Archive for August 27th, 2019

Royals cost Cayman Islands $335K

Royals cost Cayman Islands $335K

| 27/08/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The much heralded visit by Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, cost the public purse CI$335,152 for the less than 30 hours the royal couple spent in the Cayman Islands. While the whirlwind tour was welcomed by government and royal watchers and credited with helping to promote Cayman, it was a costly endeavour. The […]

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Future of Boggy Sand Beach in jeopardy

Future of Boggy Sand Beach in jeopardy

| 27/08/2019 | 70 Comments

(CNS): The shifting sand on one of West Bay’s most famous beaches has caused considerable public concern this summer as large parts of it disappeared. Beaches are dynamic, with sand coming and going depending on the time of year and seasonal weather conditions, but the recent disappearance of a swathe of Boggy Sand Beach has […]

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Thief caught on camera takes car in Prospect

Thief caught on camera takes car in Prospect

| 27/08/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The owner of a stolen Honda is hoping someone can help track down her car after it was brazenly taken in broad daylight from outside her front door by a car thief, who was caught on camera wearing a light t-shirt and camouflage pants. The white 1998 Honda CRV, registration # 142 130, was […]

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Teenagers acquitted of street  robbery

Teenagers acquitted of street robbery

| 27/08/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Two teenagers from West Bay who had been facing a serious charge of robbery were acquitted by a jury on Monday. Allan McKenzie and Eddington Bush, both 19, had denied that there ever was a robbery but said they had been involved in a fight with the complainant last summer after he had acted […]

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Minhaj uses comedy to count real cost of cruising

Minhaj uses comedy to count real cost of cruising

| 27/08/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman government prepares to do a deal over its proposed cruise berthing project with a conglomerate involving two of the world’s biggest cruise lines, comedian and host of the Netflix show, Patriot Act, Hasan Minhaj, used gags to illustrate some of the ways the cruise industry exploits workers, skimps on safety, and […]

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New legislation tightens up trust sector

New legislation tightens up trust sector

| 27/08/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Two pieces of legislation have now come into force that will tighten up the regulatory regime for the management of private trusts and their administrators. The Private Trust Companies (Amendment) regulations, 2019 provides clearer definitions for terms given to those involved in the administration of trusts, while the Trusts (Transparency) Regulations, 2019 lists the information that […]

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Suspect turtle poachers arrested

Suspect turtle poachers arrested

| 27/08/2019

(CNS): Two men were arrested last Wednesday on suspicion of poaching and drug offences after police and customs found a green turtle shell and meat during a raid at a West Bay home. RCIPS and Customs and Border Control officers carried out a joint operation at a house on Up The Hill Road, where they […]

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Minister takes legal action against CMR

Minister takes legal action against CMR

| 27/08/2019

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour, who represents the constituency of Bodden Town East, has filed a legal action against Cayman Marl Road and its owner, Sandra Hill, for libel over postings that do not actually name him. Although Seymour is alleging defamation, there are few details in the statement of claim, filed in the Grand […]

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Long-serving East End MLA John McLean dies

Long-serving East End MLA John McLean dies

| 27/08/2019

(CNS Local Life): Former MLA John McLean, who represented the district of East End in the Legislative Assembly from 1976-2000, died Saturday, 24 August, at the age of 69, after a short illness. During his long political career he also served on the Executive Council, which was the precursor to Cabinet. Described by his children […]

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