Archive for May 30th, 2017

BT man suffers cracked skull in baseball bat assault

BT man suffers cracked skull in baseball bat assault

| 30/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 24-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a Bodden Town man was assaulted with a baseball bat on Saturday afternoon in Seaside Way and sustained a serious head injury. At 3:51pm on 27 May, police and emergency services were called to the premises, where they found that a 51-year-old man […]

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Ministers selected but portfolios not set

Ministers selected but portfolios not set

| 30/05/2017 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The new Cabinet ministers have now been selected but details of the ministries and their portfolio of subjects has yet to be confirmed. At Wednesday’s Swearing In Ceremony, Progressives Leader Alden McLaughlin will once again be sworn as premier, while CDP Leader McKeeva Bush will be taking up the neutral role as speaker of […]

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Election cash could fuel next controversy

Election cash could fuel next controversy

| 30/05/2017 | 32 Comments

(CNS): All 61 candidates who campaigned in the elections now have until the end of June to complete their reports on the cash they spent over the eight weeks between Nomination Day and the General Election on 24 May. But the issue could prove to be the next controversial topic following the election result because […]

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Man remanded following assault on police

Man remanded following assault on police

| 30/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Garfield Silburn Jr (21) was remanded in custody Monday after he appeared in court on charges relating to burglary and assaulting police, as he reportedly attempted to resist arrest during an incident in Prospect last Thursday. He faces a list of charges, including grievous and actual bodily harm on police officers with intent, following a […]

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Suspect cocaine dealer nabbed by plain-clothes cops

Suspect cocaine dealer nabbed by plain-clothes cops

| 30/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Undercover police officers arrested a 27-year-old man at a licensed premises Sunday evening on suspicion of drug dealing, the RCIPS said in a release Tuesday, but did not say at which bar or even in which district the arrest took place. Police said the man was detained by plain-clothes officers and searched on suspicion […]

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Bryan offers to support coalition

Bryan offers to support coalition

| 30/05/2017 | 73 Comments

(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, who was successfully returned to office after an acrimonious election fight with the former finance minister in George Town Central, has said that he may join the coalition government and that he has offered his services to the PPM and is awaiting a response. Bryan, who is currently facing a seat on […]

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Opposition begins slating gov’t before taking seats

Opposition begins slating gov’t before taking seats

| 30/05/2017 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The independent candidates who are now resigned to sitting on the opposition benches have made a number of allegations against members of the government, even before they are sworn in. Setting the tone for what may be an acrimonious parliament after the CDP and PPM cut a deal to form a government with independent […]

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‘John-John’ to get seat at Cabinet table

‘John-John’ to get seat at Cabinet table

| 30/05/2017 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Dwayne “John-John” Seymour has joined the PPM-led coalition government and has been offered a Cabinet post, PPM Leader Alden McLaughlin has confirmed. Seymour held a town hall meeting in Bodden Town Monday night, where he asked his constituents if he should take the offer to serve in McLaughlin’s government, and was given a resounding […]

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Panton departs LA after creating six protected areas

Panton departs LA after creating six protected areas

| 30/05/2017 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The outgoing environment minister has left Cayman with an historic parting gift following his four years in office. Just before the country went to the polls last week, Wayne Panton managed to get his Cabinet colleagues to sanction five important natural habitats on Grand Cayman, including Barkers and the central mangroves, and Booby Pond […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library