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Tourism on road to recovery with one million visitors

Tourism on road to recovery with one million visitors

| 06/02/2023 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Official figures released by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism show that 284,274 people vacationed here last year and 743,394 cruise passengers called at George Town port, as the tourism sector began recovering once the borders opened, cruise ships began returning and all restrictions were lifted by the summer. The figures for both sectors […]

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Ag shows return in wake of COVID and Grace

Ag shows return in wake of COVID and Grace

| 06/02/2023 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The annual Agricultural Shows on all three islands are returning this year after a two-year hiatus as a result of COVID restrictions and the impact of Tropical Storm Grace on produce. Cayman Islands Agricultural Society (CIAS) President George Smith is promising an even bigger and better event on Grand Cayman, as well as a […]

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West Bay man denies charges in barroom shooting

West Bay man denies charges in barroom shooting

| 06/02/2023

(CNS): Drewan Elvis Ebanks (24) pleaded not guilty on Friday to attempted murder and the possession of an unlicensed firearm. Ebanks is accused of trying to kill another man in a shooting outside the Power Supply Bar in the Marquee Plaza around 7:20pm on Sunday, 18 December, when the victim received a single gunshot wound to […]

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Police face another spike in car break-ins

Police face another spike in car break-ins

| 06/02/2023 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is dealing with an increase in thefts from parked cars and is urging owners to report these incidents if they occur and to lock their vehicles to try to prevent them. The perpetrators are checking car doors and if they find an unlocked vehicle, they steal any valuable items they find. Several […]

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Man critically injured during bar room violence

Man critically injured during bar room violence

| 06/02/2023 | 4 Comments

(CNS): One man is currently in hospital in critical condition after he was seriously assaulted during a spate of violence at a bar on Shedden Road, east of Eastern Avenue, at the weekend. CNS understands that a fight occurred around 2am on Saturday at the Sol y Luna bar, where a number of men were […]

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Local man found dead in boat off 7MB

Local man found dead in boat off 7MB

| 06/02/2023 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local man believed to be from Cayman Brac was found dead in a boat in the water off Seven Mile Beach, close to the Kimpton Hotel in West Bay, Saturday lunchtime. Police said the report came in at about 12 noon on 4 February. The man had been brought back to shore by […]

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Two men robbed at known GT gambling spot

Two men robbed at known GT gambling spot

| 06/02/2023 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Two men were robbed of bags containing cash, bank cards and personal items around 6:30pm on Thursday evening as they sat outside what is believed to be an illegal gambling spot on Kennedy Drive in George Town. Police said that this is the scene of two previous robberies that they believe are linked to […]

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Fed interest rate hike pushes up local mortgages

Fed interest rate hike pushes up local mortgages

| 03/02/2023 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter percentage point this week, the eighth increase in less than a year in the battle against inflation. Though the hike was the smallest since March last year, it will still push interest rates on local loans and mortgages to at least 7.5%. This rapid […]

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Couple denies seized cash was from illegal source

Couple denies seized cash was from illegal source

| 03/02/2023

(CNS): A local couple from George Town are expected to face trial later this year after they both denied allegations that they were in possession of over CI$5,000 in cash that was the proceeds of crime. The money was seized by police on 2 July last year when Shantal Rene Rankin (22) was stopped during […]

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Chickens not the target of new conservation rules

Chickens not the target of new conservation rules

| 03/02/2023 | 99 Comments

(CNS): No one is going to jail for feeding animals in their own yards, even wild chickens, the Department of Environment has said. The regulations relating to the control of alien species come into force today, but over the last week social media has exploded with misinformation about the new rules, which have been drawn […]

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Driver pulls imitation gun in road rage crash

Driver pulls imitation gun in road rage crash

| 03/02/2023

(CNS): A 33-year-old man from West Bay has been arrested in relation to the possession of an imitation firearm and a number of other offences after he allegedly pulled a gun on another driver following a road crash in West Bay Wednesday evening and then led the police on a high-speed chase. The suspect caused […]

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