Archive for October, 2018

Speaker offers unusual warning to governor

Speaker offers unusual warning to governor

| 31/10/2018 | 136 Comments
(CNS): In his address in the Legislative Assembly welcoming the new governor to the Cayman Islands, House Speaker McKeeva Bush urged him to stay out of legislative business. Using what he said was a regional turn of phrase, he warned Martyn Roper that “cockroach has no business in a rooster fi [...]

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Miller: Gambling bill poor solution to wrong problem

Miller: Gambling bill poor solution to wrong problem

| 31/10/2018 | 48 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has made it clear he will not be supporting the government’s plans to amend the gambling law because be believes the draconian move is a hopeless solution to the wrong problem that will be fraught with challenges. Ezzard Miller told CNS it was time to legalise and [...]

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UK backs CIG plans for new multi-use chopper

UK backs CIG plans for new multi-use chopper

| 31/10/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper may have arrived in the Cayman Islands at a time when the relationship between the UK government and the local administration is strained, but he has come with some good news over expanding the RCIPS Air Operations Unit and adding a new multi-use helicopter. Speaking to [...]

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Endangered blue iguana run over on Queens Highway

Endangered blue iguana run over on Queens Highway

| 31/10/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): An unidentified motorist ran over and killed a six-year-old male blue iguana in East End this week, just as it was likely on the lookout for a mate. Despite the recent installation of signs along the Queens Highway, the critically endangered iguanas are still at risk from careless drivers. T [...]

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Man critical after being run over in George Town

Man critical after being run over in George Town

| 31/10/2018
(CNS) UPDATED: A pedestrian is in a critical condition after being knocked down on Shedden Road Tuesday night, following a fight at a bar in central George Town. The police say the man was injured during the altercation between several men one of which had a machete before he fled into the street, n [...]

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Two acquitted in mixed verdict over EE robbery

Two acquitted in mixed verdict over EE robbery

| 30/10/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Fred Allon McLaughlin and Al Elford McLaughlin walked away from court on Tuesday, free men after a jury of five women and two men took less than four hours to reach a mixed verdict in a robbery conspiracy case involving cocaine that washed up on to the beach in East End last Christmas Eve. W [...]

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Man seriously wounded outside liquor store

Man seriously wounded outside liquor store

| 30/10/2018 | 21 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay man sustained multiple stab wounds on Monday evening during a fight outside a West Bay liquor store. Police are now looking for witnesses who may have seen the altercation, which happened at around 5:40pm outside Pop-a-Top liquor store on Powell Smith Road. The incident was report [...]

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Teen faces lengthy sentence over barroom brawl

Teen faces lengthy sentence over barroom brawl

| 30/10/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Lyle Alexander Samson Peart (18), from George Town, is facing a lengthy custodial sentence after pleading guilty on Friday to GBH, despite having a previous clean record. When he appeared in Grand Court, Peart admitted wounding Tyrell Smith with intent outside Margaritaville in George Town th [...]

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Premier hints Roper should tackle marriage equality

Premier hints Roper should tackle marriage equality

| 30/10/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): In an address to the Legislative Assembly yesterday, the premier appeared to signal that he wants the new governor, Martyn Roper, to deal with the contentious issue of same-sex unions and demonstrated his own reluctance to tackle it. Welcoming the UK’s representative to Cayman and speak [...]

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Governor Roper hopes to stay for full term

Governor Roper hopes to stay for full term

| 30/10/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Governor Martyn Roper has said that he will be serving as Britain’s representative here for between six to nine months but hopes he will be staying much longer. Addressing the Legislative Assembly after he was sworn into office on Monday, he acknowledged that his arrival [...]

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Headless iguanas dumped in Barkers canal

Headless iguanas dumped in Barkers canal

| 29/10/2018 | 139 Comments
(CNS): Dozens of mostly headless green iguanas were found dumped in a canal in Barkers this weekend, prompting concerns just as the nationwide cull of the invasive species begins. CNS was sent pictures of the dead iguanas by a reader and contacted the Department of Environment which said they had al [...]

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