Archive for September 28th, 2020

Charges laid in bank burglary four years on

Charges laid in bank burglary four years on

| 28/09/2020

(CNS): Three men have been charged with a burglary at the Royal Bank of Canada, Shedden Road, that took place over four years ago. A 30-year-old man from West Bay¬†and two Bodden Town men, aged 38 and 33, are expected to appear in court on Tuesday. A former police officer who was arrested last year […]

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COVID-19 positive traveller brings total to 211

COVID-19 positive traveller brings total to 211

| 28/09/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS): One traveller staying in government quarantine has tested positive for COVID-19, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee confirmed Monday, as he reported on test results carried out since Friday, which included another 292 negative samples. The returning traveller is asymptomatic and was tested as part of routine screening on completion of the mandatory isolation. […]

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Visiting pod of killer whales caught on camera

Visiting pod of killer whales caught on camera

| 28/09/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has posted captivating drone video footage of a pod of orcas about two miles off the coast of East End last week. There were at least ten of these ‘killer whales’ in the pod, which are infrequent visitors to our waters. The footage was taken by Chris Briggs and given […]

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Key watchdog job in dispute

Key watchdog job in dispute

| 28/09/2020 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Ombudsman Sandy Hermiston has said that her office is in discussions with Sharon Roulstone after confirming that the former WORC director has not returned to her job there. Roulstone was seconded to WORC weeks after she was appointed as deputy ombudsman, but since the two-year transfer ended this summer, Roulstone has not been allowed […]

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Border patrol eying migrant boat

Border patrol eying migrant boat

| 28/09/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Officers from Customs and Border Control (CBC) in Cayman Brac are keeping their eyes on a small vessel in local waters with two Cuban migrants on board who may need to come ashore. With the borders closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials are now standing by to help CBC […]

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Tibbetts crowned in absence of pageant

Tibbetts crowned in absence of pageant

| 28/09/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Mariah Tibbetts (26), the first runner-up in the Miss Cayman Islands Universe pageant last year, was crowned as the 2020 representative on Saturday at a scaled down event. The competition was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but with expectations that the Miss Universe pageant is still going ahead next year, a […]

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Bill could hinder people’s right to justice

Bill could hinder people’s right to justice

| 28/09/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): An amendment to the Judicature Law, which is expected to be debated in the Legislative Assembly next month, defines protective cost orders in judicial reviews or constitutional cases but could actually undermine the ability of ordinary people to bring a legal challenge against government. The bill spells out the court’s ability to prevent anyone […]

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980lbs ganja seized off North West Point

980lbs ganja seized off North West Point

| 28/09/2020

(CNS): Three men have been charged with importation of ganja and illegal landing after the Cayman Islands Coast Guard and RCIPS Air Operations Unit intercepted a drug canoe off North West Point in West Bay last Thursday. The open-water bust happened around 3:50am on 24 September, when the crew aboard the police helicopter on aerial […]

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