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Archive for January, 2017

Armed killer arrived on push bike

Armed killer arrived on push bike

| 31/01/2017
(CNS): William Ian Rivers, who is charged with killing Mark ‘Hubba’ Seymour in a daylight shooting at Super ‘C’s bar and restaurant on Saturday, arrived at the murder scene on a bicycle with a gun pushed in his waistband, a court heard Tuesday. Rivers, who was wearing a cast on his left wris [...]

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CNS begins full election coverage with Election Section

CNS begins full election coverage with Election Section

| 31/01/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS Elections): As the campaign for the May General Election gets underway in earnest, Cayman News Service has created a new website dedicated entirely to the historic election where, for the first time, voters will elect just one candidate in nineteen different constituencies. Featuring an interac [...]

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CJ denies ICO access to Ritch report

CJ denies ICO access to Ritch report

| 30/01/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): The chief justice has ruled that the premier does not have to show the controversial Ritch report on the immigration law to the information commissioner because of legal privilege. In a 44-page decision, the country’s top judge accepted the public interest in and the problems with immigrat [...]

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Local man charged with West Bay murder

Local man charged with West Bay murder

| 30/01/2017
(CNS): A 38-year-old man from West Bay has been charged with killing Mark Travis ‘Hubba’ Seymour on Saturday at Super C’s on Watercourse Road, the RCIPS has reported. William Ian Rivers was arrested on Saturday night after a three-hour stand-off with the police, in which he took cover in his f [...]

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Jury selected in anticipation of Syed theft trial

Jury selected in anticipation of Syed theft trial

| 30/01/2017
(CNS): The trial of the former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, who is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the government institution, is expected to open on Wednesday at noon, ten years after Hassan Iftikar Syed’s alleged crimes. Before the selecti [...]

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Truck hits light pole in latest major road smash

Truck hits light pole in latest major road smash

| 30/01/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Police are looking for witnesses to the latest serious collision on local roads, which happened at around 11:30 Saturday night on the Esterly Tibbetts Highway near Lakeside apartments. The crash involved a Ford Edge and a Ford pick-up truck, which ended up on its side, having smashed into a [...]

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Barkers poses conservation challenges

Barkers poses conservation challenges

| 30/01/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The Barkers National Park, which has long been earmarked as a possible protected area, is on the list of proposed areas that the National Conservation Council considers a priority area for legal protection, but it is not without its challenges. Government acquired most of the land in the popu [...]

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First dozen sites proposed for protection under NCL

First dozen sites proposed for protection under NCL

| 30/01/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS) Six sites on Grand Cayman and six on Little Cayman situated on crown land have been identified as possible future protected areas under the National Conservation Law. The proposed locations were accepted by the National Conservation Council  based on a public survey, and the details have now [...]

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Women punched in George Town street robbery

Women punched in George Town street robbery

| 30/01/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Police have charged a 30-year-old man from Bodden Town with robbery and drug-related offences after a street mugging in George Town, in which a woman was punched in the early hours of Saturday morning. The robbery happened on Harbour Drive near Elmslie Memorial Church at around 1:15am as t [...]

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Audit finds failings in healthcare

Audit finds failings in healthcare

| 30/01/2017 | 45 Comments
(CNS): The government does not have the resources or the information it needs to effectively manage the local healthcare system and the public cannot be assured that they are receiving quality health services or getting value for money for the tax payers’ dollars being spent. A new audit by th [...]

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TV regulator blamed for sunset on Daybreak

TV regulator blamed for sunset on Daybreak

| 29/01/2017 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Hurley’s Media Ltd has announced that it is dropping its morning TV show, Daybreak, and replacing it with a televised version of its radio phone-in show, Cayman CrossTalk, which airs each morning on Rooster. Hurley’s Media Managing Director Randy Merren said that the first ever show to be [...]

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