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Archive for December, 2015

Police arrest one over Christmas Eve assault

| 31/12/2015
(CNS): A 26-year-old man from Bodden Town is likely to be spending New Year’s Eve in the police lock-up following his arrest in connection with an assault on Christmas Eve in the district. The police and emergency services received a call about the incident around 10pm on 24 December after a man r [...]

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Extension kicks off New Year for booze laws

Extension kicks off New Year for booze laws

| 31/12/2015 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The start of 2016 brings a one-hour extension to regular closing times of all liquor licence holders on New Year’s Eve as well as a new regime surrounding the liquor law in Cayman, as amendments made to the legislation in October come into force on 1 January. The new law features sev [...]

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Unemployment ‘Achilles heel’ for PPM

Unemployment ‘Achilles heel’ for PPM

| 31/12/2015 | 114 Comments
(CNS): The number of jobless Caymanians is proving to be the Achilles heel of the PPM government, according to the premier. In his New Year statement to the nation setting out his administration’s ambitions for 2016, Alden McLaughlin said the prospects for the year ahead were bright but admitted t [...]

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Cayman to shape policies to reduce carbon footprint

Cayman to shape policies to reduce carbon footprint

| 31/12/2015 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Following the historic climate change conference in Paris, the Cayman Islands will be reviewing its own carbon footprint in 2016 in an effort to adapt to the requirements of all nations to help reduce global warming. As a low lying nation on the front line of the consequences of a warming wor [...]

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Suckoo jumps from PPM ship

Suckoo jumps from PPM ship

| 30/12/2015 | 142 Comments
(CNS): The fourth elected member for Bodden Town, Alva Suckoo, has quit the ruling Progressives party. The rookie MLA, who has been a floating councillor between various ministries, is following in the footsteps of the veteran backbencher, Anthony Eden, a founding member of the party but left last [...]

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Suspect thief caught by witnesses

Suspect thief caught by witnesses

| 30/12/2015
(CNS): Police say that after a woman swimming at Smith Cove this morning saw a man remove a bag from her belongings onshore, her husband and others present chased the suspected thief and detained him at the location until police arrived. According to the RCIPS, uniformed officers responded to a r [...]

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NDC issues Purple Bus route for NYE revellers

NDC issues Purple Bus route for NYE revellers

| 30/12/2015 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Although many residents drive responsibly, there are still people who believe they can drink and then drive safely, despite evidence to the contrary, the National Drug Council said as they reminded residents and visitors who will be out celebrating on New Year’s Eve that the Purple Ri [...]

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Copyright laws create hole in TV content

Copyright laws create hole in TV content

| 30/12/2015 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The new owners of the local television station say the programme line-up will be changing significantly on Friday when Cayman’s copyright and intellectual property legislation comes into force because much of the current content is not properly licensed in Cayman. “With the new legislat [...]

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CUC plans CORE expansion as client base grows

CUC plans CORE expansion as client base grows

| 30/12/2015 | 24 Comments
(CNS): As the number of customers using solar panels and wind turbines grows, Grand Cayman’s power provider is planning another expansion of its Consumer-Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) generation initiative that allows clients to remain on the grid and feed their surplus energy back to CUC. The fi [...]

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Tourist hit by pick-up truck on WB Road

Tourist hit by pick-up truck on WB Road

| 30/12/2015 | 23 Comments
(CNS): The police opened yet another investigation into a serious road collision on Tuesday evening (29 December). At around 7pm a pick-up truck hit a man who was crossing the road by Pepper’s Bar and Restaurant on the West Bay Road in the heart of Cayman’s tourist district. The RCIPS has now co [...]

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Queen speaks of light in darkness, Archbishop warns of end times

Queen speaks of light in darkness, Archbishop warns of end times

| 29/12/2015 | 27 Comments
(CNS): In her traditional Christmas message to the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II, the head of the Church of England, spoke of the Christian message of light in the darkness. In contrast, in his seasonal sermon, her Archbishop of Canterbury spoke about the apocalypse and described ISIS as the Her [...]

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