Archive for February, 2018

Man critical after being hit by car

Man critical after being hit by car

| 23/02/2018 | 11 Comments
(CNS): A pedestrian who was hit by a car on Smith Road, George Town, around 8:30 on Friday morning is in the hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, police have said. The man was hit by a purple Honda Accord, which was heading west toward Anthony Drive from Bobby Thompson Way [...]

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Watler admits killing boyfriend

Watler admits killing boyfriend

| 23/02/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Brianna Michelle Watler (25) has admitted killing her boyfriend, Azzan Sherieff (23), during a fight last September in North Side, where the couple lived. Watler pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter when the charge was put to her in Grand Court Friday. Director of Public Pr [...]

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Check-in moves to new hall as airport work continues

Check-in moves to new hall as airport work continues

| 23/02/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Most airline check-in desks at Owen Roberts International Airport will move to the new hall today, officials from the airport have said. In the latest update from the Cayman Islands Airports Authority as the redevelopment gathers pace, officials warned of congestion this weekend during the p [...]

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Mental health facility will not pose danger

Mental health facility will not pose danger

| 23/02/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman government’s chief psychiatrist has said that the people who will be residing at the new mental health facility, when it opens, will not pose a danger to the community because there will be no high-risk patients treated there and no serving convicted criminals. Dr Marc Lockha [...]

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UK endorsing oppression of LGBTIs, says activist

UK endorsing oppression of LGBTIs, says activist

| 23/02/2018 | 47 Comments
(CNS): The UK has actively engaged with the Bermuda government “in undermining the rule of law, ignoring an order of the local court and facilitating the withdrawal of equality” for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community there, Dr Leonardo Raznovich, a lawyer and [...]

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Work begins on $6.6M CIG vehicle depot upgrade

Work begins on $6.6M CIG vehicle depot upgrade

| 23/02/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The infrastructure minister and other government officials were out in force with golden shovels Friday breaking ground on a $6,655,000 redevelopment project at the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES). What the minister described as “long-awaited” upgrades at the North S [...]

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HSA admits latest scandal over finances

HSA admits latest scandal over finances

| 22/02/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: The Health Services Authority has now confirmed that during a “routine monitoring of department metrics” a number of “irregularities” were discovered and an internal audit is now underway. The authority has given no details of those irregularities or commented [...]

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CITA calls for change to booze and music laws

CITA calls for change to booze and music laws

| 22/02/2018 | 63 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is asking government to change the laws relating to liquor licensing and music and dancing following the negative impact on the sector this New Year. The private sector body said it has had a series of meetings with Commerce Minister Joey Hew, other gov [...]

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Blaze under investigation as dump re-opens

Blaze under investigation as dump re-opens

| 22/02/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service has confirmed that yesterday’s landfill fire remains successfully extinguished after crews monitored the dump through the night. The facility re-opened at 11:15am today and the cause of the fire is under investigation, officials said. Several fire officer [...]

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No date decided on co-pay benefits in CS

No date decided on co-pay benefits in CS

| 22/02/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The civil service management has not set a date to introduce co-pay health or pension benefits for government employees, the financial secretary has confirmed. Government has been in talks with its staff for several years now about the possibility of them co-paying in the first instance for t [...]

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Animal charities secure stay on feral cat cull

Animal charities secure stay on feral cat cull

| 22/02/2018 | 82 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Humane Society and Feline Friends have secured an injunction against the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment to stop the government officials from culling stray cats on Little Cayman this week. The charities were not consulted on the proposed cull an [...]

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