Archive for October, 2017

Jamaican smugglers come clean over 430lbs of ganja

Jamaican smugglers come clean over 430lbs of ganja

| 31/10/2017
(CNS): Two Jamaican men who were caught almost red-handed by police attempting to smuggle in hundreds of pounds of ganja on a beach in South Sound have owned up to drug importation charges and illegal landing. But a third man has denied any connection to the drugs, denying both importation and posse [...]

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Council appointed to give seniors a voice

Council appointed to give seniors a voice

| 31/10/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Lucille Seymour has been appointed chair of the newly created Council for Older Persons that will provide a voice for elderly people in the Cayman Islands as the government implements the recently enacted legislation dealing with the needs of seniors. Cabinet has approved the appointment of [...]

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Former local football official jailed in US

Former local football official jailed in US

| 31/10/2017 | 63 Comments
(CNS): Costas Takkas (61), the former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association, has been sentenced to 15 months in jail for his part in the FIFA corruption scandal, according to reports coming from the US. Takkas worked as Jeffrey Webb’s attaché when the former CIFA presid [...]

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Premier pledges major cut in SME red tape

Premier pledges major cut in SME red tape

| 31/10/2017
(CNS Business): The premier has committed to cutting the regulations that he said are hindering small businesses. Alden McLaughlin said that “ambitious, entrepreneurial Caymanians need encouragement, not the dead weight of government bureaucracy holding them back”, as he pledged to abolish at le [...]

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Beautician denies reckless acts on clients

Beautician denies reckless acts on clients

| 31/10/2017
(CNS): An unlicensed beautician who is accused of injecting women’s faces with some kind of cosmetic product that resulted in serious skin damage has denied the charges against her. Zunilda Anaya Baldovino (50) appeared in Summary Court Tuesday, and with the help of a translator pleaded not g [...]

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People warned not to poach as conch season opens

People warned not to poach as conch season opens

| 31/10/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Conch and whelk season opens tomorrow, 1 November, when shellfish-lovers can help themselves to five queen conchs per person per day or ten per boat, and 2½ gallons of whelks in the shell, or 2½ pounds of processed whelks. But the Department of Environment is urging people not to be tempt [...]

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Police urge driver caution as kids trick-or-treat

Police urge driver caution as kids trick-or-treat

| 31/10/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Drivers are being asked to take extra care on the roads this evening and look out for children walking on the roadways as they enjoy Halloween trick-or-treating across the Cayman Islands. Webster’s Estates and Savannah were singled out by police as areas where motorists should be especiall [...]

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Cops recover stolen car in Spotts

Cops recover stolen car in Spotts

| 31/10/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): A 2005 pearl white Toyota Ipsum stolen in the wake of a burglary in Bodden Town over night Thursday-Friday was recovered by police on patrol in the Spotts-Newlands area yesterday. Officers believe the burglar stole the car and used it as a getaway car after the break-in. No arrests have  yet [...]

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Law enforcement is budget winner

Law enforcement is budget winner

| 31/10/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): With government expecting to earn in excess of $730 million next year and almost $723 million in 2019, law and order looks sent to benefit from the stable revenues. The RCIPS will get extra cash to hire an additional 25 police officers in each of the two years as well as in 2020, and [&hellip [...]

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Opposition plan to offer alternative budget

Opposition plan to offer alternative budget

| 31/10/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Members of the opposition have said that they plan to propose constructive alternatives that offer action for the people when they engage in the debate on Wednesday on the government’s $644 million spending plan for next year and the $657 million budget for the year after. Having spent [...]

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Booze and rain fuel more road crashes

Booze and rain fuel more road crashes

| 30/10/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Police dealt with 30 crashes on Cayman’s roads this weekend caused by a combination of wet conditions and drunk drivers. At least four people were arrested for drinking and driving and police are also on the lookout for a driver who fled the scene after mowing down a cyclist. “We saw [...]

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