Archive for October, 2017

Harris denies talks to join PPM ranks

Harris denies talks to join PPM ranks

| 17/10/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Former talk-show host Austin Harris, the MLA for Prospect, has denied speculation that he is in discussions to join the Progressives. Currently sitting on the backbench of the Government of National Unity and serving as a councillor in the premier’s ministry, Harris is also preparing to [...]

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Police make arrests over illegal gambling

Police make arrests over illegal gambling

| 16/10/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Several arrests were made in the Eastern Districts this weekend in relation to illegal gambling in areas of concern that members of the community had shared with the police. Reminding the public that gambling is illegal in the Cayman Islands, the police said they would continue to put a stop [...]

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Customs hand back massage toys to trader

Customs hand back massage toys to trader

| 16/10/2017 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Following reports that the Cayman Islands Customs Department had seized a number of massage tools from general store Reflections because officers were concerned that they were sex toys and fell foul of the law, Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said Monday that the items have been returne [...]

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Artist charged over controversial work

Artist charged over controversial work

| 16/10/2017
(CNS): An artist based on Cayman Brac who was arrested over what some residents on the Sister Islands have found offensive artwork displayed on his property on the South Side of the island has now been charged. Ronald “Foots” Kynes (63) has been charged with displaying an obscene object for pub [...]

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Teenage prisoners build their own basketball court

Teenage prisoners build their own basketball court

| 16/10/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS): A group of young offenders who are currently locked up in the juvenile unit at HMP Northward have started work constructing their own basketball court, which the prison director said was not just about providing a new way for them to exercise but was also an opportunity for the boys to learn [...]

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500+ permanent residency applications now reviewed

500+ permanent residency applications now reviewed

| 16/10/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): More than 500 individuals and families who have been waiting on decisions about their potential future in the Cayman Islands have now been considered by the relevant board and admin staff at immigration. Although there are still 876 applications awaiting a decision, the authorities are now ge [...]

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Cyclist killed in ‘misadventure’ inquest finds

Cyclist killed in ‘misadventure’ inquest finds

| 16/10/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Rhonda Azan (61) was killed as a result of misadventure, a jury sitting in the Coroners Court found Friday. The local woman was struck by a F-250 truck during twilight one evening in October 2015 as she cycled against the traffic on Shamrock Rock in Savannah. The jury heard two different con [...]

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Swimmer gets between barracuda and dinner

Swimmer gets between barracuda and dinner

| 16/10/2017 | 16 Comments
(CNS): A man who was swimming off Seven Mile Beach by the Westin Hotel on Friday appears to have been bitten by a barracuda, according to officials from the Department of Environment (DoE), but they said it was very unusual and there was no cause for people swimming or enjoying other water activiti [...]

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US Brac resident to face trial for importing ammo

US Brac resident to face trial for importing ammo

| 16/10/2017
(CNS): David Dean Meadors, an American citizen who is building a home on Cayman Brac, will face trial next year for the importation of 240 rounds of nine-millimeter ammunition and the possession of a BB gun. The 52-year-old man was charged earlier this year after customs officers discovered the am [...]

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Senior cop assaulted at scene of crash

Senior cop assaulted at scene of crash

| 15/10/2017
(CNS): Two local men have been arrested following a serious assault against a senior police officer who attended the scene of a collision in George Town on Saturday night. An RCIPS spokesperson confirmed that the injured officer is Detective Superintendent Peter Lansdown. The senior cop, who was in [...]

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Dart finally confirms Ritz acquisition

Dart finally confirms Ritz acquisition

| 13/10/2017
(CNS Business): After several months of speculation that Dart Real Estate had acquired the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman but no comment from officials at the company, the Cayman Islands’ biggest property owner has finally announced that it has bought the luxury hotel on Seven Mile Beach. The news com [...]

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