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Police chopper to help in TCI migrant crisis

Police chopper to help in TCI migrant crisis

| 01/12/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): One of the RCIPS H145 helicopters and its crew have been deployed to the Turks and Caicos Islands to support the police there with a worsening migrant crisis in the islands. Seven undocumented Haitians drowned Monday night after a vessel carrying a large number of migrants collided with a TCI marine patrol boat trying […]

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Speaker’s ex-UK lawyer in hot water over work for OTs

Speaker’s ex-UK lawyer in hot water over work for OTs

| 11/11/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Sir Geoffrey Cox QC, a member of the British Parliament, is coming in for some serious criticism in the UK over legal work he has been doing in the overseas territories. Cox, the MP for Torridge and West Devon and a former attorney general for England and Wales, successfully represented Speaker McKeeva Bush in […]

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Murdered UK MP was Cayman friend

Murdered UK MP was Cayman friend

| 18/10/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Sir David Amess (69), the veteran Conservative MP who was stabbed multiple times and killed during a constituency meeting on Friday, was a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Cayman Islands. His murder has reignited the conversation in the UK about the safety and vulnerability of political representatives, a problem that […]

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Premier offers support in wake of Bay Islands fire

Premier offers support in wake of Bay Islands fire

| 04/10/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS) Around 2,000 people on the cay of Bonacca in the Bay Islands, Honduras, have been affected by a devastating fire that tore through the area on Saturday morning destroying over 200 homes and buildings. The Cayman Islands has close historical ties to the area and Premier Wayne Panton has offered support as the community […]

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Panton: Assassination of Haiti’s president ‘shocking’

Panton: Assassination of Haiti’s president ‘shocking’

| 07/07/2021 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse during an armed attack at his home Wednesday morning is “shocking”, Premier Wayne Panton said in a statement expressing dismay at the news. Moïse was shot dead at the presidential residence in Port-au-Prince during the early morning hours and his wife was badly wounded by unidentified gunmen […]

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UK to give its overseas citizens life-long vote

UK to give its overseas citizens life-long vote

| 30/05/2021 | 50 Comments

(CNS): British citizens living outside the UK will soon have the right to vote in future UK general elections, no matter how long they have been away from the country. Currently, British citizens who have been living abroad for 15 years lose their democratic rights, even if they have not gained the right to vote […]

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Prince Philip dies at Windsor Castle age 99

Prince Philip dies at Windsor Castle age 99

| 09/04/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS) Updated with local statements and protocol: Royal officials have announced the death of 99-year-old Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband of 73 years. Local officials have said that flags are flying at half-mast on all government buildings across the Cayman Islands today (Friday) to mark his passing. The Duke of Edinburgh died peacefully at Windsor […]

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BVI governor launches corruption inquiry

BVI governor launches corruption inquiry

| 18/01/2021 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Gus Jaspert, the outgoing governor of the British Virgin Islands, has opened a commission of inquiry into allegations in the territory of significant political corruption, major governance issues and even accusations of criminal gangs infiltrating the elected and administrative branches. In a press release from the Cayman Islands governor’s office, officials said the seizure […]

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All travellers to UK require negative COVID test

All travellers to UK require negative COVID test

| 08/01/2021 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Despite being one of only a handful of places around the world with no community transmission of the coronavirus, even Cayman residents travelling to the UK will now need a negative test before they can fly into the country. As part of efforts to protect Britain against the new more transmissible strains of the […]

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Legal ganja hits new high in US election

Legal ganja hits new high in US election

| 10/11/2020 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Several more states in the US voted in last Tuesday’s elections to legalise the use of ganja in various down ballot referendums across the country. Coupled with the changing attitude towards the use of cannabis, Joe Biden’s win has seen cannabis stocks soar, given the increased likelihood of the drug’s decriminalisation. The results demonstrate […]

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Key West votes to ban mass cruise tourism

Key West votes to ban mass cruise tourism

| 04/11/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Voters in Key West, Florida, supported curtailing mass cruise tourism in their ports in a down ballot referendum choice in Tuesday’s elections. While the majority of electors statewide showed that the environment was not their primary concern, as they voted for the re-election of President Donald Trump at the top of the ticket, residents […]

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