Archive for November 9th, 2016

Legal ganja ‘grows’ in US down ballot vote

Legal ganja ‘grows’ in US down ballot vote

| 09/11/2016 | 19 Comments
(CNS): All eyes were on the results for the top of the ballot in Tuesday’s elections in the US, but in several states there were some significant developments in the campaign to legalise marijuana use much further down the ticket. Eight out of the nine states that had the issue on the ballot [...]

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Fire-fighters ocean test run turns into real rescue

Fire-fighters ocean test run turns into real rescue

| 09/11/2016 | 34 Comments
(CNS): As the Cayman Islands Fire Service was testing out its new rescue boat last week, the drill quickly turned into a rescue mission for three fire officers. Last Wednesday (2 November) Acting Sub Officer Wayne Whitelocke (captain), Acting Sub Officer Carson McField and Leading Fire Officer Duron [...]

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Premier releases very short message on Trump

Premier releases very short message on Trump

| 09/11/2016 | 120 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands premier’s office released a 56-word statement Wednesday congratulating US President Elect Donald Trump. As Cayman and countries all over the world were considering the implications of Trump’s unexpected election win, Premier Alden McLaughlin joined international leaders [...]

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CIG offers three weeks of clean-up work

CIG offers three weeks of clean-up work

| 09/11/2016 | 52 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: The government has announced plans to repeat the seasonal clean-up, offering work to the unemployed for just three weeks to Caymanians before Christmas. Officials said the project will cover repairs and maintenance, gardening and cleaning parks, beaches and roadsides. The programme wi [...]

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Appeal court acquits woman in status scam case

Appeal court acquits woman in status scam case

| 09/11/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Just days before a jury convicted Paul Hume Ebanks in a massive status scam, the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal overturned the guilty verdicts in the Marcia Hamilton case, a similar scam in which she and two other women were accused of peddling the false promise of Caymanian status to vulnera [...]

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Climate change fears mount ‘bigly’ with Trump win

Climate change fears mount ‘bigly’ with Trump win

| 09/11/2016 | 48 Comments
(CNS): Among the economic shocks and social unease around the world in the wake of Donald Trump’s unexpected, Brexit-like win in the US presidential elections are mounting concerns about climate change. Trump has called global warming a “hoax” and threatened to pull out of the Paris climat [...]

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