Archive for December, 2018

West Bay man charged with Christmas killing

West Bay man charged with Christmas killing

| 31/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): William Ebanks, a 21-year-old man from West Bay who was arrested on Christmas Day following the fatal shooting of Darrington Ebanks (29) earlier that morning, has now been charged with his murder. Police said the charged man was due to appear before a magistrate in Summary Court on Monday, where he is likely to […]

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Cayman lands on Dutch tax haven blacklist

Cayman lands on Dutch tax haven blacklist

| 31/12/2018 | 46 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands waits on confirmation that it has escaped blacklisting by the wider European Union, following the passage of new legislation just before Christmas, it has found itself on a new blacklist. Cayman is one of 21 jurisdictions on a list of low-tax jurisdictions released over the weekend by the Government of the […]

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Cops warn drivers to stay sober in NYE crackdown

Cops warn drivers to stay sober in NYE crackdown

| 31/12/2018 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Police are planning to intensify their traffic operations on New Year’s Eve to crackdown on drunk drivers. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said that officers will be conducting numerous traffic checks and patrols around the islands tonight, as they warned of efforts to combat drunk driving and other dangerous behaviour on the road. During December, […]

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Police seek public’s help tracking stolen car

Police seek public’s help tracking stolen car

| 31/12/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Police are appealing to the public for help finding a stolen orange 2015 Hyundai Accent GL, registration number 162-723, which was taken from a George Town car park between Friday, 21 December, and Saturday, 22 December. The car was last seen by its owner in the Dolphin Centre parking lot off Eastern Avenue, where the vehicle […]

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Opposition plans People’s Alliance

Opposition plans People’s Alliance

| 31/12/2018 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has signaled the creation of a political alliance next year, which he hopes will increase participatory democracy. In his New Year’s message to the people, Ezzard Miller said the movement’s aim was to promote Cayman’s success and to encourage greater engagement and involvement on the issues of the day by everyone who […]

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OfReg tries to steer CUC to reward renewables

OfReg tries to steer CUC to reward renewables

| 28/12/2018 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) has approved changes to Caribbean Utilities Company’s terms of service that create more choices and promote the use of renewable energy. The revisions to Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider’s service terms impacts how consumers acquire electricity and what they pay for it. Customers can continue to consume as they always have […]

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Woman charged after attacking man with machete

Woman charged after attacking man with machete

| 28/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 57-year-old West Bay woman was due to appear in court Friday, having been charged with GBH and wounding with intent following a machete attack on a man she knew at a home in Meadow Avenue in the early hours of Thursday morning. Police said that at around 2:15am they and medics were called to the residence, […]

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Overnight guests still soaring to new heights

Overnight guests still soaring to new heights

| 28/12/2018 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Tourism’s final release of statistics this year has revealed that in the first eleven months of 2018, almost 411,000 stay-over tourists visited the Cayman Islands, an increase of more than 11.2% over 2017, which was itself a record-breaking year. In 2017 a total of 418,403 stay-over visitors arrived. At the end of […]

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Visitor killed kite-surfing in East End

Visitor killed kite-surfing in East End

| 28/12/2018 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Thomas Downer (63), who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States, was killed in East End yesterday in a kite-surfing accident in which he was swept to shore and into a beachfront building by the wind. At around 1:00pm on Thursday, the 911 Communication Centre dispatched police and other emergency personnel to […]

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Airport fire crew under safety breach probe

Airport fire crew under safety breach probe

| 28/12/2018 | 86 Comments

(CNS): A leaked internal memo from the Cayman Islands Chief Fire Officer David Hails to home affairs ministry bosses and the Cayman Islands Airports Authority has revealed that insufficiently qualified fire officers as well as one who was injured and walking with a cane made up an enhanced fire shift request from air traffic control […]

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Police deal with 32 Christmas crashes

Police deal with 32 Christmas crashes

| 27/12/2018 | 78 Comments

(CNS): There were 32 crashes on the roads of Grand Cayman over the three-day Christmas holiday, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. Between Monday, 24 December, and Thursday morning there were 20 smashes in George Town alone; at least a dozen of the 32 collisions were serious, with people being injured and in some […]

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