Archive for June 4th, 2024

Man jailed after streaming attack on Snapchat

Man jailed after streaming attack on Snapchat

| 04/06/2024 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Sidney Henry (21) will serve at least ten months of a 20-month sentence in jail after he pleaded guilty to what a judge called a “vicious assault” last year on a former friend. As well as the violence inflicted, Henry also cut off his victim’s hair locks and streamed the entire assault on the […]

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Cops net another suspected burglar after BT break-ins

Cops net another suspected burglar after BT break-ins

| 04/06/2024

(CNS): A 35-year-old man from George Town who was arrested on 29 May in relation to two burglaries at the same bar on Bodden Town Road in Bodden Town has now been charged with two counts of burglary as police track down another suspected repeat offender. In this case, the man is accused of breaking […]

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$144M spent in five years helping locals into work

$144M spent in five years helping locals into work

| 04/06/2024 | 58 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government spent close to CI$144 million over five years (2019 to 2023) on efforts to get Caymanians into work, but a report by the Office of the Auditor General found little evidence that any of the various programmes and attempts to remove barriers have actually impacted the unemployment rate. The report […]

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PAC to quiz CAL and ministry execs over OAG report

PAC to quiz CAL and ministry execs over OAG report

| 04/06/2024 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will hold a public hearing this Thursday at 10:00am to examine the Office of the Auditor General’s recent performance report, The Efficiency and Effectiveness of Cayman Airways Limited. President and CEO of CAL Fabian Whorms will attend as a witness alongside CAL Board Chair John-Paul Clarke and Ministry of […]

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Man charged with attempted murder after serious assault

Man charged with attempted murder after serious assault

| 04/06/2024

(CNS): A 21-year-old man from West Bay who was arrested following a serious assault at the Trafalgar Plaza on the West Bay Road last month has been charged with attempted murder and was due to appear in court on Monday. The man, who has not been identified, is accused of causing serious and life-threatening injuries […]

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Pharmacy Act to modernise 45-year-old law

Pharmacy Act to modernise 45-year-old law

| 04/06/2024 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Parliament is expected to debate a new bill next month to replace the existing outdated legislation relating to pharmacies and the dispensing of medicines that was first enacted in 1979. The Pharmacy Act, 2024 repeals the old law and introduces a new regulatory regime for the importing and making of medicines and the wholesale, […]

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Two men charged over separate gun-related crimes

Two men charged over separate gun-related crimes

| 04/06/2024

(CNS): A 22-year-old man from Bodden Town and a 56-year-old man from West Bay appeared in court Monday after they were charged with serious but separate gun-related offences. The 22-year-old was caught on camera last week in North Side attempting to rob several men playing dominoes. He has been charged with attempted robbery and possession […]

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Route of redress opened for 7M public beach vendors

Route of redress opened for 7M public beach vendors

| 04/06/2024 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has approved amendments to the Seven Mile Public Beach Park Vendor Policy that introduce a review process and provide an appeal mechanism for all vendor applicants. Officials said the revision aims to enhance transparency and fairness in the vendor permit application process. It allows applicants to request the reasons behind the decisions made […]

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NCC wants input on protecting rare flowering herb

NCC wants input on protecting rare flowering herb

| 04/06/2024 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Sage (Salvia caymanensis), a flowering herb native exclusively to Grand Cayman, was thought to have become extinct until it was rediscovered growing in the road verge on the Queen’s Highway in 2007. Now, because of its precarious existence, the National Conservation Council has begun a public consultation on a proposed species conservation plan […]

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HSA managers and staff upgrade skills to drive change

HSA managers and staff upgrade skills to drive change

| 04/06/2024 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Several staff members from the Health Service Authority, including five managers, have completed various leadership and management courses at the Civil Service College. The HSA said it was investing in leadership and management training for individuals in various positions within the organisation to develop the competencies they need to excel in their roles and keep […]

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NCC in new CPA battle over blues threat

NCC in new CPA battle over blues threat

| 04/06/2024 | 127 Comments

(CNS): The National Conservation Council appears set for another courtroom battle with the Central Planning Authority over after-the-fact planning permission granted for land clearing and a road cutting through land in East End that is home to Cayman’s endemic, critically endangered blue iguana. The CPA did not refer the application by Bon Crepe Ltd to […]

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