Archive for Nov 19th, 2018

Police to oversee legal island-wide motorbike ride

Police to oversee legal island-wide motorbike ride

| 19/11/2018 | 122 Comments
(CNS): As many as 200 motorcycle riders could be hitting the road on Sunday for an organised motorbike ride across Grand Cayman, which the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service will oversee. The police said that some roads will be closed during Ride Out Cayman (ROC), which is expected to happen betwee [...]

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Prisoners to act as back-up for garbage pick-up

Prisoners to act as back-up for garbage pick-up

| 19/11/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): Inmates at HMP Northward are being trained to collect garbage so that they can assist the Department of Environmental Health if there are future staff shortages or absenteeism to avoid the situation Cayman has endured for the last year of constant delays to rubbish pick-up. The minister respo [...]

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Free healthcare for kids under discussion

Free healthcare for kids under discussion

| 19/11/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour is still trying to find a way for government to provide access to free healthcare for all children. Although he has given no details about how he plans to accomplish the goal, Seymour told the Legislative Assembly on Friday that he has begun discussions with the [...]

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Still no start date for 5-year-old ethics bill

Still no start date for 5-year-old ethics bill

| 19/11/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): There is still no commencement date for the much-anticipated Standards in Public Life Law, which has been passed, amended and passed again over the last five years but has still not come into effect. As Deputy Governor Franz Manderson presented the fifteenth report from the Commission for Sta [...]

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Stay-over guest spend grows as cruise cash falls

Stay-over guest spend grows as cruise cash falls

| 19/11/2018 | 57 Comments
(CNS): The tourism minister has revealed more information that demonstrates the increasing value to the economy of overnight tourism, contrasting with a drop in the value of cruise visitors. In a statement to the Legislative Assembly on Friday about the continued record-breaking visitor arrival numb [...]

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Local man denies robbing woman outside bar

Local man denies robbing woman outside bar

| 19/11/2018
(CNS): Dalton Benjamin Robinson Jr (21) from Bodden Town pleaded not guilty to robbery Friday, in connection with a mugging outside the Everglo Bar on Bodden Town Road in September. The local man will stand trial next February for the street robbery, in which he allegedly threatened the victim with [...]

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Woman trapped after crashing car into light pole

Woman trapped after crashing car into light pole

| 19/11/2018 | 11 Comments
(CNS): A woman who crashed a blue Kia Rio into a light pole in Prospect on Sunday night was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be rescued from the car by the Cayman Islands Fire Service. The collision, which caused significant damage to the front of the Kia, broke the pole half and caused [&helli [...]

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BT man charged with two burglaries

BT man charged with two burglaries

| 19/11/2018
(CNS) A 31-year-old man from Bodden Town is expected to appear in court Monday afternoon facing burglary charges in relation to two separate residential break-ins in George Town and Bodden Town where jewellery as well as other personal items were taken. Both the burglaries took place well over six m [...]

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Suspect charged over resort break-in and car theft

Suspect charged over resort break-in and car theft

| 19/11/2018
(CNS): Police have charged a 28-year-old man from East End in connection with a break-in and theft of a car at a resort in the district in September. The police were called to the hotel on the morning of Saturday, 8 September, after the visitors discovered their room had been broken into and keys fo [...]

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DoA moves to block Christmas tree pests

DoA moves to block Christmas tree pests

| 19/11/2018 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Several local merchants have opted not to sell live Christmas trees this year because the Department of Agriculture (DoA) has been clamping down on the importation of trees to keep the local environment free of pests that could pose a threat to Cayman’s indigenous flora. While some reta [...]

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Rogue driver runs down cop at road block

Rogue driver runs down cop at road block

| 19/11/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Police are looking for witnesses after a Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officer was struck by a car Saturday night in the vicinity of Yacht Drive on the Esterley Tibbets Highway. At around 11:30pm, when a dark-coloured sedan appeared to slow down as it approached the check-point, an offi [...]

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