Archive for November 7th, 2018

Brothers challenge judge in murder appeal

Brothers challenge judge in murder appeal

| 07/11/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Osbourne Douglas (32) and Justin Ramoon (27), who are in prison in the UK serving life sentences of 34 and 35 years for the murder of Jason Powery in a gang-related shooting in George Town in 2015, argued that their convictions were not safe during an appeal hearing via phone and video link [...]

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Environment loses in US mid-term vote

Environment loses in US mid-term vote

| 07/11/2018 | 2 Comments
(CNS): Efforts by some American states to introduce conservation measures and protections were all defeated at the ballot Tuesday, making the environment a major loser despite recent warnings from dozens of scientists that the world has barely a decade to radically cut emissions of greenhouse gases [...]

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Opposition questions customs transfer

Opposition questions customs transfer

| 07/11/2018 | 11 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has questioned government plans to transfer the Customs Department’s money collection function as well as enforcement into the new Customs and Border Control Agency, saying he has concerns that things on the ground are not going as smoothly as the Government of Nat [...]

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Hawksbill turtle caught in fish pot drowns

Hawksbill turtle caught in fish pot drowns

| 07/11/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS): A juvenile hawksbill turtle drowned on Wednesday after it became entangled in a rope attached to an old, abandoned fish pot in Grand Cayman’s North Sound. The Department of Environment posted images of the endangered young turtle and the cause of its demise on social media and urged people [...]

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Cull surpasses 2017 numbers in first week

Cull surpasses 2017 numbers in first week

| 07/11/2018 | 30 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment says more than 53,000 green iguanas were culled during the first week of this year’s island-wide cull, which is almost double the 28,985 bagged during the underfunded and limited efforts last year, demonstrating that this time the research has paid off. DoE [...]

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Board created to watch over prison standards

Board created to watch over prison standards

| 07/11/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): With the help of experts from the UK, HM Cayman Islands Prison Service has introduced a new Independent Monitoring Board to oversee conditions and treatment of inmates held in custody at Cayman’s various facilities. Tasked with ensuring that prisoners and detainees are treated humanely [...]

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