Archive for November 6th, 2017

Appeals denied for track coach

Appeals denied for track coach

| 06/11/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Ato Stephens, the Trinidadian-born track star and coach who was jailed in August for abusing an ICT network by “sexting” with a teenage girl, had his appeals against conviction and sentence denied Monday. The Court of Appeal rejected arguments from the defence on behalf of Stephens, who w [...]

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Premier defends need for immigration

Premier defends need for immigration

| 06/11/2017 | 98 Comments
(CNS): The premier has made it very clear that he believes immigration in Cayman has been an important and positive factor that has contributed to the growth of the islands. As he closed the budget debate Monday, Alden McLaughlin took aim at the sentiments expressed by the opposition benches in thei [...]

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East End man arrested over stolen rifle

East End man arrested over stolen rifle

| 06/11/2017
(CNS): The police have arrested a 23-year-old man from East End for possession of an unlicensed firearm and damage to property. The man is facing allegations relating to theft of a licensed rifle and several rounds of ammunition, which were stolen from the home of a licensed gun owner also in East [...]

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Cops face crime loaded weekend on local roads

Cops face crime loaded weekend on local roads

| 06/11/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS had another busy weekend on the roads across Grand Cayman dealing with drivers attempting to evade road blocks, failing to stop when pulled over by police and major collisions involving drunk drivers. Police said they also chased a stolen car in George Town in the early hours of Mon [...]

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Minister commits to George Town renovation

Minister commits to George Town renovation

| 06/11/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): Following years of promises from the PPM about their commitment to the revitalization of George Town, the new planning minister, Joey Hew, told the Legislative Assembly during the Friday proceedings that the project would get underway in earnest during this administration. The Progressive mem [...]

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Victim stabbed in one of two violent robbery attempts

Victim stabbed in one of two violent robbery attempts

| 06/11/2017 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Police are investigating two separate violent attempted robberies that happened over the weekend. The first attack took place in the early hours of Saturday morning and resulted in the victim being stabbed in his leg and his arm. Police said that just before 1:00am on 4 November, officers w [...]

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Councillor accuses NCC of overriding MLAs

Councillor accuses NCC of overriding MLAs

| 06/11/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The representative for West Bay Central, Capt Eugene Ebanks, has accused the National Conservation Council of not following the wishes of Members of the Legislative Assembly over the spearfishing dispute, despite the fact that the decision by politicians placed the council in a conundrum ove [...]

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Tourist dies after swimming at Cemetery Beach

Tourist dies after swimming at Cemetery Beach

| 06/11/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS): A visitor from the United States died Saturday and another was treated in hospital after the two men got into difficulties in the water off Cemetery Beach. The emergency services were called to the location at around 4:00pm following reports that two men, one aged 64 and the other aged 57, we [...]

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Safety issues cause problem for scrap cars

Safety issues cause problem for scrap cars

| 06/11/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is asking the public not to bring scrap metals to the George Town dump until further notice because of problems of safety. But the public agency is also warning people to refrain from abandoning vehicles on private property, along the road way an [...]

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Queen using Cayman investment fund

Queen using Cayman investment fund

| 06/11/2017
(CNS Business): Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on Queen Elizabeth to apologise to the British people for using tax havens, including the Cayman Islands, to avoid paying taxes to the UK treasury. Revelations that the Queen was among a list of very rich individuals and organisations using offs [...]

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Bail rejected in George Town gang shooting

Bail rejected in George Town gang shooting

| 06/11/2017
(CNS): A man charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit a crime had his application for bail denied Friday, as the magistrate believed there was a “likelihood” he “might commit further offences”. Charles Walton III (20) was charged last week in connection w [...]

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