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UK lawyer claims local firms are breaking LPL

UK lawyer claims local firms are breaking LPL

| 27/03/2017 | 62 Comments
(CNS): Advice from a British lawyer instructed by a group of MLAs has fuelled further controversies surrounding the Legal Practitioners Law. The QC from London chambers claims that local law firms are breaching the existing legislation and conspiring to employ overseas lawyers unlawfully. The advic [...]

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DoE takes aim at arbitrary road plans

DoE takes aim at arbitrary road plans

| 24/03/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): The director of the Department of Environment has criticised the National Roads Authority for its arbitrary submissions of road gazetting applications to Cabinet with what appears to be no strategic review to inform or justify them. Gina Ebanks-Petrie raised concerns to the National Conservat [...]

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Three arrested in drug raid

Three arrested in drug raid

| 24/03/2017
(CNS): Police arrested three people during a targeted, pre-planned operation in George Town Friday. The RCIPS said the raid happened at around 10:00 this morning in the School Road area of the capital. The men were all arrested on suspicion of drug related offences. “The arrests were made with [...]

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$2 bounty on iguanas in new cull plan

$2 bounty on iguanas in new cull plan

| 24/03/2017 | 68 Comments
(CNS): The next battle in the Department of Environment’s war on the invading green iguana will begin in May with a reduced bounty on their reptilian heads because of the significant numbers, officials have revealed. Efforts will begin to reduce the number of iguanas on Grand Cayman, which could b [...]

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Two men charged over violent bar robbery

Two men charged over violent bar robbery

| 24/03/2017
(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: Police have now charged two men in connection with a violent robbery outside a West Bay nightclub earlier this month in which a man was stabbed. The pair were due to appear in court Monday facing a catalogue of charges. The first suspect, a 21-year-old man from West Bay, was [...]

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Prospect shake-up as candidates come and go

Prospect shake-up as candidates come and go

| 24/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Allan Wagner, who was for several weeks the only candidate running in Prospect, has pulled out of the race because he doesn’t think he has the support he needs. But as the self-declared Christian conservative candidate concedes defeat, radio talk show host, Austin Harris, has t [...]

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Kilpatrick’s stay extended by Foreign Office

Kilpatrick’s stay extended by Foreign Office

| 24/03/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Helen Kilpatrick was expected to end her tour as the Cayman Islands governor this September, but her office released a short statement Thursday saying she would be staying on for another six months until March 2018. “The extension was made at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealt [...]

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First treated sex offender released from jail

First treated sex offender released from jail

| 23/03/2017 | 33 Comments
(CNS): The rehabilitation of offenders has become of significant importance at the prison since the change in the law that now requires all inmates to demonstrate that they have changed before they are released early. But one of the most challenging issues for the prison is dealing with sex-offender [...]

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Local MLAs horrified by UK terror attack

Local MLAs horrified by UK terror attack

| 23/03/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Members of the Legislative Assembly briefly stopped their political wrangling yesterday as they came together for a moment of silence at the premier’s request to show their empathy for the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack in London. “We express, on behalf of all members of this [...]

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EIA needed for beachrock removal

EIA needed for beachrock removal

| 23/03/2017 | 79 Comments
(CNS): The Dart subsidiary wanting to dig up over 1,200 feet of beachrock from Seven Mile Beach must carry out a comprehensive environmental impact assessment before technical experts will offer advice on the issue to Cabinet. The National Conservation Council has voted in favour of recommending tha [...]

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DG warns MLAs off CS staff issues

DG warns MLAs off CS staff issues

| 23/03/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson maintained in the Legislative Assembly Monday that politicians should not be asking him about individual civil servants. During a question session on the scandal at the prison that saw the deputy director wrongfully dismissed, Manderson accused Arden McLean (Ea [...]

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