Archive for November 10th, 2020

GT man charged with catalog of offences

GT man charged with catalog of offences

| 10/11/2020

(CNS): A 23-year-old man from George Town has been remanded in custody and charged with eight offences in relation to several incidents over the last two weeks. The man is accused of unlawfully entering a home in West Bay, where he threatened the owner with violence while brandishing a machete and then assaulted another man […]

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Motorcyclist arrested over pedestrian’s death

Motorcyclist arrested over pedestrian’s death

| 10/11/2020

(CNS): A 26-year-old man from West Bay who was driving the motorcycle that struck and killed Chuck Elvis Ebanks (53), also from West Bay, on Saturday evening has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Ebanks died after he was knocked down on Powell Smith Road at around 7:30pm, just hours after […]

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Cayman Finance floats option to contentious bills

Cayman Finance floats option to contentious bills

| 10/11/2020 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Finance has proposed an alternative approach to the amendments government plans to make to several laws in order to address compliance issues regarding transparency of accounting records for offshore service providers. The list of bills stirred up controversy with stakeholders when they were circulated to industry players, raising alarm that they posed a […]

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COVID-19 cases in travellers on the increase

COVID-19 cases in travellers on the increase

| 10/11/2020 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Another three travellers who remain in isolation have tested positive for COVID-19, as the number of people with the virus coming into the Cayman Islands increases. Over the last week alone there have been eleven positive cases of coronavirus in people in quarantine. This latest group of positives was in a batch of 263 […]

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Man charged with arson for  police office blaze

Man charged with arson for police office blaze

| 10/11/2020

(CNS): A 35-year-old man from George Town appeared in court on Tuesday, facing charges of arson in connection with the fire at the police records office last month and a car fire. Rupert Spence was remanded in custody until Friday, when he will appear in Grand Court. Spence is suspected of setting the blaze at […]

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Legal ganja hits new high in US election

Legal ganja hits new high in US election

| 10/11/2020 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Several more states in the US voted in last Tuesday’s elections to legalise the use of ganja in various down ballot referendums across the country. Coupled with the changing attitude towards the use of cannabis, Joe Biden’s win has seen cannabis stocks soar, given the increased likelihood of the drug’s decriminalisation. The results demonstrate […]

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Theta puts 2020 firmly in record books

Theta puts 2020 firmly in record books

| 10/11/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): With three weeks left of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, the year is already in the record books after Subtropical Storm Theta became the twenty-ninth named storm, the most in any given season since records began. And a thirtieth one is not beyond the realms of possibility either. The US National Hurricane Center said […]

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‘Modest’ improvement in school exam results

‘Modest’ improvement in school exam results

| 10/11/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Government officials said “modest gains” were made by Year 11 and 12 high school students in their external examination results this year. By the end of Year 12, 86% of the Class of 2020 had attained Level 2 passes (Grades I, II or III) in English, compared to just over 75% last year. Results […]

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