Archive for December 19th, 2016

Masked gunmen rob jerk stand

Masked gunmen rob jerk stand

| 19/12/2016 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Two masked men made off with an undisclosed quantity of cash on Saturday night, 17 December, after holding up a popular jerk stand on Shamrock Road in Red Bay. The men, who were said to be armed with what appeared to be a handguns, approached the jerk stand just before 11pm and demanded all the […]

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‘Norman’ comes home for Christmas

‘Norman’ comes home for Christmas

| 19/12/2016 | 14 Comments

(CNS): A red-footed booby bird discovered many thousands of miles from home, underweight and dehydrated, on a pebble beach along the UK’s south coast in September has flown back home to Cayman in time for Christmas. British press reports reveal that the bird, which was nicknamed ‘Norman’, flew the 5,000 journey back last week after […]

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Seasonal threats to aviation increase

Seasonal threats to aviation increase

| 19/12/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The concerns for aviation authorities that were once confined to fireworks at this time of year have morphed into a catalogue of dangers for planes, officials have implied. In a press release about the threats aircraft now face, the Cayman Islands Civil Aviation Authority has warned that drones and unmanned aerial vehicles, as well […]

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CIG keeps tax cut for builders despite growth

CIG keeps tax cut for builders despite growth

| 19/12/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The government’s continued dependence on development for shoring up the economy was re-emphasized on Friday when the finance ministry announced that government would once again extend the flat 15% import duty rate on building materials shipped to Grand Cayman for another year. The concession will last until 31 December 2017, even though the construction […]

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Violent husband jailed for 14 years

Violent husband jailed for 14 years

| 19/12/2016 | 39 Comments

(CNS): An estranged husband who tried to kill his wife in a brutal, terrifying machete attack was handed a fourteen-year jail term last week after pleading guilty to attempted murder. George Vaughan lured his wife to the home they once shared when she believed he wouldn’t be there. But the man lay in wait, and […]

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ICT firms forced to be honest

ICT firms forced to be honest

| 19/12/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Telecom companies are being held to account for claims in their advertising based on new guidelines from the Information & Communications Technology Authority (ICTA). The Truth in Advertising Guidelines (TAG) will help consumers understand what they should expect and accept in adverts from telecoms providers, officials said. The competing phone and internet service providers will […]

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