Archive for May 27th, 2019

CBC and police track down suspected fraudster

CBC and police track down suspected fraudster

| 27/05/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Kenneth Emeka Ajana (50), a Nigerian national who was wanted in relation to various allegations of fraud, has been taken into custody. Following an appeal to the public Monday, police said that border control officers, with the help of the RCIPS, tracked him down Tuesday. Ajana reportedly arrived in Cayman on Thursday, 23 […]

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Cops assaulted during GT arrest

Cops assaulted during GT arrest

| 27/05/2019

(CNS): Two Royal Cayman Island Police Service officers ended up in hospital Monday after they arrested a 19-year-old man who then became verbally and physically aggressive towards the officers and resisted arrest. During the struggle a watch that one of the officers was wearing was damaged and both officers received non-life-threatening-injuries. The police officers were […]

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Green parties enjoy surge in Euro elections

Green parties enjoy surge in Euro elections

| 27/05/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Green parties across Europe all made gains at the weekend as the European Parliament election results rolled in. While everyone was expecting far right nationalist parties to do well, given the current rise in populist anti-immigrant sentiment in many countries in Europe, the surge in seats for parties supporting a green liberal agenda has […]

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Visitor dies swimming off South Church street

Visitor dies swimming off South Church street

| 27/05/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Robert Barron (77) from Colorado, USA, was pronounced dead Friday afternoon after he was pulled from the water and medics were unable to revive him. Emergency services received a report around 4pm that a man had got in trouble while swimming off South Church Street. People in the area at the time had helped […]

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Jamaica wrestles with red tape as ganja sector grows

Jamaica wrestles with red tape as ganja sector grows

| 27/05/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Jamaican Cannabis Licensing Authority is wrestling with the bureaucracy that has come with the change to drug laws in Jamaica, paving the way for a licensed legal medical industry, according to CLA Director Delano Seiveright. But despite the challenges, he said the industry is set to boom and the government made the right […]

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Inflation averaged 3.3% in 2018

Inflation averaged 3.3% in 2018

| 27/05/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A fall in the country’s inflation rate in December led to an average rate for 2018 of 3.3%, as the consumer price index fluctuate wildly last year from a high of almost 5% at the end of June to a drop to 1.7% at the end of the year. The problem of inflation continues […]

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National Trust raises concern over threat to NCL

National Trust raises concern over threat to NCL

| 27/05/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Members of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands have raised concerns about the government’s decision to review and water down the National Conservation Law and how changes could impact the well-being of the local environment. Following a surge of enquiries by ordinary members to the Trust’s board requesting more information about the law […]

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Conch survey underway to check state of population

Conch survey underway to check state of population

| 27/05/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has begun its annual survey of the conch population in local waters. Each year, a survey team monitors around one hundred different 24-square-metre sites in various locations where conchs are counted and measured. The data collected is then used to assess the current state of the population. John Bothwell, a […]

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Premier accuses petitioners of presumptive call

Premier accuses petitioners of presumptive call

| 27/05/2019 | 73 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has refused to comment on the announcement by the Cruise Port Referendum campaigners that their petition seeking a people-initiated vote on whether or not the people support government’s plans for a cruise berthing facility in George Town, as he accused activists of being “presumptuous and premature” because the “signatures have not […]

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Charity highlighting Lou Gehrig’s disease in Cayman

Charity highlighting Lou Gehrig’s disease in Cayman

| 27/05/2019

(CNS Local Life): A recently established non-profit in Cayman dedicated to supporting people suffering from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is raising awareness of this debilitating condition as it seeks funds to help patients with their medical needs. Toward this goal, ALS Cayman in May has been stepping up its social media […]

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Students lead conservation demands

Students lead conservation demands

| 27/05/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Dozens of students from several schools across the Cayman Islands joined with other young people around the world Friday in another global demonstration about the environment, urging their politicians to take action on green issues and protect their futures. Organised in conjunction with Plastic Free Cayman, the demonstration also drew attention to other urgent […]

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