Archive for July 5th, 2016

Two cases of Zika confirmed in Cayman

Two cases of Zika confirmed in Cayman

| 05/07/2016 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Although Cayman managed to remain Zika free for a considerable time as the virus raged across the region, public health officials confirmed Tuesday the first two Cayman Islands cases of the virus, imported by returning residents who contracted the virus overseas. Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez said the patients are both […]

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Former Cayman Islands governor dies aged 96

Former Cayman Islands governor dies aged 96

| 05/07/2016 | 27 Comments

(CNS) Updated: Flags will fly at half-mast for the next two days to honour former governor Thomas Russell, who died in Scotland on Monday night at the age of 96 after a few months in hospital. Russell served as the governor of the Cayman Islands between 1974 and 1981. After he left the islands, he […]

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Man arrested over brawl with women at Wet Fete

Man arrested over brawl with women at Wet Fete

| 05/07/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): A man who is suspected of having assaulted at least one women during an altercation after the Wet Fete party in George Town in the early hours of Saturday morning has been arrested and bailed, police said. The suspect was found by police and emergency services on Cardinal Avenue at around 3am Saturday (2 […]

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Jewels stolen from Brac store in weekend break-in

Jewels stolen from Brac store in weekend break-in

| 05/07/2016 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A police officer on patrol on Cayman Brac Tuesday morning discovered that the Kirk Freeport store in Stake Bay had been broken into over the weekend. The officer found that the side door of the store had been forced open and the culprits had made off with a quantity of jewellery. The RCIPS said […]

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Cops threatened after hospital break-in

Cops threatened after hospital break-in

| 05/07/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): An unarmed police officer in pursuit of burglary suspects was threatened by one of the men as they fled the scene early Tuesday morning. Police said that the officer went to the hospital in George Town following a report to 911 that a burglary was in progress there at around 4:30am. Two men dressed […]

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Workforce agency boss quits post early

Workforce agency boss quits post early

| 05/07/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Brian Holland, the US expert recruited to expand and improve the National Workforce Development Agency, has quit the post after less than two years in the job “due to personal reasons”, officials from the employment ministry said Tuesday. Recruitment for the vacancy will begin shortly, the ministry stated, but in the meantime Lois Kellyman, […]

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May wins first round battle for UK’s top political job

May wins first round battle for UK’s top political job

| 05/07/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The current Conservative party favourite to succeed David Cameron as party leader and by default the UK’s prime minister has won the first round in the political battle. Home Secretary Theresa May got 165 votes, with her nearest contender, Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom, coming in second with 66 votes. The first casualty of the […]

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Brac smash victim cut from wreck

Brac smash victim cut from wreck

| 05/07/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): A 52-year-old woman who was driving a Suzuki Cultus was trapped in her car Saturday evening following a head-on collision on Cayman Brac. The smash happened at around 7:30pm, when a Chevy Silverado and the Suzuki crashed on South Side Road. The woman, a teacher on the island, was cut from the vehicle by […]

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Golden Spoons Review: George Town Yacht Club

Golden Spoons Review: George Town Yacht Club

| 05/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Foodie): Before we get on to the food, it’s worth mentioning the parking: there’s lots of it, which is not a minor consideration when choosing somewhere for lunch in or near to town. The George Town Yacht Club is just ten minutes from the town centre and two minutes from the airport, easy to […]

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Pope calls on Christians to apologise to gay people

Pope calls on Christians to apologise to gay people

| 05/07/2016 | 87 Comments

(CNS): As the issue of rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT) continues to stir up intolerance among local politicians and some religious quarters of Cayman, Pope Francis has called on the Christian community to apologise to gay people. At a recent press conference, the head of the Catholic Church said that […]

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UK court upholds local rape conviction

UK court upholds local rape conviction

| 05/07/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A 42-year-old man who is serving a twelve-year term for raping his former girlfriend will remain in jail after an appeal by his lawyers to the UK’s Privy Council failed. Dwight Wright had taken his case to London after the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal rejected his claim that his conviction was unsafe because […]

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