Archive for March 4th, 2019

Youth struggle with suicidal thoughts, self-harm

Youth struggle with suicidal thoughts, self-harm

| 04/03/2019

(CNS Local Life): Results of the mental-health component of the 2018 Cayman Islands Student Drug Use (CISDUS) biennial survey, which were shared at the recent Youth Mental Health Symposium, pointed to issues concerning students considering suicide, engaging in self-harm and being bullied. More than 200 people attended the second annual symposium, held 23 February and […]

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Police round up NYE suspect in GT mugging

Police round up NYE suspect in GT mugging

| 04/03/2019

(CNS): A 31-year-old-man from George Town who was arrested over a robbery that took place on New Years Eve has now been charged and was due to appear in court Monday. The man is accused of threatening his victim with a knife before making off with his phone. The mugging happened in Greenwood Drive in […]

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Police on lookout for stolen white Honda

Police on lookout for stolen white Honda

| 04/03/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the hunt for a car thief after a white 1998 Honda Civic, registration #126 541, was stolen from outside a condo complex on the West Bay Road on Friday evening. The car had been parked at Sunset Cove beside Margaritaville, and was last seen at about 8:30pm on 1 March being […]

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Fossils reveal unique Cayman mammal species

Fossils reveal unique Cayman mammal species

| 04/03/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Ancient remains of animals eaten by crocodiles here in the Cayman Islands have revealed three species of previously unknown mammals that were indigenous to these islands, however the small furry creatures have been extinct for around 300 years. The fossilised bones were collected from caves, sinkholes and peat deposits across the islands between the […]

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Suspected dealer facing five drug charges

Suspected dealer facing five drug charges

| 04/03/2019

(CNS): A West Bay man who was arrested on Friday was due to appear in Summary Court Monday facing five charges relating to cocaine. The 23-year-old suspected dealer has been charged with possession of cocaine and possession with intent to supply, the possession of criminal property and drug utensils as well as consumption of the […]

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Brac man charged with sex offence

Brac man charged with sex offence

| 04/03/2019

(CNS): Police have arrested and charged a 34-year-old man from Cayman Brac with indecent assault on a juvenile, according to a brief release. The man was scheduled to appear in court Monday but no details of the allegations have yet been released. The RCIPS has not indicated the age or gender of victim or if […]

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Teenager charged in foiled grocery shop stick-up

Teenager charged in foiled grocery shop stick-up

| 04/03/2019

(CNS): An 18-year-old man from George Town has been charged with robbery and the possession of an imitation gun following a foiled grocery store hold-up last month on Godfrey Nixon Way, when the assailant left empty handed after being hit by the clerk with a stick. The failed robbery happened at about 8:30pm on 18 […]

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Crown Dependencies fight against BO registers

Crown Dependencies fight against BO registers

| 04/03/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The leaders of Britain’s Crown Dependencies were in London Monday in an effort to stop any attempts by the UK government to impose public beneficial ownership registers on them as it has on the British Overseas Territories. Like the BOTs, the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey are under threat of being blacklisted by […]

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DoE to spell out safe handling of marine life

DoE to spell out safe handling of marine life

| 04/03/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): With increasing reports of the mishandling and abuse of marine animals, such as starfish and stingrays, the Department of Environment is introducing definitive guidelines to help tour operators protect the species that are under increasing stress. Mishandling them could spell trouble for tour operators, who could lose their licence or face prosecution for the […]

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Border force chalks up early successes

Border force chalks up early successes

| 04/03/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The new Customs and Border Control (CBC) Agency arrested eleven people for the possession of drugs, guns and ammunition during its first month of operations. It also issued a dozen fines to individuals who tried to dodge duty payments, and refused entry to nine others for lying about their immigration status or not having […]

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Air arrivals increase another 5.5%

Air arrivals increase another 5.5%

| 04/03/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The story of overnight visitors closed anther successful chapter in January with numbers continuing to grow. The Department of Tourism said that air arrivals grew in the first month of the year by more than 5.5%, with more than 41,000 people coming to stay in the Cayman Islands. The increase led to the best […]

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