Archive for August, 2016

A/C man jailed for 12yrs for ‘depraved’ sex crimes

A/C man jailed for 12yrs for ‘depraved’ sex crimes

| 31/08/2016 | 47 Comments

(CNS): A Colombian national who was working as an air-conditioning technician when he sexually assaulted a 5-year-old child, raped a teenage girl and collected over a 1,000 pornographic images of children was jailed for twelve years Wednesday. Justice Micheal Mettyear described 26-year-old Michell Anderson Garcia’s conduct as “despicable and depraved”, as he handed down a […]

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Local lawyers secure historic $6m pay out in injury claim

Local lawyers secure historic $6m pay out in injury claim

| 31/08/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman court recently made a record-breaking personal injury ruling in a near 20-year-old case to cover the lifetime care costs of the victim, who was only 12 years old when he was involved in a boating incident. The details of the case are under wraps as a result of a court order, […]

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Flow customers struggle to connect

Flow customers struggle to connect

| 31/08/2016 | 38 Comments

(CNS): People on the Flow telecoms network were struggling to connect on their phones Tuesday after the company experienced what was described as “a degradation of service” for the best part of yesterday. A spokesperson for Flow stated that the service was impacted from 6:00am until 4:00pm. “This affected some long distance calls and inter-connection […]

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Webster seeks anonymity over fears of prejudice

Webster seeks anonymity over fears of prejudice

| 31/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A former senior fireman and one-time political candidate who is charged with four counts of indecent assault is seeking anonymity as a result of the publicity surrounding his case and what he claims could prejudice his right to a fair trial. Errington Webster (54) from Bodden Town made his third court appearance Tuesday, but […]

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Notes on BO exchange details published

Notes on BO exchange details published

| 31/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The arrangements under which the UK law enforcement authorities will be able to access information on the beneficial owners of offshore companies registered in Cayman have been posted on the FCO website for several months, though local officials say that the technical aspects of how the data will be accessed is still being […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Bread & Chocolate

Golden Spoons Review: Bread & Chocolate

| 30/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Foodie): Situated across from the Courthouse in George Town, directly underneath Daily Grind café, is the colourful and cozy local-run vegan food hub Bread & Chocolate. After first going vegan while still living in Cayman six years ago, I never dreamed there would ever be a restaurant or café on island that did not […]

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Over 760 people in PR limbo

Over 760 people in PR limbo

| 30/08/2016 | 97 Comments

(CNS): As government holds onto the completed Ritch report meant to help it address the legal hurdle it encountered regarding the points system associated with the permanent residency application process, the immigration department has released the latest numbers on outstanding applications. As of the end of July, there are now 765 people awaiting a decision […]

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US lawyer to headline local anti-gay rally

US lawyer to headline local anti-gay rally

| 30/08/2016 | 200 Comments

(CNS): A conservative Christian lawyer from the United States who has suggested that legalising gay marriage would lead to a catalogue of social ills will be one of three guest speakers headlining a religious rally in Cayman next month. The event, which is being organised by a group of local churches, is billed as promoting […]

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Hoping to import exotic pet for kids

Hoping to import exotic pet for kids

| 30/08/2016 | 0 Comments

I have been having a hard time finding any information regarding the import of “exotic” pets to the Cayman Islands. I have searched the agriculture documentation but was unable to find information regarding primates (specifically marmoset, capuchin and sugar gliders) and also miniature pigs. My kids have recently visited a family in the USA which […]

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CIG schools won’t ‘retain’ struggling students

CIG schools won’t ‘retain’ struggling students

| 30/08/2016 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have confirmed that there are no plans to hold back, or ‘retain’, students in government schools if they don’t reach a certain reading or numeracy standard at the end of each school year because research has shown that doing so has a negative impact. Although many people believe that kids who fail […]

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Guilty plea for violent rape

Guilty plea for violent rape

| 30/08/2016 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Andre Antonio Chase (23) pleaded guilty to rape and aggravated burglary after learning that his sentence is likely to be at least twelve years. Before the scheduled trial began Monday morning, Chase’s attorney applied for a goodyear hearing to request an indication of the likely maximum sentence if he pled guilty. After noting the […]

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