Archive for June 18th, 2018

Cayman has just 20 asylum seekers ahead of Refugee Day

Cayman has just 20 asylum seekers ahead of Refugee Day

| 18/06/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS): As many developing countries around the world are dealing with unimaginable numbers of refugees and asylum seekers landing on their shores on a daily basis, Cayman has just 20 people waiting for a decision on their asylum application. But as the US government faces intense criticism for separating children from their parents in an […]

Continue Reading

Customs ditches red tape for passengers under limits

Customs ditches red tape for passengers under limits

| 18/06/2018 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs Department has announced that it is ditching the requirement for all passengers to fill in customs forms if they have not exceeded their duty free allowances when flying into Cayman. The department is trusting passengers to be honest and air travellers who are within the legal limits for goods, alcohol […]

Continue Reading

Witnesses wanted to East End bar fight

Witnesses wanted to East End bar fight

| 18/06/2018 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Police are looking for witnesses to a fight involving at least two men, one of whom was injured, on Friday night at around 10pm outside the Pirates Cove Bar in East End. Police said that one man had already been transported to Health City Cayman Islands by private car before they arrived at the […]

Continue Reading

Police track down missing teenager

Police track down missing teenager

| 18/06/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS) UPDATED TUESDAY: Police said they have now located Taj Yen (16) who went missing from the Bonaventure Home in West Bay last week but they are still looking for Motesha Mothen (15) who was last seen at school on Thursday morning. Police said Taj was said to be in good health when he was found but […]

Continue Reading

Car smashes into wooden building

Car smashes into wooden building

| 18/06/2018 | 13 Comments

(CNS):  The driver of a silver Picanto was lucky to escape with minor injuries on Saturday after he lost control of the car and smashed into a small wooden building on North Church Street. The emergency services responded to the smash around 5:20pm, which happened across from Da Fish Shack near the waterfront. Police said the driver […]

Continue Reading

Sea-level rise threatening property market

Sea-level rise threatening property market

| 18/06/2018 | 25 Comments

(CNS): More than 300,000 coastal homes in the United States, collectively worth almost $120 billion, are now under threat from sea-level rise within the next 25 years or so, scientists have said, adding to a mounting pile of research warning that coastal flooding is going to become more frequent than previously believed. Coming on the […]

Continue Reading

Bodden Town man charged over illegal gun

Bodden Town man charged over illegal gun

| 18/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 24-year-old man from Bodden Town was due to appear in court on Monday, charged with the possession of an unlicensed handgun and ammunition. The man was arrested last Thursday following a raid by police at a home in the Lower Valley area of the district. A 22-year-old woman who was also arrested at […]

Continue Reading

Canada’s legal weed sparks Cayman money laundering claims

Canada’s legal weed sparks Cayman money laundering claims

| 18/06/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): While the prospect of legal cannabis for recreational use in the Cayman Islands is not expected anytime soon, Canada is just a couple of months away from full legalisation. As that date approaches, legislators have raised concerns that the multi-billion dollar legal weed market could be taken over by organised crime, with proceeds laundered […]

Continue Reading

Cops aim to reunite owners with stolen goods

Cops aim to reunite owners with stolen goods

| 18/06/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Police are hoping to track down the owners of an array of stolen goods that officers recovered following a raid in George Town last week. Pictures of all of the items, which include a watch, a distinctive silver ring and some stones believed to be diamonds, are on the RCIPS website and its Facebook page. Anyone […]

Continue Reading

Nine illegal firearms handed to cops

Nine illegal firearms handed to cops

| 18/06/2018 | 10 Comments

(CNS): As the RCIPS firearms amnesty reaches the half-way point, the police have already received nine illegal weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Since the ‘no questions asked’ campaign began at the start of this month, the police have received seven rifles and two handguns, as well as the ammunition. Despite the month-long clemency to […]

Continue Reading

Teenager charged over weekend stabbing

Teenager charged over weekend stabbing

| 18/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): An 18-year-old man from George Town has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an early morning stabbing in the car park of a George Town bar on Saturday, 16 June. Police were called to a report of a fight outside Margaritaville on Harbour Drive at around 1am. When they got to the […]

Continue Reading

See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library