Archive for October 20th, 2022

McRuss Groceries robbed by masked armed men

McRuss Groceries robbed by masked armed men

| 20/10/2022 | 53 Comments

(CNS): McRuss Groceries on Party Lane in Prospect was held up at gunpoint Wednesday night at around 11pm. Four masked men entered the store and brandished firearms at the workers and demanded cash. The men then fled the scene on foot towards the rear of the premises with a quantity of cash and other items.

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Pageant runner-up now in waiting for Miss Universe

Pageant runner-up now in waiting for Miss Universe

| 20/10/2022 | 59 Comments

(CNS): With the reigning Miss Cayman Islands Universe, Tiffany Conolly (24), in the middle of an ongoing trial for assault and damage to property, which has been adjourned until 5 December, the local pageant committee has said it is consulting with the Miss Universe Organization over her participation. In a short statement about the situation […]

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Twelve Cuban migrants come ashore on Cayman Brac

Twelve Cuban migrants come ashore on Cayman Brac

| 20/10/2022 | 1 Comment

(CNS): One woman and eleven men from Cuba have disembarked from a vessel in Cayman Brac, officials from the Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) confirmed Wednesday evening. The boat arrived in local waters at around 11:15am and the migrants came ashore. CBC did not say what caused the group to end their […]

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Drug smuggling suspects on the loose in East End

Drug smuggling suspects on the loose in East End

| 20/10/2022 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Three men abandoned a boat on the shore by Paradise Villas in East End and escaped into the bushes yesterday after they were chased by the Cayman Islands Coast Guard. CICG officers on patrol spotted a suspicious vessel with three men aboard approaching the shore at high speed, but when the coastguard boat moved […]

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DP calls for 30-storey buildings away from beach

DP calls for 30-storey buildings away from beach

| 20/10/2022 | 176 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Premier Chris Saunders has called for a conversation about a policy change that would allow for much taller buildings on Grand Cayman that are well away from the beach. Saunders has suggested this as a solution to the housing crisis that the country is now facing and to enable an increase in room […]

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Truss resigns as UK political chaos rolls on

Truss resigns as UK political chaos rolls on

| 20/10/2022 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Liz Truss resigned as UK prime minister on Thursday after just 45 days, the shortest period in office of any PM in British history. Following another difficult day Wednesday and a meeting earlier this morning with Sir Graham Brady, the leader of the influential 1922 Committee, comprising all backbench Conservative MPs, Truss threw in […]

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Public spending must start falling, says Saunders

Public spending must start falling, says Saunders

| 20/10/2022 | 58 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government expects to collect more than CI$1 billion in revenue by the end of 2022 but also to spend close to one billion for the first time in its history, Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Chris Saunders said Wednesday, stating that public expenditure must begin to come down. He said the […]

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CIG still battling to produce full public accounts

CIG still battling to produce full public accounts

| 20/10/2022 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Seventeen years after the Cayman Islands Government introduced the modern accounting system it now uses, it is still not able to get an unqualified opinion on the entire public sector accounts or produce the completed accounts on time. In a review of the 2021 government books released by the auditor general this week, Auditor […]

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