Archive for November, 2022

Insurance sector warns of massive 2023 rate hike

Insurance sector warns of massive 2023 rate hike

| 30/11/2022 | 88 Comments

(CNS): Homeowners can expect another significant hike in their bills next year as the local insurance industry is warning that property insurance premiums will increase significantly, with some people seeing hikes of as much as 30%. As inflation bites on grocery and utility bills and interest rates push mortgages to their highest for decades, this […]

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18 more Cuban migrants arrive over two days

18 more Cuban migrants arrive over two days

| 30/11/2022 | 15 Comments

(CNS): On Monday and Tuesday an additional 18 migrants arrived in local waters in two separate vessels. All of the men and women are now in the custody of Customs and Border Control as they begin the immigration process. In what is turning out to be one of the busiest years here for Cuban migrants […]

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Beauty shop brawl lands mother in jail

Beauty shop brawl lands mother in jail

| 30/11/2022 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Aisha Jamilah English (32), who stabbed her co-worker during a fight at a George Town beauty salon, was sent to prison on Friday for 21 months, having been found guilty on 1 September of unlawful wounding. According to the victim, the two women had argued over a small amount of money, but as she […]

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Unused 7MB vendor huts may solve trader troubles

Unused 7MB vendor huts may solve trader troubles

| 30/11/2022 | 77 Comments

(CNS): A collection of colourful, but woefully small, vendor huts on Seven Mile Public Beach could help resolve the problem of irregular trading at the location, according to the Public Lands Commission board chairman. The huts were part of the infamous NRA deal with Dart that led to the closure of the West Bay Road […]

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Digital reporting opens for COVID booster side effects

Digital reporting opens for COVID booster side effects

| 30/11/2022 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The Public Health Department has introduced an online reporting mechanism for the surveillance of COVID-19 vaccination side effects for the Autumn booster. Although take-up of the boosters has been much lower than the original vaccination course, officials are keen to begin tracking any side-effects in real time, as they encourage people to take the […]

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Panton: We must face truths about violence

Panton: We must face truths about violence

| 29/11/2022 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Last Friday was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which launched the global 16 Days of Activism. In his statement to mark the event, Premier Wayne Panton said the community is being challenged to confront some uncomfortable truths about what is taking place within Cayman’s homes, institutions and the country, […]

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Cops spook robbers into fleeing empty-handed

Cops spook robbers into fleeing empty-handed

| 29/11/2022 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Three men who attempted to hold up a restaurant in Prospect on Friday night were spooked by police patrolling the area and fled empty-handed. The police officers were stopped around 9:25pm by a member of the public who had been at the restaurant, who told them that two masked men had entered the location […]

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Police arrest wanted suspects in North Side bust

Police arrest wanted suspects in North Side bust

| 29/11/2022

(CNS): Police have tracked down Mitchum Kenjo Wood (35), who was wanted by police in connection with burglary allegations. He was arrested during an operation in North Side where police also arrested a robbery suspect at the same time. Wood had been on the run from police for more than two weeks. He was already […]

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Dart advised to ‘retreat’ as it cleans up Royal Palms

Dart advised to ‘retreat’ as it cleans up Royal Palms

| 29/11/2022 | 120 Comments

(CNS): There was great consternation within the community last week after people saw boulders dropped into the ocean at the Royal Palms site, as well as the appearance of screens and heavy equipment on the beach. But although Dart, which owns the site, had failed to make any public announcement of the intended clean-up operation […]

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WORC rounds up illegal workers on 7MB

WORC rounds up illegal workers on 7MB

| 29/11/2022 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Four people were arrested for immigration-related offences last Wednesday, 23 November, after a raid at Seven Mile Public Beach by the Compliance Unit of Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), the Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) and the RCIPS. Three people were arrested for working without work permits and one was handed over to […]

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More Cuban migrants arrive in Cayman Brac

More Cuban migrants arrive in Cayman Brac

| 29/11/2022 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Following news that a motor tanker rescued eleven Cuban migrants at sea on Saturday, Customs and Border Control has also confirmed that another two boats arrived on Cayman Brac on Thursday and Saturday carrying a total of seven more migrants from the neighbouring island. On 24 November, four men arrived at about 6:30am. Then […]

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