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Archive for February 7th, 2017

Survey to gauge local grasp of antibiotic resistance

Survey to gauge local grasp of antibiotic resistance

| 07/02/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Local government officials have begun working on a national plan to tackle the growing, global problem of antibiotic resistance. One of the first steps is to measure how much people in Cayman already know about the problem, which is caused by a catalogue of issues, such as the use of antibiot [...]

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Serving killer gets 30 year tariff

Serving killer gets 30 year tariff

| 07/02/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Tareek Ricketts (25) has been given a 30-year minimum term on his mandatory life sentence in connection with the murder of Jackson Rainford in 2012 after a judge found no exceptional circumstances to change the sentence norm set out in the new Conditional Release Law. Ricketts, who will be 51 [...]

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UK agrees to consider BOT concerns over Brexit

UK agrees to consider BOT concerns over Brexit

| 07/02/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands premier says that the British government has agreed to take under consideration the priority areas identified by the British Overseas Territories (BOTs) when it begins the negotiations with the European Union. Premier Alden McLaughlin is in London for a special Overseas Te [...]

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Cops meet violence when seizing illegal bike

Cops meet violence when seizing illegal bike

| 07/02/2017
(CNS): Police officers executing a warrant at an East End address to seize a suspected illegal motorbike met with significant resistance from two men, who have now been arrested on a catalogue of charges. When officers arrived Monday with a search warrant at a house on John McLean Drive looking for [...]

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Homeowners derail project for troubled kids

Homeowners derail project for troubled kids

| 07/02/2017 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Pressure from property owners in the relatively affluent area of Coral Gables in West Bay has managed to derail the government’s plans to expand the Bonaventure Boys’ Home to house more kids at risk or in trouble as well as a secure remand unit for young people. Last weekend, the mini [...]

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Gun crime and punishment

Gun crime and punishment

| 07/02/2017 | 27 Comments
Blue Iguana writes: In all the media in the Cayman Islands one troubling theme emerging as a recurrent headline lately is the illegal possession of unlicensed firearms on our shores. What remains notably conclusive is that clearly civilians aren’t the only ones engaging in this particular criminal [...]

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