Archive for November 21st, 2016

CIG reviews plans for troubled kids

CIG reviews plans for troubled kids

| 21/11/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Government continues to wrestle with the best way to deal with at-risk children and is planning to undertake an outline business case on the future of the Children and Youth Services (CAYS) Foundation, which is currently responsible for children the courts have remanded or ordered into its ca [...]

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Over 100 cases of child abuse reported this year

Over 100 cases of child abuse reported this year

| 21/11/2016 | 33 Comments
(CNS): More than 100 cases of physical, emotional and sexual abuse of children have been reported so far this year in Cayman as well as more than 50 reports of child neglect, but government officials believe the actual number of incidences could be ten times that. The Ministry of Community Affairs, [...]

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Fire service officially launches $200k boat

Fire service officially launches $200k boat

| 21/11/2016 | 35 Comments
(CNS): A new rescue vessel bought by the home affairs ministry for the Cayman Islands Fire Service was officially launched last week but the $200,000 custom-made boat has already been involved in one real rescue. The 32-foot vessel has GPS, flood lights and spot lights and can reach speeds of up to [...]

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Driver trapped following light pole collision

Driver trapped following light pole collision

| 21/11/2016 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Emergency service personnel had to rescue a badly injured driver from his car Friday night after the vehicle collided with a light pole. The single car smash happened just before 10pm in the Spotts area of Shamrock Road near to Soto Lane.  A man driving alone in a white KIA pickup crashed in [...]

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Local woman admits stealing CI$420k

Local woman admits stealing CI$420k

| 21/11/2016 | 68 Comments
(CNS): A local woman who worked as a financial controller at The Security Centre has admitted stealing more than half a million US dollars from the firm over a three-year period. Following talks between her defence attorney and public prosecutors, Patti Jane Ebanks pleaded guilty Monday when she app [...]

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Golden Spoons Review: Star Island

Golden Spoons Review: Star Island

| 21/11/2016
(CNS Foodie): Star Island on Cayman Brac is not a dinner venue. If you arrive for dinner you will likely find yourself at the only occupied table watching a series of customers collect take-away orders in an otherwise empty restaurant, which doesn’t make for the best ambience. Arrive at lunch time [...]

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Discarded shopping carts a nuisance

Discarded shopping carts a nuisance

| 21/11/2016
Foster’s Food Fair shopping carts (including the new ones) are along the roadside all over the island. This is unsightly and very concerning to me. I am certain the loss and destruction of these carts are costing FFF not to mention the customers! Can something be put in place? When I travel abroa [...]

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DoE urges conservation of dwindling fish stocks

DoE urges conservation of dwindling fish stocks

| 21/11/2016 | 20 Comments
(CNS): With a number of changes at this time of year over what people can and cannot take from the sea, the Department of Environment (DoE) is urging everyone not to poach and help protect the country’s dwindling fish stocks. Restrictions on take have been put in place as a means of ensuring the l [...]

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Suspect gunman jailed following raid

Suspect gunman jailed following raid

| 21/11/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): A 33-year-old man from George Town who surrendered to police following a raid in Windsor Park last week has been charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of ganja, possession of ganja with intent to supply and failing to provide a specimen. He appeared in court Friday, 18 [...]

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Medical cannabis oil officially legal

Medical cannabis oil officially legal

| 21/11/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The governor has assented to an amended drug law to facilitate the prescription of medical cannabis oil. The step by government to legalise the medical use of ganja in the form of an oil or tinctures to treat cancer, epilepsy, or as a pain reliever for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis [...]

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Robber gets second jail term for stealing safe

Robber gets second jail term for stealing safe

| 21/11/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay man is facing a dozen years in jail after a receiving five years on Friday for stealing a safe in a brazen break-in at Treasure Island resort four and a half years ago. Bandon Liberal (30) is already serving a seven-year jail term for his part in the armed robbery of […] [...]

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