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Archive for February 22nd, 2016

DoE calls for photos of Cayman’s ocean predators

DoE calls for photos of Cayman’s ocean predators

| 22/02/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): As part of an ongoing research project monitoring the shark, grouper and snapper populations around the Cayman Islands, the Department of Environment is calling on divers, snorkellers and fishermen to upload any pictures they snap of these ocean predators to Facebook and Twitter, using the h [...]

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$100k raised for sharks from local beer

$100k raised for sharks from local beer

| 22/02/2016
(CNS Business): The five cents collected from every bottle of the Cayman Islands Brewery’s White Tip larger has raised more than $100,000 for shark conservation programmes over the last two years and there are high hopes for even more following a new partnership with local artist and marine conser [...]

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OT minister will back exit campaign in EU poll

OT minister will back exit campaign in EU poll

| 22/02/2016 | 13 Comments
(CNS): James Dudderidge, the FCO junior minister who looks after the affairs of the British overseas territories, is one of 100 MPs who will be campaigning over the next few months for the UK to leave the European Union, as Britain prepares for the in-out referendum on its membership. Prime Minist [...]

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Visitors arrested over prison smuggling

Visitors arrested over prison smuggling

| 22/02/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Two people have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling contraband into HMP Northward this weekend after they were found with a phone and drugs on a routine visit to inmates. Prison officials did not say whether or not the two visitors were visiting the prison together, nor did they specify [...]

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Near drowned diver airlifted by RCIPS chopper

Near drowned diver airlifted by RCIPS chopper

| 22/02/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS helicopter was involved in another medevac operation this weekend when the crew airlifted a female diver from Little Cayman who came close to drowning Saturday morning. Officials said that just before noon on 20 February, medical staff at Faith Hospital over on Cayman Brac requeste [...]

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Online fundraiser to save challengers from bankruptcy

Online fundraiser to save challengers from bankruptcy

| 22/02/2016 | 49 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay couple who have been ordered by the court to pay the education minister $140,000 to cover her costs to defend a challenge to her election have turned to an online funding platform to try and raise the cash and avoid destitution. John Hewitt, the husband of Velma Powery-Hewitt, an [...]

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Misick plans return to political fray

Misick plans return to political fray

| 22/02/2016 | 2 Comments
(CNS): The former Turks and Caicos (TCI) premier, Michael Misick, who is currently on trial on a number of serious corruption and money laundering charges, has announced his intention to run for office at the next general elections, regardless his current circumstances. The national poll is expected [...]

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Motorbike rider killed in Savannah crash

Motorbike rider killed in Savannah crash

| 22/02/2016 | 26 Comments
(CNS): A 40-year-old man from West Bay has been killed in a road crash and a 53-year-old North Side man has been arrested on suspicion of drinking and driving, police have confirmed. Denvil Roy Mitchell, who worked at the NRA, died following a collision on Shamrock Road in Savannah Sunday evening w [...]

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RCIPS keeps lid on new probe by Bermuda cops

RCIPS keeps lid on new probe by Bermuda cops

| 22/02/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): An investigation by Bermuda police into allegations about local officers supplying drugs is being kept under wraps by the RCIPS, CNS has learned. A small group of police officers from the UK territory were in the Cayman Islands recently investigating allegations about the conduct of officers [...]

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Runaway Cubans jailed for three months

Runaway Cubans jailed for three months

| 22/02/2016 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Two Cuban migrants who landed in Grand Cayman illegally in the Beach Bay area were sentenced to three months in jail on Friday after being on the run for 16 days. Liodanis Sanchez Barrio (26) and Ennier Guillermo Puig (27) both pleaded guilty after they were rounded up by the authorities when [...]

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