Archive for June 3rd, 2019

Politicians no-shows at anti-corruption event

Politicians no-shows at anti-corruption event

| 03/06/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): No elected ministers, government backbench or even opposition MLAs were in attendance for the opening of a regional Commonwealth anti-corruption seminar on Monday, even though invitations were sent to all 19 members. While the governor and senior civil servants attended the opening with guest speaker Baroness Scotland, there was not a single politician in […]

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Bryan joins McLean’s opposition group

Bryan joins McLean’s opposition group

| 03/06/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): MLA Kenneth Bryan (GTC) has joined the ranks of the new opposition group following the appointment of Arden McLean as the leader of the opposition. In a press release from his office, McLean said Bryan was a “fierce advocate” for his constituents who was “not afraid to speak his mind”, as he welcomed him […]

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Fight at police station lands man in court

Fight at police station lands man in court

| 03/06/2019

(CNS): A 49-year-old-man from Bodden Town was due in court today charged with assault GBH and two counts of intentional harassment, alarm and distress in relation to a fight at the Bodden Town Police Station Wednesday evening. The man was at the station when another member of the public entered. The second man was then […]

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Accountants and cops talk financial crime

Accountants and cops talk financial crime

| 03/06/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The City of London Police will be producing a report for the Cayman Islands governor with recommendations on how to enhance the work and crime-fighting capabilities of the RCIPS Financial Crimes Investigation Unit (FCIU). This follows a recent two-day forum for stakeholders, hosted by KPMG’s Cayman office and the FCIU, where the UK specialist […]

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Conservationists seek protection for land crabs

Conservationists seek protection for land crabs

| 03/06/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): A group of concerned conservationists who are worried about the threat to Cayman’s land crabs have been working with the Department of Environment to get these culturally significant creatures on the protected species lists under the National Conservation Law. A request is now being made to Cabinet to add the black land crab and […]

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Driver ready to admit killing cyclist in hit-and-run

Driver ready to admit killing cyclist in hit-and-run

| 03/06/2019

(CNS): A man accused of killing a cyclist in an early morning hit-and-run in George Town in April is keen to admit the charges against him, the court heard Friday, but not all of the facts of the fatal collision have yet been established. Wilfred Ellington Myles Jr, from George Town, is charged with causing […]

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Four arrested following raid on GT bar

Four arrested following raid on GT bar

| 03/06/2019

(CNS): Two women, aged 58 and 39 from George Town, were arrested on suspicion of illegal gambling and two men, aged 18 and 21, were arrested for possession and consumption of ganja following a raid Friday lunchtime at a bar in downtown George Town. Police said they conducted a joint operation with officers from the […]

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Motorcyclist injured, arrested after hitting pick-up

Motorcyclist injured, arrested after hitting pick-up

| 03/06/2019

(CNS): A 27-year-old motorcyclist from George Town landed in hospital on Sunday with serious but non-life-threatening injuries following a collision with a pick-up truck on Shamrock Road. The rider was also arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and other traffic-related violations. Police said that around 7:15pm the driver of the truck was travelling east after […]

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‘Average’ hurricane season opens quietly

‘Average’ hurricane season opens quietly

| 03/06/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): As the 2019 hurricane season began at the weekend, weather in the Atlantic was largely settled, though a broad area of low pressure was producing disorganised shower and thunderstorm activity over the Bay of Campeche in the southern area of the Gulf of Mexico. Although forecasters said it could become a tropical cyclone in […]

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Cayman hosting anti-corruption conference

Cayman hosting anti-corruption conference

| 03/06/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Heads of anti-corruption agencies and government integrity commissions from across the Caribbean part of the Commonwealth will be meeting in Grand Cayman this week to discuss the fight against corruption. This is the first time that Cayman has ever hosted the conference but it does so five years after the government passed but failed […]

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Outcome of climate change workshop a mystery

Outcome of climate change workshop a mystery

| 03/06/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Government Information Services issued a press release Friday about a recent workshop on climate change and health. The release said public and private stakeholders plan to collaborate on a “special climate change and health chapter to go into the draft National Climate Change Policy”, but gave no indication what that is or what it […]

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