Archive for August, 2022

Cops net second Jamaican fugitive, a suspected killer

Cops net second Jamaican fugitive, a suspected killer

| 08/08/2022

(CNS): Police have arrested Jamaican national Neville Peter Butler (27), who has been on the run in the Cayman Islands for the last month. Butler is wanted for murder by Jamaican law enforcement authorities and police believe that he is the man who fled the scene when they arrested Rudolph Almando Shaw on 8 July. […]

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New Cayman Miss Universe facing criminal charges

New Cayman Miss Universe facing criminal charges

| 08/08/2022 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Tiffany LeAnn Conolly (24) from West Bay collected a catalogue of prizes on Saturday evening when she was crowned Miss Cayman Islands Universe at the annual beauty pageant at the Westin Hotel. But her victory was met with dismay across social media as she is facing a number of criminal charges in relation to […]

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Crash claims the life of 12th road victim in 2022

Crash claims the life of 12th road victim in 2022

| 08/08/2022 | 27 Comments

(CNS): A 20-year-old woman became the twelfth person to die on Cayman’s roads early Monday morning. Police said that shortly before 3:40am a white Honda Accord crashed on Eastern Avenue near the Shedden Road junction, by Champion House restaurant. In addition to the fatality, the three other people in the car were injured, including two […]

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Police appeal for information in fatal crash

Police appeal for information in fatal crash

| 07/08/2022 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has confirmed the identity of the 77-year-old retired school teacher who was killed in a car crash last weekend on the way home from her daughter’s wedding, as they appealed to the public for more information. Margret Rose Garcia of Bodden Town died as a result of the collision on Sunday morning, […]

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Food 4 Less robbed of cash at gunpoint

Food 4 Less robbed of cash at gunpoint

| 07/08/2022 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The police are investigating an armed robbery at the Reflections Food 4 Less store near the Airport Centre on Maclendon Drive, George Town, in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police say that around 1:50am a man entered the shop brandishing a firearm and demanded cash from the staff.

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Crown: Watson stole $1.54M in football invoice fraud

Crown: Watson stole $1.54M in football invoice fraud

| 07/08/2022

(CNS): Canover Watson, the former treasurer of the Cayman Island Football Association (CITA), stole US$1.54 million from CONCACAF, the regional football body, using false and massively overinflated invoices, prosecutors alleged as they opened the decade-long case against Watson and Bruce Blake on Friday. They accused Blake, the former VP of CIFA and at the time […]

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DP: Safety net needed to improve national happiness

DP: Safety net needed to improve national happiness

| 05/08/2022 | 164 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands needs to invest in a social safety net and policies to improve its “gross national happiness”, Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Chris Saunders has said. Of the six metrics that drive a county’s happiness levels used by the United Nations for its World Happiness Report, the one that counts most is […]

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Masks still needed to slow COVID-19 spread

Masks still needed to slow COVID-19 spread

| 05/08/2022 | 87 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials say wearing masks in public and other preventative measures are still needed to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands. With the significant decline in people reporting their home tests or choosing to take PCR tests when they have symptoms, the government is no longer able to report an accurate […]

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Real estate still poses high risk of money laundering

Real estate still poses high risk of money laundering

| 05/08/2022 | 127 Comments

(CNS): More than 40% of property developers and real estate agents selected last year by the Department of Commerce and Investment for inspection for their anti-money laundering processes were found to be non-compliant with the regulations. According to both the DCI’s 2021 Supervisory Report and the National Risk Assessment 2021, which have both been made […]

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DCI continues to clamp down on Sunday music

DCI continues to clamp down on Sunday music

| 04/08/2022 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) is now conducting regular spot checks throughout the island every weekend to enforce a law that prevents bar owners from playing music on a Sunday. Under what some see as discriminatory legislation, since hotels and restaurants can play some music, regular local bars are banned from even […]

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DoE works on reef damaged by boat at Eden Rock

DoE works on reef damaged by boat at Eden Rock

| 04/08/2022 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Divers from the Department of Environment Marine Unit are working to re-attach damaged corals to the reef at Eden Rock following a recent unreported grounding by a large ship at the popular dive site. The damage was reported by local environmental activist Rory McDonough, who contacted the DoE, the premier and the port authority […]

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