Archive for July 26th, 2018

Cruise ship visitor charged after leaving hospital

Cruise ship visitor charged after leaving hospital

| 26/07/2018 | 11 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Police have said that the 37-year-old man from the United States who was arrested on board a cruise ship before being rushed to hospital where he was in a critical condition has now been released and has been charged with assault, resisting arrest and possession of ganja. The police said that he was […]

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Panton expecting busy time at helm of CIMA

Panton expecting busy time at helm of CIMA

| 26/07/2018 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Wayne Panton, the former financial services minister who was recently appointed as chair of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority Board, is expecting a busy time ahead, given the numerous international and local issues impacting the country’s financial services sector. The appointment of the retired off-shore lawyer was revealed in a recent government gazette, and […]

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Cops seek help in Bible school abduction attempt

Cops seek help in Bible school abduction attempt

| 26/07/2018 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is appealing to the public for help in tracking down a man who attempted to abduct a girl who was waiting to be picked up after bible school on Monday night. In a press release Thursday the police described the man as having black hair cut in a […]

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More WORC legislation coming in next LA meeting

More WORC legislation coming in next LA meeting

| 26/07/2018 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The interim director of the newly emerging labour unit, Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman, has said she expects that the legislative amendments reforming the work permit and labour management process will be debated at the next meeting of the Legislative Assembly. Sharon Roulstone said WORC is anticipating a second cycle of changes later this year, following […]

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Choudhury probe fair, says governor’s office

Choudhury probe fair, says governor’s office

| 26/07/2018 | 98 Comments

(CNS): The head of the governor’s office, Matthew Forbes, and Acting Governor Franz Manderson circulated a letter to the media on Thursday confirming the continued silence of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the investigation into complaints made against Governor Anwar Choudhury, who has been suspended from the job. Claiming that the FCO has “robust […]

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Three injured in home invasion and abduction

Three injured in home invasion and abduction

| 26/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 28-year-old man from Bodden Town has been arrested on suspicion of assault, abduction, aggravated burglary and car theft after an incident in the early hours of this morning in Prospect. The man, who is now in custody, reportedly broke into a home in Birch Avenue at around 3:00am on Thursday, where he confronted […]

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Rivers seeks support from US senators

Rivers seeks support from US senators

| 26/07/2018 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers was in Washington, DC, last week, trying to persuade US Senators and others that Cayman’s financial services industry is well regulated and adhering to tax transparency standards. Picking up from an earlier visit, the minister spoke with American lawmakers about the industry here and its record of compliance as well as […]

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Gun control must be priority, say activists

Gun control must be priority, say activists

| 26/07/2018 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Local activists are calling on the authorities to prioritise gun control in the Cayman Islands and implement more initiatives and intervention programmes to prevent young men from being lured into gun crime. George Roper, a reformed ‘lifer’ at HMP Northward who now works with young people, said, “Cayman has reached the point where we have […]

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Wong awaits decision in 4½-year-old DUI case

Wong awaits decision in 4½-year-old DUI case

| 26/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The head of enforcement at the Cayman Islands Department of Immigration, Garfield Wong, was told Wednesday that Magistrate Grace Donalds will deliver a verdict next month in a DUI case against him that has dragged on for four and a half years. Wong was charged with careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and […]

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Police round up weekend drunk drivers

Police round up weekend drunk drivers

| 26/07/2018 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Officers from the RCIPS Traffic and Roads Policing Unit arrested ten drunk drivers over the weekend, half of whom were more than double the legal limit, and attended 26 road crashes. In one case the driver assaulted the police after they roused her from what appeared to be a drunken state of unconsciousness while […]

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