Archive for June 25th, 2018

Caribbean reefs too weak to survive sea-level rise

Caribbean reefs too weak to survive sea-level rise

| 25/06/2018 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Marine researchers have found that coral reefs in the Caribbean region are no longer capable of growing quickly enough to survive even the most conservative estimates of sea-level rise, in the latest dire prediction about the future of reefs in our area. As disease, coral bleaching, sea temperature increases, over-fishing, pollution and acidification of […]

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ACC makes new arrest in ongoing probe

ACC makes new arrest in ongoing probe

| 25/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission has announced another arrest in an investigation that began last October. Officials from the ACC said a 35-year-old man from George Town was arrested Monday morning in connection with the ongoing corruption probe, which is understood to be one of at least four live investigations being handled by the commission. The […]

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Five days to go as amnesty attracts more guns

Five days to go as amnesty attracts more guns

| 25/06/2018 | 5 Comments

(CNS): With less than one week to go before the end of the current firearms amnesty, another two weapons and much more ammunition have been turned in. Police said that more than 460 rounds of ammunition and 11 weapons have now been handed in. So far, three handguns and eight rifles have been taken off the […]

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Fugitive blames health issues for absence

Fugitive blames health issues for absence

| 25/06/2018 | 73 Comments

(CNS): David Meadors (53), who was convicted of possession of an illegal gun but failed to appear in court last month for additional charges, is in the United States at his home in Hollywood, South Florida, according to a report in the local press. Meadors told the Sun Sentinel that he did not answer bail […]

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Teen charged with stealing construction materials

Teen charged with stealing construction materials

| 25/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): An 18-year-old man from East End has been charged with burglary in connection with a break-in at a home in the district at the beginning of the month. Police said the teenager, who was due to appear in court Monday, is accused of taking construction materials and appliances after breaking into the property on Sea View Road […]

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Cops catch suspect ganja smugglers in East End

Cops catch suspect ganja smugglers in East End

| 25/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police seized several hundred pounds of ganja after catching a pair of suspected drug smugglers red-handed off the coast of East End on Saturday. Two men from Bodden Town, aged 24 and 38, were arrested and charged and were due to appear in Summary Court on Monday, facing allegations of possession of ganja, possession […]

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Police patrol cars light-up with upgrade

Police patrol cars light-up with upgrade

| 25/06/2018 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has begun replacing the emergency lights on its vehicles with an upgraded version that is designed to increase the visibility of police when on patrol. Portions of these new lights will remain on permanently when the vehicle is on the road, making them easier to see and, police hope, act as a deterrent […]

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OfReg takes first step in fuel price monitoring

OfReg takes first step in fuel price monitoring

| 25/06/2018 | 20 Comments

(CNS): As the price of fuel inches towards $5 per gallon at the pump, the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) has revealed plans to begin examining whether or not Cayman’s gas prices are fair and competitive. More than a year after legislation was passed in the Legislative Assembly to regulate the industry and protect […]

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Minister visits MRCU a year after taking office

Minister visits MRCU a year after taking office

| 25/06/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): More than twelve months after taking office, Health Minister Dwayne Seymour, accompanied by senior officials, made his first visit to the Mosquito Research and Control Unit headquarters last week, despite the controversies surrounding the contract with Oxitec, the bio-engineering firm that is producing sterile genetically modified mosquitoes. It is not clear why Seymour has […]

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Governor Choudhury’s removal ‘not political’

Governor Choudhury’s removal ‘not political’

| 25/06/2018 | 120 Comments

(CNS): As salacious allegations that Cayman Islands Governor Anwar Choudhury was removed because of bullying and asking a staff member for a shirtless back massage appear in the British tabloid press, CNS has learned that there are no political reasons behind the new UK representative being called back to London. Sources close to the governor’s […]

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Couple jailed for 12 years in jewel heist

Couple jailed for 12 years in jewel heist

| 25/06/2018 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Madeinys Pol-Ebanks (39) and Adrian Adela Gea (33) were jailed for 12 years on Friday for robbery following a judge alone trial in March, where they were convicted of an armed hold-up at Mitzi’s Fine Jewelry store on the West Bay Road in 2015. The couple, who are both originally from Cuba, have continued to deny any […]

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