Archive for December 11th, 2018

UK government to co-chair LGBT rights coalition

UK government to co-chair LGBT rights coalition

| 11/12/2018 | 74 Comments

(CNS): The governments of Britain and Argentina have been chosen to co-chair the Equal Rights Coalition, an international body created to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people around the world. Lord Ahmad, who is the UK’s minister for human rights, said Britain will use its role to lobby countries to decriminalise same-sex […]

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Fishermen rescue sailors in distress

Fishermen rescue sailors in distress

| 11/12/2018 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Police have commended the actions of a fishing crew who helped rescue a sailboat and three people on board at the weekend following a report that the vessel was in trouble. Officers from the RCIPS Air Support Unit pointed to the importance of the assistance boaters in Cayman offer other vessels when they are […]

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Smugglers swallowed over 60 drug pellets

Smugglers swallowed over 60 drug pellets

| 11/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A jury heard Tuesday how two drug mules involved in a conspiracy to bring uncut liquid cocaine from Colombia into Cayman last year swallowed more than sixty pellets, wrapped in condoms, to get the contraband past the authorities. As the prosecution finished presenting the opening of its case against customs officer David Lobo, the […]

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Man arrives at police station with multiple stab wounds

Man arrives at police station with multiple stab wounds

| 11/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The police arrested a 20-year-old man from West Bay after another man, whom officers suspect he had stabbed, turned up at the district police station on Saturday afternoon with multiple stab wounds. When the injured man arrived at the station around 2:40pm, officers called an ambulance and he was taken to the George Town […]

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Brexit chaos rolls on in wake of cancelled vote

Brexit chaos rolls on in wake of cancelled vote

| 11/12/2018 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The former British prime minister, David Cameron, said he had no regrets about calling the referendum asking British voters if they wanted to remain or leave the European Union, even as the political chaos created by the result mounted Tuesday. The current PM, Theresa May, cancelled the parliamentary vote, which had been due today, […]

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Barnes wins boxing gold in Guyana

Barnes wins boxing gold in Guyana

| 11/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands amateur boxer Brandy Barnes took the gold at the recent Caribbean Championships in Guyana, successfully defending her title from last year’s competition, which was held in St Lucia. On Sunday, 9 December, she defeated Joanne Williams of Guyana in front of that boxer’s home crowd in Georgetown in a dominating […]

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