Archive for July 5th, 2022

Cops seize gun in GT raid, two arrested

Cops seize gun in GT raid, two arrested

| 05/07/2022

(CNS): A drug enforcement team comprising police, customs and border control officers conducted a series of searches under the Firearms Act on Friday, 1 July. At a residence on Crewe Road, George Town, an illegal gun was recovered and a 41-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, both from George Town, were arrested. The woman was […]

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Premier isolating after catching COVID-19

Premier isolating after catching COVID-19

| 05/07/2022 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 following a routine morning lateral flow test ahead of his working day. As Panton awaited the results of a PCR test, his office issued a release stating that he is mildly symptomatic and will remain at home for the next seven days, attending […]

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Rules needed on post-election horsetrading and speaker’s role

Rules needed on post-election horsetrading and speaker’s role

| 05/07/2022 | 78 Comments

(CNS): The Constitutional Commission has issued a number of recommendations, including introducing more robust rules relating to the formation of a government in the aftermath of an unclear election and rules to preserve the impartiality of the speaker’s position. Alongside the process of how a government should take shape, the commission questioned whether a speaker […]

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Domestic abuser breaches protection order

Domestic abuser breaches protection order

| 05/07/2022

(CNS): A George Town man who was under a protection order as a result of an abusive past is facing five new charges after he breached that order and assaulted his victim at least three times between 6 May and 16 June. The 29-year-old man has been charged with three counts of assault ABH and […]

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Johnson’s job as PM shaky as two senior ministers quit

Johnson’s job as PM shaky as two senior ministers quit

| 05/07/2022 | 12 Comments

(CNS): As another scandal of his own making hits UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his most senior Cabinet colleague, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, and Health Secretary Sajid Javid have both quit. Johnson apologised on Tuesday for appointing Chris Pincher as deputy chief whip, as he finally admitted that he knew about allegations of […]

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Ministry refuses FOI on ‘exorcism’ scandal

Ministry refuses FOI on ‘exorcism’ scandal

| 05/07/2022 | 76 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Education has refused to release any information regarding a year-old scandal at Red Bay Primary School involving allegations that the headteacher performed religious rituals on students. In May 2021 Vickie Frederick, who had been the principal at the school for 15 years, was placed under investigation for alleged misconduct after parents […]

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Local PoF activist wins special royal award

Local PoF activist wins special royal award

| 05/07/2022 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Caymanian activist Dejea Lyons (19), a founding member of Protect Our future, has received the highly prestigious Diana Award for her advocacy work for the environment. Established in memory of Princess Diana, the award is given to people aged 9-25 for their social action or humanitarian work. According to Tessy Ojo, the chief executive […]

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Supermarket owner hopes to buy domestic gas supplier

Supermarket owner hopes to buy domestic gas supplier

| 05/07/2022 | 46 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) has been conducting a stakeholder consultation in relation to a bid by Fosters’ Group, which owns the Foster’s supermarket chain, to buy Home Gas Limited (HGL). Documents posted on the regulator’s website have already drafted a determination saying that the supermarket owner’s acquisition of the domestic propane […]

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Man charged with Bodden Town murder

Man charged with Bodden Town murder

| 05/07/2022

(CNS): The police have now charged a 28-year-old man with murder following his arrest on Friday evening a few hours after a 32-year-old man was shot and killed while sitting in a car in Bodden Town. The police have not yet confirmed the identities of either man, but according to numerous social media postings, the […]

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