Archive for May 21st, 2019

Man attacked with machete on home doorstep

Man attacked with machete on home doorstep

| 21/05/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): A George Town man who answered a knock on the door of his home Sunday evening was assaulted with what he believed was a machete by a masked man on the other side of the door. Police responded to the report of the attack at around 9pm and learned that as the victim opened […]

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Beautician awaits verdict in negligence case

Beautician awaits verdict in negligence case

| 21/05/2019

(CNS): A woman accused of injecting customers’ faces with non-medical grade silicon that caused them serious damage will have to wait another two months to learn her fate, following a trial that began last August but owing to court scheduling problems has stretched over nine months. Zunilda Anaya Baldovino, an unlicensed cosmetologist who, the court […]

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Beach activists accuse gov’t of ‘bad faith’

Beach activists accuse gov’t of ‘bad faith’

| 21/05/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): After a long battle to raise the necessary funds and win legal aid to support their case, three ladies from West Bay have filed for judicial review of the registrar of lands’ refusal to register dozens of beach access points in accordance with the law. Alice Mae Coe, Annie Multon and Ezmie Smith are […]

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Suspect acquitted in prison gun case

Suspect acquitted in prison gun case

| 21/05/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): It took a jury less than two hours on Tuesday to find Matthew Anthony Whittaker (28) not guilty of charges relating to the possession of a loaded unlicensed firearm in the parking lot at HMP Northward on 6 May 2017. The crown had accused him of pulling the weapon and a knife on another […]

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Police round up three suspected ‘fences’

Police round up three suspected ‘fences’

| 21/05/2019

(CNS): Two men from George Town, aged 46 and 47, and a 25-year-old woman from West Bay were all charged with handling stolen goods on Tuesday, after police rounded up the suspects in a raid at various homes on Friday, 17 May. Police said the searches were carried out as a result of ongoing investigations […]

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Return to nature can fight climate change

Return to nature can fight climate change

| 21/05/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): A new report by the action group Rewilding Britain found that restoring nature on a big scale can help address the global climate emergency. In the report the charity demonstrates how changing the way rural land is managed can be as effective as high-tech solutions for removing carbon from the atmosphere. The activists estimate […]

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Governor offers to meet frustrated locals

Governor offers to meet frustrated locals

| 21/05/2019 | 92 Comments

(CNS): After posting a graph depicting the many nationalities of the recording-breaking number of work permit holders in the Cayman Islands, Governor Martyn Roper, who described it as a demonstration of Cayman’s cultural diversity, has offered to meet local people frustrated by their lack of opportunity. A freedom of information response revealed that while many […]

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