Archive for August 12th, 2019

Local man found dead after boat crash

Local man found dead after boat crash

| 12/08/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has confirmed that the body of the missing man involved in a boat collision on Sunday night was found during today’s search operation. CNS has learned that the man was Emmanuel (Manny) Brown (42) from George Town and a recently retired serving police officer. Brown was the second person to die as […]

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Climate report notes 7th year of sea level rise

Climate report notes 7th year of sea level rise

| 12/08/2019 | 89 Comments

(CNS): One of the many alarming points in the latest climate report from the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, scientists found that for the seventh year in a row sea levels rose in 2018 and the greenhouse gases released into the Earth’s atmosphere reached record levels. Also ringing the climate alarm bells in the State […]

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Hospital alerted police to raped child

Hospital alerted police to raped child

| 12/08/2019

(CNS): The RCIPS has confirmed that more than two weeks ago they received a report from medical personnel at the Cayman Islands Hospital that they had admitted and were treating an 11-year-old boy following an alleged serious sexual assault. Police confirmed that the case has been referred to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Unit, and […]

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WB cops clamp down on drugs

WB cops clamp down on drugs

| 12/08/2019

(CNS): Following the arrest of a 42-year-old suspected cocaine dealer in West Bay, Detective Sergeant Anderson Taylor, who is in charge of the West Bay CID, said that police officers are working to remove drugs from the district. “One of our main goals as police officers in West Bay, whether we are community officers, detectives […]

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Award winning photo taken at dive site under threat

Award winning photo taken at dive site under threat

| 12/08/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A photograph taken at Devil’s Grotto in the George Town Harbour won second prize in the Compact Camera category in Scuba Magazine‘s 2019 underwater photography competition. The picture was taken by Nikki Hazouri, who took advantage of the ambient light available to get the perfect shot of a tarpon after sticking her camera underneath […]

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Ebola outbreak very low risk for region

Ebola outbreak very low risk for region

| 12/08/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Another outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic disease, Ebola, centred around the Democratic Republic of Congo, currently poses an extremely low level risk to the Caribbean region, regardless of the World Health Organisation Public Health Emergency declaration last month. Officials from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and local healthcare professionals have met a number […]

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Boat crash kills one, search concluded for missing man

Boat crash kills one, search concluded for missing man

| 12/08/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS) UPDATE: Police say the search for man who was missing after the boat crash Sunday night has ended. One man died in the crash but police have not said whether the missing man was found alive. Two vessels crashed in the North Sound, off Prospect, at around 10pm. One of the boats capsized but […]

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Fewer than 900 names needed to confirm petition

Fewer than 900 names needed to confirm petition

| 12/08/2019 | 47 Comments

(CNS): More than 83% of the signatures on the Cruise Port Referendum petition required to trigger the poll have now been verified by the Elections Office, and just 879 more are needed to force a national vote on the government’s controversial cruise port project. Despite serious concerns that people who had signed the petition and […]

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DEH managers get up close with garbage

DEH managers get up close with garbage

| 12/08/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Department of Environmental Health Director Richard Simms, Assistant Director-Solid Waste Michael Haworth and Acting Foreman Owen Henry got a little closer to the garbage they manage last week when they went on the rounds and experienced the daily struggles of the department’s waste collectors. The managers went on the road after the schedule had […]

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FIFA signals return of funding

FIFA signals return of funding

| 12/08/2019

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association could soon see the much-needed funding from the global governing sports body return, after FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who visited Cayman Friday, said he had full confidence in the investigation into alleged financial crime at the local association. Last week Bruce Blake, who, despite his arrest, had been reinstated […]

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CIG surplus surges to $200M

CIG surplus surges to $200M

| 12/08/2019 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Domestic levies on goods and services, such as bank licences and accommodation tax, has led to a much larger surplus than government had anticipated at the halfway point for 2019. The latest audited accounts from government show that the public purse took in 65% more than previously budgeted, resulting in another boost to the […]

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