Archive for August 6th, 2018

Cops shut down late-night illegal session

Cops shut down late-night illegal session

| 06/08/2018 | 66 Comments
(CNS): A late night illegal session, for which the organisers were charging men an admission fee, was closed down by the police in the early hours of Sunday morning. Officers learned about the party from a poster advertising the late-night event after liquor licensing hours on Saturdays at a house i [...]

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UK committee reviewing relations with BOTs

UK committee reviewing relations with BOTs

| 06/08/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS): As the Cayman Islands Government makes plans to renegotiate parts of the country’s 2009 Constitution and its relationship with the UK, the Foreign Affairs Committee in the British Parliament is reviewing how the Foreign Office manages its responsibility to its overseas territories and h [...]

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Jobless offered two weeks clean-up work

Jobless offered two weeks clean-up work

| 06/08/2018 | 77 Comments
(CNS): Government has announced a new summer clean-up project and will be offering two weeks paid work for unemployed Caymanians this month. The National Community Enhancement (NiCE) programme normally takes place in December and January as part of a Christmas and New Year spruce up for the islands. [...]

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Land crabs threatened by traffic and development

Land crabs threatened by traffic and development

| 06/08/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): A new scoping study by the Department of Environment Terrestrial Research Unit found that almost 3,000 black land crabs were killed on the Queen’s Highway in East End during the two month peak migration season last summer. Writing in the DoE magazine, Flicker, graduate research student [...]

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A teacher’s perspective

A teacher’s perspective

| 06/08/2018 | 87 Comments
Teacha 2 writes: I worked in several government schools for many years. For the most part, I saw many hard-working teachers, whether local or expat, do their best to try to help their students achieve. I met many parents as well, good people who also did their best. The challenges that teachers and [...]

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TV star and activist to headline local energy conference

TV star and activist to headline local energy conference

| 06/08/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Adrian Grenier, the TV star of Entourage who is now a United Nations Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador, will be visiting the Cayman Islands next month as the keynote speaker at an alternative energy conference. The activist and co-founder of the Lonely Whale Foundation will be joini [...]

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Visiting MPs support constitutional change

Visiting MPs support constitutional change

| 06/08/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The four members of the UK parliament who visited the Cayman Islands this weekend have offered their support for constitutional change regarding how all of the British Overseas Territories are managed. They described the governance as “a bit of a muddle” and emphasised the need fo [...]

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Cops chase down suspect drug dealer

Cops chase down suspect drug dealer

| 06/08/2018
(CNS): A 24-year-old man suspected of drug dealing was arrested Saturday night following a police chase, and later charged with a list of offences. Police said they responded to a report made around 9pm that the man was behaving suspiciously in a parking lot on Smith Road. When the officers arrived, [...]

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Home invasion suspect remanded to jail

Home invasion suspect remanded to jail

| 06/08/2018
(CNS): Wayne Bellafonte (26) from North Side has been charged with robbery and possession of an imitation gun in connection with a home invasion in the Crewe Road area last week. He was arrested on 1 August following a police operation in the district to find him, and remanded in custody after a co [...]

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Report shows 250% jump in welfare support

Report shows 250% jump in welfare support

| 06/08/2018 | 58 Comments
(CNS): A new report from the ESO documenting a variety of statistics in the Cayman Islands for 2017 has revealed a massive jump in the number of people seeking assistance from the Needs Assessment Unit last year, with a 254% increase in “miscellaneous supplements” given to people receiv [...]

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