Archive for July, 2018

Amnesty begins for illegal workers and over-stayers

Amnesty begins for illegal workers and over-stayers

| 31/07/2018 | 60 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Immigration (DoI) has announced the start of a month-long amnesty that will enable anyone living and working illegally in the Cayman Islands to depart and for local employers holding permits for people that they can no longer employ to cancel them without risk of prosecutio [...]

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DoE needs info to stop 2020 iguana doomsday

DoE needs info to stop 2020 iguana doomsday

| 31/07/2018 | 69 Comments
(CNS): With only CI$1.1 million in the budget and a doomsday scenario of around 4.6 million green iguanas on Grand Cayman by 2020, the Department of Environment is urging everyone interested in adapting an existing business or starting a new one to help remove the pest to take part over the next ten [...]

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DoT signs $1m contract with creative agency

DoT signs $1m contract with creative agency

| 31/07/2018 | 55 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism has signed a contract worth almost US$1 million with a new branding and creative agency to help with advertising in the US market. Following a competitive tender, The Richards Group, which is based in Texas, won the bid to help the department continue [...]

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FB lottery scam claims CoP endorsement

FB lottery scam claims CoP endorsement

| 31/07/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit is warning people about a lottery scam being sent to people in the Cayman Islands through Facebook Messenger and possibly other social media, which claims to have been endorsed by RCIPS Police Commissioner David Byrnes. Police said the scammers send messages t [...]

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Dump truck and car crash head-on in BT

Dump truck and car crash head-on in BT

| 31/07/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Police officers remain on the scene of a major crash between a truck and a car on Bodden Town Road, close to the junction of Anton Bodden Road, that happened this morning. Although no one was badly hurt, the police said it may take time for the road, which is now blocked, to be cleared. [&he [...]

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New petition wants Manderson as governor

New petition wants Manderson as governor

| 31/07/2018 | 156 Comments
(CNS): As Cayman continues to be unsettled about the empty Government House, a new petition is calling on the United Kingdom to give the governor’s job to Franz Manderson. Posted online around four days ago, the petition has more than 480 signatures supporting the idea of the deputy governor a [...]

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Civilians assist chopper in NW Point rescues

Civilians assist chopper in NW Point rescues

| 30/07/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS helicopter crew was able to coordinate two sea rescues on Sunday afternoon off the coast of North West Point with the help from civilians on shore and at sea. At around 5:20pm yesterday the Air Operations Unit responded to the first call, in which a member of the public reported se [...]

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Civil servants cleared to sign petition

Civil servants cleared to sign petition

| 30/07/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): Officials from the portfolio of the civil service have cleared government workers to sign the petition now circulating that is demanding the return of Governor Anwar Choudhury. Acting Chief Officer in the portfolio, Andrea Fa’amoe, confirmed in response to CNS inquiries that the current po [...]

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Victim escapes in attempted street robbery

Victim escapes in attempted street robbery

| 30/07/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): A man was hit over the head and threatened with a knife by would-be muggers this weekend, before he managed to escape. Police said that while they are keeping an open mind, the modus operandi of the perpetrators in this attack is similar to an incident late on Thursday night in South Sound, [...]

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Opposition queries integrity of governor inquiry

Opposition queries integrity of governor inquiry

| 30/07/2018 | 49 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has raised a number of concerns about the suspension of Governor Anwar Choudhury and the integrity of the Foreign Office investigation into complaints about him. Ezzard Miller has written to Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the FCO’s overseas territories minister, and sent [...]

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Juvenile crime raises concern for cops

Juvenile crime raises concern for cops

| 30/07/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers are concerned about the current spike in serious crime being perpetrated by young people across the islands. Meeting with residents in North Side last week, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne and officers from the district said the increase in juvenil [...]

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