Archive for April 8th, 2019

Police chase rogue driver into North Sound

Police chase rogue driver into North Sound

| 08/04/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A West Bay man was due in court today, Monday, charged with dangerous driving and drug offences after a police chase that ended in the North Sound. Officers ordered the driver of a silver Toyota Camry to pull over on Wednesday afternoon, 3 April, after they had spotted the car driving erratically along North […]

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Police looking for culprits in gas station brawl

Police looking for culprits in gas station brawl

| 08/04/2019 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is making an appeal for witnesses to a brawl at a George Town gas station in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police received a call just after 4am on 6 April that a group of people were causing a violent altercation, fighting and throwing things around inside the Esso gas station […]

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CIG mulls second new police chopper

CIG mulls second new police chopper

| 08/04/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The old RCIPS helicopter was very badly damaged in the recent crash on the Owen Roberts Airport apron and government may need to buy a second new machine, depending on the findings of the insurance company. While the brand new helicopter is already on duty and was involved in its first medevac emergency this […]

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Republic to retain status quo at Cayman National

Republic to retain status quo at Cayman National

| 08/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Nigel Baptiste, the president of Republic Financial Holdings Limited, which acquired a majority shareholding in Cayman National Corporation Limited this year, has said that it will be maintaining the local bank’s brand and keeping its management and staff in their jobs. In a recent press release he claimed the acquisition was a model for […]

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Cayman shipping registry rated top class

Cayman shipping registry rated top class

| 08/04/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry has been rated as one of the best in the world in the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Flag State Performance Table for 2018/19 for the 8th year on the run. Cayman received positive indicators across the board on the Performance Table, one of 16 countries from 117 with […]

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Over 90 derelict cars removed from streets

Over 90 derelict cars removed from streets

| 08/04/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has removed 93 derelict vehicles from Grand Cayman over the last month as part of ongoing efforts to address some of the long-standing nuisances on the island, officials said. But given the equipment challenges the department is facing, it temporarily procured the services of private firm Bodden’s Heavy […]

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Minister unaware of Kaaboo’s ‘satanic connection’

Minister unaware of Kaaboo’s ‘satanic connection’

| 08/04/2019 | 86 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell told Anthony Eden, the independent member for Savannah, he was “unaware” of the claim that the music festival Kaaboo, held in Cayman earlier this year, had a satanic connection. But in a strange exchange during parliamentary questions, Kirkconnell, who is also the deputy premier, thanked the member for the information. […]

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What dive sites are affected by enhanced marine areas?

What dive sites are affected by enhanced marine areas?

| 08/04/2019

It’s great that the Cayman government and the Department of the Environment plan to significantly expand and enforce the protected marine areas and increase the no-fishing and no-diving zones. But I am finding it difficult to read and interpret the maps released by the DoE with the overlapping protected zones. Can you provide a list […]

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LGBTI community comes out of its shell

LGBTI community comes out of its shell

| 08/04/2019 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Hundreds of people came out on Sunday to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community for the first ever ‘Out of Our Shells’ march in Cayman. In a very peaceful and colourful event after several days of unpleasant attacks from lawmakers aimed at them, the LGBTI community demonstrated they were undeterred in […]

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Miller urges CIG to address social ills

Miller urges CIG to address social ills

| 08/04/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has identified eight priority areas that he wants government to address in the upcoming Strategic Policy Statement that will set out the goals for the final two years of the current PPM-led coalition. At a press briefing last week Ezzard Miller accused the government of not funding welfare, education and other […]

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Mac calls for HRC chair to be sacked

Mac calls for HRC chair to be sacked

| 08/04/2019 | 128 Comments

(CNS): The fallout from the chief justice’s ruling legalising same-sex marriage continued in the Legislative Assembly Friday, when Speaker McKeeva Bush accused the chair of the Human Rights Commission of contempt regarding a press release from the HRC released Thursday. Bush said James Austin-Smith should be fired because he is an atheist. Following on from […]

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