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Archive for April, 2017

Visitor dies after North Side snorkel trip

Visitor dies after North Side snorkel trip

| 29/04/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): UPDATED The 72-year-old man who was pronounced dead at the Cayman Islands Hospital on Wednesday after a snorkelling trip in North Side has been named as Peter Zhu, from Canada. Police are also asking the individuals aboard a nearby vessel who helped bring the man ashore to contact the police [...]

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Rivers takes aim at CDP over pension policy

Rivers takes aim at CDP over pension policy

| 28/04/2017
(CNS Elections): Tara Rivers, who has sat in Cabinet in the PPM government as the employment minister but who is still running as an independent candidate for West Bay South, took aim at her CDP challenger on Monday over the party’s pension policy. In the face of some controversy over an amendmen [...]

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Easter rape suspect in police custody

Easter rape suspect in police custody

| 27/04/2017
(CNS): A 30-year-old West Bay man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman he offered a ride to on Good Friday. Police said the 28-year-old victim was picked up in the early hours of 14 April by a stranger driving a truck on the West Bay Road. She was then subjected to a serious […] [...]

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Six acting judges added to Grand Court bench

Six acting judges added to Grand Court bench

| 27/04/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Following an open recruitment process by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission at the beginning of this year, six acting judges have now been appointed to the panel of available justices for general Grand Court cases. Justice Marlene Carter, Roger Chapple, Justice Carlisle Greaves, Mag [...]

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PPM on track for $48M surplus

PPM on track for $48M surplus

| 27/04/2017 | 128 Comments
(CNS): The political arm of government received a welcome boost yesterday after the pre-election economic and financial update published by the finance ministry revealed that the central government operating surplus is forecast to be $48.1 million by the end of this year, which is $1.5 million more [...]

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Power outage from George Town to Frank Sound

Power outage from George Town to Frank Sound

| 27/04/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): CUC customers from George Town to the eastern districts were without power Thursday morning, as Grand Cayman’s electricity provider is experiencing a technical outage, though the company has not indicated what the problem is. In a short notice, CUC said crews were working to restore po [...]

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How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 2)

How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 2)

| 27/04/2017
101 writes: Now that Nomination Day is far behind us, it’s time for the promised Part 2 of grading the other representatives. Spoiler alert: there are no A*s in here. [...]

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Brac customs officer denies having illegal gun

Brac customs officer denies having illegal gun

| 27/04/2017
(CNS): Claude Anthony Terry, a customs officer from Cayman Brac who is currently on required leave, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm. Terry appeared in court last week and denied having an illegal Smith & Wesson, eight rounds of .44 magnum cartridges an [...]

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Cayman marine environment worth near $200M

Cayman marine environment worth near $200M

| 27/04/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The minister with responsibility for the environment has said that initial results from work currently underway by local environmental researchers to assess how much the natural environment is worth to the local economy suggests it is reaching almost $200 million a year – and thats just [...]

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Couple shot outside GT bar

Couple shot outside GT bar

| 27/04/2017 | 75 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: Following reports of a shooting in George Town early this morning, police have now confirmed that a 20-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man were shot outside Bananas Bar in the Dolphin Centre, Eastern Avenue, at around 3:30am. When police arrived at the scene after a report to 911 t [...]

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Cultural policy to protect local artists

Cultural policy to protect local artists

| 26/04/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): A new government policy document that has now been made public aims for the first time to formally protect local artists and give them the support they need to work. After much research and a lengthy public consultation period, the premier’s ministry has shaped a policy direction for herita [...]

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