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Watson and Blake silent at first court showing

Watson and Blake silent at first court showing

| 20/08/2019

(CNS): The charges against the former treasurer at the Cayman Islands Football Association, Canover Watson, and its current vice president, Bruce Blake, for alleged corruption and related offences have been transmitted to the Grand Court after the two men made their first court appearance Tuesday. Watson and Blake sat a clear distance apart as they […]

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CIG to cut proposed loan for bond pay-off

CIG to cut proposed loan for bond pay-off

| 19/08/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has confirmed that it will meet the bond payment of US$312 million (approximately CI$261.3 million) that is due to be repaid on 24 November this year and may not need to borrow as much as previously anticipated to pay off that bond and still maintain its cash flow obligations. As […]

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Security guard run down by suspect at marina

Security guard run down by suspect at marina

| 19/08/2019 | 59 Comments

(CNS): A security guard is in critical condition after a run-in with trespassers at a George Town restaurant and yacht marina Sunday night. Police said they received a report around 8:45pm about an altercation at a business at the end of North Sound Road. A security guard had come upon four young men using the […]

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LRC poses decriminalising  suicide

LRC poses decriminalising suicide

| 19/08/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Law Reform Commission has published a discussion paper asking the public to submit their comments on the decriminalisation of suicide, which many people may be surprised to learn is still an offence in the Cayman Islands. The paper follows a referral via the Attorney General from the Alex Panton Foundation, a mental health […]

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Cops coordinate multiple busts

Cops coordinate multiple busts

| 19/08/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Around 74 police officers were involved in a series of proactive, coordinated, high-visibility operations across Grand Cayman last Thursday throughout the day and night. In what the RCIPS said was an effort to increase its visibility on the streets and test its response and operational capabilities on a large scale, officers carried out traffic […]

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Petition verification nears home straight

Petition verification nears home straight

| 19/08/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Elections Office say they have now verified 88.8% of the required number of signatures on the Cruise Port Referendum petition to trigger the national poll. As of 3pm Saturday, the team had checked 4,698 names and now has fewer than 600 names to check to reach the required 5,292 signatures of […]

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Moxam’s leak claims earn CS a warning

Moxam’s leak claims earn CS a warning

| 19/08/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Public sector workers have been indirectly told to plug leaks after CNS reported claims made by Johann Moxam that information was being leaked from inside “their own shop” about government’s proposed port project. Deputy Governor Franz Manderson sent an internal memo to civil servants after he saw the media report about leaks. While civil […]

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Cyclist mugs female pedestrian

Cyclist mugs female pedestrian

| 18/08/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Police said that a cyclist riding a black bicycle, described as between 5’10” and 6’ tall, with a light complexion, wearing a black short-sleeved shirt, long black pants and a red hat over his face mugged a woman Thursday night. The woman was walking on Mount Pleasant Road in West Bay, near to Vibe […]

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Cops investigate false child rape allegation

Cops investigate false child rape allegation

| 18/08/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has said there is no evidence to support allegations that an 11-year-old child was the victim of rape last month. Police have opened an inquiry into how a local man was named and accused on social media of sexually assaulting a boy based on what is now believed […]

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July confirmed as hottest month on record

July confirmed as hottest month on record

| 16/08/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Like much of the planet, the Caribbean experienced warmer or much warmer temperatures last month, as July 2019 has been officially confirmed as the hottest month globally across land and sea since records began around 140 years ago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday that the average temperature last month was 1.71°F […]

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Ex-speaker accuses CIG of secrecy on port

Ex-speaker accuses CIG of secrecy on port

| 16/08/2019 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Mary Lawrence, who served as Speaker of the House during the last UDP administration, having been appointed by McKeeva Bush from outside the Legislative Assembly, has criticised the current Government of National Unity for the way it has handled the proposed cruise port project. “There has been this veil of secrecy,” she said about […]

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