Archive for March 29th, 2022

Jewellery mugger strikes twice in George Town

Jewellery mugger strikes twice in George Town

| 29/03/2022 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Two men were robbed of their jewellery at gunpoint in George Town early Tuesday morning in two separate incidents within about ten minutes of each other. The police believe that both the victims were mugged by the same culprit, described as a man with a slim build and brown complexion.

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Cops raid cock-fighting venue in East End

Cops raid cock-fighting venue in East End

| 29/03/2022

(CNS): Police were confronted by an angry mob when they raided a cock-fighting venue in East End at the weekend. A 55-year-old man from the district has been arrested on suspicion of possession of ganja with intent to supply and other drug offences, as well as cruelty to animals relating to the cockfighting.

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Rookie cops on the beat with veteran officers

Rookie cops on the beat with veteran officers

| 29/03/2022 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Twenty-two new police recruits who graduated last week after 17 weeks of rigorous basic training are now working alongside veteran officers, who will mentor these rookies over the next six months. The recruits are on the beat as part of the regular shift system and will continue learning on the job with the experienced […]

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Mega cruise ship arrives with reduced passenger load

Mega cruise ship arrives with reduced passenger load

| 29/03/2022 | 107 Comments

(CNS): The biggest ship to visit George Town since the Cayman Islands reopened to cruising last week, MSC Seashore, arrived Tuesday with just 1,770 passengers, even though it can carry more than 5,600. It was followed a few hours later by the Disney Fantasy, which can carry up to 4,000 but had 2,420 passengers.

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Active COVID-19 cases rise as variant spreads

Active COVID-19 cases rise as variant spreads

| 29/03/2022 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials said Tuesday that there are an estimated 522 active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands that have been officially reported, as concerns mount that the significant decline in community transmission earlier this month is now being reversed as the latest highly contagious Omicron BA.2 variant appears to be spreading.

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Court upholds Roper’s use of power on civil unions

Court upholds Roper’s use of power on civil unions

| 29/03/2022 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper did not act unlawfully when he used his power under section 81 of the Constitution to implement the Civil Partnership Act, the Grand Court has ruled. Justice Richard Williams presided over a judicial review last year that called the governor’s actions into question. However, in a judgment published Monday, the court […]

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Resort developers dismiss need for bird, turtle protections

Resort developers dismiss need for bird, turtle protections

| 29/03/2022 | 77 Comments

(CNS): The developers behind the proposed resort at Beach Bay, Lower Valley, have asked the Central Planning Authority (CPA) to ignore directives from the Department of Environment on Phase 1B of the project, which is a CI$43 million residence tower alongside the already approved plans for a ten-storey $170 million hotel.

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