Archive for February 11th, 2019

BT man arrested over suspected cockfighting ring

BT man arrested over suspected cockfighting ring

| 11/02/2019

(CNS): Police have arrested a 44-year-old-man from Bodden Town on suspicion of animal cruelty. This followed a raid at an address in Brushwood Way on Friday, 8 February, involving the RCIPS and animal welfare officers from the Department of Agriculture in response to community concerns about disturbances and potential illegal activities. During the operation, six roosters […]

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Ganja and cash seized in two drug busts

Ganja and cash seized in two drug busts

| 11/02/2019

(CNS): A 24-year-old woman from East End was charged with drug dealing after a bust on Thursday off Sea View Road. And a 37-year-old-man from George Town was bailed after he was arrested in a separate drug operation in Prospect on Friday. In both cases a quantity of ganja, cash and drug paraphernalia were seized by the […]

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CIG confirms Bush to head up new ministry

CIG confirms Bush to head up new ministry

| 11/02/2019 | 96 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has officially confirmed that Eric Bush will head up the new Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs, which will fall under Premier Alden McLaughlin’s ever-growing portfolio of responsibilities. It is understood that the post was “advertised among chief officers and persons at chief officer level”. The deputy […]

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Inflation undermining economic success

Inflation undermining economic success

| 11/02/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The good news that government has been promoting over the last few years, that the economy is growing and the public is benefiting from this improvement in the Cayman Islands’ domestic fortunes, is now being challenged by persistent levels of inflation, which is eating away at the limited disposal income of many people. In […]

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Speakers set for youth mental health forum

Speakers set for youth mental health forum

| 11/02/2019

(CNS Local Life): The Alex Panton Foundation, which is organising its second annual Youth Mental Health Symposium, set for Saturday, 23 February, has announced the line-up of speakers, who will be discussing a shared vision for Cayman’s children and young adults dealing with mental health issues, under the theme “Addressing Our Past, Supporting Our Future”. […]

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About 125 miles of fishing line recycled by DoE

About 125 miles of fishing line recycled by DoE

| 11/02/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Since the Department of Environment (DoE) installed its fishing line recycling bins around the islands around three years ago, at least 300lbs has now been shipped overseas for recycling in partnership with the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) and US recycler Berkley Fishing, according to a DoE Facebook post. The collected line is recycled […]

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Key West bans harmful sunscreen

Key West bans harmful sunscreen

| 11/02/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Key West has introduced a ban on some types of sunscreen products that contain chemicals which studies have found can be damaging to coral and marine organisms. According to a press release from the mayor’s office, the Key West City Commission voted during a meeting last week to prohibit the sale or distribution of […]

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Police and DoA round up stray dogs

Police and DoA round up stray dogs

| 11/02/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Community police and staff from the Department of Agriculture focused on dealing with stray dogs last week in an effort to educate the public about the growing problem in Cayman of dangerous dogs roaming the streets and to round up animals that are posing a threat. RCIPS officers went to West Bay and East […]

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