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Speaker apologises but rejects culpability

Speaker apologises but rejects culpability

| 24/02/2020 | 191 Comments

(CNS): Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush has issued a full statement regarding Friday’s incident and issued an apology to the victim of the assault as well as the rest of the management team of the bar. Bush has said that he passed out and fell and was disorientated when he came to, and lashed […]

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Public pressure mounts for Bush’s resignation

Public pressure mounts for Bush’s resignation

| 24/02/2020 | 177 Comments

(CNS): Not one member of government or the Legislative Assembly has issued any statement about the very public assault, in which the speaker of the House is accused of striking a bar manager on Friday night, but the community is not remaining silent. Among growing calls for McKeeva Bus’s resignation across social media, a campaign […]

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Dart container ban in works

Dart container ban in works

| 24/02/2020 | 56 Comments

(CNS): A committee set up by government to consider banning single-use plastics is advising that check-out shopping bags, plastic straws, stirrers and cotton swabs, as well as polystyrene take-out containers should all be banned here at the start of 2021. While a growing number of retailers have already switched to more eco-friendly alternatives, much of […]

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House speaker accused of barroom assault

House speaker accused of barroom assault

| 23/02/2020

(CNS): Speaker of the Legislative Assembly McKeeva Bush (65) has been accused of assaulting the manager of Coral Beach bar in a public display of drunken aggression in the early hours of Saturday morning. Bush was at the bar, which is on Dart land and run by a group of local businessmen, drinking with a […]

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Man critical after George Town shooting

Man critical after George Town shooting

| 22/02/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): An unidentified man is currently in a critical but stable condition at the Cayman Islands Hospital after he was shot last night sometime around 8:30pm. Police said they and other emergency services were called to Shedden Road after a report that gunshots had been fired and a man was hurt. The man was take […]

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Man injured trying to escape police

Man injured trying to escape police

| 21/02/2020

(CNS): Police were involved in a pursuit through central George Town on Thursday morning after the driver of a blue Honda Civic refused to pull over. Cops pursued the car at around 8:30am, using emergency lights and sirens, during the morning congestion from Eastern Avenue to the Washington Blvd area, where the man stopped the […]

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Driver badly hurt in Bodden Town crash

Driver badly hurt in Bodden Town crash

| 21/02/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The police have now revised their report about the health of a driver involved in a serious smash in Bodden Town earlier this week. Officers have now confirmed that the victim was a woman, and not a man as first implied, and that she was not discharged from George Town Hospital but was transferred […]

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Premier heads to London to meet array of VIPs

Premier heads to London to meet array of VIPs

| 21/02/2020 | 100 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin is flying to London today, Friday, for what officials said was a series of very important meetings, including a first visit with Baroness Sugg, the new UK overseas territories minister, as well as the Prince of Wales and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief of staff, among others. Issues such as this […]

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JP Morgan report warns of climate catastrophe

JP Morgan report warns of climate catastrophe

| 21/02/2020 | 49 Comments

(CNS): A banking giant that has been criticised for its heavy investments in the fossil fuel industry has circulated a new climate report that it commissioned, which warns of “catastrophic outcomes” and threats to human life “as we know it” if the world does not take immediate action to cut emissions. JP Morgan Chase paid […]

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NS teenager arrested and bailed in street robbery

NS teenager arrested and bailed in street robbery

| 21/02/2020

(CNS): Police have arrested a 17-year-old-boy from North Side on suspicion of robbery and stealing a vehicle, in relation to a mugging on the West Bay Road last Saturday morning, 8 February. He is suspected of being one of a gang of robbers, two of whom, dressed in dark clothes, approached a man walking along […]

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Could court ruling see port project dropped?

Could court ruling see port project dropped?

| 21/02/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Opposition leader Arden McLean has said it is time for government to drop the cruise port project and get on with more important things. Citing widespread opposition, the destruction of our natural resources and the government’s failure to justify the business case, he questioned the motivation for even taking the process this far. It […]

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