Archive for March 1st, 2016

Royals to make two-day stop in Cayman

Royals to make two-day stop in Cayman

| 01/03/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Earl and Countess of Wessex will visit the Cayman Islands on Sunday to attend a private event at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute on Little Cayman, where Prince Edward, the youngest of the Queen’s children, has been the patron since 2003. According to the official royal website, he and his wife, Sophie, will have […]

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FIFA scrutiny of CIFA underway

FIFA scrutiny of CIFA underway

| 01/03/2016 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association expects FIFA-appointed auditors to complete a forensic review of its books within the next six weeks. After the former president of CIFA, Jeffrey Webb, admitted to racketeering charges in the US and after revelations that CIFA cash may have been involved in the corrupt hospital CarePay contract, Acting President Bruce […]

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Cops clamp down on crime in the east

Cops clamp down on crime in the east

| 01/03/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Police officers patrolling the eastern districts of Grand Cayman have been rounding up criminals and ticketing rogue drivers in a campaign to step up enforcement on the road and in the community and clamp down on crime. Over the last week, ending on Sunday 28 February, police responded to 77 incidents, made 11 arrests, […]

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RCIPS training focuses on border patrol

RCIPS training focuses on border patrol

| 01/03/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands police, customs and immigration officers have begun a 4-week training course, hosted by the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit, aimed at improving border control and interdiction at sea. The course, being delivered by the Caribbean Military Maritime Training Centre, is “designed to strengthen marine officers’ capacities to provide law and border enforcement through deepening […]

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Jamaica to issue ganja licences in April

Jamaica to issue ganja licences in April

| 01/03/2016 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) will begin accepting applications for ganja licences at the beginning of April, officials in the neighbouring island have said. “Under the regulations, 11 types of licences across five main categories will be made available to interested persons – cultivator, transportation, processing, retailing, and R&D – ensuring coverage over the […]

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Cayman population and permits on the up

Cayman population and permits on the up

| 01/03/2016 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Statistics from the Department of Immigration (DoI) and the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) found that the population of the Cayman Islands is on the increase again, fuelled by almost record breaking levels of permit holders. The latest figures from immigration show that by the middle of this month, there were 23,097 people in Cayman on some […]

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Cops warned of threats before daylight attack

Cops warned of threats before daylight attack

| 01/03/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A jury of four women and three men heard the details Monday of the crown’s case against David Bodden for the attempted murder and wounding of Blake Barrell (31) from West Bay and watched the CCTV footage of the daylight attack on the streets of the capital last June. Prosecutors said that just minutes before […]

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