Archive for July 2nd, 2019

CBC bags more drugs at post office

CBC bags more drugs at post office

| 02/07/2019

(CNS): The Customs and Border Control Agency arrested three people last week in another drug bust that involved the misuse of the postal service. On Monday, 24 June, officers at the courier section examining international packages selected several for inspection, one of which was described as containing clothes from the US, but inside officers found […]

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Turtle conservation may stop CTC releases

Turtle conservation may stop CTC releases

| 02/07/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Turtle Centre’s release of yearlings into the wild and more recently the eggs placed on beaches around Grand Cayman may be stopped under a species conservation plan for all turtles, which is now under public consultation, unless the CTC allows an independent verification of its standards and protocols. Department of Environment Director […]

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Teen on trial after DNA links him to old crime

Teen on trial after DNA links him to old crime

| 02/07/2019

(CNS): A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared in Grand Court on Tuesday facing charges of burglary and arson some three years after the incident. The teenager was just 13 when he allegedly broke into a private home in West Bay, ransacked the house, stole jewellery and electronics and set a […]

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Suspect gold smugglers charged

Suspect gold smugglers charged

| 02/07/2019

(CNS): Two Venezuelan men appeared in court Tuesday, charged with money laundering in connection with more than US$6 million worth of gold which passed through the Cayman Islands in what appears to be a complex international smuggling case. Last May Daniel Aguailar Feriozzi (25) and Fransisco de Ventura Herrera (26) were said to have been […]

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Two charged over 550lb drug haul

Two charged over 550lb drug haul

| 02/07/2019

(CNS): Two men suspected of trying to smuggle over 550lbs of ganja into the Cayman Islands at the weekend were remanded in custody Tuesday, shortly after police charged them both with drug-related offences. Odane Holness (25) from Jamaica, who has also been charged with illegal landing, and Jerome Terry (39) from Bodden Town appeared briefly […]

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Cost of cruise port more than cash

Cost of cruise port more than cash

| 02/07/2019 | 37 Comments

Mario Rankin writes: Taking a strong look at our region and the evolution of the cruise industry going as far back as the 1950’s, it was amusing to see floating cities showing up to beautiful Caribbean islands that had much more to offer than the ships themselves. Blinded by the amusement and consumed by the […]

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Town Hall renamed to reflect Constitution origins

Town Hall renamed to reflect Constitution origins

| 02/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): The George Town Town Hall was the scene of celebrations Monday, 1 July, marking the 60th anniversary of the Cayman Islands Constitution, which culminated in the building being renamed to recognise the venue where the first constitution of the Cayman Islands was signed in 1959. A plaque commemorating the name change to […]

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Premier says attending CARICOM ‘essential’

Premier says attending CARICOM ‘essential’

| 02/07/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin is on the road again this week heading to St Lucia for the 40th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which he said was “essential for me to attend” because measures to enhance the Single Market and Economy (CSME) is expected to be […]

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Bush implies tall tower has green light

Bush implies tall tower has green light

| 02/07/2019 | 196 Comments

(CNS): McKeeva Bush, the speaker of the Legislative Assembly and former premier, has told the Jamaican press that his idea for skyscrapers in the Cayman Islands has been agreed by the current premier, Alden McLaughlin, and that the way would be cleared for high-rise buildings to attract the wealthiest people in the world. While the […]

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CBC reveals major ecstasy bust

CBC reveals major ecstasy bust

| 02/07/2019

(CNS): The Customs and Border Control (CBC) has now revealed that in May the agency made the largest seizure of the drug ecstasy in the Cayman Islands to date, though officials did not reveal the size of the haul, which was discovered at the Airport Post Office. The CBS issued a press release Friday outlining […]

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Premier: UK central to Cayman’s success

Premier: UK central to Cayman’s success

| 02/07/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Since the “winds of change” began blowing and the UK started the process of decolonization, its willingness to maintain its help and support for its former colonies over the years has been an important factor in the future of the countries it once occupied, including the Cayman Islands, the premier said this weekend, as […]

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