Archive for April 5th, 2016

Crown claims Bouchard defrauded elderly man

Crown claims Bouchard defrauded elderly man

| 05/04/2016
(CNS): The trial of 55-year-old Michelle Bouchard, a Canadian accused of defrauding an elderly man of over $2 million, began Tuesday afternoon. Opening the case for the prosecution, Simon Russell Flint QC said, “This is a case about greed — greed on a massive scale. This defendant became des [...]

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Zika spreads through region, Cayman still clear

Zika spreads through region, Cayman still clear

| 05/04/2016 | 9 Comments
(CNS): As the Zika virus continues to spread thoughout the region, as of Monday, there are no reported or confirmed cases of Zika virus in the Cayman Islands. Noting that there are now 47 countries reporting active Zika transmission, Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez urg [...]

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AIDS cure in a few years a real possibility

AIDS cure in a few years a real possibility

| 05/04/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Scientists in the US believe that HIV and AIDS can be cured using genetic editing technology, a breakthrough that could become a reality in just a few years. Researchers at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University are confident that within three years they will be able to begin clin [...]

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Prisoners focus on victims to face up to crimes

Prisoners focus on victims to face up to crimes

| 05/04/2016 | 8 Comments
(CNS): A new initiative towards the rehabilitation of inmates at HMP Northward encourages them to face up to their crimes by interacting with their victims. Based on The Sycamore Tree project in the UK run by Prison Fellowship, a faith-based organisation, the programme within HM Cayman Islands Priso [...]

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Owner believes house fire was arson

Owner believes house fire was arson

| 05/04/2016 | 65 Comments
(CNS): A house in East End was gutted by fire last week and the owner, who lives in the US, believes it was deliberate. According to the RCIPS, police officers, the Cayman Islands Fire Service and medics responded to a report of a fire on Seaview Drive in East End at about 1:30am on the 29 March. [...]

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Controlling the cost of health insurance

Controlling the cost of health insurance

| 05/04/2016 | 22 Comments
George R. Ebanks writes: One of the areas that we face here in the Cayman Islands that is costly and is a real contributing factor in regards to our far too high cost of living is our mandatory health insurance cost. We need to urgently explore some common sense changes and start to think outside [& [...]

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Need legal advice for contested will

Need legal advice for contested will

| 05/04/2016
The recent passing of my father has led to awful arguments in my family over how his estate should be divided. I cannot afford to hire a lawyer to sort out the will but am desperate to find a way to settle this. Any suggestions? [...]

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De-risking threatens US dollar access for Cayman Banks

De-risking threatens US dollar access for Cayman Banks

| 05/04/2016
(CNS Business): De-risking by US banks, which left the overseas money transfer services firms unable to operate in Cayman for some time last year, still threatens to cause a much bigger crisis for the financial services industry, with the practice of closing bank accounts deemed to be too risky focu [...]

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