Archive for July 30th, 2019

Teenage boy admits armed burglary

Teenage boy admits armed burglary

| 30/07/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A 16-year-old boy who has been on tight bail conditions since being charged with aggravated burglary was urged by the judge to keep up the progress he was making, after pleading guilty on Friday. But Justice Roger Chapple made it clear that all sentencing options, including jail, were still on the table. The boy, […]

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CJ finds law firm breached confidentiality

CJ finds law firm breached confidentiality

| 30/07/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): One of Cayman’s leading law firms was found by the chief justice to have breached the confidentiality of one of its own clients to another in what was described as an “exceptionally complex cross-border case”. According to lawyers from Etienne Blake, who defended the various aggrieved parties, their information was given to another Walkers […]

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Premier’s claims refuted by statistics

Premier’s claims refuted by statistics

| 30/07/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has given a detailed breakdown of all of the statistics regarding the petition for a referendum on the cruise port, which its team is currently verifying. In a press release responding to queries over Premier Alden McLaughlin’s misleading comments about the petition, the office confirmed that the Cruise Port Referendum volunteers […]

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Cayman hosts IP training with US crime fighters

Cayman hosts IP training with US crime fighters

| 30/07/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office partnered with the United States government’s law enforcement agencies to host regional training here last week. Officials said the strength of Cayman’s intellectual property regime encouraged the US to stage the training here. IP falls under the financial services ministry, which worked with America’s Homeland Security Investigations division […]

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It’s the environment, stupid

It’s the environment, stupid

| 30/07/2019 | 106 Comments

CNS Viewpoint: The premier’s attack on CNS over our reporting on the ins and outs of the controversial cruise port project was not unexpected but was nevertheless misplaced. We are fully aware that Alden McLaughlin’s pointed criticisms are largely due to his belief that we are tools or conduits for his political opponents. But he […]

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No duty on some electric cars and bikes

No duty on some electric cars and bikes

| 30/07/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Government has announced that it has cut the import duty on some electric vehicles and bicycles down to zero, while the tariff on hybrid vehicles will also be reduced. The commerce ministry said the goal was to encourage people to buy environmentally friendly cars. Minister Joey Hew, who has responsibility for roads, revealed the […]

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Suspect ganja smugglers charged in 1,000lb haul

Suspect ganja smugglers charged in 1,000lb haul

| 30/07/2019

(CNS): Rovan Johnson (33) and Albert Campbell (59) appeared in court Monday, charged with the possession of over 1,000lbs of ganja that was intended for importation to Cayman. The two Jamaican nationals were remanded in custody until 19 August, when they are expected to answer the charges. The drugs and the boat the men were […]

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Cayman draws with Haiti, falls in Olympic bid

Cayman draws with Haiti, falls in Olympic bid

| 30/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s U23 national football team came up short in their bid to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, after Haiti scored a tying goal in the final minutes of their Sunday, 27 July match, for a 2-2 result. After losing 1-0 to Grenada Wednesday, Cayman needed to beat Haiti by two […]

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