Archive for September 10th, 2019

Missing teenager located

Missing teenager located

| 10/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WEDNESDAY: Richard Reid (13) has been found and police say he appears to be in good health. Reid went missing on Sunday, 8 September, from his home in the Patrick’s Island area of George Town. The RCIPS has thanked the public for assistance in locating him.

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Swedish expert to steer CIG through CFATF update

Swedish expert to steer CIG through CFATF update

| 10/09/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has contracted Jan Tibbling, the former chief public prosecutor at the Swedish Economic Crime Authority (SECA), to help the National Coordination Team steer its way through the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) follow-up. In its review of Cayman earlier this year, CFATF found numerous weakness and vulnerabilities and the […]

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Amateur Jamaican smugglers all jailed

Amateur Jamaican smugglers all jailed

| 10/09/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Despite being novices at drug smuggling, four Jamaican men have each been handed jail sentences ranging from two years to 32 months, a year after they were apprehended at sea with over 450lbs of ganja. Martin Trench (33), Basil Smith (46), Andre Russell (34) and Kendal Straumann (32) have been in jail since they […]

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Jamaican couple killed in East End crash

Jamaican couple killed in East End crash

| 10/09/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The two people killed in Saturday’s early morning fatal collision in East End were Lopez George Higgins (26) and Charlisa Titanya Chambers (27), both Jamaican nationals who were living in the Cayman Islands. The car they were in was involved in a head-on smash on Seaview Road in the High Rock area at around […]

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Chopper providing vital assistance to Bahamas

Chopper providing vital assistance to Bahamas

| 10/09/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service helicopter, which was deployed to the Bahamas last week to help with relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, flew 21 flights in the first three days, according to the RCIPS. The H145 helicopter is based in Nassau, from where the two crews, working round the clock, […]

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99% of petition names confirmed

99% of petition names confirmed

| 10/09/2019 | 81 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has now verified 99% of the required number of signatures on the petition calling for a referendum on the question of government’s proposed cruise berthing facility. As the full verification becomes tantalizingly close, officials said that as of 11:00am on Monday 9 September, there were just 56 more names to confirm […]

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High rents help fuel inflation trouble

High rents help fuel inflation trouble

| 10/09/2019 | 115 Comments

(CNS): The local inflation rate showed no sign of slowing down at the start of this year after a near 20% increase in residential rents in the twelve months between March last year and this led to an increase of 4.5% in the cost of living. Inflation has proved to be a thorn in the […]

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Stay-over numbers climb ever higher

Stay-over numbers climb ever higher

| 10/09/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Following a record breaking June for stay-over numbers this year, July was also another stellar month for overnight guests visiting the Cayman Islands, according to statistics from the tourism department. The latest numbers show that 51,590 visitors stayed in Cayman in July, which was not only the highest number of guests for that month […]

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