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Suspect charged over power tools burglary

Suspect charged over power tools burglary

| 03/10/2022

(CNS): A 41-year-old man from Bodden town was tracked down by police only hours after they suspected he broke into a Bodden Town home last week and made off with a number of power tools. The man was arrested on 28 September and was later charged. He appeared in court Friday charged with Burglary.

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Three men charged 6 months after armed robbery

Three men charged 6 months after armed robbery

| 03/10/2022

(CNS): Three men were charged last week in connection with an armed robbery at a George Town gas station on 29 March. It was reported at the time that around 10pm, an armed man burst into the Esso station store on Dorcy Drive, fired a shot into the air and demanded cash. The robber then […]

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COVID-19 claims another severely ill patient

COVID-19 claims another severely ill patient

| 01/10/2022 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials have confirmed another COVID-related death in the Sister Islands on Friday, 30 September. The patient, who had severe comorbidities, was the fifth person to die last month where COVID-19 was a factor, making September the deadliest month for the coronavirus here since the pandemic began. The individual had received two doses […]

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McTaggart files no-confidence motion in Bush

McTaggart files no-confidence motion in Bush

| 30/09/2022 | 206 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has filed a motion for a no-confidence vote in Speaker McKeeva Bush, which was seconded by Barbara Conolly MP (GTS) and supported by the entire opposition. Alleging that Premier Wayne Panton “does not appear to have any intention” to remove Bush, McTaggart said Panton was “dithering” and blaming the Progressives’ […]

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Value of imports grows 25% in first half of 2022

Value of imports grows 25% in first half of 2022

| 30/09/2022 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The total value of merchandise imports grew by 25.2% to $387.56 million during the first quarter of this year compared to the $309.47 million worth of goods imported in 2021, largely as a result of high fuel prices, as petroleum-related products increased in value by 113%, the Economics and Statistics Office has reported. Growth […]

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Ex-cop and lover jailed for sexual assault

Ex-cop and lover jailed for sexual assault

| 30/09/2022 | 38 Comments

(CNS): A woman who offered up a close friend to her lover as a birthday present has been jailed for four and a half years while her boyfriend, a former RCIPS officer, has been jailed for five years for sexually assaulting the woman while she was trapped in their vehicle. Antonio O’Neal Marshall (43) and […]

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Workforce grew by almost 15% since census

Workforce grew by almost 15% since census

| 30/09/2022 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The number of people in the Cayman Islands currently in a job has grown by almost 15% since the census was completed less than twelve months ago. The combined number of people looking for a job or in work also grew to 11.7%, increasing the actual workforce here to a record level of 54,398 […]

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FOI requests pick back up after lockdown decline

FOI requests pick back up after lockdown decline

| 29/09/2022 | 4 Comments

(CNS): After a decline in requests during 2020 when the Cayman Islands was locked down and the borders closed, freedom of information applications increased last year from 230 to 426, according to statistics released by the Office of the Ombudsman. The report released yesterday to mark International Right to Know Day on 28 September showed […]

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Robbers set up victim with fake car sale

Robbers set up victim with fake car sale

| 29/09/2022 | 62 Comments

(CNS): A resident who arranged to meet someone who claimed on social media to be selling a vehicle was robbed Wednesday night at the location where he had arranged to meet the seller and exchange cash for the car. But as the would-be buyer waited at the rear of a restaurant on North Church Street, […]

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Dog killed and man injured in WB shooting

Dog killed and man injured in WB shooting

| 29/09/2022 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Police have opened an investigation into a shooting at a yard in Birch Tree Hill, West Bay, during the early hours of Thursday morning in which one man was shot in the leg and a dog was shot and killed. Police and other emergency services were called out around 12:15am following a 911 report […]

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7MB erosion worsens after Ian batters structures

7MB erosion worsens after Ian batters structures

| 29/09/2022 | 173 Comments

(CNS): The passage of Hurricane Ian this week has revealed the seriousness of the erosion problems on Seven Mile Beach and how seawalls and hard structures, far from solving the problem, are making matters worse. In some places where there are no hard structures on the dynamic beach, the ocean delivered new deposits of sand. […]

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