Archive for May 8th, 2019

Miller steps down from PAC

Miller steps down from PAC

| 08/05/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The outgoing opposition leader, Ezzard Miller, has announced his intention to also resign from the chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Following his resignation last week as the formal opposition leader, he has also decided to step down from one of the most important parliamentary committees regarding government accountability. Miller, who has held […]

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Teenage boy arrested for armed break-in

Teenage boy arrested for armed break-in

| 08/05/2019

(CNS): A 16-year-old boy from West Bay has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary in relation to a home invasion in March and for possession of cocaine. Police said the teenager is currently in police custody as inquiries continue into the armed burglary in Birch Tree Hill and the possession of the drugs. The […]

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Cyclist injured in another hit-and-run

Cyclist injured in another hit-and-run

| 08/05/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A man cycling along Shedden Road was injured when he was struck by a white car last night near to the junction of Mary Street in central George Town. At around 10:15pm the driver of the car, which police said could have been a two-door Honda Prelude, came from behind the cyclist but after […]

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Six-car pile-up in GT evening rush hour

Six-car pile-up in GT evening rush hour

| 08/05/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Several people sustained minor injuries yesterday evening in George Town when six cars were involved in one crash. The pile-up happened after a Nissan Skyline, exiting the Alissta Towers Plaza on North Sound Road, was hit by a Mercedes Benz SUV, which then ploughed into rush hour stationary traffic just before 5:50pm. The RCIPS […]

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Archie, the latest British royal, hits the limelight

Archie, the latest British royal, hits the limelight

| 08/05/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have named their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The baby, who is seventh in line to the throne, was born just before 5:30am on Monday and introduced to the world on Wednesday. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s eighth and newest great-grandchild […]

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UK Companies House vulnerable to crooks

UK Companies House vulnerable to crooks

| 08/05/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The UK is planning the biggest overhaul of its corporate register at Companies House since the nineteenth century following concerns it is being used by criminals around the world to launder their dodgy cash. According to reports in the British media, the 175-year-old institution will be given more power to check information from people […]

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Batabano pleased by end of competitive carnival

Batabano pleased by end of competitive carnival

| 08/05/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Members of the Cayman Carnival Batabano committee are happy with government’s move to consolidate the two street carnivals next year. In a press release following the news that next year the Batabano and CayMAS will take place on the same day, the Batabano committee said that, as Cayman’s national carnival since 1983, it welcomed […]

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Tourism minister denies signing port deal

Tourism minister denies signing port deal

| 08/05/2019 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has denied that the government has entered into any premature deals with contractors bidding on the controversial cruise berthing development in George Town. As speculation mounted in recent weeks that the ministry has already given the nod to China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to take on the proposed project, the minister […]

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MLA hopes govt will act on tourism motion

MLA hopes govt will act on tourism motion

| 08/05/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Arden McLean, the East End MLA who could soon be opposition leader, is hoping that a recent private member’s motion he brought to the parliament will be acted upon by the tourism ministry. The motion called for concessions for any Caymanian who wants to develop tourism-based businesses in Bodden Town, East End or North […]

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Marine offences increase over 60%

Marine offences increase over 60%

| 08/05/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands awaits the promised expansion of its marine park laws, the police have revealed that marine offences increased by 62% last year when compared to 2017. Although the police do not routinely record animal-related offences in their annual statistics, because of an increase in public interest surrounding these types of crimes […]

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How is the decision made to deport someone?

How is the decision made to deport someone?

| 08/05/2019

When someone on a work permit is convicted of a crime here, why don’t they get automatically deported after they complete their sentence? I have read articles on expats committing crimes where they are ordered to be deported once they get out of prison and others where that doesn’t seem to be the case. What […]

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