Archive for June, 2019

Two men face attempted murder charges

Two men face attempted murder charges

| 29/06/2019

(CNS): Two 21-year-old men have both been charged with attempted murder and other offences in relation to a shooting at a home in South Church Street in April. Daniel Wallace Rankine from Bodden Town and Carlos Jameel Bustillo from West Bay are both accused of trying to kill another man who received two gun shot […]

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Teen activists ‘asking right questions’

Teen activists ‘asking right questions’

| 28/06/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Local teenagers at the forefront of the growing green movement in Cayman were applauded and urged to press on with their activism at a public meeting on Wednesday. Johann Moxam, who has been one of several activists behind the petition for a people’s vote on government’s proposed controversial cruise project, said they “were the […]

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Lighting key to turtle survival

Lighting key to turtle survival

| 28/06/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The implementation of the right kind of turtle-friendly lighting on all beachfront properties in critical locations around the Cayman Islands will be key to the future survival of the species, according to experts. The Department of Environment begins a public consultation on its science-based species conservation plan next week and among the many strategies […]

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No-deal Brexit on JMC agenda

No-deal Brexit on JMC agenda

| 28/06/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The UK minister responsible for its overseas territories revealed that discussions on contingencies for a no-deal Brexit will be on the agenda at the forthcoming Joint Ministerial Council in London later this year. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon told an audience of territory leaders and other delegates at the first-ever UK/OT Trade Summit that Britain […]

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Cayman urged to drop HIV ban by UNAIDS

Cayman urged to drop HIV ban by UNAIDS

| 27/06/2019 | 110 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands is one of 48 countries being urged by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) to drop their restrictions on people living with HIV landing or working in those places. While the Cayman government does not necessarily prevent HIV+ people landing or visiting Cayman, it still requires work permit applicants […]

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BOTs unite over ‘modern colonialism’ threat

BOTs unite over ‘modern colonialism’ threat

| 27/06/2019 | 98 Comments

(CNS): The leaders of the British Overseas Territories presented a united front at the close of the pre-JMC meeting in the Cayman Islands on Wednesday against what they all see as the creeping neo-colonialism of the UK. While the leaders and representatives of the territories outlined different concerns about their individual relationships with and the […]

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New boss for traffic cops unit

New boss for traffic cops unit

| 27/06/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Inspector Dwayne Jones, who has taken over the leadership of the RCIPS Traffic and Roads Policing Unit, is warning drivers that with increased resources, traffic cops will be clamping down even more. Following three years of work by Inspector Ian Yearwood, who has now rotated to a new uniform management position, Jones will be […]

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Arson suspected in dual car fires

Arson suspected in dual car fires

| 27/06/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS and the Cayman Islands Fire Service have opened an investigation into a fire in a South Sound Road parking lot early this morning. The 911 centre was called at around 5:00am and was told that two vehicles were on fire and the flames were spreading to other areas of the property. Fire […]

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Tourists wake up to masked home-invaders

Tourists wake up to masked home-invaders

| 27/06/2019 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Visitors to the Cayman Islands who are staying at a home on the Queen’s Highway woke up in the early hours of this morning to find masked men (possibly three), one of whom may have been armed with a gun, in the residence. The men, who were dressed in dark clothing, were rummaging through […]

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Why doesn’t the hospital have more blue spots?

Why doesn’t the hospital have more blue spots?

| 27/06/2019

I frequently go to George Town Hospital for appointments with my disabled spouse. We have a disabled tag for our car so can park in the handicapped spots. However, there have been instances when every one of the six blue spots in the main parking lot is taken, either by cars carrying disabled tags or, […]

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Airport flooding blamed on cistern overflow

Airport flooding blamed on cistern overflow

| 26/06/2019 | 129 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has said the flooding at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) Tuesday was due to its rain harvesting system being overwhelmed and not as a result of leaks or water breaching the buildings, doors or windows. Officials said that during the heavy downpour in the afternoon, the airport’s 220,000-gallon […]

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