Archive for July 23rd, 2019

Teenager facing lengthy term  for failed armed robbery

Teenager facing lengthy term for failed armed robbery

| 23/07/2019

(CNS): A teenager who admitted attempting to rob the Captain’s Bakery at gunpoint last July is facing at least seven years in jail, despite being just 17 years old when he committed the crime. The court heard Tuesday how the young man, who is now 18, had pistol whipped a member of staff at the […]

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Gold smuggling case expands to US, Panama

Gold smuggling case expands to US, Panama

| 23/07/2019

(CNS): The ongoing gold smuggling investigation, which began in the Cayman Islands in May after officials found cash hidden in the floor panelling of a private aircraft, has expanded to include law enforcement authorities in the United States and Panama. The RCIPS and the Cayman Customs and Border Control (CBC) Agency was already working with […]

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3,207 petition signatures verified

3,207 petition signatures verified

| 23/07/2019 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office verified more than 60% of the names on the Cruise Port Referendum petition by Monday evening. Elections staff now need to confirm another 2,085 names from the 2,430 remaining signatures on the petition to reach the target of 5,292 to trigger the national vote on the government’s proposed cruise port facility.

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Man charged in cockfighting case

Man charged in cockfighting case

| 23/07/2019

(CNS): A 45-year-old man from Bodden Town has been charged with cruelty to animals and dealing in a restricted pharmaceutical following his arrest earlier this year in a cockfighting case. The man had been arrested during a police and Department of Agriculture bust in February at an address on Brushwood Way in Bodden Town. During […]

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Cayman’s women divers break their world record

Cayman’s women divers break their world record

| 23/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): Women divers in Cayman blew out of the water their own world record of 86 participants set last year, when 107 formed an underwater chain in the sea by Lighthouse Point in West Bay. The event, held to mark PADI Women’s Dive Day Saturday, 20 July, also provided an opportunity to fundraise […]

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Chopper makes two weekend medivacs

Chopper makes two weekend medivacs

| 23/07/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Air Operations Unit carried out two medical evacuations from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman this weekend using the police helicopter, which is becoming an increasingly important tool in medical emergencies. The chopper and crew transported a woman suffering from possible heart failure early Saturday morning and a man who was involved in […]

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Boris to become PM after party vote victory

Boris to become PM after party vote victory

| 23/07/2019 | 106 Comments

(CNS): There was little doubt about who would win the Conservative leadership election, as Boris Johnson was the front-runner from the get-go. The vote count revealed on Tuesday that 66% of the Tory membership backed Johnson, which will carry him to Number 10 Downing Street after he formally takes office on Wednesday afternoon. This means […]

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DoE defends conservation law

DoE defends conservation law

| 23/07/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The public is being urged to learn about and understand the National Conservation Law so that they can properly contribute to the current review and make the most of the law itself, which also provides for considerable public input in various areas. Taking to the radio waves last week, officials from the Department of […]

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Is flesh-eating disease a concern here?

Is flesh-eating disease a concern here?

| 23/07/2019

We are hearing numerous reports of people getting infected by the bacteria causing necrotising fasciitis (known as the flesh-eating disease) in the warm coastal waters of the US. Grateful if you could tell us what the DoE, DEH and government health officials are doing to regularly check the bacteria counts in our much-used coastal waters. […]

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