Archive for September 6th, 2017

Concerned about cruelty to animals

Concerned about cruelty to animals

| 06/09/2017
Who decides what is animal cruelty and what is humane? Why is it inhumane and illegal to kill a blue iguana but it is OK to hack a green iguana to death with a machete? Why is it humane to keep a small cage packed full of land crabs in the hot sun for days […] [...]

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FCO coordinating relief efforts from Cayman Islands

FCO coordinating relief efforts from Cayman Islands

| 06/09/2017 | 55 Comments
(CNS): An infant died in Barbuda and at least two people died in the islands of St Barts and St Martin as a result of Irma, a catastrophic category 5 hurricane that is now passing Puerto Rico on its path of destruction through the northern Caribbean. With memories of Ivan in 2004 and Paloma in [&hel [...]

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Pedestrian injured on Shedden Road

Pedestrian injured on Shedden Road

| 06/09/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Police said a woman received only minor injuries after she was involved in “a vehicle collision” with a white Kia Sportage SUV. The RCIPS reported that just before noon Wednesday, 6 September, police and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene on Shedden Road, in fr [...]

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Mercedes driver arrested for gun and drugs

| 06/09/2017
(CNS) UPDATED: The 50-year-old man who police said drove recklessly through George Town Wednesday afternoon trying to evade the police was arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of cocaine with intent to supply. An 18-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the ve [...]

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Large quantity ganja found at GT home

Large quantity ganja found at GT home

| 06/09/2017
(CNS): About 522lbs of ganja was recovered at a residence in the Windsor Park area of George Town during a joint operation by police and customs officers Tuesday morning, 5 September, just after 10:15am. The RCIPS said a 43-year-old man of George Town was arrested on suspicion of importation, posses [...]

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PAC queries value of social affairs OBC

PAC queries value of social affairs OBC

| 06/09/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The chair of the Public Accounts Committee and Auditor General Sue Winspear both raised concerns Wednesday that the $180,000 that government spent on an outline business case (OBC) to look at social assistance provided to the elderly, disabled and indigent was a waste of time. Ezzard Miller s [...]

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PR review rate grows, end date in sight

PR review rate grows, end date in sight

| 06/09/2017 | 60 Comments
(CNS): The pace of reviewing the backlog of permanent residency applications by both the immigration staff working on the submissions as well as the Cayman Status and Permanent Residency Board members has picked up to 50 in one week. If those involved can maintain that pace, the more than 1,000 appl [...]

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CIG aims to cut public debt by half

CIG aims to cut public debt by half

| 06/09/2017 | 33 Comments
(CNS): The government has revealed its latest plans to tackle what was once a serious debt problem, but in order to do so it will find itself temporarily falling foul of the Public Management and Finance Law. Government’s core debt is expected to stand at just over $451 million at the end of this [...]

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