Archive for August 8th, 2016

Premier denies delay over cannabis oil laws

Premier denies delay over cannabis oil laws

| 08/08/2016 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The government has denied any delay in paving the way for the medical use of cannabis oil, following concerns that patients have been waiting more than nine months for the promised legislation. Premier Alden McLaughlin said officials have only been working on the necessary legal amendments since May, in the face of some opposition […]

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GT resident first to acquire local case of Zika

GT resident first to acquire local case of Zika

| 08/08/2016 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The first local transmission of Zika in the Cayman Islands has been confirmed in a patient in George Town. Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez said the man reported the onset of symptoms on 25 July and he visited a private physician on 26 July. He was referred to Cayman Islands Hospital, […]

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Bank employee charged with stealing around $25k

Bank employee charged with stealing around $25k

| 08/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS) A former assistant manager with Cayman National Bank has been charged with stealing around $25,000 from customers and the bank by various means over a three-year period. Dale Antonio Allen appeared in Summary Court Monday to answer the charges but the case was adjourned when the magistrate heard that the prosecution and defence had […]

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Cops’ accountants charged with fraud

Cops’ accountants charged with fraud

| 08/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two civilian employees working for the RCIPS accounts department have been charged with a number of fraud related offences. The two women, who have both been placed on required leave have not been named but they are facing charges of obtaining property by deception, false accounting and breach of trust. The staffers, aged 37 and 42, are […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Blue Cilantro

Golden Spoons Review: Blue Cilantro

| 08/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Foodie): This was my first time visiting Blue Cilantro; to be honest, the off-putting LED lighting throughout the dining room always kept me away. Thankfully, we were seated on the patio, which overlooks West Bay Road and has soft lighting and air conditioning. The only thing I would imagine to be a distraction would […]

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Cayman’s team outfit scores on world fashion stage

Cayman’s team outfit scores on world fashion stage

| 08/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands may not win any medals at the Olympic Games in Rio this month but the outfits that the team wore at the Opening Ceremony on Friday night at the Maracanã Stadium were winners with some of the fashion pundits around the world. The Sydney Morning Herald placed the team on their […]

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Marriage deceit draws nine-month term

Marriage deceit draws nine-month term

| 08/08/2016 | 35 Comments

(CNS): A Jamaican man who committed bigamy with a local woman received a nine-month jail term last week but he was released from prison Thursday having already served six months. The judge recommended that Barrington Neish be deported, as he suspended the last three months of his prison time. Describing Neish’s behavior as a “wicked deception” […]

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Much-needed cannabis oil stalled by CIG

Much-needed cannabis oil stalled by CIG

| 08/08/2016 | 40 Comments

(CNS): A local woman with cancer was told by government more than nine months ago that legislation would be amended to enable her to import cannabis oil to ease her suffering, but she is still waiting. Despite public declarations by the premier in May during his budget address that this was a “matter of urgency” […]

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