Archive for October 28th, 2019

Suspected dengue cases under review

Suspected dengue cases under review

| 28/10/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have said that more samples of suspected cases of dengue fever have been sent to the regional lab in Trinidad for testing and they are urging the public to take precautions against the Aedes aegypti mosquito bites. So far, there are six confirmed cases — three patients who were infected overseas […]

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Fire service gets new kit to cope with crashes

Fire service gets new kit to cope with crashes

| 28/10/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): With the amount of collisions on Cayman’s roads reaching alarming levels, the Cayman Islands Fire Service has invested in new equipment to rescue victims. Four complete sets of Holmatro road rescue hydraulic cutting and spreading tools, with associated modern road traffic collision extrication equipment, have been purchased for all four fire stations in Frank […]

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Premier walks back remark on voters staying home

Premier walks back remark on voters staying home

| 28/10/2019 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin had a change of heart Monday, as he presented the draft Referendum Bill on the cruise project and urged people to vote ‘yes’, having previously said there was no need to go to the polls if they were in support. Opening the debate in the Legislative Assembly, he delivered a mixed […]

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2nd suspect arrested, 1st bailed in foiled jewel theft

2nd suspect arrested, 1st bailed in foiled jewel theft

| 28/10/2019

(CNS): Police have arrested a second man in connection with an attempted jewel heist at a downtown jewellery store last week in George Town. The suspect, who is from West Bay, was arrested on suspicion of theft and is currently in custody as investigations continue. But a 24-year-old man, also from West Bay, who was […]

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Teenagers arrested over one of two GT stabbings

Teenagers arrested over one of two GT stabbings

| 28/10/2019

(CNS): Two 19-year-old men were arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning after one of two stabbings outside George Town bars within one hour of each other. Police were first called to the Sky Lounge bar on Mary Street at around 3:30am in response to a report that a man had been stabbed multiple […]

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Grand Cayman port project, a scientist’s perspective

Grand Cayman port project, a scientist’s perspective

| 28/10/2019 | 67 Comments

Dr Ellen Prager writes: I am an independent marine scientist and author. In full disclosure, I also work as a consultant for Celebrity Cruises in the Galapagos Islands for their small expedition ships. I am not against the cruise industry and believe, if well managed and negotiated, the industry can provide important economic revenue, jobs, […]

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Threats drove witness into court

Threats drove witness into court

| 28/10/2019

(CNS): A man who has been charged with a catalogue of crimes relating to a home invasion that took place in Prospect in 2017 told the court that he was giving evidence because he had had enough of being threatened by one of his co-conspirators. Caine Thomas is believed to have been one of four […]

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Gov’t MLAs facing backlash over port

Gov’t MLAs facing backlash over port

| 28/10/2019 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Several ministers and backbench government MLAs could be facing serious political backlash if they do not act today during the debate to amend legislation for the people-initiated referendum to make it more fair. Cruise Port Referendum campaigners have revealed details of the number of voters signing the petition in all 19 single-member constituencies, and […]

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Premier dismisses legal warnings

Premier dismisses legal warnings

| 28/10/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has dismissed the legal opinion by a leading expert on public policy law provided to the Cayman Islands Government ahead of today’s Legislative Assembly debate on the bill for the port referendum. The campaigners who secured the people’s vote have asked the CIG to amend the draft law to bring it […]

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Woman stole $390k from bosses

Woman stole $390k from bosses

| 28/10/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Nadia Powery (35) stole around US$370,000 in less than one year from a vacation rental firm where she worked, before going on to steal another $19,000 from a new employer after she was fired and on police bail in relation the first theft. Crown counsel Toyin Salako told a court Friday that Powery was […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library