Archive for May 19th, 2016

Police find missing man safe and well

Police find missing man safe and well

| 19/05/2016 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Police who were seeking the public’s help to find a West Bay man who was last seen on Saturday night, 14 May say they have found him. Hector Cruz, who also goes by the name Hector Delacali, a 40-year-old Cuban national, was found safe and well on Thursday night. Cruz had been reported mi [...]

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Cops round up suspect in 4 month old gun case

Cops round up suspect in 4 month old gun case

| 19/05/2016
(CNS): A local man has been charged with possessing an imitation firearm following an incident at the beginning of the year in Bodden Town. The 33-year-old man reportedly evaded police during an operation on 20 January in Kitty Lane, when he was believed to be in possession of a gun. The man is expe [...]

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The CORE energy issue

The CORE energy issue

| 19/05/2016 | 16 Comments
A CNS reader writes: CUC recently announced, with the approval of the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), the extension of the Consumer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) programme. The 2MW expansion, to be split evenly between commercial and residential customers, carried an expected decrease in pur [...]

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UK chancellor backs Cayman’s position on beneficial ownership

UK chancellor backs Cayman’s position on beneficial ownership

| 19/05/2016
(CNS Business): The government has released the response it received from Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to the letter sent to him by Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton about the Cayman government’s position on the sharing of beneficial ownership information. The UK [...]

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Drug traffickers deny smuggling gun into Cayman

Drug traffickers deny smuggling gun into Cayman

| 19/05/2016
(CNS): Two men who have admitted smuggling almost 200lbs of ganja into the Cayman Islands have denied attempting to bring in an unlicensed gun at the same time. Clibland Swaby Powery (31) from George Town and Marlon Crowe (33) from Jamaica pleaded guilty on Friday to drug trafficking but not guilty [...]

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Marl lorry smashes into car and spills load

Marl lorry smashes into car and spills load

| 19/05/2016 | 78 Comments
(CNS): Police have confirmed that they are investigating the circumstances of a major smash on Shamrock Road yesterday morning (Wednesday 18 May) in Prospect, close to Spotts Dock. The crash happened at around 11:30 when a dump truck, moving at a considerable speed and loaded with marl, overturned a [...]

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CIG set to deliver 2016/17 budget before month end

CIG set to deliver 2016/17 budget before month end

| 19/05/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government will be delivering its first ever 18-month budget on 30 May. The premier’s office has confirmed that the final spending plan for this PPM administration will be brought to the Legislative Assembly a week on Monday, just one month ahead of the end of the current [...]

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NCC approves GM mosquito release

NCC approves GM mosquito release

| 19/05/2016 | 12 Comments
(CNS): The National Conservation Council has found that the proposed release of millions of genetically engineered mosquitoes in West Bay does not pose a threat to the bio-diversity of Cayman and has approved the application by the Mosquito Research and Control Unit to undertake a population control [...]

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Uncertain about rules of the roundabout

Uncertain about rules of the roundabout

| 19/05/2016
Can you settle an argument in our house, please? Is it OK to change lanes while you’re going round a roundabout? Auntie’s answer: The answer is a definite no. Once you are in the roundabout, you should stay in your lane until exiting. However, based on what I have seen from drivers in Cayman, th [...]

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Airport battles to fill key position

Airport battles to fill key position

| 19/05/2016 | 66 Comments
(CNS): The airport is struggling to fill a vacancy in its HR department and has resorted to local recruitment agencies to fill the key position with a temporary ex-pat worker as it tries to find a suitably qualified local. But news that a Canadian had been recruited as a human resources officer at t [...]

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Nineteen returning officers gen up on election job

Nineteen returning officers gen up on election job

| 19/05/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): In the runup to Cayman’s first ever election under the system of ‘one man, one vote’ in single member constituencies, nineteen returning officers and their deputies began training with the Elections Office this month. From registering the candidates that are nominated in each o [...]

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