Archive for October 4th, 2018

‘Blizzards’ forecast for West Bay

‘Blizzards’ forecast for West Bay

| 04/10/2018 | 21 Comments
(CNS): ‘Blizzards’ are coming soon to the north end of West Bay Road after plans were approved for a new Dairy Queen ice cream parlour to open at the Jacques Scott Plaza. The issue debated before the Central Planning Authority this week was a request for a change in use for the premise [...]

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Cayman National board tells shareholders to take deal

Cayman National board tells shareholders to take deal

| 04/10/2018 | 39 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman National board of directors is expected to release a circular Friday about the take-over bid of the local bank by the Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago (Barbados) Limited, in which it is recommending that shareholders accept the deal. Shareholders in the only Cayman-owned bank wer [...]

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Cousteau urges CIG not to build port

Cousteau urges CIG not to build port

| 04/10/2018 | 69 Comments
(CNS): World renowned ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, who founded the Ocean Futures Society, a marine conservation and education organisation, has written to Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell  and Environment Minister Dwayne Seymour urging them to reconsider plans to develop the cruise ber [...]

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August sees 31% increase in cruise numbers

August sees 31% increase in cruise numbers

| 04/10/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): As the debate rages on over the government’s claim that the Cayman Islands must have a dock if it is to preserve its cruise tourism sector, statistics from the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands this August show a 31% increase on passenger numbers compared to 2017, with 37 ships calli [...]

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Man stabbed outside GT bar

Man stabbed outside GT bar

| 04/10/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Police are appealing for witnesses to an early morning stabbing outside a George Town bar on Thursday. Just before 2:00 this morning officers were called to the parking lot of a bar on Smith Road near the intersection of Bobby Thompson Way, understood to be the Ultra Lounge in Tropical Plaza [...]

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Suspect burglar nabbed after returning to crime scene

Suspect burglar nabbed after returning to crime scene

| 04/10/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Police charged a 21-year-old man from Bodden Town on Monday, after the suspect returned to the scene of a burglary at a West Bay home. Officers said they were called to the address on Birch Tree Hill Road just before 3:30am on 1 October in response to a report that a man had unlawfully [&hell [...]

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BT man guilty of aiding suspect gunman’s escape

BT man guilty of aiding suspect gunman’s escape

| 04/10/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): LeShawn Shaheim Forrester (24) was found guilty yesterday of aiding and abetting a suspect gunman to evade arrest by a Grand Court judge following a trial this summer. The Bodden Town man, who had previously pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, did not convince the judge that he did not kno [...]

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Woman accused of stealing US$386k from Turtle Centre

Woman accused of stealing US$386k from Turtle Centre

| 04/10/2018
(CNS): Following the recent revelations from the Cayman Turtle Centre that two significant thefts and fraud had been uncovered during the 2016/17 audit of the facility’s books and staff had been fired and suspended, the police have said that a 60-year-old-woman from West Bay was arrested on F [...]

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Cayman UK office pushes British connection with Tories

Cayman UK office pushes British connection with Tories

| 04/10/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): Cayman’s representative in the UK, Eric Bush, led a delegation from the Cayman Islands London office to the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham this week, where the team set up its own branded stand. The aim was to promote the 60th anniversary of the Coat of Arms, press home t [...]

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EU issue remains ‘fluid’ as deadline approaches

EU issue remains ‘fluid’ as deadline approaches

| 04/10/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers described the situation between the Cayman Islands and the European Union over the looming threat of blacklisting at the end of this year as “fluid” following meetings in Brussels last month. The Cayman Islands avoided the latest offshore fi [...]

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