Archive for August 24th, 2017

Miller’s proposed health review rejected

Miller’s proposed health review rejected

| 24/08/2017 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The government rejected a proposal by the opposition leader to have a joint select committee review what he has described as the crisis in local healthcare provision in all areas. Ezzard Miller filed a private member’s motion asking for a six member panel made up of four government members of the LA and two […]

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Police receive more beach theft reports

Police receive more beach theft reports

| 24/08/2017 | 69 Comments

(CNS): The police received two reports yesterday of bags being stolen while the owners were swimming along Seven Mile Beach. Both happened in the Public Beach area, one in the morning and one in the evening. The first report involved a beach bag that had been stolen after it was left on the sand while the […]

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Bar brawl lands man and woman in hospital

Bar brawl lands man and woman in hospital

| 24/08/2017 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Two women and two men were involved in a George Town bar room brawl that turned violent in the early hours of Thursday morning and landed one of the men and one of the women in hospital with serious injuries. Police said they were called to Bananas Bar on Eastern Avenue at around 3:00 this morning […]

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Foots’ art faces more vandalism

Foots’ art faces more vandalism

| 24/08/2017 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Controversial artwork on Cayman Brac by resident artist Ronald “Foots” Kynes, which is displayed on property he owns on South Side Road, was vandalized yesterday for the second time this month. Police said that this time sculptures were severely damaged and appear to have been struck with a blunt instrument. “For people in the community to […]

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Premier: Opposition not fit to lead

Premier: Opposition not fit to lead

| 24/08/2017 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin lauded the work his coalition did to arrive at a common policy for his new Government of National Unity, as he delivered its Strategic Policy Statement in the Legislative Assembly yesterday. But there was very little unity with his political colleagues on the opposition benches during the debate on the SPS, […]

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WB man charged over gun and threats to woman

WB man charged over gun and threats to woman

| 24/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 32-year-old man from West Bay was due in court Thursday morning, having been charged Wednesday with possessing an imitation gun and threatening offences, following an incident on Sunday in the district. The RCIPS said that the man is accused of slapping a woman he knew while make threats and showing her what appeared […]

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Unity gov’t sticking with cruise port plans

Unity gov’t sticking with cruise port plans

| 24/08/2017 | 65 Comments

(CNS): The premier has revealed that the coalition he is now leading is backing the previous administration’s cruise berthing and cargo port plans. Even though the CDP and some of the independents campaigned against this specific project, the minority members of the ‘Unity’ government have not been able to derail the controversial proposal. Delivering his […]

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