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Featured comment: Legalising gay unions

Featured comment: Legalising gay unions

| 28/07/2015 | 0 Comments

‘Anonymous’ writes: Is this about conservative religious intolerance and bigotry, generated by a belief in a book that is far younger than most realise? Are we seriously saying that our lives should still be dictated to by stories interpreted in the Dark and Middle Ages by lonely, celibate fanatics whose path to righteousness was through […]

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Bracker scares off home invader

Bracker scares off home invader

| 28/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A homeowner on Cayman Brac scared off an intruder early Tuesday when he surprised the male suspect who had entered his home in the Bight Road area of the island, police have confirmed. The man told police that he found the tall, slim would-be burglar in his home at around 1:15am (28 July). The suspect was […]

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Court dodger gets collared for burglary

Court dodger gets collared for burglary

| 27/07/2015

(CNS): A 46-year-old man from East End who not only failed to keep up with fine payments but failed to appear in court found himself in custody for burglary as well this weekend after police came across the wanted man in the early hours of Saturday morning. The RCIPS said the man was arrested in […]

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US teen hit by van in recovery, no charges yet

US teen hit by van in recovery, no charges yet

| 27/07/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A 16-year-old boy who was knocked down outside the Marriott hotel while visiting the Cayman Islands on spring break earlier this year has been discharged from hospital and returned home. The teenager remains in a wheelchair after receiving life threatening head injuries when he was hit by a local minibus on the West Bay […]

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UK ethics lord resigns over drug-prostitute scandal

UK ethics lord resigns over drug-prostitute scandal

| 27/07/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A British peer who oversees ethics and standards for members of the UK’s House of Lords has resigned from the committee after he was caught on camera allegedly taking cocaine with two prostitutes. In a scandal that is now in the hands of Scotland Yard, Baron Sewel of Gilcomstoun, the deputy speaker of the […]

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HRC calls on CIG to legalise gay unions

HRC calls on CIG to legalise gay unions

| 27/07/2015 | 151 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission has said government needs to legalise same sex unions before the country finds itself in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights and its own constitution. The HRC has pointed out that, while the Cayman Islands Constitution 2009 defines marriage as a union between a man and a […]

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Butt dialing adds to 911 workload

Butt dialing adds to 911 workload

| 27/07/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Calls to the emergency service centre in Grand Cayman increased by more than 20.5% in the last financial year, the Department of Public Safety Communications has revealed in their annual report, but officials say the increase is down to “abandoned or hang-up calls” as a result of people butt dialling 911 or letting the […]

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Lifers’ convictions stick in appeal cases

Lifers’ convictions stick in appeal cases

| 27/07/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Two killers and one serial rapist will all remain behind bars after the Court of Appeal upheld the convictions for murder against Raziel Jeffers and Chad Anglin, as well as a double rape conviction against Jeffrey Barnes. All three men are serving life sentences. Jeffers was convicted of gunning down gang rival Damion Ming […]

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CIG reveals figures on lost homes

CIG reveals figures on lost homes

| 27/07/2015 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Over the last seven years just under 200 homes have been taken from families by local retail banks as a result of foreclosures, according to data released by government ministers Friday — a figure that is far less than the thousands some activists were concerned had been taken. But with a surge in repossessions […]

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