Archive for November 18th, 2019

Eden denies hate speech then attacks LGBTs

Eden denies hate speech then attacks LGBTs

| 18/11/2019 | 213 Comments

(CNS): During the budget debate on Monday opposition MLA Anthony Eden (SAV) denied engaging in hate speech about the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender community. But appearing to be surprised by the warning from Governor Martyn Roper about the language used in the Legislative Assembly in the past, Eden denied that people who “choose” a […]

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Police bail murder suspects

Police bail murder suspects

| 18/11/2019

(CNS): The 44-year-old man from West Bay who was arrested on suspicion of murdering Shaquille Demario Bush (24) has been released on bail, an RCIPS spokesperson has confirmed. A 30-year-old woman from Bodden Town was also arrested in connection with the fatal shooting on Daisy Lane last week and she, too, has been released as […]

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Elections Office working on postal ballots

Elections Office working on postal ballots

| 18/11/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office is now receiving postal ballot applications for voters who will not be on island when Cayman goes to the polls next month for the cruise port referendum. Registered voters who will travelling on Referendum Day, 19 December, can apply for a postal ballot delivered locally or overseas. The deadline for the […]

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Hacktivists target CNB in Isle of Man

Hacktivists target CNB in Isle of Man

| 18/11/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Cayman National Bank has announced that its subsidiaries in the Isle of Man were hacked by a well known hacking group on Sunday. Although the bank has not named that group, it appears from European media that it was Phineas Fisher, an infamous, anti-capitalist vigilante hacker group that targets banks and other major corporations […]

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Colours demand marriage equality by year end

Colours demand marriage equality by year end

| 18/11/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The local activist group advocating for the rights of lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people has called on the governor to put same-sex marriage equality in place before the end of the year. In the wake of the ruling by the Court of Appeal that the Cayman Islands must “expeditiously” legalise civil unions for […]

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Cops seek help in aging Brac burglary case

Cops seek help in aging Brac burglary case

| 18/11/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Nine months after a break-in at the Tiger Bay Restaurant on Cotton Tree Bay Road, Cayman Brac, police have released a CCTV footage image of the suspect from private security cameras to help identify the man. The break-in happened on 9 February and the recovered footage shows the burglar smashing exterior cameras on the […]

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Woman arrested after man injured in bar fight

Woman arrested after man injured in bar fight

| 18/11/2019

(CNS): A 37-year-old woman from George Town was arrested Saturday morning following a fight outside a bar in the capital in which a man suffered a severe laceration to his arm. Police said that just after 1:20am on 16 November, the 911 call centre dispatched police and other emergency services to Singh’s Roti Shop and […]

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8,000 drivers make use of amnesty

8,000 drivers make use of amnesty

| 18/11/2019 | 71 Comments

(CNS): Almost 8,000 drivers took advantage of the amnesty that enabled them to avoid paying owed fees for unlicensed vehicles and helped clean up the licensing registry. Joey Hew, the minister responsible for the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL), told the Legislative Assembly during the budget debate last week that over 4,600 people […]

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Opposition still unclear on constitution change

Opposition still unclear on constitution change

| 18/11/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has still not made it clear where he and his team stands on Cayman holding a referendum on the changes to the Constitution that government has negotiated with the UK. Before seeing the draft order, Arden McLean and other members of the opposition had called for a national poll where the […]

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MLAs must listen to their constituents

MLAs must listen to their constituents

| 18/11/2019 | 34 Comments

Allison Lovinggood writes: Having attended in person at the Legislative Assembly, and watched on television and on the CIG channel on YouTube the live debates regarding the cruise berthing facility, my heart is broken, broken beyond repair. I only gathered from a few elected officials that they surveyed their constituents to find out their views […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library