Archive for July 9th, 2019

Medivac training diverts to real crash

Medivac training diverts to real crash

| 09/07/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Paramedic Shawn Kelly from the HSA took to the skies in the police chopper with the RCIPS Air Operations Unit crew on Saturday morning in a familiarisation exercise, but it wasn’t long before the training deployment turned into a real emergency. During the flight the helicopter received a report about a serious crash in […]

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Jury finds status scammer guilty in $1.85M con

Jury finds status scammer guilty in $1.85M con

| 09/07/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): It took the seven men and women of the jury less than three hours on Tuesday to find Judith Douglas (54) guilty of obtaining property by deception. During a two-week trial they heard how the George Town woman scammed Nathaniel Robb out of more than $1.85 million in a shocking Caymanian status con. The […]

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Man to serve 7 years for raping friend

Man to serve 7 years for raping friend

| 09/07/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): John Michael Soriano (32) was handed a eight-year jail term on Tuesday, following his conviction in February for the rape of a friend at his home on Cayman Brac. Soriano forced a woman, who was friends with both Soriano and his girlfriend, when she visited their home last September. Soriano, who still maintains that […]

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Over 27% of CPR petition verified

Over 27% of CPR petition verified

| 09/07/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): After two weeks of knocking on doors in various communities on Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands, the Elections Office verification team has confirmed more than 1,500 signatures (27.6%) on the petition calling for a people-initiated referendum on government’s controversial proposal for a cruise berthing project. The office issued a press release Tuesday about […]

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Development poses growing threat to parrots

Development poses growing threat to parrots

| 09/07/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The continued clearing of land for development in the Cayman Islands is posing an increasing threat to its endemic parrots. Adding to the problem of poaching, the ongoing impact on the National Birds’ habitat is making them less resilient, according to the Department of Environment. With the hurricane season now underway, a major storm […]

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Cayman medals twice in day three of Island Games

Cayman medals twice in day three of Island Games

| 09/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): Cayman added a silver and a bronze to the gold Louis Gordon earned in the high jump Saturday, when sprinter Danika Lyn came second in the women’s 100m and in the pool Jordan Crooks took third in the men’s 50m backstroke, during Monday’s (8 July) action at the 2019 NatWest International Island […]

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Legal fraternity pays tribute to late judge

Legal fraternity pays tribute to late judge

| 09/07/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A portrait photograph of Justice Charles Quin, who died last month, has been hung in the upstairs foyer of the courthouse in George Town. The ceremonial unveiling of the picture took place at the court on 26 June after dozens of lawyers, at the invitation of the chief justice, paid tribute to one of […]

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