Archive for March 17th, 2016

Scammers pose as church representatives

Scammers pose as church representatives

| 17/03/2016 | 33 Comments

(CNS): At least two con artists are out and about in the community scamming people for cash, posing as representatives of local churches collecting donations for charity, police have warned. Reports have been made regarding fraudulent solicitations for churches in both George Town and West Bay in recent weeks and police are investigating the allegations.  […]

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Drivers’ last chance to soak in new speed limits

Drivers’ last chance to soak in new speed limits

| 17/03/2016 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has begun conducting traffic operations to remind drivers of the new speed limits around Grand Cayman. Traffic management officers began the education campaign Wednesday on the West Bay Road, where the speed limit has dropped from 40mph to 25mph. Speeding drivers were given a free pass but warned that next week the […]

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$8k reward posted in Rum Point robbery case

$8k reward posted in Rum Point robbery case

| 17/03/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Cayman CrimeStoppers has launched an official appeal for information concerning an evening robbery at 2098 Rum Point Drive in Cayman Kai on 11 January, in which an elderly long-term visitor to the Cayman Islands was punched by the robber, who made off with cash, jewels and electronic items. The crime fighting organisation has upped […]

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Diver dies on Cayman Brac

Diver dies on Cayman Brac

| 17/03/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police have said that a 65-year-old visitor from the United States, James B. Campbell from Kentucky, died yesterday morning after scuba diving off the Sister Islands. According to the RCIPS, at around 10:00am on Wednesday, 16 March, officers responded to a report that an unconscious man being taken to the Cayman Brac Beach Resort dock. […]

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Legal ganja pumping $billions into US economy

Legal ganja pumping $billions into US economy

| 17/03/2016 | 47 Comments

(CNS): A report published this week on the legal sale of ganja in the United States is predicting that it will pump up to $44 billion into the American economy by 2020 if current business and legalisation trends continue. Already surpassing sales of the all-American girl-scout cookie and e-cigarettes, the authors predict that if the real […]

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Britain adds tax to sugary drinks

Britain adds tax to sugary drinks

| 17/03/2016 | 29 Comments

(CNS): In a surprise move by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the British government has introduced a new levy on sugary drinks, which has been broadly welcomed outside the soft drinks sector and heralded as a step that many other countries may copy. George Osborne announced the measure in the budget on Wednesday in an […]

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Wreck serves as reminder of dangers of DUI

Wreck serves as reminder of dangers of DUI

| 17/03/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The car driven by Chris McLaughlin (30), who was killed Sunday night in a single vehicle crash, serves as an illustration to drivers about the dangers of speed and driving under the influence of alcohol, the RCIPS has said. The cause of the crash is suspected to be DUI, though no formal finding has […]

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CO blames minister for lack of plan

CO blames minister for lack of plan

| 17/03/2016 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The chief officer in the planning ministry, Alan Jones, has said that he told the current minister of planning, Kurt Tibbetts, that there was a legal requirement to review the country’s development plan but he did not get the necessary support. However, he admitted to the Public Accounts Committee that he has never asked the minister to […]

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