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Man facing bigamy charge was victim of scam

Man facing bigamy charge was victim of scam

| 17/07/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Melvin Samuel Williams, a Jamaican national living in Cayman who had been charged with bigamy, had his name cleared this week when it emerged that he was the victim of a divorce scam. The crown withdrew the case against him and offered no evidence, telling the court that it had emerged Williams was one […]

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Visitor badly bitten by barracuda at Sandbar

Visitor badly bitten by barracuda at Sandbar

| 17/07/2019 | 80 Comments

(CNS): A visitor to the Cayman Islands from the United States was badly bitten at the weekend by a barracuda at the Stingray City Sandbar. Some details of the incident were posted on social media by witnesses on the same boat, and Health City Cayman Islands confirmed to CNS on Wednesday that the victim was […]

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Cayman ranked as world’s most costly place

Cayman ranked as world’s most costly place

| 17/07/2019 | 109 Comments

(CNS): It will come as no surprise to Caymanians and residents that they are living in the world’s most expensive place, regardless of government’s efforts to convince the population that inflation is under control, when a dozen eggs is more than double the price of almost anywhere else in the world. Cayman tops both lists […]

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Gunman mugs woman on doorstep

Gunman mugs woman on doorstep

| 17/07/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): An armed man made off with an undisclosed quantity of cash on Sunday night after mugging a woman on her doorstep. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said the robber struck at around 11pm at an address off Anton Bodden Drive in Bodden Town. The woman had just left her place of business and […]

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Petition verification almost halfway there

Petition verification almost halfway there

| 16/07/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has issued an updated tally of the number of signatures on the Cruise Port Referendum petition that they have now verified. As of Monday evening, less than three weeks after the formal process began, 2,362 signatures have already been verified, which is 44.6% of the number required to trigger a people’s […]

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Baby blues hatch in wild

Baby blues hatch in wild

| 16/07/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Researchers working on the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme discovered the first wild hatchling of 2019 at the weekend. Pictures of the baby blues captured by the programme’s manager, Luke Harding, and posted on social media show that the species is breeding in the wild in Cayman once again, after being very close to extinction.

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Pedro says ‘ravers’ breached contract

Pedro says ‘ravers’ breached contract

| 16/07/2019 | 93 Comments

(CNS): Residents around the Pedro St James historic site were furious this weekend when a ‘rave’ at the location got out of hand. But the Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) has said that organisers of the event were in breach of the rental terms and they will not be allowed to host any more similar events […]

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PAHO issues warning about heatwaves

PAHO issues warning about heatwaves

| 16/07/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): With weather forecasters calling for a heatwave this summer in the Caribbean region, as well as in Europe and other parts of the northern hemisphere, the Pan-American Health Organization is urging countries to come up with contingency plans to address the potential impact on people’s health and save lives. This current heatwave is expected […]

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More laws coming to address CFATF criticisms

More laws coming to address CFATF criticisms

| 16/07/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Government is bringing another batch of laws relating to the offshore sector when the Legislative Assembly meets later this month. Most of the bills are designed to enhance the existing anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regime and to meet the criticisms contained in the latest report by the Caribbean Financial Action […]

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OfReg rejects water company rate hike

OfReg rejects water company rate hike

| 16/07/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator has rejected an application by the private sector water company to increase its rates. Cayman Water Company Ltd supplies water to residents in West Bay and Seven Mile Beach and it already charges more than the government-owned Water Authority – Cayman, which supplies the rest of the Cayman Islands. In a […]

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CITA denies airport concerns

CITA denies airport concerns

| 16/07/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association has accused CNS of misinterpreting a statement they sent to us after we put questions about the airport woes to the organisation, which is meant to represent the interests of the diverse range of businesses that make up the tourism industry. The president has said she believes her statement […]

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