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Cultural policy to protect local artists

Cultural policy to protect local artists

| 26/04/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): A new government policy document that has now been made public aims for the first time to formally protect local artists and give them the support they need to work. After much research and a lengthy public consultation period, the premier’s ministry has shaped a policy direction for herita [...]

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Animal activists target Carnival’s turtle farm trips

Animal activists target Carnival’s turtle farm trips

| 25/04/2017 | 63 Comments
(CNS): World Animal Protection, the UK-based animal rights charity, is turning its attention to Carnival Cruise Lines as it continues its five-year campaign against the Cayman Turtle Centre (previously the Cayman Turtle Farm). This week WPA has launched a petition calling on the leading cruise line [...]

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BMW driver denies causing death of motorcyclist

BMW driver denies causing death of motorcyclist

| 25/04/2017
(CNS): Noel Vaughan Douglas has denied causing the death of Matthew Owens (31) in September 2015 in a collision in the early hours of the morning on the Linford Pierson Highway. Vaughan (36) was driving a BMW 328i, while Owens, who died at the scene of the crash, was on a motorbike. Douglas appeared [...]

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Travel agent cleared of 14 fraud charges

Travel agent cleared of 14 fraud charges

| 25/04/2017 | 74 Comments
(CNS): Theresa Chin, the former owner of 123 Travel, has been acquitted of more than a dozen deception offences in relation to her failed business. It took a jury just over a couple of hours to find Chin not guilty on 14 counts of obtaining and attempting to obtain property by deception in connecti [...]

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Elections to be monitored by CPA observers

Elections to be monitored by CPA observers

| 25/04/2017
(CNS Elections): With Cayman about to engage in its first election under the new system of ‘one man, one vote’ in single-member constituencies, officials have confirmed that a team of observers will be coming to Cayman to oversee the 24 May General Election. Following on from a successful missio [...]

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Cops concerned by booze fueled call-outs

Cops concerned by booze fueled call-outs

| 24/04/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Police have had another very busy weekend, with some twenty people arrested and over 100 calls for officers to attend incidents on Friday night alone, many of which involved drink. In one call-out early Saturday morning, a 37-year-old man from George Town was tasered and arrested after offic [...]

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DVDL replacing over 2,400 temp plates

DVDL replacing over 2,400 temp plates

| 24/04/2017 | 60 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing has revealed that there are around 2,400 temporary vehicle registration plates that now need to be replaced. In a release from the DVDL Monday, officials said that the replacement process started last week and that by the end of next month al [...]

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DoE opens up $1,000 ‘lizard lottery’

DoE opens up $1,000 ‘lizard lottery’

| 24/04/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment is inviting residents to register for the start of the Grand Cayman Green Iguana Raffle, with a $1,000 prize money up for grabs. The ‘lizard lottery’, which starts next month, is aimed at supporting the first official commercial cull and encouraging [...]

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Robbers cut victim’s wallet from pants

Robbers cut victim’s wallet from pants

| 24/04/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): A victim of a robbery in George Town at the weekend was lucky not to be injured when he was attacked by the two men outside a central restaurant. The man stepped outside of Singh’s Roti Shop and Bar on Shedden Road at around 11:30pm Friday to make a phone call, when two men ran […] [...]

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Only half the candidates live in potential seats

Only half the candidates live in potential seats

| 24/04/2017
(CNS Elections): Almost half of the candidates standing for election in May are not registered to vote in the constituency where they are fighting for a seat, according to the electoral register. From the 61 candidates on the ballots, 27 are not registered as living in the constituencies where they [...]

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PPM plans to take work permits from immigration

PPM plans to take work permits from immigration

| 24/04/2017 | 87 Comments
(CNS): If re-elected to government next month, the new PPM administration will be taking work-permit decisions away from the immigration department and putting them in the hands of the employment ministry with a new human resources authority. Speaking at the Progressives’ George Town meeting o [...]

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