Archive for January 29th, 2020

All government schools open Thursday

All government schools open Thursday

| 29/01/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Students at government schools had a day off Wednesday so that all facilities could be assessed following the 7.7 M earthquake and aftershocks Tuesday afternoon. But the Department of Education Services (DES) announced Wednesday evening that all schools will reopen Thursday, 30 January. The Scheduled Sports Day at the Sir John A Cumber Primary […]

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Wright guilty in violent home invasion

Wright guilty in violent home invasion

| 29/01/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Elmer Wright (26) has been found guilty of five out of six charges against him relating to a horrifying, violent home invasion that took place in Prospect in June 2017. As a result of this serious conviction for robbery, possession of a gun and related crimes, in addition to a guilty verdict against him […]

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Students furious over dump failings

Students furious over dump failings

| 29/01/2020 | 183 Comments

(CNS): Students from the Cayman International School are furious after the latest and certainly one of the most serious dump fires on Friday, and say they have many questions for government about its failure to address the growing landfill and wider waste-management problem. The private school, built by the Dart Group, is extremely close to […]

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Fire crews tackle NS car blaze

Fire crews tackle NS car blaze

| 29/01/2020 | 2 Comments

(CNS): After a long and difficult weekend tackling the dump fire, then playing their part in the response to the earthquake yesterday, the Cayman Islands Fire Service was called on to deal with a dangerous car blaze in Rum Point Wednesday morning. A vehicle caught fire in Sandpoint Road, North Side, at a detached garage […]

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Cash register snatched at WB restaurant

Cash register snatched at WB restaurant

| 29/01/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Three masked burglars made off with an undisclosed quantity of cash Tuesday night, after running into Liberty’s Restaurant on Reverent Blackman Road, West Bay, and snatching the cash register before running away. Police said the burglary, which took place around 8:20pm, happened without any threats or violence to the staff members who were inside.

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Water Authority worked like ‘Trojans’

Water Authority worked like ‘Trojans’

| 29/01/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin commended Water Authority staff for working “like Trojans” through the night after Tuesday’s earthquake. He denied that there was any confusion arising from the authority’s actions, maintaining that the confusion was due to misinformation on social media. He said he was in close contact with the director and, in the aftermath […]

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14 shocks follow 7.7 quake

14 shocks follow 7.7 quake

| 29/01/2020 | 67 Comments

(CNS): At least 14 after shocks were recorded in the wake of Tuesday’s 7.7 magnitude earthquake, which rocked Cayman, Cuba and Jamaica, and there could still be more to come, officials from Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) have stated. Government leaders commended all of the first responders as well as HMCI after the quake for […]

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Tagged man guilty in ammo case

Tagged man guilty in ammo case

| 29/01/2020

(CNS): Elmer Wright (26) was convicted on Tuesday of possessing over 100 rounds of ammunition and a bullet-proof vest, after a judge said he was sure Wright had hidden the illegal items in the bushes off Crewe Road. Wright was arrested when the contraband was discovered and a fingerprint match was found on the bag […]

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10 year old killing still active case

10 year old killing still active case

| 29/01/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police are appealing for information in the murder of Courtney Spence (32), who was gunned down in an industrial area parking lot ten years ago. Despite a decade-long inquiry, officers on the case remain hopeful it will be solved as they continue the investigation. On Tuesday, the anniversary of his death, the RCIPS urged […]

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MLA calls for climate change policy

MLA calls for climate change policy

| 29/01/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): With a draft climate change policy gathering dust in the environment ministry for almost a decade, the opposition representative for Newlands, Alva Suckoo, has filed a private member’s motion for the upcoming session of the Legislative Assembly calling on government to form a commission to create an up to date climate policy and oversee […]

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