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Registrar to help churches navigate risk assessment

Registrar to help churches navigate risk assessment

| 18/07/2024 | 16 Comments

(CNS): As local authorities work on the latest Cayman Islands National Risk Assessment of its AML/CFT/CPF (anti-money laundering, countering the financing of terrorism, and countering proliferation financing) regime, the Registrar of Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) has been preparing local charities with outreach sessions for their terrorist financing risk assessments. With only a few months until the […]

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Sea Elephant repairs still under review

Sea Elephant repairs still under review

| 18/07/2024 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The oil tanker that ran aground on Cayman Brac earlier this month remains in Cayman waters as officials continue their investigations into the vessel’s state of repair. A release from the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands said it had begun a follow-up inspection of the Sea Elephant, which is anchored off the George […]

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Judge reverses stay in earlier Bush assault case

Judge reverses stay in earlier Bush assault case

| 17/07/2024 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The legal woes of McKeeva Bush MP may not be over. An acting Grand Court judge who presided over and stopped a trial in which he was facing indecent assault charges earlier this year has reversed part of his decision. In a ruling delivered to the court on Wednesday, Justice Stanley John said he […]

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One arrested over attempt to sell local parrot

One arrested over attempt to sell local parrot

| 17/07/2024 | 17 Comments

(CNS): One person has been arrested, and a Grand Cayman parrot has been seized and handed over to a vet after it was listed for sale on various social media platforms. The Department of Environment said they were contacted by concerned residents who had seen posts with pictures of the bird caged up and began […]

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‘Dangerous’ man jailed for back-to-back violent attacks

‘Dangerous’ man jailed for back-to-back violent attacks

| 17/07/2024 | 13 Comments

(CNS): A man described as a danger to the public and a high risk of repeat violent offences was convicted in 2022 of brutally attacking two different men during the course of a week in November 2021. Howard Lee Ebanks (38) was jailed in December 2023 for 27 months, according to a ruling recently posted […]

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Progressives call for UPM to take on banks

Progressives call for UPM to take on banks

| 17/07/2024 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart is calling on the UPM government to make Cayman’s high street banks implement a mandatory, modern code of practice, amend the Registered Land Act to enforce mortgage-type security over real estate, and ask CIMA to review the fairness of fees charged and interest rates paid on deposits. After years of […]

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One firearm handed in halfway through gun amnesty

One firearm handed in halfway through gun amnesty

| 16/07/2024 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A single firearm and a significant amount of ammunition have been handed in at the halfway mark of the current National Gun Amnesty, which began on 1 July and ends on 31 July, the RCIPS has said. The police continue to encourage members of the community to take advantage of the amnesty by turning in […]

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Police ID victim, call for witnesses in fatal stabbing

Police ID victim, call for witnesses in fatal stabbing

| 16/07/2024 | 2 Comments

(CNS) Police are appealing for people who saw or have information about a murder that took place on Short Lane in Windsor Park, George Town, sometime on Sunday morning. Police were called to the scene at about 9:30am and found an unresponsive man with stab wounds to the abdomen. He has since been identified as […]

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ACC charges three men in mystery probe

ACC charges three men in mystery probe

| 16/07/2024

(CNS): Marc Edward Chin (36), a former public officer from Newlands, Keron Leanard Watler (30) from East End and Shomar Peabo Bazil (28) from Lower Valley have all been charged with corruption-related offences following what officials from the Anti-Corruption Commission said were “complex and protracted investigations”. The men were charged on 15 July and are […]

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Postponed parliament meeting reset for Monday

Postponed parliament meeting reset for Monday

| 16/07/2024 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands political representatives are now set to meet in parliament on Monday, 22 July, as Speaker Alden McLaughlin has notified MPs of the new date. The government is currently scheduled to bring five bills, not including the proposed amendments to the National Conservation Act, which is still being drafted, according to a […]

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Bush calls for public inquiry into DPP and CoP

Bush calls for public inquiry into DPP and CoP

| 16/07/2024 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Following his acquittal on historic rape charges on Monday, veteran politician McKeeva Bush MP called for a public commission of inquiry into the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and the Office of the Commissioner of Police. He said the inquiry was needed, not just because of the failed cases against him […]

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