Archive for April 10th, 2019

Appeal court grants stay in gay marriage case

Appeal court grants stay in gay marriage case

| 10/04/2019 | 221 Comments

(CNS): Sir John Goldring said that it was “not without hesitation” that the Court of Appeal granted government a stay on the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands on Wednesday, blocking the impending first gay wedding ever be held in the country. The president of the appeal court said that they could not […]

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Gunmen’s appeals fail on all counts

Gunmen’s appeals fail on all counts

| 10/04/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Malik Mothen (38) failed to have his conviction for a gang-related shooting overturned Tuesday, and both he and co-defendant Kashwayne Hewitt (22) failed to have their sentences cut in relation to the crime, which happened outside a West Bay Road nightclub in February 2017. The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal agreed to hear Mothen’s […]

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CSU early forecast calls for quieter hurricane season

CSU early forecast calls for quieter hurricane season

| 10/04/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Phil Klotzbach, the expert hurricane forecaster from Colorado State University, is predicting a below-average storm season for 2019 in the first of his forecasts published last week. He said the current weak El Niño is likely to persist this summer and with sea surface temperatures across the tropical Atlantic slightly below normal, and the […]

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Gov’t adds tens of millions to 2019 budget

Gov’t adds tens of millions to 2019 budget

| 10/04/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Finance Minister Roy McTaggart has said that the additional tens of millions of dollars of appropriations voted through Finance Committee yesterday for the 2019 fiscal year will still leave government with an operating surplus of around $67 million. The minister also said that the change to the budget does not break any of the […]

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CIG hangs appeal on same trial arguments

CIG hangs appeal on same trial arguments

| 10/04/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government began ratcheting up costs to the public purse in its fight against the legalisation of same-sex marriage on Tuesday during its first appearance in the appeal court asking for a stay on the implementation of Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s landmark ruling. It also began airing the appeal grounds, which appear […]

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Clock ticks for input on mortgage law reform

Clock ticks for input on mortgage law reform

| 10/04/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): People wishing to provide input to government about its proposals to create specific legislation to deal with home loans have until the end of April to make their submissions. The Law Reform Commission is examining whether or not the laws in this area need to be reformed as a result of public concerns about […]

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Police focused on rounding up burglars

Police focused on rounding up burglars

| 10/04/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): A 33-year-old man from George Town was one of half a dozen suspected burglars that the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has rounded up over the last few weeks as it maintains its focus on break-ins. Detective Superintendent Peter Lansdown said burglaries have declined since last year but the police continue to target the […]

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