Archive for April 23rd, 2019

First turtle nest marks start of season

First turtle nest marks start of season

| 23/04/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Local turtles are off to an early start for this summer’s breeding season, with the first nest of the year already having been recorded by the Department of Environment’s team on a beach along Grand Cayman’s south coast. From now until at least November turtles will be nesting and hatching on local beaches and […]

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Man arrested after threatening baby

Man arrested after threatening baby

| 23/04/2019

(CNS): A George Town man is currently in custody after a stand-off with armed police yesterday evening where he threatened to harm a baby, having already stabbed two women. Police were called to what they said was a domestic incident in Rock Hole on Monday at around 5:30pm. The man had reportedly assaulted two women […]

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Car thieves make off with Merc SUV

Car thieves make off with Merc SUV

| 23/04/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Local car thieves switched from Hondas, their vehicles of choice, this weekend as a black Mercedes Benz SUV was reported stolen on Sunday from outside a home in Franklin Close, Bodden Town. The black 2005 SUV, registration #96296, was last seen at about 11pm on 21 April. Anyone with information about this stolen vehicle […]

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Extinction rebellion continues for 8th day in London

Extinction rebellion continues for 8th day in London

| 23/04/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Activists trying to force the UK government to take climate change seriously and drastically cut emissions continued their protests in London for the eighth day Tuesday, marching on parliament as British MPs returned from the Easter break. More than 1,000 people have been arrested since the Extinction Rebellion of civil disobedience began and 71 […]

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Insurance sector predicts bumper year

Insurance sector predicts bumper year

| 23/04/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): With 16 new (re)insurance company licences issued so far this year by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), the insurance industry is expecting a banner year of growth in 2019. Experts say Cayman has established itself as a captives specialist and growth in that sector as well as digital assets and reinsurance underline its […]

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Public pension liability ‘not cause for alarm’

Public pension liability ‘not cause for alarm’

| 23/04/2019 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Finance and Economics Minister Roy McTaggart has said that the historic liability in the public pension funds will be met, so the current $197.2 million deficiency is “not a cause for alarm”. As the minister presented the latest actuarial reports for these plans to the Legislative Assembly earlier this month, he said the liability […]

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Schools scrape ‘satisfactory’ grades

Schools scrape ‘satisfactory’ grades

| 23/04/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Judged ‘weak’ in two previous inspections, George Town Primary School was found to have made satisfactory progress in the latest follow-through report. The government school was judged to have made progress in maths after children were previously said to be underachieving. But as the government primary schools struggle to achieve more than satisfactory ratings […]

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