Archive for August 30th, 2019

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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