Archive for December 22nd, 2015

C4C backbencher joins Progressives

C4C backbencher joins Progressives

| 22/12/2015 | 45 Comments

(CNS): After months of speculation, Roy McTaggart has finally confirmed that he has joined the People’s Progressive Movement.  In a release from the party’s HQ, the councillor in the premier’s ministry said it was a logical step for him after supporting the government since the election in May, despite campaigning on the anti-political party, independent […]

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‘The Beast’ to gobble up natural Christmas trees

‘The Beast’ to gobble up natural Christmas trees

| 22/12/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is encouraging the public to put natural Christmas trees in skips across the island after the holidays as part of the annual mulching programme. As part of what will hopefully become a much bigger recycling and composting initiative in 2016, the DEH has invested in a wood grinding […]

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PR scammer convicted by judge

PR scammer convicted by judge

| 22/12/2015 | 31 Comments

(CNS): A George Town woman has been convicted on six counts of obtaining property by deception in connection with an organised permanent residency scam involving at least three women. Marcia Hamilton, a Jamaican national who received status during the 2003 mass grant, denied the charges, claiming she was not part of a conspiracy because she […]

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Six sponsors back free NYE bus programme

Six sponsors back free NYE bus programme

| 22/12/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The National Drug Council will be able to run the Purple Ribbon free bus service this New Year’s Eve (Thursday 31 December) from 9pm to 4am thanks to six local businesses who came forward to sponsor the service. The NDC said that despite the legislation, increased patrols by the police and public education and awareness […]

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Local coral to be taken for eyelash product

Local coral to be taken for eyelash product

| 22/12/2015 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has entered into a deal with a US-based cosmetic company to allow them to harvest coral tips from local waters to use in a beauty product for eyelashes. The firm wants to extract black sea rod oil from Gorgonian coral, or sea whip, which is common on Cayman’s reefs. It […]

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Duty cuts extended to 2020 for Sister Islands

Duty cuts extended to 2020 for Sister Islands

| 22/12/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Duty concessions on fuel, stamp duty and building materials imported into the Sister Islands have been extended through 2020 and the 15% duty cut on Grand Cayman for building materials has been extended until the end of 2016, which Finance Minister Marco Archer said was “consistent with government’s ongoing efforts to stimulate further growth […]

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Police chopper leaves drivers nowhere to run

Police chopper leaves drivers nowhere to run

| 22/12/2015 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The seasonal police crackdown on rogue drivers was in full swing this weekend with the RCIPS helicopter also reporting to units on the ground about vehicles trying to avoid the checks. Along with a number of arrests for traffic infractions, one driver who failed to stop at a road block was pursued by officers […]

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