Archive for May 5th, 2016

Customs scanner gets new $1.3M building

Customs scanner gets new $1.3M building

| 05/05/2016 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Government broke ground Thursday on a new $1.3 million building at the customs cargo distribution centre that will house its much-lauded mobile container scanner. The giant x-ray machine was purchased in 2010 and Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said it was a crucial tool used to keep dr [...]

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Pole fire cuts power to customers in George Town

Pole fire cuts power to customers in George Town

| 05/05/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): A number of customers in and around the capital were without power Thursday afternoon following a CUC pole fire. Officials said the fire happened on South Sound Road and was impacting customers in that area as well as Smith Road, Hospital Road and the Windsor Park area of George Town. CUC C [...]

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Three men unscathed after boat capsizes in rough seas

Three men unscathed after boat capsizes in rough seas

| 05/05/2016 | 49 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit was called out to a boating incident on Wednesday evening, in which three men avoided any serious consequences after their boat overturned in the waters off Seven Mile Beach. But the police noted that the men had no life jackets and they had not alerted the Port Au [...]

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Police find church car after tipoff

Police find church car after tipoff

| 05/05/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS has located the SUV stolen from Agape Church thanks to a tip from a member of the public, a police spokesperson said. The white and beige 2005 Ford Expedition, which was stolen from outside the church last Saturday, was recovered this morning in West Bay, police said. The thieves al [...]

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GM mozzies to be released in West Bay

GM mozzies to be released in West Bay

| 05/05/2016 | 99 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Mosquito Research and Control Unit, in partnership with the UK-based firm Oxitec, will be releasing genetically engineered male mosquitoes across Grand Cayman in a new initiative to try and suppress the population of the Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that spreads a number of [...]

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CIG called to London conference

CIG called to London conference

| 05/05/2016 | 51 Comments
(CNS): The premier will be leading a small government delegation to London at the weekend after the UK requested the presence of its larger overseas territories at an anti-corruption conference hosted by British Prime Minister David Cameron. But Alden McLaughlin said that the main reason for the sum [...]

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Stabbing outside George Town bar

Stabbing outside George Town bar

| 05/05/2016 | 27 Comments
(CNS): A 30-year-old man was stabbed multiple times early this morning outside a bar in George Town. Police said that just before 3am on 5 May, a 911 call was made to report a stabbing in the car park of Bananas Bar in Dolphin Centre on Eastern Avenue. The victim was taken in a private […] [...]

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Cyclist mugged on Walkers Rd

Cyclist mugged on Walkers Rd

| 05/05/2016 | 11 Comments
(CNS): A man riding a bicycle on Walkers Road, George Town, Wednesday night was robbed by three men, who stole his phone and some cash. Police said that just before 11pm, the victim was riding his bike near the Cayman Academy when he was accosted and threatened by the three robbers, who demanded hi [...]

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Rivers steers through imperfect pension bill

Rivers steers through imperfect pension bill

| 05/05/2016 | 80 Comments
(CNS): The employment minister managed to steer through what she admitted was a less than perfect amendment bill that makes more than fifty changes to the pensions law, including an increase in the retirement age from 60 to 65. Tara Rivers lauded the extensive consultation process her ministry held [...]

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