Archive for June 17th, 2022

COVID-19 cases fluctuate after 8% increase

COVID-19 cases fluctuate after 8% increase

| 17/06/2022 | 75 Comments

(CNS): There are an estimated 936 active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands, the Public Heath Department reported Thursday. Eight people are currently in hospital for COVID-related causes, three of whom are unvaccinated. The seven-day rolling average yesterday stood at 62, a decrease from the daily average of 67 between 5 and 11 June, […]

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Local man gets 14 years for smuggling drugs & guns

Local man gets 14 years for smuggling drugs & guns

| 17/06/2022 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Dencle Vic Barnes (52) from George Town has been sentenced to 14 years in prison following his conviction earlier this year for smuggling two handguns and 70lbs of ganja. Barnes initially tried, and failed, to get the case thrown out on the grounds that his human rights had been violated. The charges against Barnes […]

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US visitor dies after snorkelling at Kittiwake

US visitor dies after snorkelling at Kittiwake

| 17/06/2022 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A 55-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States has become the third person to die in the sea this year. Police said that shortly after 3:15pm Wednesday, 15 June, officers responded to a report of a person in distress at sea. The man, who had been snorkelling near the […]

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Second witness says Bush admitted killing son

Second witness says Bush admitted killing son

| 17/06/2022

(CNS): A West Bay woman told the court on Thursday that Roger Deward Bush confessed to her that he had killed his son hours after Shaquille Bush (24) was found dead in his yard on Miss Daisy Lane, having been shot multiple times. Candace Orrett Ebanks said she had tried to avoid hearing what had […]

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Radio Cayman escapes fire unscorched

Radio Cayman escapes fire unscorched

| 17/06/2022 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) was called to a structure fire at the Radio Cayman building in George Town at about 10:30 Thursday morning. But on arrival, the crew found that the blaze was actually a garbage fire in a nearby empty water cistern located behind the local radio station at a property […]

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Jackson argues DoE had no authority to direct CPA

Jackson argues DoE had no authority to direct CPA

| 17/06/2022 | 124 Comments

(CNS): Local attorney Sammy Jackson, a planning law expert who regularly successfully advocates on behalf of developers before the Central Planning Authority, represented the CPA in court on Wednesday. Jackson argued that the Department of Environment had no authority to tell the board to refuse planning permission for a structure and seawall on Boggy Sand […]

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