Archive for June 14th, 2018

Minister off the hook in careless driving case

Minister off the hook in careless driving case

| 14/06/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): The finance and economics minister, Roy McTaggart, was discharged by a traffic court magistrate Thursday, after prosecutors told the court that they had no evidence to pursue the case against him as the complainant was not willing to continue with the case. McTaggart had been charged with ca [...]

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Police nab repeat Snug Harbour suspect burglar

Police nab repeat Snug Harbour suspect burglar

| 14/06/2018
(CNS): A 45-year-old George Town man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary in relation to a break-in on 11 April at a home on Palm Heights Drive in Snug Harbour, George Town, an area that has had a spate of burglaries recently. In this instance several personal items were taken by the burglar [...]

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Couple arrested over illegal gun

Couple arrested over illegal gun

| 14/06/2018
(CNS): A Bodden Town couple found themselves in police custody Thursday after an early morning raid at a house in the Lower Valley area of Bodden Town, in which an illegal revolver and ammunition were found. Following the operation by a joint task force of police and customs officers, a 24-year-old [...]

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Watler jailed for 4½ years for killing boyfriend

Watler jailed for 4½ years for killing boyfriend

| 14/06/2018 | 102 Comments
(CNS): Brianna Watler (26) was sentenced Thursday to four and a half years in prison, following her conviction for the manslaughter of her boyfriend, Azzan Sherieff (23), in September last year in the wake of a violent altercation between the couple. Given the circumstances of the case, Justice Carl [...]

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Manderson challenges PAC’s Ahearn allegations

Manderson challenges PAC’s Ahearn allegations

| 14/06/2018 | 101 Comments
(CNS): Acting Governor Franz Manderson has said that he will not be taking any disciplinary action against the health ministry’s chief officer, Jennifer Ahearn, because he does not believe that she lied to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), as claimed in the recent correspondence to his off [...]

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Regional BOTs ready for hurricane season after London talks

Regional BOTs ready for hurricane season after London talks

| 14/06/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The politics of the UK imposing beneficial ownership registers on the territories and the constitutional fallout has been dominating Premier Alden McLaughlin’s visit to the UK this week but the matter of hurricane preparedness has also been high on the agenda. Given that some of the Bri [...]

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UK MPs double down on demand for public registers

UK MPs double down on demand for public registers

| 14/06/2018 | 123 Comments
(CNS): The leaders of the British Overseas Territories impacted by the UK parliament’s vote in April to impose public ownership registers are currently in London, battling to reverse the decision and, in Cayman’s case, attempting to change the constitution. However, the British MPs behin [...]

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No TV access to World Cup

No TV access to World Cup

| 14/06/2018
I know that Logic has the exclusive rights to broadcast the World Cup, but what happens to those of us who aren’t subscribers? I also suspect there are many people like me in Cayman whose TV can’t accommodate an antenna for picking up free-to-air channels and even those will not carry all of the [...]

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