Archive for June 23rd, 2022

Chickenpox spread blamed for migrant unrest

Chickenpox spread blamed for migrant unrest

| 23/06/2022 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Following news Wednesday night of a disturbance at the Customs and Border Control Detention Centre at Fairbanks, the CBC said on Thursday afternoon that the situation was now calm. The unrest appears to have erupted after more migrants came down with chickenpox, as the virus appears to be spreading among those detained by border […]

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Women’s face slashed by man she knew

Women’s face slashed by man she knew

| 23/06/2022

(CNS): A woman on Cayman Brac has been treated at Faith Hospital and a 53-year-old man has been arrested after an altercation at a home on Monday night. The RCIPS said that shortly after 8:00pm on 20 June, officers responded to a report that a man and woman who are known to each other had […]

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OfReg finds consultants for solar market review

OfReg finds consultants for solar market review

| 23/06/2022 | 79 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) has awarded a CI$78,000 contract to consultants to conduct a ‘Value Of Solar Study’ to help the country move towards its renewable energy goals. OfReg is responsible for regulating the emerging solar sector and this is a small step in the long process towards that aim. In […]

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Death five years after stabbing found unlawful

Death five years after stabbing found unlawful

| 23/06/2022 | 12 Comments

(CNS): A coroner’s inquest has found that the death of Wesley Clarke at the Cayman Islands hospital in 2017, five years after he was violently attacked, was unlawful. Clarke was stabbed in the neck at a party in June 2012 and shortly afterwards slipped into a coma, from which he never awoke. The jury found […]

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Speed and booze caused deadly East End crash

Speed and booze caused deadly East End crash

| 23/06/2022 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Chris Ollen McLaughlin (30) died as a result of misadventure, a jury found in Coroners Court Wednesday, having heard evidence that he was more than two times over the legal alcohol limit and travelling at 97mph when he crashed his car on Sea View Road in March 2016.

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Tourism Minister rails at banks over repossession

Tourism Minister rails at banks over repossession

| 23/06/2022 | 293 Comments

(CNS): Tourism and Transport Minister Kenneth Bryan has posted an emotional video on social media in which he rails at the banks for seizing homes from Caymanian families at an economically challenging time. He accused them of being heartless and ruining the country, and outlined an example of this he had just learned about. The […]

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CBC reveals trouble at immigration detention centre

CBC reveals trouble at immigration detention centre

| 23/06/2022 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Customs and Border Control (CBC) has confirmed that there was “a tense situation” on Wednesday evening at its Detention Centre, where a number of Cuban migrants are being held. CBC said it was working with its partner agencies, including the RCIPS, HM Cayman Islands Prison Service and Public Health, to defuse the situation.

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