Archive for June 27th, 2016

Home affairs berates HRC for going public

Home affairs berates HRC for going public

| 27/06/2016 | 38 Comments
(CNS): The home affairs ministry, which is facing a catalogue of problems relating to the detention of Cuban migrants, was shooting the messenger Monday when it berated the Human Rights Commission for making public letters it had sent to the authorities regarding the information it discovered by spe [...]

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CIG seeks public input on fuel regulator plans

CIG seeks public input on fuel regulator plans

| 27/06/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): As government plans to create a utilities regulator that will include the fuel industry, it has published a policy document for public consultation on how the new office will take shape. Government is proposing to create an Office of Competition and Regulation, which will oversee telecoms, el [...]

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Traffic operation yields illegal Taser gun

Traffic operation yields illegal Taser gun

| 27/06/2016
(CNS): Police arrested four people last week during a proactive traffic operation in Bodden Town that turned up more than just speeding drivers using their phones behind the wheel. During the road block last Thursday afternoon, a black Mitsubishi, which attempted to avoid the police, was pursued and [...]

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Two men charged for BT street robbery

Two men charged for BT street robbery

| 27/06/2016
(CNS): Two Bodden Town men, aged 26 and 27, have been charged with armed robbery following an incident in the district earlier this month. Police said the men were charged today with robbery and possession of an imitation firearm in connection with a street mugging on Saturday 18 June. Police had re [...]

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Buyer’s remorse sets in over EU exit by UK voters

Buyer’s remorse sets in over EU exit by UK voters

| 27/06/2016 | 64 Comments
(CNS): As the dust settled Monday on the unexpected referendum result in Britain last Thursday, many ‘Brexit’ supporters were beginning to have buyer’s remorse over the vote to exit from the European Union. At least one million people who voted ‘Leave’ have expressed their [...]

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Gunman at large after police discover spent shells

Gunman at large after police discover spent shells

| 27/06/2016 | 2 Comments
(CNS): Police are on the hunt for a gunman in George Town after shots were fired in the capital just after midnight early Monday (27 June). An RCIPS spokesperson said that officers responded to the report of gunshots fired near to Vic’s Bar on the junction of North Sound Road and Seymour Drive [...]

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Legal issues re same sex unions unchanged, says HRC

Legal issues re same sex unions unchanged, says HRC

| 27/06/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in Chapin and Charpentier v France case has changed nothing when it comes to countries needing to recognise lawful same-sex unions, the Cayman Islands Human Rights Committee has stated. Despite recent comments in the Legislative Assembly [...]

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Cullers expected to bring in thousands of green iguanas

Cullers expected to bring in thousands of green iguanas

| 27/06/2016 | 66 Comments
(CNS): A week-long pilot project to see how effective local cullers can be in exterminating the invasive green iguana came to an end Sunday evening and it is expected that the team of 18 registered cullers will bring in thousands. Last month a group of three professional hunters killed more than 4,0 [...]

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Reduction key to future waste plans

Reduction key to future waste plans

| 27/06/2016 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The government will be focusing very heavily on reducing the amount of waste people generate in Cayman then re-using and recycling what continues to be produced, but it has not ruled out waste-to-energy as part of the solution. The Department of Environmental Health has published the final re [...]

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CIG passes $1B budget in face of new risks

CIG passes $1B budget in face of new risks

| 27/06/2016 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Legislators passed the Cayman Islands’ first ever 18-month budget Friday, after more than seven days deliberating over the spending plan. Government will spend more than $862 million, 3.4% more than last year (pro rata), and collect over $908 million, but with additional revenue from author [...]

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