Archive for July 23rd, 2018

Poor Persons (Relief) Law under review

Poor Persons (Relief) Law under review

| 23/07/2018 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Government has confirmed a review of the Persons (Relief) Law (1997 Revision), which governors the current social welfare support provided to people by the Needs Assessment Unit. Responding in a ‘government minute’ to the findings of the Public Accounts Committee on a report by the Office of the Auditor General, which found a number […]

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Customs bag three suspect smugglers in three days

Customs bag three suspect smugglers in three days

| 23/07/2018 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Customs Department arrested three people in separate suspected smuggling attempts over three days last week, as the new customs declaration systems kick in, freeing officers to focus on intelligence-led busts. The first interception of a suspect smuggler happened on Thursday, 19 July, at the Airport Post Office, when a 24-year-old local man collected a […]

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300 retired CIG workers get pension top-up

300 retired CIG workers get pension top-up

| 23/07/2018 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Retired civil servants who have found themselves unable to make ends meet due to their meagre pensions are now receiving top-up payments from the public purse. The plan to ensure that the 300+ former public sector workers have an income at least equal to that of seamen, veterans and those receiving poor relief was […]

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Teenager admits role in crime spree

Teenager admits role in crime spree

| 23/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Caine Demetree Thomas (18) has pleaded guilty to a catalog of offences committed overnight on 17/18 June last year that began with a car theft and ended with a home invasion in Prospect. Thomas was charged alongside Elmer Wright (24) and Nikel Thomas (22), who have both denied the charges and are scheduled to go […]

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Battle against turtle poaching continues

Battle against turtle poaching continues

| 23/07/2018 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Following news that poachers made off with a wild turtle that had been nesting on Barkers Beach last week, the Department of Environment has confirmed that they managed to save another turtle on Seven Mile Beach that poachers had flipped on its back in the early hours of 11 July, thanks to the vigilance […]

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Jamaicans deny smuggling cocaine or gun

Jamaicans deny smuggling cocaine or gun

| 23/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Three Jamaican men have denied smuggling over 100 grammes of cocaine and a .38 Smith & Wesson revolver along with 49 rounds of ammunition. Fitzroy Ottey (41), Owen Reid (37) and Assad Walker (58) were arrested in March after the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Joint Marine Unit and the RCIPS helicopter intercepted the […]

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Over 30 tonnes of plastic rolls on to regional beach

Over 30 tonnes of plastic rolls on to regional beach

| 23/07/2018 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Local workers, volunteers and activists collected 30 tonnes of plastic waste in just three days from beaches in the Dominican Republic last week, following stormy weather in the area that washed the plastic through the Caribbean Sea onto the shore.  Shocking video footage released by international conservationist group Parley showed waves and waves of […]

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Recycling in Cayman not a waste

Recycling in Cayman not a waste

| 23/07/2018 | 0 Comments

A month ago, Foster’s Food Fair gave me a recycling box (kudos to FFF) which I have since been using to throw out my cardboard, plastic, glass and aluminium. I dutifully bring the items in the box to the proper recycling bins by Kirk supermarket. Recently someone told me it’s pointless to recycle here because […]

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