Archive for April 23rd, 2018

MLA calls for action over garbage collection failures

MLA calls for action over garbage collection failures

| 23/04/2018 | 78 Comments
(CNS): With no apparent improvement in the mismanagement of garbage collection on Grand Cayman, the deputy opposition leader has begun a petition urging government to address the major failings at the Department of Environmental Health and re-instate twice-weekly collections. Alva Suckoo, the member [...]

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Drugs not cause of prison congestion

Drugs not cause of prison congestion

| 23/04/2018 | 96 Comments
(CNS): HMP Northward is currently at breaking point when it comes to inmate numbers but the police have dismissed the popular misconception that the jail is being filled up with large numbers of young men, in particular, who have been being convicted and jailed merely for smoking ganja. The RCIPS ha [...]

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Numbers suspect arrested for money laundering

Numbers suspect arrested for money laundering

| 23/04/2018
(CNS): A Bodden Town man has been arrested on a number of serious charges including money laundering after he was collared by police Saturday in a joint operation by the RCIPS, customs and immigration, where he was suspected of illegal gambling. The RCIPS said the 47-year-old man was seen trying to [...]

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McLaughlin justifies trip to Commonwealth forum

McLaughlin justifies trip to Commonwealth forum

| 23/04/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said his recent trip to London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference and the related Business Form on behalf of the British Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) gave him the chance to put Cayman on the global stage. “It is important that we [...]

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WB man to appear in court faces list of crimes

WB man to appear in court faces list of crimes

| 23/04/2018
(CNS): Dorlin Allen Ebanks (64) from West Bay, who also goes by “Allan Barnett”, has been charged with possession of cocaine with intent to supply and other drug offenses, as well as threats to kill, escaping lawful custody, possession of an offensive weapon and other offences following a recent [...]

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Rivers calls for greater effort on perception problem

Rivers calls for greater effort on perception problem

| 23/04/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The financial services minister has called on the sector to work with government to do more to address the perception problem that surrounds the industry overseas. Tara Rivers said that historically not enough was done to correct myths and misconceptions which have been allowed to fester beca [...]

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New royal baby 5th in line to UK throne

New royal baby 5th in line to UK throne

| 23/04/2018 | 66 Comments
(CNS): The Duchess of Cambridge had a baby boy Monday at St Mary’s hospital in London. The newest addition to the Royal Family is fifth in line to the throne behind his older brother and sister, his father Prince William and his grandfather Prince Charles. The baby boy was born at 11am UK time [...]

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Two men arrested over BT house fire

Two men arrested over BT house fire

| 23/04/2018
(CNS): Two Bodden Town men are in police custody after they were arrested on Friday morning in the wake of a house fire in the district, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. Just after 11am police and the Cayman Islands Fire Service responded to a report of a burning house on Nettie [...]

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Visitor dies after East End dive trip

Visitor dies after East End dive trip

| 23/04/2018 | 30 Comments
(CNS): A 70-year-old woman who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States died on Friday after scuba diving in East End. Police said emergency services were called out around 9am after the woman had encountered difficulties on the dive. Despite attempts at CPR, the victim was pronounced [...]

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Road crashes more than doubled in 2017

Road crashes more than doubled in 2017

| 23/04/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service recorded more than double the number of crashes on the roads in 2017 compared to the previous year, and although the number of fatal accidents dropped from seven to three, only one less person lost their lives compared to 2016. With 2,725 collisions, in [...]

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Cayman caught in shadow of EU data regulation

Cayman caught in shadow of EU data regulation

| 23/04/2018 | 13 Comments
(CNS): As repercussions from the Facebook personal data scandal continue to reverberate around the world, a new directive from the European Union could have a major impact on the bottom line for any Cayman Islands company that holds any personal data of EU citizens. The Cayman Data Protection Law, w [...]

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