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Archive for March, 2017

Candidates reveal backing of local doctor

Candidates reveal backing of local doctor

| 31/03/2017 | 99 Comments
(CNS): Seven of the independent candidates who are contesting the general election in May revealed on their register of interest forms that they are being sponsored by Dr Steve Tomlinson. The candidates are: Sarah Orrett (West Bay North), Laura Young (West Bay South), Raul Gonzales (Newlands), Rudi [...]

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West Bay man arrested in road rage case

West Bay man arrested in road rage case

| 30/03/2017
(CNS): Police have arrested a 45-year-old West Bay man on suspicion of damage to property and causing fear or provocation of violence in connection with a road rage incident involving a male and female driver that CNS understands took place along the West Bay Road at the Royal Palms car park. The al [...]

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Family helps bring in fugitive who escaped in cuffs

Family helps bring in fugitive who escaped in cuffs

| 30/03/2017
(CNS): The police have re-arrested a West Bay man who fled from a patrol car outside West Bay police station last week while wearing handcuffs but handed himself in after his family intervened. Shortly before noon Wednesday, Travis Alexander Ebanks (22) turned up at the Fairbanks Detention Centre, w [...]

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Elections Office turns to candidate qualification

Elections Office turns to candidate qualification

| 30/03/2017
(CNS Elections): With 63 people seeking election in May, officials from the Elections Office will now spend the next two days ensuring that all of them are qualified to stand, as several question have been raised around a small number of would-be politicians, officials have confirmed. Following chan [...]

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PR legal case applications aim to join forces

PR legal case applications aim to join forces

| 30/03/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Two legal cases that have been filed in the Grand Court against the Caymanian Status and Residency Board as a result of delays on decisions by applicants for permanent residency could become a class action. Bradley Carpenter and his wife and Mark Edmunds have applied to the courts to have the [...]

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Are you happy with your election choices?

Are you happy with your election choices?

| 30/03/2017
(CNS Elections): After months of speculation, we now all know which candidates are running in which districts. Yesterday was the day that anyone wanting to run in the 2017 General Elections had to be nominated, and while candidates can still drop out, no one else can enter the political fray. So, ar [...]

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PPM in surprise GT candidate shuffle

PPM in surprise GT candidate shuffle

| 29/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Marco Archer, the current finance minister and one of the Progressives’ most popular candidates, will be running in George Town Central instead of Premier Alden McLaughlin, who was expected to be in a head-to-head fight with his former assistant, Kenneth Bryan. The party had been [...]

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Mac confident he can beat challengers

Mac confident he can beat challengers

| 29/03/2017
(CNS Elections): After he went through the official nomination process Wednesday morning, Cayman Democratic Party Leader McKeeva Bush said he was confident that he would win the district of West Bay West. Bush was the first candidate to appear at the library in his constituency before noon but two o [...]

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Victims of drug cartel lose refugee court fight

Victims of drug cartel lose refugee court fight

| 29/03/2017 | 69 Comments
(CNS): A family that was targeted and tortured by a violent Mexican drug cartel and is seeking political asylum in the Cayman Islands lost their fight in the Grand Court Tuesday after a judge dismissed a judicial review application. He found the Immigration Appeals Tribunal had not made any error in [...]

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Nomination Day to deliver political surprises

Nomination Day to deliver political surprises

| 28/03/2017
(CNS Elections): As the Progressives keep their line-up for the May 2017 election campaign under wraps until the eleventh hour, the Cayman Democratic Party re-jigs its George Town team and a few more independents limber up to declare, Nomination Day could throw a few political curve balls as strateg [...]

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Guilty cop walks free in assault case

Guilty cop walks free in assault case

| 28/03/2017 | 62 Comments
(CNS): A senior police constable who was found guilty of assault causing actual bodily harm on a suspect following an arrest walked away from court on Tuesday without any sanction and was handed an unconditional discharge for his crime. Although Michael Peart was found to have beaten the man arreste [...]

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