Archive for September 20th, 2017

Cayman to provide schooling for child evacuees

Cayman to provide schooling for child evacuees

| 20/09/2017 | 56 Comments
(CNS): The Ministry of Education is opening up temporary spaces in government schools and waiving school fees for child evacuees from British Overseas Territories devastated by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Children of compulsory school age (5-17 years old) who have temporarily relocated to Ca [...]

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CIG and Dart enable evacuees to bring pets

CIG and Dart enable evacuees to bring pets

| 20/09/2017 | 95 Comments
(CNS): People evacuating from British Overseas Territories who want to bring their pet dogs and cats can do so even if the animals do not meet the current import conditions, thanks to emergency provisions approved by Cabinet and the generosity of Dart Real Estate, which has provided a facility to ho [...]

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Man from India died this morning

Man from India died this morning

| 20/09/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS): In response to a 911 call early this morning, police and emergency personnel went to the waterfront in the vicinity of Eden Rock, where a man was found unresponsive at the rear of the dive shop. The 37-year-old man from India was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where he was pronou [...]

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District councils ‘high on agenda’ for PPM

District councils ‘high on agenda’ for PPM

| 20/09/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The formation of district councils is “high on the agenda” for next year, Premier Alden McLaughlin told his Red Bay constituents at a public meeting Saturday night, but government has to decide how to structure them. He said that West Bay had been the only district where one had b [...]

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Inmates helped to see effects of crime

Inmates helped to see effects of crime

| 20/09/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Ten more inmates at HMP Northward have completed a rehabilitation programme known as the Sycamore Tree Project (STP), which is based on the principles of restorative justice and covers topics such as the effects of crime, responsibility, confession, repentance, forgiveness, making amends and [...]

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Ebanks free after timed served for ammo possession

Ebanks free after timed served for ammo possession

| 20/09/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Jay Calvert Ebanks (23), who pleaded guilty to possession of ten live rounds of ammunition and was previously acquitted of possession of a gun, was allowed to leave court a free man this week when he was sentenced to time served, which amounted to 382 days imprisonment. The gun in question wa [...]

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10 years for blinding police officer in one eye

10 years for blinding police officer in one eye

| 20/09/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): Garfield Silburn Jr (21) has been handed a ten-year sentence for assaulting two police officers, one of whom suffered a detached retina and is now blind in one eye. The officer underwent eye surgery after the attack and is awaiting an operation that may restore his sight. Silburn pleaded guil [...]

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