Archive for October 27th, 2017

Severe weather alert issued for Cayman

Severe weather alert issued for Cayman

| 27/10/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands National Weather Service has issued a severe weather alert after the formation of a tropical cyclone in the southern Caribbean Sea. Officials said that Cayman can expect cloudy, rainy weather conditions lasting through Sunday morning, with 1 to 1.25 inches of rain Friday ni [...]

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Environment becomes casualty of new government

Environment becomes casualty of new government

| 27/10/2017 | 83 Comments
(CNS): If there was any doubt, given the premier’s comments since the election, that the new administration plans to roll back the historic environmental protections put in place by the former minister for the environment, Alden McLaughlin made it abundantly clear Friday that the National Cons [...]

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CIG prioritises education and jobs

CIG prioritises education and jobs

| 27/10/2017 | 45 Comments
(CNS): The premier revealed an increase in spending for education and an enhanced focus on ensuring Caymanians benefit from the growing locally economy as he delivered the Budget Policy Statement underpinning the first budget of the Government of National Unity. Outlining what the government is pla [...]

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$141M surplus forecast over 2-year budget

$141M surplus forecast over 2-year budget

| 27/10/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS): As he delivered his first ever budget and government’s first budget to cover two years, Finance Minister Roy McTaggart predicted that the entire government would end 2018 with a total operating surplus of around $140 million, even though that its statutory authorities are expected to su [...]

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Minister targeted in fake Facebook page

Minister targeted in fake Facebook page

| 27/10/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Tara Rivers, the home affairs and financial services minister in the Cayman government, is the latest politician to become the target of scammers on social media. Police are warning that the fraudsters have created the fake Facebook profile to solicit money from those following the minister o [...]

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Deluge of rain expected as trough heads for Cayman

Deluge of rain expected as trough heads for Cayman

| 27/10/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): An area of shower and thunderstorms off the coast of Nicaragua that is heading our way, combined with a lingering low pressure system to the east of the Cayman Islands, is a recipe for some ‘spooky’ weather this Halloween weekend and likely to put a damper on some of the organise [...]

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Phone records build drug conspiracy case

Phone records build drug conspiracy case

| 27/10/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Three men appeared in Grand Court Thursday charged with conspiring to supply ganja and cocaine based solely on phone records police seized following the arrest of drug dealer Alex Ebanks (26) at Lakeside apartments in October 2015. Ian Duncan, Carlos Myles  and Ukel Dixon, who have all deni [...]

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