evening. According to the RCIPS, the single-vehicle accident happened at around 5.00pm on Sunday 15 November, when a minivan ran off the road on South Side Road East. Two men, [...]

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Home affairs facing numerous challenges

Home affairs facing numerous challenges

| 16/11/2015 | 22 Comments
(CNS): The home affairs ministry was boasting about its first annual report this week, but while it is one of only a few government ministries to produce a full management report to explain its financial statements, the improving transparency is revealing a catalogue of problems. Staffing and reso [...]

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