Archive for January 24th, 2019

Coincidences lead to attempted kidnap conviction

Coincidences lead to attempted kidnap conviction

| 24/01/2019 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Sean Roy Scott (37) from West Bay was found guilty on Thursday of attempting to abduct a nine-year-old girl, who was visiting Cayman with her family last May, as she played with her sister outside a Seven Mile Beach condo. Scott was accused of trying to pick up the child with the intention of taking her […]

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Governor gets to unpack after securing 4-year post

Governor gets to unpack after securing 4-year post

| 24/01/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has confirmed that Martyn Roper has been officially appointed as the governor of the Cayman Islands and will now serve a four-year term. Officials said that Roper had completed a competitive recruitment process, though no details were given of that process. Roper said that he and his wife […]

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Offender dodges jail but must pay $8K for stabbing

Offender dodges jail but must pay $8K for stabbing

| 24/01/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Committing a violent stabbing did not cost Duvon Morris (27) any jail time after he was convicted Thursday but it has cost him $8,000 to meet a compensation order for his victim, who was left with some $10,000 in lost earnings and medical expenses after he sustained three stab wounds in March 2017. The court […]

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Men injured at South Sound construction site

Men injured at South Sound construction site

| 24/01/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has reported that two men were injured at a construction site on South Sound Road at around 1:15pm today, Thursday 24 January. Police said the men were taken to hospital by the emergency services. No other details were revealed, including the exact location of the accident in an […]

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George Town man still missing but seen this month

George Town man still missing but seen this month

| 24/01/2019 | 47 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED THURSDAY: Following a press release from the RCIPS Wednesday that revealed Eral Keith Whitely (72) from George Town had not been seen since around Christmas Day and had been reported missing Tuesday, 22 January, the police have since learned that he was last seen about two weeks ago in the Dump Road area of George […]

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Cayman fighting tax evasion, Rivers tells New Yorkers

Cayman fighting tax evasion, Rivers tells New Yorkers

| 24/01/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers told an audience in New York this week that the Cayman Islands had been doing good work in the fight against tax evasion, money laundering and countering terrorist financing, as she delivered an address at the 6th Annual Cayman Finance New York Breakfast Briefing at the Harvard Club. The Cayman delegation had opted […]

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WORC and border control set to go live

WORC and border control set to go live

| 24/01/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The government has announced that the legislative changes creating the new employment agency Workforce Opportunities Residency Cayman (WORC) and the revamped Customs and Border Control (CBC) Agency will become effective next month. After postponing the planned 1 January start date, officials have now confirmed the Immigration (Transition) Law, 2018 and the Customs and Border […]

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Local grouper sites offer hope for species survival

Local grouper sites offer hope for species survival

| 24/01/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): With the Nassau grouper recently elevated to the ‘critically endangered’ list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the strongest warning it issues that a species is facing an extremely high risk of extinction, the spawning sites around the Sister Islands offer the last hope for the survival in the region of these iconic reef […]

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Slapping down political discourse

Slapping down political discourse

| 24/01/2019 | 35 Comments

Anonymous writes: I will never understand the logic or rationale behind Cayman’s general approach to persons who are active in the community. We detest our government and also detest anyone who tries to run to change anything in the government. The comment above (see here) highlights part of the issue.

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