Archive for December 18th, 2017

Beach access trouble blocks EMS

Beach access trouble blocks EMS

| 18/12/2017 | 69 Comments
(CNS): Efforts to rescue a visitor to the Cayman Islands after he got into difficulty in the sea off Boggy Sands Road, West Bay, Sunday lunchtime were severely hampered because beach access was blocked. Fortunately, the rescue was eventually successful and the visitor is recovering in hospital, but [...]

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Cash taken in doorstep armed robbery

| 18/12/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): A local business person was robbed of their takings Friday night in the Smith Road area of George Town. The victim had driven home after closing up at two night-time businesses in the centre of the capital. When the person reached home and parked the car, they were approached by two armed men [...]

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Car thieves revert to vehicle of choice

Car thieves revert to vehicle of choice

| 18/12/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Police are reporting the theft of a 2000 burgundy Honda Civic, which was taken from Manse Road in Bodden Town sometime overnight between Saturday and Sunday. After local car thieves opted to take a Suzuki Sidekick recently, they have reverted back to their favorite brand. In the latest case, [...]

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Activists raise more concerns over discrimination

Activists raise more concerns over discrimination

| 18/12/2017 | 83 Comments
(CNS): Colours Cayman has accused government of effectively deporting gay Caymanians because same-sex spouses of local people have been refused residency rights as dependents. The activists raised further concerns with the European Union this week that Britain’s territories are continuing to d [...]

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New order cuts sentence for sex intruder

New order cuts sentence for sex intruder

| 18/12/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): A local man who was sentenced on Friday for his third sexual offence against women that involved him breaking into their homes was handed a six-year term by visiting judge, Justice Marva McDonald-Bishop, after she reduced the jail time by a year but imposed a 7-year sexual harm prevention ord [...]

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Serious smash blocks WB Road for almost 5 hours

Serious smash blocks WB Road for almost 5 hours

| 18/12/2017
(CNS): A major crash Sunday evening between a black Suzuki motorbike and a grey Honda CR-V landed the rider in hospital and the driver in custody. The smash also blocked the West Bay Road at the Cayman Beach Suites from before 7:3opm until after midnight, when police were able to re-open the coast r [...]

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No justification for Dart tunnel extension

No justification for Dart tunnel extension

| 18/12/2017 | 55 Comments
(CNS): The Central Planning Authority denied the application by one of Dart’s companies, Cayman Shores Development Ltd, to extend the West Bay Road tunnel by around 195 feet because the developer had not justified the need for the extension. Minutes from the 22 November CPA meeting show that [...]

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Tourist dies after snorkelling trip in East End

Tourist dies after snorkelling trip in East End

| 18/12/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: The police have confirmed that the 59-year-old man from the United States who died on Friday afternoon following a snorkelling trip was James Howard Huber from California. According to a release from the RCIPS, the man became unwell around 2:30pm while he was riding a wave runner off [...]

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Cayman regulator supports net neutrality

Cayman regulator supports net neutrality

| 18/12/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): In contrast to the telecoms regulator in the United States, OfReg, the Cayman Islands’ regulator, continues to support net neutrality, which ensures that all internet traffic is treated equally by the internet service providers (ISPs). Last week, in a hugely unpopular move, the US Feder [...]

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