Archive for August, 2019

Lionfish culler bitten by nurse shark

Lionfish culler bitten by nurse shark

| 31/08/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A diver taking part in the Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL) tournament today (Saturday, 31 August) was bitten by a nurse shark, suffering a serious injury to the back of his knee. Paul Egleston (70), who is a CULL board member and experienced diver, was hunting lionfish when the shark began aggressively […]

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Cayman 27 not alone in owing OfReg fees

Cayman 27 not alone in owing OfReg fees

| 31/08/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator, OfReg, has revealed that while Cayman 27 was forced off air last night over unpaid fees of more than CI$100,000, it is not the only licensed broadcaster that is behind paying fees due to the regulator. Responding to CNS enquiries about the end of the local TV station, Alee Fa’amoe, executive […]

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Suspect believed high on crack assaulted police

Suspect believed high on crack assaulted police

| 30/08/2019

(CNS): A 26-year-old man from West Bay who was arrested in George Town early Friday morning on suspicion of taking crack cocaine assaulted one of the arresting officers, breaking one of his fingers in the scuffle, the RCIPS said in a release. Police said that the officers, who were on patrol near Harbour Drive just […]

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Over 5,000 names verified on petition

Over 5,000 names verified on petition

| 30/08/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has now confirmed 5,077 of the signatures on the petition calling for a people-initiated referendum on the question of the government’s proposed cruise berthing project. In the latest update, officials said that almost 96% of the number of signatures from registered voters needed to trigger the national poll had been confirmed […]

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Hotel gets green light after cutting height

Hotel gets green light after cutting height

| 30/08/2019 | 93 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority has now approved a business hotel on the West Bay Road after the proposed height of the building was cut from ten to seven storeys. The application was made under the name of the Libanon Corporation for The Shores Hotel, and developers are planning a 4-star hotel, still with 129 […]

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Brac airport re-opens after broken plane moved

Brac airport re-opens after broken plane moved

| 30/08/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Cayman Islands Airports Authority confirmed that the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA) on Cayman Brac re-opened on Friday morning at 7am, after a damaged plane was removed from the runway yesterday evening. At around 11:40am Thursday the private plane aborted a take-off after problems with its landing gear, which blocked the […]

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Barnes found guilty for second time over gun

Barnes found guilty for second time over gun

| 30/08/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Following a successful appeal against his 2017 conviction for the possession of an unlicensed firearm last year, Andy Barnes (40) was found guilty again by a jury on Thursday over a .38 revolver found in the kitchen of the apartment where he was staying. The gun was found by police behind a microwave, and […]

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Contractors picked for mental health facility

Contractors picked for mental health facility

| 30/08/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Government has said three different contractors have now been selected to begin work on the long-awaited, but derailed, Long-term Residential Mental Health Facility (LTRMHF) in East End. The health ministry said Ron Wilson’s Equipment has secured the contract for the enabling works package, worth around CI$1.3M; the CI$5.8M main building work contract has been […]

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Gov’t breach of rights ‘unsatisfactory’

Gov’t breach of rights ‘unsatisfactory’

| 29/08/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): No matter what the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal decides about the chief justice’s decision to amend the law to introduce same-sex marriage, the appeal court president has made it clear that government’s failure to provide a mechanism to recognise same-sex relationships in law is “unsatisfactory”. Sir John Goldring, the justice leading the panel […]

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CAL flights reinstated after runway work delayed

CAL flights reinstated after runway work delayed

| 29/08/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways says it has been able to reinstate some of the flights it had cancelled because of the planned work on the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport now that the work has been postponed. But it appears none of the other airlines that would normally be flying into Cayman on Tuesdays over […]

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Drivers warned kids must wear seat belts

Drivers warned kids must wear seat belts

| 29/08/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The police are warning drivers that if there are children in their vehicles, they must be properly strapped in their seats. Traffic and Roads Policing Unit (TRPU) officers have been increasing checks during back-to-school week and have seen “a large number of children travelling in vehicles who have not been wearing their seatbelts”. Police said […]

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