Archive for December 27th, 2018

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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Victim injured fighting off street robber

Victim injured fighting off street robber

| 27/12/2018 | 20 Comments

(CNS): A man was taken to hospital in the early hours of Thursday morning having sustained several injuries, including a fractured ankle and abrasions to his hands and knees, while fighting off and disarming a man who was trying to rob him. Police said they received a report at around 3:40am on 27 December of the […]

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Man breaches security, boards plane being serviced

Man breaches security, boards plane being serviced

| 27/12/2018 | 72 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has confirmed that on Christmas Day a man managed to breach all of the Owen Roberts International Airport security systems and wander out on to the apron of the airport, where he boarded a plane undergoing maintenance. In a statement CIAA officials confirmed that at around 5:30pm on Tuesday, the […]

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Queen calls for respect over opposing views

Queen calls for respect over opposing views

| 27/12/2018 | 55 Comments

(CNS): In her annual Christmas broadcast to the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II, now aged 92, said the Christmas message of “peace on earth and goodwill to all”  was needed more than ever, as she urged people to treat each other with respect, even when they have opposing views, and urged the nation to come together. […]

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Bodden Town low-cost home project finished

Bodden Town low-cost home project finished

| 27/12/2018 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Sixteen new affordable homes have been officially opened in Bodden Town, the fastest growing district in the Cayman Islands. Government officials marked the launch ceremony of phase 2 of the Affordable Housing Initiative, which is run by the National Housing Development Trust. Ten of the homes have already been purchased, while the other six, which cost […]

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Booze board grants blanket extension for NYE

Booze board grants blanket extension for NYE

| 27/12/2018 | 47 Comments

(CNS): The Liquor Licensing Board has approved a blanket extension for New Year’s Eve (Monday, 31 December) for all bars, night clubs, restaurant and hotel licensed premises. Officials said that retail, restaurant and hotel licence holders will be permitted to remain open until 4:00am on Tuesday, 1 January, but all alcohol sales must stop at […]

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Ed Ministry: We’re working on school standards

Ed Ministry: We’re working on school standards

| 27/12/2018 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Following the findings of the Office of Education Standards that all three high schools in the Cayman Islands at best reached merely the minimum standards, with Clifton Hunter judged weak overall, officials from the education ministry said that work was already well underway to address the shortcomings identified. Department of Education Services Director Lyneth Monteith said in […]

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Suspect arrested in Christmas Day murder

Suspect arrested in Christmas Day murder

| 27/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 21-year-old man from West Bay has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the fatal shooting of Darrington Ebanks (29) in the early hours of Christmas Day. Police said the suspect, who has not yet been identified, was arrested on Wednesday at around 2pm and remains in custody as the murder investigation continues. Ebanks […]

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