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UK government to co-chair LGBT rights coalition

UK government to co-chair LGBT rights coalition

| 11/12/2018 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The governments of Britain and¬†Argentina have been chosen to co-chair the Equal Rights Coalition, an international body created to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people around the world. Lord Ahmad, who is the UK’s minister for human rights, said [...]

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Fishermen rescue sailors in distress

Fishermen rescue sailors in distress

| 11/12/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Police have commended the actions of a fishing crew who helped rescue a sailboat and three people on board at the weekend following a report that the vessel was in trouble. Officers from the RCIPS Air Support Unit pointed to the importance of the assistance boaters in Cayman offer other vesse [...]

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Smugglers swallowed over 60 drug pellets

Smugglers swallowed over 60 drug pellets

| 11/12/2018
(CNS): A jury heard Tuesday how two drug mules involved in a conspiracy to bring uncut liquid cocaine from Colombia into Cayman last year swallowed more than sixty pellets, wrapped in condoms, to get the contraband past the authorities. As the prosecution finished presenting the opening of its case [...]

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Man arrives at police station with multiple stab wounds

Man arrives at police station with multiple stab wounds

| 11/12/2018
(CNS): The police arrested a 20-year-old man from West Bay after another man, whom officers suspect he had stabbed, turned up at the district police station on Saturday afternoon with multiple stab wounds. When the injured man arrived at the station around 2:40pm, officers called an ambulance and he [...]

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Brexit chaos rolls on in wake of cancelled vote

Brexit chaos rolls on in wake of cancelled vote

| 11/12/2018 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The former British prime minister, David Cameron, said he had no regrets about calling the referendum asking British voters if they wanted to remain or leave the European Union, even as the political chaos created by the result mounted Tuesday. The current PM, Theresa May, cancelled the parli [...]

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Bid to save Barkers from development intensifies

Bid to save Barkers from development intensifies

| 10/12/2018 | 56 Comments
(CNS): Activists fighting the latest environmental battle to save the dwindling natural resources on the Cayman Islands are hosting another meeting in West Bay on Tuesday. The Save Barkers Beach campaign has been intensifying as organisers collect signatures for a petition and urge people to contact [...]

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RCIPS seek witnesses to cop hit-and-run

RCIPS seek witnesses to cop hit-and-run

| 10/12/2018 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Police are appealing to the community for help in tracking down a driver who remains at large after hitting an on-duty police officer when he drove through a police road block last month. Officers from the West Bay Police Station are conducting the investigation into the incident, which they [...]

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Messages tie customs officer to drug ring

Messages tie customs officer to drug ring

| 10/12/2018
(CNS): David Lobo (33), a customs officer from Bodden Town. appeared in the dock on Monday facing drug charges relating to a smuggling ring that originated in Colombia. The crown contends that Lobo was involved in at least two smuggling efforts in 2017 using drug mules, who travelled to Cayman as to [...]

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DVDL to text drivers about fees due

DVDL to text drivers about fees due

| 10/12/2018 | 46 Comments
(CNS): As the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) seeks to widen the use of technology to improve customer services, drivers will soon begin receiving text messages from the department to remind them that their vehicle licences are coming due for renewal. DVDL also has a new wi [...]

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Brothers’ conviction for ‘clinical’ killing sticks

Brothers’ conviction for ‘clinical’ killing sticks

| 10/12/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Brothers Osbourne Douglas (32) and Justin Ramoon (28), who were convicted of killing Jason Powery in a gang-related shooting outside a George Town bar in 2015, have failed in their appeal after the higher court delivered its ruling Friday. The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal found that the cro [...]

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Referendum petition goes on the road

Referendum petition goes on the road

| 07/12/2018 | 72 Comments
(CNS): Volunteers who are organising the petition for a people-initiated referendum to enable local voters to make the decision about the proposed cruise berthing development are going on the road on Saturday to some of the busiest locations around George Town and Seven Mile Beach in a final push to [...]

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