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Suspect ganja smuggler feared lost at sea

Suspect ganja smuggler feared lost at sea

| 26/11/2020

(CNS): After a two-day search and rescue mission failed to find a man who jumped overboard during a drug bust at sea on Tuesday night, the Cayman Islands Coast Guard and police have changed the mission into a search and recovery operation. Efforts continued today, Thursday 26 November, but given the elapsed time, rough sea […]

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Daily COVID-19 test results all negative

Daily COVID-19 test results all negative

| 26/11/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): For the first day in more than a week, all of the 270 tests for COVID-19 carried out over the last 24 hours were negative, Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez reported Thursday. Cayman has seen 15 positive cases over the previous eight days of test results, as the surge in cases overseas […]

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TCI prisoners moved to HMP Northward

TCI prisoners moved to HMP Northward

| 26/11/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS) Government officials revealed Thursday that two high security convicted criminals from the Turks and Caicos Islands have been transferred to HMP Northward for a temporary but unspecified period as a result of challenges with TCI’s prison estate. No details have been revealed about the men’s crimes but they were housed in the damaged high […]

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Crown seeks ban and jail for Hill

Crown seeks ban and jail for Hill

| 26/11/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Crown prosecutor Darlene Oko pressed a judge to ban Sandra Hill, the owner of Cayman Marl Road, from the internet and to lock her up for bullying local businessman, Matthew Leslie, on a social media podcast. In a sentence hearing Thursday, following Hill’s conviction in August for misusing an ICT network, Oko argued that […]

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Pedestrian hit in Bodden  Town, seriously injured

Pedestrian hit in Bodden Town, seriously injured

| 26/11/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Police have issued a short press release confirming that a pedestrian was knocked down and seriously injured in Lower Valley this morning. The person was hit by an as yet unidentified vehicle on Shamrock Road close to Woodland Drive. They were taken by ambulance to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where they are said to […]

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Three arriving travellers positive for COVID-19

Three arriving travellers positive for COVID-19

| 25/11/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Three inbound travellers have tested positive for COVID-19, Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez confirmed Wednesday. The three positive samples were among a batch of 217 coronavirus tests carried out over the last day, the rest of which were negative. There have been eight positive cases of the virus in tests carried out […]

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Sea search on for suspect ganja smuggler

Sea search on for suspect ganja smuggler

| 25/11/2020

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Coast Guard is searching for a man who jumped overboard last night from a suspected ganja canoe that had been under pursuit two miles off the coast of East End. A release from the RCIPS said that at around 11:30pm Tuesday, the coast guard had come across the suspicious boat and […]

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Pair fined $2k as more isolation breaches revealed

Pair fined $2k as more isolation breaches revealed

| 25/11/2020 | 141 Comments

(CNS): A Canadian couple, said to be owners at Regal Beach Club, were permitted to enter Cayman this month for a 14-day stay at the property but tampered with their iMsafe wristbands, enabling them to break quarantine multiple times. On Monday the couple were each fined $1,000 and opted to leave a few days ahead […]

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Earthquake shakes up lunch on Grand Cayman

Earthquake shakes up lunch on Grand Cayman

| 25/11/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): A 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook things up a little on Grand Cayman around lunchtime, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The tremor was just under 30 miles south of the island about 10 minutes before noon, with George Town being the closest point. Hazard Management Cayman Islands confirmed that they had received some […]

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Sugg resigns over UK aid cut mid-JMC meeting

Sugg resigns over UK aid cut mid-JMC meeting

| 25/11/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Britain’s Foreign Office minister responsible for the overseas territories has quit the job in protest at the Conservative government’s decision to cut its overseas aid budget. Baroness Sugg, who was also responsible for sustainable development, resigned in the middle of this week’s virtual Joint Ministerial Council with leaders of the UK’s territories, including the Cayman […]

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LNG depot proposed near central wetlands

LNG depot proposed near central wetlands

| 25/11/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Plans to build a liquid natural gas terminal in a former quarry in Breakers that will pose a threat to both the Central Wetlands and the marine coastline have been put to government. Breakers LNG (Cayman) Ltd, the developers behind the project, which is said to be in the very early stages, said they […]

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