Archive for May 18th, 2018

Over 100 people dead after plane crash in Cuba

Over 100 people dead after plane crash in Cuba

| 18/05/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Over one hundred people are believed to have been killed when a Boeing 737 airliner crashed near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, according to reports from the state media. The plane came down around noon Friday not far from the airport. The aircraft, which was said to be around 30 [...]

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Family mourns bulldog shot by police

Family mourns bulldog shot by police

| 18/05/2018 | 62 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay family caught up in a gun raid are mourning the loss of their pet, ‘Spot’ (which they say was a bulldog and not, as claimed by the police, a pit bull), after officers shot and mortally wounded the animal last week. The police said they have referred the incident to the [...]

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Public asked to weigh in on school inspections

Public asked to weigh in on school inspections

| 18/05/2018 | 67 Comments
(CNS): The Office of Education Standards (OES) is calling on the general public to offer input, thoughts and comments on the new schools inspection framework. The office will be holding district meetings and conducting social media polls via the government Facebook page to encourage educators, par [...]

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Second customs officer arrested in latest drug case

Second customs officer arrested in latest drug case

| 18/05/2018
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs Department is another man down after a second officer was arrested last night in connection with the latest probe at the department into suspected drug smuggling. The man was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to import ganja into the Cayman Islands, which follows [...]

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Drugs and gun earn ‘gang target’ 8 years in jail

Drugs and gun earn ‘gang target’ 8 years in jail

| 18/05/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Javier Howell, who has been subjected to assault and bullying at HMP Northward because he has been perceived by gang members in the prison as an informant, was handed an eight-year prison term Wednesday following his conviction for an illegal gun and more than 120 grams of cocaine. The 26-ye [...]

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Dart gets OK for major festival site

Dart gets OK for major festival site

| 18/05/2018 | 195 Comments
(CNS): With the line-up of international artists already announced and tickets going on sale around the world this week, it would have been embarrassing, to say the least, if the Dart Group had failed to obtain planning permission for its festival site at the north end of Seven Mile Beach, where i [...]

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Consultants reveal safety fears at port

Consultants reveal safety fears at port

| 18/05/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): A report by consultants Deloitte commissioned by the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) to examine the organisational structure and perceived dysfunction at the authority identified a number of worrying problems, including safety issues. The organisational review was completed in Mar [...]

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