Archive for August 6th, 2019

Some petitioners are fed up PPM supporters

Some petitioners are fed up PPM supporters

| 06/08/2019 | 128 Comments

(CNS): Johann Moxam, one of the activists behind the petition to trigger a people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing facility, has said that many people supporting it are disgruntled PPM supporters. Moxam told CNS that the signators are not all political opponents of the premier but regular voters, many of whom voted for government members. […]

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Minister, premier and speaker on Jamaica trip

Minister, premier and speaker on Jamaica trip

| 06/08/2019 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Agriculture Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, Premier Alden McLaughlin and Speaker McKeeva Bush are all in Clarendon, Jamaica, this week attending the 67th Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show. Officials said the trip was an important item on the Ministry of Agriculture’s annual agenda, while the premier said it was a chance to learn from Jamaican […]

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GT man suspected of crack dealing

GT man suspected of crack dealing

| 06/08/2019

(CNS): Police seized an undisclosed quantity of what appears to be crack cocaine and cash from a George Town man they arrested on suspicion of dealing yesterday afternoon in Bodden Town. Police said that two officers on patrol in the district had cause to stop and speak with the man, who was walking in the […]

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WORC struggles as transition rolls on

WORC struggles as transition rolls on

| 06/08/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Workforce Opportunity and Residency Cayman (WORC), the new government agency that now deals with the employment side of immigration, is facing significant problems as the staff transitions into the new unit. Training on the new system is causing delays, with customers now queuing in tents outside the building as WORC officers struggle to keep […]

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Seven injured in two-car smash

Seven injured in two-car smash

| 06/08/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Seven people were taken to hospital Tuesday after two cars crashed on Shamrock Road close to Bueno Vista. Police said both sides of the road had to be temporarily closed to allow the clean-up of debris from the two vehicles, which were both damaged extensively. The collision happened around 1:50pm. Police, the EMS and […]

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80% of petition confirmed

80% of petition confirmed

| 06/08/2019 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The prospect of a people-initiated referendum on the cruise project is inching towards a reality, as the Elections Office revealed Tuesday that it has now verified 80% of the signatures on the petition required to trigger the poll. In the latest update on the petition calling for a referendum on government’s cruise proposal, officials […]

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Police seek witnesses in dirt bike fatality

Police seek witnesses in dirt bike fatality

| 06/08/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The police have revealed that the man killed on Sunday after losing control of a dirt bike he was riding was Virgil Bush from West Bay. Contrary to information that the driver had been a young man, Bush was 57 years old. Officers from the traffic department investigating the case are now appealing to […]

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Impaled driver fully recovers from freak injury

Impaled driver fully recovers from freak injury

| 06/08/2019

(CNS Local Life): Nicholas Connor (30) sustained a dramatic freak injury during a car crash earlier this year after he was impaled on a steel pole but amazingly walked out of the hospital just a week later. Connor had smashed into a chain link fence and one of the poles holding up the fence went […]

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Climate pressures increasing

Climate pressures increasing

| 06/08/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): More headlines this week point to the increasing pressures of climate change, but the Cayman Islands Government has still not completed its Climate Change Policy, which has been in the works for eight years. The latest cause for alarm is that scientists have found the rate of global sea level rise began accelerating 30 […]

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