Archive for July 7th, 2016

GM mosquito release to begin next week

GM mosquito release to begin next week

| 07/07/2016 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) have confirmed that the release of genetically modified mosquitoes will begin in West Bay next Thursday. The controversial project to try to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito using sterile males bio-engineered by the UK-based firm, Oxitec, has met with some community opposition but the government […]

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RCIPS looking for volunteer cops

RCIPS looking for volunteer cops

| 07/07/2016 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS are looking for members of the public willing to give up their time to support the police and become special constables. The volunteer police officers have the full powers of a police constable and help the RCIPS carry out its policing and outreach in the local communities of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little […]

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Bail sureties to pay $22,500 for fugitive

Bail sureties to pay $22,500 for fugitive

| 07/07/2016 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Three local men who stood surety for an American national who was charged with theft and fraud following allegations that he misled and stole from his employer, Kirk’s Supermarket, were made to cough up $22,500 by a Grand Court judge Thursday. Craig Gaskill (45), who was on bail pending trial, was given permission to travel […]

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Crash lawyer jailed for 3 years

Crash lawyer jailed for 3 years

| 07/07/2016 | 136 Comments

(CNS): Simon Courtney (50) was jailed for three years and banned from driving for five years after visiting Grand Court judge, Justice Malcolm Swift, condemned the corporate lawyer for what he said was his cynical attempts to avoid responsibility for the serious harm he caused his victims when he ploughed his high-powered sports car into […]

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Road crossing request

Road crossing request

| 07/07/2016 | 34 Comments

Animaliberator writes: As a frequent road user, I noticed more of these fabulous yellow solar powered flashing road crossing indicators going up in various locations. Great! Love those things, keeps pedestrians a lot safer crossing busy roadways. However, several attempts to have one of these placed at the Humane Society has pretty much fallen on […]

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Cayman spends $1.7B in 2015

Cayman spends $1.7B in 2015

| 07/07/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS) Updated: Government statisticians have revealed that Caymanians and residents consumed $1,697.07 million worth of goods and services last year, as the results of the 2015 Household Budget Survey were published Wednesday. This is more than 36% higher than spending during the last survey eight years ago. The report by the Economics and Statistics Office […]

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EU exit provides chance to redo BOT relations, says UK minister

EU exit provides chance to redo BOT relations, says UK minister

| 07/07/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS): James Duddridge, the British overseas territories minister who threw his support behind the campaign to leave the European Union, has told the Cayman Islands premier that the exit provides an opportunity for the UK to “recalibrate” its relationship with the BOTs. In a clear indication that the British government is going to be turning […]

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