Archive for June 21st, 2022

MPs vote CI$8M more for healthcare bills

MPs vote CI$8M more for healthcare bills

| 21/06/2022 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Finance Committee has voted another CI$8 million to cover healthcare costs for Caymanians who are uninsured or under-insured and have been treated outside the Health Services Authority facilities. When the committee met at the end of the last session of Parliament to deal with supplementary spending, health ministry civil servants told MPs that healthcare […]

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Missing US visitor’s body found in East End

Missing US visitor’s body found in East End

| 21/06/2022 | 17 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The body of a 54-year-old man who was reported missing about 4pm Monday and found Tuesday morning on the shore off the Queen’s Highway in East End has been identified as Jason Douglas Brant. The man, who was visiting Cayman, from Colorado in the United States had gone out snorkelling on Monday afternoon […]

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Serial sex offender back in jail for fourth time

Serial sex offender back in jail for fourth time

| 21/06/2022 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Ronnie Rodney Ebanks (53) from West Bay has been jailed for two years, having admitted to exposing himself and masturbating in public as he watched young children playing on Seven Mile Beach in January. Ebanks pleaded guilty in April to publicly committing an indecent act and criminal trespass. But at the time he was […]

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Climate survey passes ministry’s response target

Climate survey passes ministry’s response target

| 21/06/2022 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Over 850 people have responded to the Climate Change Risk Assessment public online survey, more than double the number the ministry had hoped would participate. With three more days left before it closes, officials are urging anyone who has not yet answered the anonymous survey and would like their comments to be considered to […]

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Sexting crimes increase, police unit reforms

Sexting crimes increase, police unit reforms

| 21/06/2022 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is facing a rapid increase in crimes committed on technology platforms that can have a “devastating impact” on the victims. In a recent media roundtable, senior officers and a specialist police policy adviser explained that the RCIPS had reformed the Family Support Unit to deal with vulnerable groups and the changing criminal […]

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Haines completes Corsica’s 200k trek

Haines completes Corsica’s 200k trek

| 21/06/2022 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The intrepid Derek Haines (73) completed the final stretch of the arduous 200k trek across the GR20 trail on the Mediterranean island of Corsica on Monday. Haines started the charity trek with his friend, Mike Burcombe, who had to leave the expedition halfway through due to a family matter, so the veteran endurance runner […]

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