Archive for July 11th, 2016

Premier hopes for stability with UK’s new PM

Premier hopes for stability with UK’s new PM

| 11/07/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the quick leadership change in the UK will bring a “semblance of certainty and stability” for the British overseas territories (BOTs) as well as Britain and help “move along the process” of Britain leaving the European Union. In the wake of Monday’s announcement that Theresa May will be the […]

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Caymanians fall as % of population

Caymanians fall as % of population

| 11/07/2016 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The population of the Cayman Islands at the end of 2015 was 60,413, an increase of more than 2,000 people over the 2014 year-end figure, according to the latest government statistics. The increase was down to the arrival of more overseas workers, since the percentage of Caymanians fell from 57.4% to 56.7%, the lowest […]

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Two men injured after bicycle and scooter collide in GT

Two men injured after bicycle and scooter collide in GT

| 11/07/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A 62-year-old man who was riding a bicycle and a 26-year-old man who was riding a scooter are both in hospital with serious injuries after they collided in North Church Street on Sunday evening, 10 July. The crash happened near to La Dolce Vita Restaurant at around 7:30pm and police and emergency personnel attended […]

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One car explodes and another lands in water

One car explodes and another lands in water

| 11/07/2016 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Police say there were two major vehicle incidents on Saturday. In the morning a driver lost control of his car and drove into the sea in George Town, and in the evening a car exploded following a crash near Camana Bay. Just after 6:30am on 9 July police and the Cayman Islands Fire Service […]

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May to become British PM this week

May to become British PM this week

| 11/07/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Theresa May will take up the post of the UK’s Prime Minister Wednesday night after her remaining rival in the leadership contest, Andrea Leadsom, dropped out of the race and David Cameron announced he would leave office after this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions. Speaking Monday outside the prime minister’s official residence in London, he […]

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Cops to clamp down on illegal trailers

Cops to clamp down on illegal trailers

| 11/07/2016 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Traffic Management Unit has warned that officers will be clamping down on trailer safety in response to public complaints about the way some are being handled by drivers on the roads and as a result of some recent dangerous accidents. The traffic law regards trailers in the same way as it does […]

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Local men to face trial after denying having guns

Local men to face trial after denying having guns

| 11/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Three local men involved in two separate firearms incidents all denied possessing guns in court Friday and will now face trial. Matthew Whittaker (25) from West Bay and Wayne Bellefontaine (25) from North Side both pleaded not guilty to having a 9-millimetre semi-automatic handgun along with six rounds of ammunition when they were arrested […]

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Unsafe mobile fueling causes alarm

Unsafe mobile fueling causes alarm

| 11/07/2016 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The chief petroleum officer has raised concerns that motorists are fueling vehicles in unsafe and illegal locations directly from mobile fuel trucks, also known as road tank-wagons (RTWs). Duke Munroe said this dangerous practice continues to happen across the islands at private homes, car parks and roadsides and the risky behaviour exposes motorists and […]

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ECHR ruling paves way for gay marriage case

ECHR ruling paves way for gay marriage case

| 11/07/2016 | 73 Comments

(CNS): A ruling by the European Court of Human Rights will have significant implications for a local case relating to a same-sex couple. The ECHR found that a refusal to grant a residence permit to a gay couple in Italy on family grounds was “unjustified discrimination”. Former law school professor Dr Leo Raznovich and his […]

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George Town man denies trying to kill bar owner

George Town man denies trying to kill bar owner

| 11/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Travis Arlington Ebanks (26) from George Town pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of attempted murder in relation to a stabbing at a George Town bar. Ebanks has denied trying to kill the owner of the Dencle Bar on Mary Street, in the central area of the capital, last month. According to unconfirmed reports, […]

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