Archive for July 25th, 2019

Major road works planned

Major road works planned

| 25/07/2019 | 142 Comments

(CNS): The government is planning some major road works in an effort to fix traffic congestion for people living in the Eastern Districts. Speaking at a public meeting in Prospect on Thursday for residents in both Red Bay and Prospect, officials outlined some major plans for widening, upgrading and improving the safety of existing roads, […]

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Water Authority rate hike approved

Water Authority rate hike approved

| 25/07/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Water Authority – Cayman customers will be getting a bigger bill at the end of this month after the regulator approved an increase in the rate for the government-owned company, as of 1 July. So, for the last three and a half weeks people have been turning on the tap without knowing that it […]

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Officials find 4 out of 5 bars breaking rules

Officials find 4 out of 5 bars breaking rules

| 25/07/2019 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Police and inspectors from the various relevant government departments went out and about on spot checks of liquor licensed premises on Friday and found that several were breaching their licence requirements. Staff from the Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI), the Cayman Islands Fire Service and the RCIPS visited five George Town bars to […]

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Drunk truck driver smashes into wall

Drunk truck driver smashes into wall

| 25/07/2019

(CNS): The 28-year-old driver of a white Ford F-150 truck who careered into a wall and a chain-link fence belonging to two separate homes on Crewe Road late Thursday night was more than twice the legal alcohol limit, police have said. The single-vehicle crash happened around 11:20pm between Clarence Drive and Belmont Close in George […]

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Bar brawl ends with two men stabbed

Bar brawl ends with two men stabbed

| 25/07/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Two men were taken to hospital after they were stabbed during a brawl in the car park of a George Town bar early this morning. Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the fight, which involved several people and took place at around 5:00am outside the Skylounge Bar on Mary Street, near the junction with […]

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Child rapist awaits fate

Child rapist awaits fate

| 25/07/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): A man convicted of raping his step-daughter when she was around eleven years old, who has been waiting 16 months to be sentenced for his crimes, finally appeared before a judge for a sentencing hearing Thursday but will have to wait one more day to find out exactly how long he will serve behind […]

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Teenage armed robber jailed for 7 years

Teenage armed robber jailed for 7 years

| 25/07/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Tyrec Christopher Johnson (18) has been sent to prison for seven years, following his conviction for attempted armed robbery with an unlicensed firearm. As he delivered his ruling on Thursday, the judge acknowledged that the teenager, who was just 17 when he held up the Captain’s Bakery on the West Bay Road last summer […]

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Pain doctor appointed as chief medical officer

Pain doctor appointed as chief medical officer

| 25/07/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Dr John Lee, who was a pain specialist at the Health Services Authority, has been appointed as the Cayman Islands’ top medical professional by the health ministry. According to a press release, he has been appointed as the chief medical officer and will be based at the ministry to oversee and monitor the health […]

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Offshore rules fuel 100 new gov’t jobs

Offshore rules fuel 100 new gov’t jobs

| 25/07/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that government is investing millions of dollars to ensure that it meets the latest international compliance and regulation standards for the offshore sector. In a statement to the Legislative Assembly delivered Wednesday, just before Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers began presenting almost a dozen new bills, he revealed that […]

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