Archive for April 8th, 2016

Bryan gets boot from Rooster’s talk show

Bryan gets boot from Rooster’s talk show

| 08/04/2016 | 68 Comments
(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, the outspoken former political assistant to the premier, is the latest casualty from Rooster’s breakfast talk show. Randy Merren, the owner of Hurley’s Media, has replaced Bryan with an old star from the show, Barrie Quappe, who had been dumped by Hurleys in 2006. Making no [...]

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PR scammers await fate as court probes false submissions

PR scammers await fate as court probes false submissions

| 08/04/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Two women convicted of a permanent residency scam had their sentencing adjourned for the third time Thursday because of a false submission by one of the women. Justice Charles Quin was scheduled to deliver his decision on how much time Marcia Hamilton and Judith Douglas should serve for the [...]

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Suspect GT rum bar robber injured in cop crash

Suspect GT rum bar robber injured in cop crash

| 08/04/2016 | 83 Comments
(CNS): A robbery suspect from Savannah is being airlifted for medical treatment today after a collision with the police in the wake of an attempted armed stick-up in George Town last night. The 20-year-old man had attempted to evade police during a long pursuit following the failed robbery at the po [...]

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US agencies decline request to review search & rescue

US agencies decline request to review search & rescue

| 08/04/2016 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The United States Coast Guard and the US National Transport Safety Board have turned down requests from the Cayman Islands governor to undertake the review of the RCIPS handling of the recent search and rescue operation in which five people, including two young children, lost their lives. The [...]

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Texas tourist dies in ocean off 7MB

Texas tourist dies in ocean off 7MB

| 08/04/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The ocean has claimed another victim after a 78-year-old American man was pulled from the water yesterday, 7 April. Just before 11am Thursday police and emergency personnel responded to a report of an unresponsive man in the water on Seven Mile Beach near Royal Palms. The man, who was identif [...]

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Dementia clouded victim’s memory, claims defence

Dementia clouded victim’s memory, claims defence

| 08/04/2016
(CNS): Lawyers representing a Canadian woman accused of stealing more than $2 million from an elderly Australian man when they were living together in Cayman have pointed to the man’s failing memory as the root cause of what they say are false allegations. James Bruce Handford (87) is now sufferi [...]

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Government too busy for special meeting

Government too busy for special meeting

| 08/04/2016 | 33 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman government is already too busy preparing bills for the LA meeting it has called later this month, the 2016 Budget and now dealing with the pressures surrounding the Panama Papers to attend the special meeting called by opposition members, Premier Alden McLaughlin has stated. Despit [...]

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McLaughlin prepares for UK fight

McLaughlin prepares for UK fight

| 08/04/2016 | 117 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin has engaged a constitutional lawyer in the United Kingdom to defend the interests of Cayman via legal challenge and representations to the United Nations following calls by the UK’s Labour party leader for direct rule. As the fallout from the Panama [...]

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CUC investigating repeated short outages

CUC investigating repeated short outages

| 08/04/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): A number of short but relatively frequent power outages over the last week or so in various neighborhoods on Grand Cayman are under investigation by CUC. The island has experienced a number of long, widespread power outages during the first quarter of the year and Grand Cayman’s power p [...]

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Miller queries parliamentary questions delays

Miller queries parliamentary questions delays

| 08/04/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The independent member for North Side has asked why it is taking so long for ministers to get the information they need to answer parliamentary questions when millions of taxpayers’ dollars are being invested in the civil service. Ezzard Miller said he has questions that are outstanding fr [...]

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