Archive for May 13th, 2019

CO2 levels hit record high in Earth’s atmosphere

CO2 levels hit record high in Earth’s atmosphere

| 13/05/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Scientists in Hawaii at the weekend detected the highest level of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere since records began. A number of scientific journals reported the latest alarming news that the Mauna Loa Observatory, which has tracked atmospheric CO2 levels since the late 1950’s, detected 415.26 parts per million in the air Saturday. The […]

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Thieves make off with another Honda Accord

Thieves make off with another Honda Accord

| 13/05/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the look out for a grey 1998 Honda Accord, registration #123 125, which was stolen from an address on Woodlake Drive, George Town, some time between 8pm on Friday, 10 May, and 4:00am on Saturday, 11 May. The vehicle (pictured left) has a crack in the middle of the windscreen and […]

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Fire crew rescues four people trapped in ETH crash

Fire crew rescues four people trapped in ETH crash

| 13/05/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): In yet another major collision on Grand Cayman’s roads, fire crews had to rescue four people from a two-car crash just before 9pm last night on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway. Three of them were taken to hospital, where they have been treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The southbound lanes were blocked for a short time […]

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Minister to face Qs from business community

Minister to face Qs from business community

| 13/05/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a forum this month where members of the business community will be able to ask Finance Minister Roy McTaggart questions about government’s finances and the economic policies that his ministry is considering. The opportunity follows news from government that the public coffers are full after revenues were up […]

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FCO not setting dates on sensitive OT issues

FCO not setting dates on sensitive OT issues

| 13/05/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The UK does not plan to implement orders-in council to force same-sex marriage laws on its overseas territories or to push them into allowing British and British Overseas Territory citizens to be able to vote and hold elected office in these territories. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s response to a report by the UK […]

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Wanted man charged in Mary Street attack

Wanted man charged in Mary Street attack

| 13/05/2019

(CNS): Kurt Stevenson Carter (29), who was apprehended following a police chase last week that ended close to the Holiday Inn Resort, is now the third man to be charged in connection with a violent assault on a couple in Mary Street, George Town, in March. Carter, who lives in Bodden Town, was expected in […]

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Government coffers overflowing

Government coffers overflowing

| 13/05/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government appears to be on track for another year of significant earnings, with the public purse bursting at the seams, according to the unaudited financial results for the first quarter of this year. Figures released by the finance ministry reveal that, following news that government collected a whopping CI$830 million in […]

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Jamaicans arrested in ongoing cocaine case

Jamaicans arrested in ongoing cocaine case

| 13/05/2019

(CNS): Six months after authorities seized over four pounds of cocaine at Owen Roberts International Airport, two Jamaican nationals living in the Cayman Islands have been arrested on drug charges; one has also been arrested for the possession of an unlicensed firearm. According to a release from the Customs and Border Control (CBC) Agency, the […]

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Can people fundraise if not non-profit?

Can people fundraise if not non-profit?

| 13/05/2019 | 0 Comments

Isn’t it illegal under the Cayman Islands charity law to solicit funds from the public without a charity licence or registration?

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library