Archive for January, 2019

Man sustains serious stab wound in fight

Man sustains serious stab wound in fight

| 31/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: One man is in hospital and a second has now been charged after a fight at a home in George Town just before midnight on Wednesday. Police and the emergency medical services were dispatched to the residence on Watler’s Road following a report of an altercation between the two men, who were known […]

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UK Brexit chaos continues as PM plans Brussels trip

UK Brexit chaos continues as PM plans Brussels trip

| 31/01/2019 | 80 Comments

(CNS): British Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to return to Brussels next week in an effort to renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal deal without the controversial ‘backstop’, which relates to avoiding a hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland after the UK leaves the European Union. But the goal is a tough […]

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Dart plans ‘pop-up’ 7MB bar

Dart plans ‘pop-up’ 7MB bar

| 31/01/2019 | 160 Comments

(CNS): The Dart Group has revealed plans to open what it has termed a “pop-up bar and restaurant” on Seven Mile Beach this spring. The bar will be on the property currently offered as a beach location for residents of Camana Bay, formerly the Coral Caymanian. Dart has said that the new beach bar will be […]

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Police bust gamblers and drug users

Police bust gamblers and drug users

| 31/01/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service conducted two drug operations over the weekend, one in East End and one on Cayman Brac, and also busted an illegal gambling ring in Bodden Town, arresting a total of seven people. On Friday, 25 January, police and customs officers on Cayman Brac searched a home on Dantzler Drive […]

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Canadian visitor dies after snorkelling at WB beach

Canadian visitor dies after snorkelling at WB beach

| 31/01/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): A 63-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from Canada died yesterday afternoon after collapsing on a West Bay beach. The visitor, who has not yet been identified, had been snorkelling at Cemetery Beach when he got into difficulties and was assisted to shore by another person at the location.

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Ethics law undergoing another review

Ethics law undergoing another review

| 30/01/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): The long-awaited Standards in Public Life Law, which was first passed by the Legislative Assembly more than four years ago, is going through another review because of backlash from private sector board members, who don’t want their information being made public, government officials told the Public Accounts Committee Wednesday. Although the law was amended […]

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Stray dogs plague West Bay Road communities

Stray dogs plague West Bay Road communities

| 30/01/2019 | 76 Comments

(CNS): A pack of vicious stray dogs that has been plaguing communities around the West Bay Road, from Snug Harbour to Camana Bay and now along Seven Mile Beach, attacking people and killing pets, is still on the loose, even though several dogs have been rounded up by the Department of Agriculture (DoA). Last week […]

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Fire chief to depart with cash windfall

Fire chief to depart with cash windfall

| 30/01/2019 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Chief Fire Officer David Hails will be leaving his post tomorrow after receiving what is understood to be a significant cash windfall last year for comp-time and vacation back-pay that he had accrued over his contract period. His departure only came to public attention recently after his post was advertised in the print media […]

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Dart wants court to block use of beach facilities

Dart wants court to block use of beach facilities

| 30/01/2019 | 185 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s largest developer and landowner has filed a legal action to prevent the residents of a condominium complex from getting access to the beach facilities on one of its acquisitions. The Dart Group and its ever-growing property portfolio wants a legal declaration that the homeowners in the luxury Britannia Estates development do not have […]

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Cannot transfer funds from PayPal to Cayman account

Cannot transfer funds from PayPal to Cayman account

| 30/01/2019 | 0 Comments

I have funds in my PayPal account that I would like to transfer to my bank account in Cayman. PayPal is really useful for receiving money from countries around the world and I tend to use it a lot. I have previously transferred money from PayPal to a bank account in the US but getting […]

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Text translations ‘best guess’, witness admits

Text translations ‘best guess’, witness admits

| 29/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The lead translator who worked on phone messages that form a major part of the crown’s case against seven defendants accused of making or taking bribes in a conspiracy surrounding the immigration department’s English language tests told a court that the job of translating these texts was extremely challenging, with many being just a […]

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