Archive for September 21st, 2020

Suspect in stabbing gives himself up

Suspect in stabbing gives himself up

| 21/09/2020

(CNS): The man who police were looking for in connection with a serious stabbing on Seymour Drive in the early hours of 24 August turned himself in on Monday and has since been bailed. The police, who had circulated pictures of the suspect on CCTV asking the public for help tracking him down, wanted to […]

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Positive COVID case picked up in community

Positive COVID case picked up in community

| 21/09/2020 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has confirmed its first case of COVID-19 in the community for more than two months. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said the asymptomatic person had no relevant travel history and the case appears to be a past infection where the virus is still lingering. He said the test picked up […]

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Cement mixer crushes car in collision

Cement mixer crushes car in collision

| 21/09/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Two people had to be cut free from a silver Honda Accord on Monday at around 9:30 after the car was hit by a cement mixer truck and crushed. One of the two occupants was taken to hospital once she was freed by the Cayman Islands Fire Service and is now being treated in […]

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15lbs of ganja found in soup cans

15lbs of ganja found in soup cans

| 21/09/2020

(CNS): A 29-year-old Caymanian man has been arrested on suspicion of importation of ganja after Customs and Border Control (CBC) found 15lbs of ganja hidden inside sealed soup cans in a shipment of groceries from Canada. The officers, who now work on intelligence-based leads, selected this shipment for inspection on 1 September and made the […]

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UK has no hidden agenda re regiment, says governor

UK has no hidden agenda re regiment, says governor

| 21/09/2020 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s new defence force is beginning a second round of recruitment for reservists, as the bill to formalise this local army is headed for the Legislative Assembly. But Governor Martyn Roper has again stated that Britain “has no economic, political, security or national interest in anything other than supporting Cayman and the region in […]

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Wanted man charged over abuse

Wanted man charged over abuse

| 21/09/2020

(CNS): Conway Whittaker (41), from North Side, has been charged with various offences following his arrest Friday, after going on the run in the wake of a domestic abuse incident last Tuesday. He was charged Monday with causing fear or provocation of violence, common assault, threats to kill, intentional harassment, alarm or distress.

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Roper: Police investigating hate speech

Roper: Police investigating hate speech

| 21/09/2020 | 136 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has said that the RCIPS is now investigating recent threats made against the LGBT+ community on social media and radio, which Roper described as “shocking”. This is despite previous comments by the police commissioner that they were not investigating and a apparent miscommunication over the hate speech. The governor has again […]

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Hundreds take part in delayed Earth Day clean-up

Hundreds take part in delayed Earth Day clean-up

| 21/09/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Hundreds of people across all three Cayman Islands came out on Saturday morning to fill thousands of bags as they cleared the streets, beaches, parks, bustops, roadsides and even mangrove wetlands of rubbish during the delayed Earth Day clean-up. The Chamber of Commerce re-arranged this year’s annual clean-up after the April event was cancelled […]

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Minister hopes no need to use $330M of credit

Minister hopes no need to use $330M of credit

| 21/09/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): A consortium of local banks has been given the green light to supply the Cayman Islands Government with access to CI$330 million at a fixed interest rate of 3.25% and a flat arrangement fee of CI$2 million to put the line of credit in place. Finance Minister Roy McTaggart said the bid from the […]

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No regrets on vote despite constitutional loss

No regrets on vote despite constitutional loss

| 21/09/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he does not regret allowing a conscience vote on the Civil Partnership Bill in July, even though it has resulted in the loss of a significant advancement to the Cayman Islands Constitution. The premier confirmed that the UK was ready to issue an order for the package of constitutional […]

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CBC remains focused on training staff

CBC remains focused on training staff

| 21/09/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The transition of the Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service from the traditional role of gatekeepers to a targeted intelligence-led approach is a major part of the agency’s development. Training is therefore an important factor for all staff, from management to new recruits, according to a release from the CBC. To this end […]

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