Archive for June 22nd, 2022

Two gun crimes over the weekend in East End

Two gun crimes over the weekend in East End

| 22/06/2022

(CNS): Two apparently unrelated gun crimes happened in East End over the weekend. In one case, the police have charged a man with the possession of a replica handgun with intent, in the other they are appealing for witnesses to an altercation that involved a firearm.

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Education ministry boss moves to DG’s office

Education ministry boss moves to DG’s office

| 22/06/2022 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Chief Officer Cetonya Cacho is moving to a new job in the deputy governor’s office, which was described as a strategic operations position, where she will start in the area of developing policies and strategies to ensure the effective operations of the Child Safeguarding Board. She will also be charged with identifying and coordinating […]

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Thieves make off with kiteboarding kit from Barkers

Thieves make off with kiteboarding kit from Barkers

| 22/06/2022 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Ten kiteboards and more than 20 kites, valued at more than $20,000, have been stolen from the kitesurfing school and rental operation on an open lot at Barkers Beach in West Bay. The owner had secured the metal trailer where the equipment is kept on Sunday, 19 June, around midday, and when he returned […]

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Drug smuggling witness attacked in jail

Drug smuggling witness attacked in jail

| 22/06/2022 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Andrew Beckford (42) was attacked in prison on Monday by the man he had given evidence against in a drug and guns smuggling case. However, at his sentencing hearing, Justice Cheryll Richards reduced the ten-year mandatory sentence Beckford was facing to just 30 months due to exceptional circumstances, which means he will soon be […]

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Dart finally buys Brac Power & Light

Dart finally buys Brac Power & Light

| 22/06/2022 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Dart Enterprises has finally acquired Cayman Brac Power and Light Company, pending approval from the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg). The sale of the company that supplies electricity to both Sister Islands to Cayman’s largest investor and landowner has been on the cards for some 18 months.

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McTaggart: Gov’t has room to cut all fuel duty

McTaggart: Gov’t has room to cut all fuel duty

| 22/06/2022 | 102 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart said the Cayman Islands Government should cut duty on fuel to zero, removing the 75 cents tax it adds to each gallon at the pump and the 25 cents it charges CUC, until the end of the year to help people deal with the soaring cost of living. Speaking Tuesday […]

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East End home sustains major damage in fire

East End home sustains major damage in fire

| 22/06/2022 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A wood and concrete structure at a home on John McLean Drive in East End was badly damaged by fire Monday morning, the Cayman Islands Fire Service has said. Firefighters responded swiftly to the 911 call at around 7:30am on 20 June and were able to extinguish the fire but the damage was said […]

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