Archive for September 11th, 2019

CPR petition fully verified

CPR petition fully verified

| 11/09/2019 | 93 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office confirmed Wednesday evening that the petition calling for a referendum on the proposed cruise berthing project has been completely verified. Officials said they had received signature verification forms from 5,305 registered voters, exceeding the 5,292 names needed to satisfy section 70 of the Cayman Islands Constitution. After heroic effort by campaigners, […]

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Judge goes easy on son in tragic killing

Judge goes easy on son in tragic killing

| 11/09/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Waylon Rivers (20) from North Side, who killed his father, Timothy Rivers (66), in June last year after a lifetime of abuse, was given a three-year sentence by a judge on Tuesday. Justice Tim Owen described it as an unusual and tragic case, in which there were “uniquely powerful mitigating factors”, including a high […]

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Butterfield to move ten local jobs to Canada

Butterfield to move ten local jobs to Canada

| 11/09/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Butterfield Bank is losing ten local jobs, officials have confirmed, as part of a restructuring announced by the financial institution that will see positions migrating to the support services centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Twelve posts in Bermuda and ten here in the Cayman Islands will go. All of the job losses are in the […]

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2,500 missing in the Bahamas

2,500 missing in the Bahamas

| 11/09/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): As the full catastrophe of Hurricane Dorian becomes apparent in the Bahamas, 2,500 people have been registered as missing. However, the list of the missing has not yet been checked against government records of those still in shelters or who have been evacuated, according to National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) spokesman Carl Smith. The […]

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Rider critical after motorbike crash

Rider critical after motorbike crash

| 11/09/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A motorbike rider is in a critical condition after he lost control of the motorcycle as he was riding along the West Bay Road around 10:00pm on Sunday. The bike left the roadway near the junction of Willie Farrington Drive, close to Foster’s Supermarket, and the rider sustained serious injuries. No other vehicles were […]

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GM mozzies pass on altered gene

GM mozzies pass on altered gene

| 11/09/2019 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes developed by Oxitec may have impacted the actual genetics of the natural mosquito populations where these bio engineered bugs were released, scientists have found. Following a release in Brazil, similar to the one in the Cayman Islands, researchers who monitored the release said that up to 30 months after the […]

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Appeal court rejects lifers’ claim tariffs unfair

Appeal court rejects lifers’ claim tariffs unfair

| 11/09/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Appeal Court has rejected claims by several men serving life sentences for murder that they are being unfairly treated as a result of the new regime dealing with mandatory life sentences. Some prisoners handed tariffs in excess of 30 years for their crimes contended that, as a result of precedent set […]

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