Archive for September 9th, 2019

DoE raises concerns over Beach Bay hotel

DoE raises concerns over Beach Bay hotel

| 09/09/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A controversial $167 million resort project proposed for the quiet residential community of Beach Bay has not only raised significant concerns for the residents in the area but also the Department of Environment. The DoE has said that the National Conservation Council does not require the developers to conduct an EIA because local experts […]

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Broker charged in gold smuggling case

Broker charged in gold smuggling case

| 09/09/2019

(CNS): Kody Zander, the VP of the Cayman-based precious metals broker, Byzantium, which processed $6 million worth of gold that is believed to be the proceeds of criminal activity in Venezuela, has become the fifth person to be charged in a case which was busted here by the authorities in May. Zander is expected in […]

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Charities warned over vulnerabilities

Charities warned over vulnerabilities

| 09/09/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): With more than 450 local churches, sports clubs, community groups, charities and other non-profit organisations registered with government, the registrar for NPOs hosted an information session recently to help these entities manage their risk of being used for money laundering, terrorist financing and financial sanctions dodgers. This was the latest in a number presentations […]

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Lifer denied appeal to reduce 34-year sentence

Lifer denied appeal to reduce 34-year sentence

| 09/09/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal denied the application of Leonard Antonio Ebanks (48) to have his 34-year sentence cut for the gang-related murder of Tyrone Burrell in 2010. Ebanks is also serving a concurrent 20-year sentence as accessory to the murder of Swiss banker Frederic Bise in 2008. Ebanks is one of four […]

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Cullers race to combat iguana hatchlings

Cullers race to combat iguana hatchlings

| 09/09/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): With 885,383 green iguanas in the proverbial bag, the army of local cullers are now racing to keep pace with the invasive reptile’s breeding season. After a drop in the numbers culled during July and August, the Department of Environment is keen to ensure the cull remains on track now that the animals are […]

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Piers fail to stop Jam’s cruise decline

Piers fail to stop Jam’s cruise decline

| 09/09/2019 | 82 Comments

(CNS): The controversial promise of a significant increase in cruise passenger numbers once the government’s proposed berthing facility is completed in George Town has been called into question once again after figures revealed that cruise numbers are down 28% this summer in Jamaica, despite the country having piers at several of its cruise ports. Even […]

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Police bag commercial burglar

Police bag commercial burglar

| 09/09/2019

(CNS): A 27-year-old man from George Town was due in court Monday facing burglary charges after being arrested in connection with a break-in at a business on North Sound Road near the junction of Sound Way which happened over a week ago. Police have not revealed the full details of the burglary or how the […]

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