Archive for February, 2021

Those who buy votes will sell their country

Those who buy votes will sell their country

| 28/02/2021

(Uncorrupt Voter): We are just weeks away from yet another general election that many will perceive as corrupt because of the widely held belief that at least some of the country’s political representatives will be elected or re-elected by bribing voters with gifts and/or cash. Election observers will find, as they always do, that Election […]

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Man charged over guns and drugs found in canoe

Man charged over guns and drugs found in canoe

| 26/02/2021

(CNS): Police have now charged a 50-year-old George Town man with drug and gun offences in relation to a coastline bust last May. The man is the second person to be charged in connection with the case, where a Jamaican canoe was spotted by police in the Spotts Beach area off Shamrock Road at around […]

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Mac still in denial over assault conviction

Mac still in denial over assault conviction

| 26/02/2021

(CNS): Despite pleading guilty, agreeing to the crown’s case against him in a written basis of the plea and telling a magistrate he was remorseful about the assault, Speaker McKeeva Bush still denies being violent towards Livia Kwong last February. Appearing at Rolston Anglin’s West Bay North campaign launch Thursday evening, Bush denied culpability when […]

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Woman claims she got just $20K in $1.9M con

Woman claims she got just $20K in $1.9M con

| 26/02/2021 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Judith Douglas (55) has claimed that she kept less than $20,000 despite conning nearly $2 million from a victim in a major status scam as she said she gave the rest to a mystery man. Having tried to down play her role in the crime, Douglas will reappear in Grand Court on Wednesday for […]

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Paroled inmate returned to jail

Paroled inmate returned to jail

| 25/02/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Updated: Police have tracked down a missing inmate who had been released early from HMP Northward and taken him back to jail after he breached the conditions of his parole. Henry York Carter was living in Bodden Town when he was released, but was found in George Town yesterday after breaking the rules surrounding […]

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Seven COVID-19 cases in latest travellers

Seven COVID-19 cases in latest travellers

| 25/02/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Seven travellers have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the daily test results reported by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee. There are currently 31 active cases of the virus among the 904 people in government quarantine and home isolation, one of which is symptomatic. Cayman now has a tally of 438 recorded […]

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Cayman on FATF ‘grey list’ over AML compliance

Cayman on FATF ‘grey list’ over AML compliance

| 25/02/2021 | 76 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has fallen short of the necessary compliance standards and will be under increased observation by the Financial Action Task Force until it fulfills the requirements relating to its international financial obligations. Cayman has been added to the FATF’s grey list because of the failure by the authorities here to enforce the […]

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UK visitor killed in fall from warehouse balcony

UK visitor killed in fall from warehouse balcony

| 25/02/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Police are investigating the death of a 63-year-old British man who fell from a balcony at a warehouse on Ashgo Street, off Godfrey Nixon Way in George Town on Wednesday. Police said that before he fell to the ground floor, the man and two other people were reportedly standing on the outside balcony of […]

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‘Crystal clear’ no gay right to marriage, says Rose

‘Crystal clear’ no gay right to marriage, says Rose

| 25/02/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Dinah Rose QC, the lawyer representing the Cayman Islands Government in the same-sex marriage case being heard by the Privy Council in London this week, said the Constitution is “crystal clear” and there is no right to marry for gay couples. Responding to the appeal by Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden-Bush to reinstate the […]

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Premier:’nothing untoward’ re-roof repair funds

Premier:’nothing untoward’ re-roof repair funds

| 25/02/2021 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin came to the support of his beleaguered health minister on Wednesday, claiming there was “nothing untoward” about the funds Dwayne Seymour had signed off on for a constituent’s roof repairs. Although McLaughlin has previously stated that money for home repairs had to be carefully scrutinized and meet the criteria, he blamed […]

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Premier eyes open border as vaccine tally inches up

Premier eyes open border as vaccine tally inches up

| 25/02/2021 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he is excited about the possibility of opening the borders completely by the end of April if 70% of the adult population is vaccinated against COVID-19 by then. Once 90% of the over 60s have had both shots, likely by next week, government will reduce quarantine from 14 days […]

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