Archive for May 28th, 2018

Unemployment persists despite economic growth

Unemployment persists despite economic growth

| 28/05/2018 | 102 Comments
(CNS): The finance minister painted a rosy picture of Cayman’s economic growth and government’s fiscal prudence when he appeared at an economic forum Friday. Roy McTaggart pointed to growth in the economy of 2.9% in 2017, with the construction and tourism sectors leading the way, but Min [...]

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CMA: No fault divorce will devalue marriage

CMA: No fault divorce will devalue marriage

| 28/05/2018 | 109 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Ministers Association has posted a draft response to a collection of proposed legislation dealing with family life and marriage which, if enacted, would introduce the concept of no fault divorce. But the church ministers are objecting to the idea of removing blame and have said tha [...]

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West Bay man pleads guilty to ‘peeping’ in condos

West Bay man pleads guilty to ‘peeping’ in condos

| 28/05/2018 | 9 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay man was remanded in custody by the court Monday after he admitted criminal trespassing charges. Kelvin Ebanks (30) was arrested after he was reported loitering and acting suspiciously at the rear of an apartment complex on North West Point Road, West Bay. The man was seen walking o [...]

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Two separate arson cases reported over weekend

Two separate arson cases reported over weekend

| 28/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS): One woman is in custody and police are on the lookout for a second suspect after two separate and unrelated arson attacks over the weekend. A 38-year-old woman has been arrested and remains in police custody as inquiries continue into a fire at a residence in West Lane, Bodden Town, on Sund [...]

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ESO begins work to update household register

ESO begins work to update household register

| 28/05/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office has begun collecting basic housing information across the three Cayman Islands in order to update its Household Register. The public is asked to cooperate with staff from the office who will be visiting addresses on the register, which is used as the sampli [...]

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Teenagers arrested over Prospect robbery

Teenagers arrested over Prospect robbery

| 28/05/2018
(CNS): Four people, three of them teenagers, have been arrested in connection with a robbery that took place on Prospect Point Road during the holiday weekend. They are accused of following their victim from a Crewe Road bar, believed to be Country & Western, in the early morning hours of Monda [...]

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Pedestrian critical after being run down

Pedestrian critical after being run down

| 28/05/2018 | 20 Comments
(CNS): A male pedestrian who was reportedly struck by a white vehicle on Shamrock Road this morning is currently in hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. The collision happened in Lower Valley close to the junction of Trumbach Drive, police sa [...]

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Cops bust gambling ring at George Town bar

Cops bust gambling ring at George Town bar

| 28/05/2018
(CNS): Six men aged between 20 and 68 were arrested Friday evening on various gambling and drug-related offences after a police raid at a bar in central George Town. Officers seized gambling paraphernalia, a quantity of ganja and a small amount of cash during the operation at Archie’s Bar on Shedd [...]

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Dive shop attacker admits stabbing

Dive shop attacker admits stabbing

| 28/05/2018 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Jaron Solomon, a 29-year-old man from East End, pleaded guilty to a list of offences, including GBH and damaging property, when he appeared in court Monday for trial after he was originally charged with attempted murder. Solomon had previously denied trying to kill his former girlfriend durin [...]

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Rainy weather continues in wake of Alberto

Rainy weather continues in wake of Alberto

| 28/05/2018 | 2 Comments
(CNS): More heavy rain is expected in Cayman during the early part of this week, local forecasters have said. Although Sub-tropical Storm Alberto has moved on and is heading towards the Florida Panhandle, the system is still influencing local weather conditions. Thunderstorms causing more localised [...]

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Eastern Districts missing out on surge in property prices

Eastern Districts missing out on surge in property prices

| 28/05/2018 | 97 Comments
(CNS): The strong performance of the US economy has driven some phenomenal growth in property prices in the Cayman Islands over the past year, but in a bifurcated market the biggest gains have been strictly limited to the Seven Mile Beach peninsula. Property consultants Charterland, in their annual [...]

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