Archive for June 12th, 2019

Petition in the hands of elections boss

Petition in the hands of elections boss

| 12/06/2019 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Campaigners behind the petition for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing project in George Town delivered over 5,300 signatures (25%) of registered voters into the hands of Supervisor of Elections Wesley Howell on Wednesday. In a historic moment, the original document was taken to the Elections Office and a notarised copy was also […]

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Miller urges gov’t to sort problems with MRCU

Miller urges gov’t to sort problems with MRCU

| 12/06/2019 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Ezzard Miller is calling on the government to remedy the serious mosquito infestation plaguing his North Side constituency, which appears to be due to a lack of the necessary chemicals to kill the insects. The MLA, who recently resigned from the opposition leadership, said government should immediately fund the purchase of the insecticides needed […]

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Local musician admits excessive self-defence

Local musician admits excessive self-defence

| 12/06/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Well-known local singer-songwriter Dexter Bodden pleaded guilty Tuesday, the morning of his trial, to wounding in a case of excessive self-defence, after discussions with prosecutors led them to agree on the facts and drop the more serious charge of wounding with intent. Bodden was accused of seriously wounding a man after he found him […]

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Survey reveals mixed feelings of civil servants

Survey reveals mixed feelings of civil servants

| 12/06/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Half of the civil servants who took part in an engagement survey reported feeling anxious in their jobs, and more than 70% said they did not think it is safe to challenge the way things are done. But 95% also said they are interested in their jobs and 87% were proud to be public […]

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BT man charged with serious domestic violence

BT man charged with serious domestic violence

| 12/06/2019

(CNS): A woman sustained a serious laceration to her thigh during a domestic violence incident in Prospect on Saturday night, 8 June. Police and other emergency services were called to the incident around 10pm and found the injured woman, who said she knew her assailant. She was taken to the hospital and a 43-year-old man […]

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Cayman to host JMC and new trade summit

Cayman to host JMC and new trade summit

| 12/06/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The government has announced that the Cayman Islands will be hosting this year’s United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) Pre-Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) meeting this month. Leaders from all of the territories will be here for the annual event to agree the agenda for the London meeting later this year with the UK government. […]

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Plan in works to tackle Sargassum long-term

Plan in works to tackle Sargassum long-term

| 12/06/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): With an abundance of sargassum seaweed currently in the local waters, which is washing up and piling several feet high on Cayman’s beaches, Joey Hew, the minister responsible for the Recreation, Parks and Cemeteries Unit, has said that a long-term plan is being shaped to tackle the increasing problem. He also revealed that equipment […]

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Cruise Port Referendum facts

Cruise Port Referendum facts

| 12/06/2019 | 47 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: It’s always interesting to read the anonymous comments of people who will say all types of nonsense to deflect from the reality regarding the people-initiated referendum. I accept this is all part of the freedoms we enjoy in Cayman regardless of how one views the proposed cruise berthing facility project. For clarity […]

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800lbs of ganja lands deck hands in jail

800lbs of ganja lands deck hands in jail

| 12/06/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Two Jamaica nationals who assisted in the smuggling of more than 800lbs of ganja were given around 2½ years jail time each by a magistrate on Tuesday. Xavier Shane Watson (40) and Malson Campbell (66) were arrested and charged in March after the boat they were on was chased, rammed and fired on by […]

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Canada frees Willy and friends with captive ban

Canada frees Willy and friends with captive ban

| 12/06/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The Canadian parliament has passed a bill making it illegal to hold dolphins, porpoises and whales in captivity. Nicknamed the “Free Willy” bill in reference to the famous 1993 film, it also bans the breeding, capture or trade of any cetacean but does not apply to animals held for rehabilitation or held by government-licensed […]

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Cayman at bottom of new list for right reasons

Cayman at bottom of new list for right reasons

| 12/06/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A new report analysing business complexity in 76 countries has found that the largest economies in the world are often the most complex and unpredictable places in which to do business, but the Cayman Islands came bottom of the whole list, indicating that it is the easiest place in the world. The Global Complexity […]

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