Archive for May 17th, 2017

E-gov makes a small advance with police clearance

E-gov makes a small advance with police clearance

| 17/05/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): The government has launched a new online application process for police clearance certificates which joins a slowly emerging suite of public services being provided online. Although officials have been talking about expanding e-government for almost a decade, it is still moving very slowly [...]

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Vape pens being used to smuggle ganja

Vape pens being used to smuggle ganja

| 17/05/2017
(CNS): Customs officers have arrested two suspect drug smugglers this week following separate incidents at Owen Roberts International Airport where vape pens were used to smuggle in ganja or hash oil. While the oil and extracts have been legalised for medical use when prescribed by a doctor, it is [...]

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Bodden Town sees serious burglary spike

Bodden Town sees serious burglary spike

| 17/05/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Over half of the burglary reports made to the RCIPS across Grand Cayman this month have occurred in Bodden Town, senior police said Wednesday, as they raised concerns about the crime spike in the district and the continuing increase in the crime in general. Police management said the burglari [...]

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Mystery boat washes up in Bodden Town

Mystery boat washes up in Bodden Town

| 17/05/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): The police are asking the public to help them with an investigation into the origins of a mystery vessel that washed ashore in Bodden Town early this morning. At around  6:00am Wednesday, the Joint Marine Unit responded to a report that an empty boat with no engines had washed ashore on th [...]

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PPM considering decriminalising ganja

PPM considering decriminalising ganja

| 17/05/2017
(CNS Election): The Progressives are planning to take a closer look at decriminalising the recreational use of ganja, a leading Cabinet minister has said. Following the PPM government’s move to legalise the use of medicinal cannabis oil, Marco Archer has revealed plans to weigh-up the possibility [...]

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Report delivers stark warning for region

Report delivers stark warning for region

| 17/05/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Much more needs to be done to reduce human pressures on island systems in the Caribbean to make states more resilient to climate change, a new report by a Commonwealth institution has found. The cost of doing nothing about the issues and adapting to the change will rise quickly. It is estimat [...]

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