Archive for March, 2019

Listen Up! Moving on Up!

Listen Up! Moving on Up!

| 31/03/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS Podcast): The Cayman government depends on development to keep the economy going and the latest idea floated by the CIG is to develop up, rather than just out. But that gives rise to many questions, not least of which are the technical aspects of construction and how the island’s infrastructure would support such buildings. […]

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Rivers handed 35-year tariff for Super ‘C’ murder

Rivers handed 35-year tariff for Super ‘C’ murder

| 30/03/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): William Ian Rivers (40) will serve at least 35 years in jail for the murder in January 2017 of Mark Travis “Hubba” Seymour, whom he gunned down in broad daylight at Super ‘C’s, a well known West Bay restaurant. In a brief summary of his sentencing decision delivered via video link on Friday, Justice […]

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500,000 iguanas culled but more hands needed

500,000 iguanas culled but more hands needed

| 30/03/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Although the current team of cullers bagged more than half a million invasive green iguanas in the first six months of the island-wide operation, the Department of Environment is calling on more people to train and register in order to make sure there is not an explosion in the population as the breeding season […]

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Car thieves still ‘choosing’ Honda civics

Car thieves still ‘choosing’ Honda civics

| 30/03/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Police have recovered the latest stolen Honda, in the Prospect area of George Town. As local auto-thieves still go after the Civic model police reported  on Friday that this car had been stolen from the Strand area in Seven Mile Beach. The silver-grey 1999 Honda Civic registration #106 289 was stolen from the […]

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Lobo gets 16 years for drug smuggling

Lobo gets 16 years for drug smuggling

| 30/03/2019 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Former customs officer David Karl Lobo (33) was handed a sixteen-year jail term on Friday by acting Grand Court judge, Dame Justice Dobbs, who described him as an intelligent man who played a leading role in the cocaine smuggling operation for which he was convicted earlier this year. Lobo was the only one of […]

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Brexit day passes after politicians fail to find solution

Brexit day passes after politicians fail to find solution

| 30/03/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): When the people of Britain work up Saturday morning, the country was still a member of the European Union, despite ‘Brexit day’ coming and going on Friday. Almost three years after the fateful referendum result in June 2016 and two years after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon […]

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Al La Kebab van robbed again

Al La Kebab van robbed again

| 29/03/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The Al La Kebab truck located at the end of Selkirk Drive in the Red Bay area of George Town has been robbed for the third time in less than eight months. This time the mobile food bar was robbed in broad daylight by a machete wielding man wearing dark clothing. Police said that […]

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Chief justice legalises gay marriage

Chief justice legalises gay marriage

| 29/03/2019 | 479 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH FULL STORY: In an historic landmark ruling for the Cayman Islands, Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has legalised same-sex marriage. In his judgment delivered on Friday in the human rights case filed by Chantelle Day and Vicky Bodden, who had been refused a marriage licence because they are a same-sex couple, the country’s […]

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Prince urges offshore to invest in climate solutions

Prince urges offshore to invest in climate solutions

| 29/03/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The Prince of Wales turned to his deep concerns about climate change when he delivered a speech at a packed Pedro St James on Thursday evening at the end of his visit to the Cayman Islands. Having spent the day touring the islands, Prince Charles said that there was an “ever greater need to […]

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Duchess of Cornwall in packed tour of Grand Cayman

Duchess of Cornwall in packed tour of Grand Cayman

| 29/03/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, in her hectic solo tour of Grand Cayman on Thursday, 28 March, while Prince Charles was in the Sister Islands, officially opened Jasmine Villa, visited the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre and stopped by George Town Primary School. The ceremony to open the new home for what was […]

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Premier to deliver latest policy statement

Premier to deliver latest policy statement

| 29/03/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin will be delivering his government’s Strategic Policy Statement for 2020 and 2021 some time next month after the Legislative Assembly meets Wednesday for the first time this year. The statement will set out the government’s broad spending priorities for the next two years, paving the way for the budget process to […]

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