Archive for July 5th, 2018

Premier admits conundrum of poverty

Premier admits conundrum of poverty

| 05/07/2018 | 115 Comments
(CNS): Despite what appears on paper to be a growing economy and falling unemployment rates, in Finance Committee on Tuesday the premier accepted that more people are seeking support from the Needs Assessment Unit, as he asked the members for almost $2 million more in supplementary appropriations. I [...]

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Public support needed for mangroves

Public support needed for mangroves

| 05/07/2018 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment is continuing its battle to conserve what is left of the Cayman Islands’ natural resources and is turning its attention to mangroves. Despite the challenges the DoE faces with a minister who openly admitted in Finance Committee this week that he does not pr [...]

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UK unveils new hurricane support plans for BOTs

UK unveils new hurricane support plans for BOTs

| 05/07/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The British government has revealed a range of new measures to make sure its Caribbean territories have the support they need if there is a repeat of the devastating hurricanes that hit the region last year. The additional measures include the full seasonal deployment of the Royal Navy vessel [...]

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Charging roadblock lands local man in dock

Charging roadblock lands local man in dock

| 05/07/2018
(CNS): LeShawn Shaheem Forrester (23) is facing trial in Grand Court this week for a catalog of offences that began when he charged through a police roadblock last June. The George Town man was charged with dangerous driving, the possession of an imitation firearm with intent and causing harassment [...]

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Police charge suspect over WB house fire

Police charge suspect over WB house fire

| 05/07/2018
(CNS): UPDATED: The 32-year-old man from West Bay who was arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a home on North West Point Road on Tuesday lunchtime has now been charged. The West Bay man was formally charged with arson and was due to appear in court Thursday afternoon. Emergency perso [...]

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BOT minister to promote religious freedom

BOT minister to promote religious freedom

| 05/07/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The UK’s Foreign Office minister who has responsibility for the British Overseas Territories, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, has been appointed as the Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief. The role was described in a release from the Foreign Office as supporting Prime Minister There [...]

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83-year-old man suspected of trying to kill wife

83-year-old man suspected of trying to kill wife

| 05/07/2018
(CNS): An elderly woman is in critical condition in the George Town hospital after she was allegedly assaulted last night by an 83-year-old man, who CNS understands is her husband, in a violent attack at the couple’s home in Tropical Gardens. The RCIPS revealed the shocking incident in a relea [...]

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Public purse picks up tab for meagre pensions

Public purse picks up tab for meagre pensions

| 05/07/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the number of elderly people who need support from government is growing every year because of the inadequacy of private sector pensions. He said the public purse will be topping up the income of pensioners “just to keep the wolf from the door” be [...]

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New forecast calls for quieter storm season

New forecast calls for quieter storm season

| 05/07/2018 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Just one month into the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, experts from Colorado State University have reassessed their seasonal predictions downwards and are now calling for a lot less storm action in our region over the next five months. In its July update, the team, led by Philip Klotzbach, s [...]

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How do you keep scorpions away?

How do you keep scorpions away?

| 05/07/2018
Recently I’ve found a couple of scorpions in my house. I was able to deal with them but have a few questions. How do they get into the house and how do you stop them from coming? Also, am I correct that the scorpions found here are not lethal? [...]

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