Archive for January 12th, 2017

US ends ‘wet foot, dry foot’ Cuba policy

US ends ‘wet foot, dry foot’ Cuba policy

| 12/01/2017 | 26 Comments

(CNS): With just days to go before the end of Barack Obama’s historic term as president of the United States of America, his administration has announced an end to the policy which allows Cuban migrants who reach US soil to stay there legally while those intercepted at sea are sent back to Cuba. In exchange, Cuba […]

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Fire officers released from hospital

Fire officers released from hospital

| 12/01/2017 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Fire fighters Jason McCoy and Garfield Ritch, who were both injured when a fire truck flipped on the Cayman Brac airport runway last week, have been released from hospital, officials have confirmed. Meanwhile, the investigation into what went wrong continues and plans are being made to shuffle fire trucks around on the Sister Islands […]

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Woman fought off knife-wielding attacker

Woman fought off knife-wielding attacker

| 12/01/2017 | 30 Comments

(CNS): A woman was attacked by a person armed with a knife on Tuesday morning in the grounds of her own apartment complex. An RCIPS spokesperson said that patrols in the Shores area of West Bay, where the crime took place, have been increased and police are asking residents to be vigilant. According to the report, […]

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Landlord threatens tenant with machete

Landlord threatens tenant with machete

| 12/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 45-year-old man from West Bay has been charged with causing fear or provocation of violence and possession of an offensive weapon after allegations that he threatened his tenants with a machete during a dispute about rent Monday night. Police said they were called to a disturbance on Getsamay Lane in the Boatswain Bay […]

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Cayman bar chief takes aim at immigration law

Cayman bar chief takes aim at immigration law

| 12/01/2017 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Abraham Thoppil, the president of the Caymanian Bar Association, which represents around 245 local lawyers, has said that the immigration law is failing both expatriates and Caymanians and is desperate need of a “drastic overhaul”. Speaking at the opening of the courts Wednesday, Thoppil said the immigration regime “inadequately serves both the needs and […]

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Court caseload ‘almost logistically impossible’

Court caseload ‘almost logistically impossible’

| 12/01/2017 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The chief justice has warned that the court workload is now so great that without a new building it is verging on a “logistic impossibility” to manage the cases properly. Every year at the Grand Court’s ceremonial opening for almost a decade Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has raised the problem that the courthouse, which […]

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