Archive for June, 2022

Porn image of infant increases jail time

Porn image of infant increases jail time

| 30/06/2022 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The possession of a Category A image involving an infant girl and an adult man in what was clearly a live abuse situation increased the jail time that Freddy Manuel Diaz-Christian will serve for accessing and possession of child pornography. Justice Marva McDonald-Bishop jailed the former UCCI employee for five years following his conviction […]

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OfReg rules in C3 access row with Flow

OfReg rules in C3 access row with Flow

| 30/06/2022 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A long-running dispute between local broadband service providers Flow and C3 has been resolved following arbitration proceedings mediated by OfReg, the utilities regulator said in a press release. In a complex row lasting well over three years, C3 had complained about problems relating to infrastructure-sharing with Flow, which it claimed was breaching its licence […]

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No sign that Speaker Bush is making charity donations

No sign that Speaker Bush is making charity donations

| 30/06/2022 | 124 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands House of Parliament is unaware of any payments to any charity being made “directly or indirectly” by Speaker McKeeva Bush and does not know of any “mechanisms that are in place to facilitate such payment(s)”, an anonymous freedom of information request has revealed. However, there are no reporting requirements for the […]

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Police apologise to Brac boaters over rescue report

Police apologise to Brac boaters over rescue report

| 30/06/2022 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Following an outpouring of reports from the Cayman Brac boating community to the local media that the recent press release from the RCIPS recounting the rescue of two men from Pickle Bank at the weekend was inaccurate, the police have apologised for the confusion and thanked the members of the Brac community for their […]

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Local IT expert earmarked to take over CSD

Local IT expert earmarked to take over CSD

| 30/06/2022 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Caymanian Darvy Whittaker has been appointed as director-designate of the government’s Computer Services Department and will take the helm in 12 months when the current expatriate director, Simon Spiers, steps aside. Whittaker, who has worked in the department for more than three decades, secured the job after an open recruitment process. His appointment follows […]

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People suggest 45 locations for conservation

People suggest 45 locations for conservation

| 29/06/2022 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The recent solicitation by the National Conservation Council for nominations from the public for places that could become protected areas has closed after dozens of people nominated more than 45 potential sites. Speaking at the NCC’s general meeting Wednesday, John Bothwell from the Department of the Environment, which oversaw the consultation on behalf of […]

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Audit finds many gaps in CIG online services

Audit finds many gaps in CIG online services

| 29/06/2022 | 42 Comments

(CNS): It is not clear if the Cayman Islands Government has achieved value for money from the services that it has shifted online, and Cayman is lagging behind other countries in its provision of e-services, the Office of the Auditor General has found in a new report. Sue Winspear and her team identified a number […]

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Feral cat issue settled, control project restarts

Feral cat issue settled, control project restarts

| 29/06/2022 | 81 Comments

(CNS): Feral cat control has resumed in Little Cayman after an agreement between the Cayman Islands Government and two local animal welfare non-profit organisations, Feline Friends and the Cayman Islands Humane Society, which had challenged the programme in the courts. The NPOs managed to stop the control project for several years, placing threatened native and […]

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Cops round up another suspect gunman

Cops round up another suspect gunman

| 29/06/2022

(CNS); Police have charged a second man in relation to an incident where shots were fired on a George Town street last month. The 27-year-old man from West Bay is the second person to be charged in this case after another West Bay man, aged 31, was charged earlier this month. Both men are facing […]

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Experts finally coming to fix long-broken radar

Experts finally coming to fix long-broken radar

| 29/06/2022 | 42 Comments

(CNS): International experts are expected to arrive in Grand Cayman next month to repair the Cayman Islands National Weather Service’s Doppler radar in East End, which has been out of service for more than eight months. Varying explanations have been given about the repairs in response to CNS inquiries, but a major cause appears to […]

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Young activists begin campaign for reef-safe sunscreen

Young activists begin campaign for reef-safe sunscreen

| 29/06/2022 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The student-led environmental advocacy group, Protect Our Future, has launched a new campaign to promote the use of reef-safe sunscreen brands in the Cayman Islands. Sunscreen chemicals, such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, are known to contain nanoparticles that disrupt the growth cycles of reef corals, cause coral bleaching, and lower their defences against diseases […]

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