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Premier claims activists don’t want vote

Premier claims activists don’t want vote

| 05/12/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cruise Port Referendum activists have confirmed their continued commitment to the referendum and to press on with demands that government supply the people with the necessary information needed before they go to the polls. However, Premier Alden McLaughlin has accused the campaigners and the National Trust of not wanting the vote, after the […]

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Cops find ganja hidden in car bumper

Cops find ganja hidden in car bumper

| 05/12/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The police discovered more than 100 small packages of ganja hidden in the front bumper of a car at a George Town restaurant on Saturday night. Police said the drugs were found with the help of a K-9 Unit dog, Shadow, who was on patrol with officers in School Road around 10pm when the […]

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Cousteau signs Carnival deal, gets over deep port concern

Cousteau signs Carnival deal, gets over deep port concern

| 05/12/2019 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Jean-Michel Cousteau of the Ocean Futures Society, who expressed his deep concerns about the impact of the Cayman Islands Government’s cruise port project on the reefs in George Town Harbour, has walked back those reservations. The change of heart comes after he appears to have signed a lucrative deal with Carnival Corporation, one of […]

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‘Dirty gold’ was proceeds of crime, says QC

‘Dirty gold’ was proceeds of crime, says QC

| 05/12/2019

(CNS): James Hines QC said $6 million worth of ‘dirty gold’ transferred through the Cayman Islands by a group of Venezuelan nationals earlier this year derived from a crime that has not been identified. But opening the crown’s case against five defendants accused of money laundering and conspiracy to conceal criminal property, Hines told the […]

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Repeat teen runaway absconds from girls home

Repeat teen runaway absconds from girls home

| 04/12/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Motesha Mothen (16), who is now a serial runaway, has absconded from the Frances Bodden Children’s Home and the police are asking for the public’s help to track her down. She was last seen on Tuesday, 3 December, at about 2:50pm near the Cayman Islands Hospital. She was wearing a bright pink sweatshirt with […]

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Trust joins CPR legal case

Trust joins CPR legal case

| 04/12/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has confirmed that rather than pursuing a separate parallel case regarding the cruise port vote, it will become an interested party in the application brought by Shirley Roulstone, who is representing the Cruise Port Referendum grassroots movement. Following Tuesday’s court ruling delaying the people’s referendum until after […]

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Stingray injured by boat at sandbar

Stingray injured by boat at sandbar

| 04/12/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Just a week after one local watersports owner warned of the dangers presented by overcrowding at Stingray City, the Department of Environment confirmed that a ray was recently hit and injured by a boat there. The department also posted on its social media pages what is believed to be a very recent picture of […]

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MRCU boss denies dead bees linked to spraying

MRCU boss denies dead bees linked to spraying

| 04/12/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Mosquito Research and Control Unit Director Dr Jim McNelly told Finance Committee on Tuesday that the MRCU has no evidence to link its work with anecdotal claims of dead bees. McNelly has not yet responded to enquiries by CNS, following reports by concerned readers last week that several people saw a significant number of […]

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Meetings cancelled, vote prep halted

Meetings cancelled, vote prep halted

| 04/12/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has paused its preparations for the people-initiated referendum on the port project in the wake of the court’s decision Tuesday to delay the vote until after judicial review proceedings are completed. Officials said the postal ballot requests received to date that have not yet been issued will be held securely and […]

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Police rider in call-out crash

Police rider in call-out crash

| 03/12/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): A police officer landed in hospital Monday after the motorcycle he was riding was involved in a collision with a private SUV on the Linford Pierson Highway. According to a press release from the RCIPS, the officer was responding to an incident shortly after 7:30am, with lights and sirens activated, when the crash happened. […]

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Watson charged in football conspiracy

Watson charged in football conspiracy

| 03/12/2019

(CNS): Local businessman and former CIFA treasurer Canover Watson (49) has been charged with conspiracy to defraud and converting criminal property in a financial crime case relating to the local and regional football associations stretching back to 2014. CNS understands that former CONCACAF president Jeff Webb is a co-conspirator in the case, along with Charmaine […]

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