Archive for September 3rd, 2019

Rapist’s 18-year sentence upheld

Rapist’s 18-year sentence upheld

| 03/09/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Okeno Nicholas Solomon (26), who is currently serving a 20½-year sentence for rape, aggravated burglary, theft and sexual assault, had his appeal denied for reduction of his prison term. In a hearing held Monday, 2 September, the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal rejected arguments to cut the sentence that covered two separate instances as […]

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Real protection needed to stop mangrove clearance

Real protection needed to stop mangrove clearance

| 03/09/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment is hoping that if Cabinet accepts the recommendations of the National Conservation Council for a species protection plan for mangroves, it will help curtail the constant clearance of these important plants for development. With a number of sites, from West Bay to Snug Harbour, being cleared of mangroves in recent […]

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Key concerns over cruise port project, Part 3

Key concerns over cruise port project, Part 3

| 03/09/2019 | 50 Comments

(CPR Cayman): Proudly supporting participatory democracy in our country, the first people-initiated referendum will empower voters to have their say on the Cruise Berthing Facility. This letter forms Part 3 of a 3-part letter which seeks to highlight some, but not all, of the numerous significant and unquantified risks associated with this project.

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