Archive for December 7th, 2016

Cubans run aground on Little Cayman reef

Cubans run aground on Little Cayman reef

| 07/12/2016 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Immigration authorities have detained twenty-two Cuban migrants at a government home on Cayman Brac after the group’s makeshift vessel ran aground on the reef in the Point of Sand area of Little Cayman on Tuesday evening, 6 December. Officials said the men and women are awaiting transfer to Grand Cayman after spending yesterday night […]

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Police issue warning about tool thieves

Police issue warning about tool thieves

| 07/12/2016 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Several thousands of dollars worth of power tools have gone missing from various locations around Grand Cayman, police have warned and are asking members of the public to be cautious when purchasing secondhand goods and to inform police of anyone selling sizable quantities of used tools. A number of reports were made over the […]

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Gun case thrown out after poor police probe

Gun case thrown out after poor police probe

| 07/12/2016 | 31 Comments

(CNS): A case against two men charged with possession of a loaded unlicensed gun was thrown out by a judge Wednesday after the crown failed to present enough evidence to support a guilty verdict. Even though a Browning 9-mm semi-automatic pistol, loaded with seven rounds of ammunition, was found by police officers in a car […]

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Police hunt for another stolen boat

Police hunt for another stolen boat

| 07/12/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The police have launched an investigation following the report of yet another stolen boat. The owner of the vessel has been off-island so it is not clear when the 26’ Stingray Census boat, the Makaira, was stolen from the Sunrise Landing in Savannah. The theft was reported to the RCIPS on Tuesday and police […]

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Airport to wave nostalgic final farewell to gallery

Airport to wave nostalgic final farewell to gallery

| 07/12/2016 | 83 Comments

(CNS): As the renovations and redevelopment of Owen Roberts International Airport continues, the much-loved waving gallery will close in January, officials confirmed this week. The outdoor balcony under the iconic A-frame and thatch roof belongs to a bygone era and the Cayman Islands Airport Authority needs to close it to meet international security regulations, it […]

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Police officer sues security firm over dog bite

Police officer sues security firm over dog bite

| 07/12/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): A police officer who was dispatched to the Fairbanks Immigration Detention Centre in May 2014 when a group of Cubans was trying to escape is suing The Security Centre because one of its dogs bit her while on duty. In a statement of claim that describes a chaotic situation, as police, prison and immigration […]

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Panton: Objecting lawyers wrong on bill

Panton: Objecting lawyers wrong on bill

| 07/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The public criticisms made by four local attorneys regarding the Legal Practitioners Bill have been roundly refuted by the financial services minister. Wayne Panton has indicated that the four sole lawyers are wrong on all of the critical points they made about the proposed legislation and he will not be going back to […]

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Constitution should have a braille version

Constitution should have a braille version

| 07/12/2016 | 0 Comments

I read that the Constitutional Commission and the Human Rights Commission are working on producing an audio version of the Cayman Islands Constitution for people who have vision problems (See Audio of Constitution for visually impaired ‘soon come’). Is there also a copy of that or any of our other important documents in braille, which […]

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ICO passes PR report case to courts

ICO passes PR report case to courts

| 07/12/2016 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The legal challenges are mounting for government over the permanent residency controversy generated by the point system for occupations in the new law. As well as the action requesting a judicial review on the applicant’s 29-month wait for a decision, the premier is about to face another legal battle. On Tuesday Acting Information Commissioner […]

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