Archive for January 15th, 2019

British PM faces no confidence vote after Brexit deal defeat

British PM faces no confidence vote after Brexit deal defeat

| 15/01/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Theresa May sustained a resounding defeat in the British House of Commons, Tuesday, when MPs voted against her much disliked Brexit deal 432 to 202, in the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British prime minister in modern history. Given what he described as “a catastrophic defeat” for the prime minister, Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn […]

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Police on hunt for bald headed street robber

Police on hunt for bald headed street robber

| 15/01/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Police are appealing for witnesses to a street robbery around 8:30pm on Friday on Sound Way in George Town. A man who was walking along the road was approached from behind by another man, assaulted and robbed of his wallet and other personal items. The mugger, who was described as a dark skinned slim […]

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Police still alarmed by boozed up drivers

Police still alarmed by boozed up drivers

| 15/01/2019 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Six drivers were arrested over the weekend after they were found to be drunk behind the wheel. Four of the six men and women were twice over the legal limit and one was arrested after a midnight collision on the West Bay Road involving another sober driver. The other drunk drivers were arrested after […]

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DEH worker arrested for smuggling at airport

DEH worker arrested for smuggling at airport

| 15/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 35-year-old Caymanian man who works at the Department of Environmental Health was arrested at the airport on Sunday on suspicion of importing of ganja and intending to supply the drug. In a press release Tuesday, customs officials said their officers apprehended the man after he arrived at Owen Roberts International Airport on a Cayman Airways […]

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East End man admits serious stabbing

East End man admits serious stabbing

| 15/01/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Javonnie Jamal Silburn (22) was remanded in custody Friday until a scheduled sentencing hearing in March after he admitted stabbing another man during an altercation in East End last summer. Silburn pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and carrying a knife after an incident at a yard on Sea View Road on the evening […]

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Social welfare plan taking shape, say officials

Social welfare plan taking shape, say officials

| 15/01/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Community Affairs has said that the work it has been doing over the past year or more is beginning to inform a strategic plan for the country’s social welfare programmes. Just days before officials from the ministry and various departments, such as the Needs Assessment Unit, are due to appear before the […]

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MOT makes unsupported claims about port

MOT makes unsupported claims about port

| 15/01/2019 | 76 Comments

(CNS): The tourism ministry issued a press statement Monday making unsubstantiated claims about the impact of potential future weather events if and when the George Town cruise port is constructed. The short statement claimed that fears the cruise berthing facility and cargo port could exacerbate flooding in instances of extreme weather were incorrect because unidentified engineers […]

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Planning issues stop notice on pop-up beach business

Planning issues stop notice on pop-up beach business

| 15/01/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Planning has issued a stop notice at the recent pop-up beach equipment rental business on Boggy Sand in West Bay. The emergence last week of a collection of bright yellow sun loungers and umbrellas on a strip of beach at the junction of Mary Hyde Road and Boggy Sand Road, as […]

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Forced to pay tip for takeout at airport

Forced to pay tip for takeout at airport

| 15/01/2019 | 0 Comments

I was at the departure lounge at Owen Roberts Airport and stopped and picked out a sandwich and a drink from the cooler. When paying for the items I was told there was an automatic 25% added. When I asked for it to be removed they refused as it was already built into the sandwich […]

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