Archive for July, 2016

White-collar thief to pay back $500k+

White-collar thief to pay back $500k+

| 29/07/2016 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Robert Aspinall pleaded guilty to charges of theft, forgery and transferring criminal property on Friday when he appeared in court to be sentenced, and formally admitted stealing half a million dollars from two funds he worked on when he was a director with Deloitte. The court also heard that [...]

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Bodden Town bar robbed at gun-point

Bodden Town bar robbed at gun-point

| 29/07/2016 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The Everglo Bar on Bodden Town Road is the latest local establishment to become the subject of an armed robbery. Police said the bar room stick-up happened at around 1am Friday morning (29 July). When Police were called out to the scene following the robbery report, they learned that two men, [...]

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Travers takes aim at ‘delusional thinking’ on offshore finance

Travers takes aim at ‘delusional thinking’ on offshore finance

| 29/07/2016
(CNS Business): Anthony Travers, a former Chairman of the Board of Cayman Finance, took aim at critics of low-tax jurisdictions as he joined documentary film maker, Jaques Perretti, on a panel at the IBC Transcontinental Trust Forum in Geneva last month looking at the media portrayal of the offshor [...]

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20,000 GM mosquitoes released in WB

20,000 GM mosquitoes released in WB

| 28/07/2016 | 56 Comments
(CNS): The Mosquito Research and Control Unit wasted no time Thursday morning with the controversial release of genetically modified Aedes aegypti. The planned release was put on hold for two weeks by the court during a judicial review, but after the stay was lifted Tuesday, some 20,000 of the bio-e [...]

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To GMO or not to GMO?

To GMO or not to GMO?

| 28/07/2016 | 49 Comments
MM writes: It is no secret that the bite of a mosquito brings great displeasure – for Pete’s sake, it has ruined my evening walk, I fear leaving my front door open, and walking to my car from my home has become an issue of prepare and dash. Standing outside for more than ten seconds […] [...]

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Churches to push anti-gay marriage stance

Churches to push anti-gay marriage stance

| 28/07/2016 | 244 Comments
(CNS): Local church leaders representing various Christian denominations, including Anglicans and Seventh Day Adventists, are putting aside their religious differences and uniting on a campaign to promote what they see as the biblical basis for family life in the Cayman Islands in a stand against & [...]

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Seven young adults secure work after jobs programme

Seven young adults secure work after jobs programme

| 28/07/2016 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Seventeen local young men and women graduated from the latest Passport2Success 12-week programme last week but officials said that just seven of them have been able to find either full or part-time work as a result. This class was the 20th group to go through the government-funded initiative, [...]

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Brac burglaries focus of RCIPS meeting

Brac burglaries focus of RCIPS meeting

| 28/07/2016 | 18 Comments
(CNS): There have been twelve burglaries on Cayman Brac since the beginning of the year, but at a well-attended community police meeting on the island last week Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis pointed out two detectives who had come to the Brac specifically to work on those matters. “Cri [...]

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Jury hung on six charges in government theft case

Jury hung on six charges in government theft case

| 27/07/2016
(CNS): After a two-week trial, former government clerk Atisha Ebanks walked away from court on Wednesday still on bail and still unsure whether she will be convicted of theft or fraud after a jury was unable to agree on six of the 30 counts the local woman faced. Ebanks was acquitted of 22 charges o [...]

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Man dodges serious charge in drunken knife attack

Man dodges serious charge in drunken knife attack

| 27/07/2016 | 100 Comments
(CNS): Maurice Jackson escaped an attempted murder charge this week after the crown accepted his guilty plea to wounding in connection with a drunken knife attack in North Side earlier this year following a dominoes game. As the crown was unable to prove any intent behind an extremely serious attack [...]

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Child abuse trial opens with video evidence

Child abuse trial opens with video evidence

| 27/07/2016
(CNS): Two local men appeared in court Wednesday facing several charges relating to what the crown claims was the systematic abuse of a young female relative that could have started when she was as young as nine years old. In a sensitive case in which the men cannot be named because of the possible [...]

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