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Cayman magistrate acquits Bermuda magistrate in traffic case

Cayman magistrate acquits Bermuda magistrate in traffic case

| 22/10/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Magistrate Valdis Foldats, who normally sits in the Cayman Islands summary criminal courts, cleared a magistrate in Bermuda yesterday after he had been drafted to the fellow British territory to hear a traffic case against Khamisi Tokunbo, who was charged with refusing a breath test after a crash. Foldats found that the police officer […]

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Offshore lawyers sue Laundromat filmmakers

Offshore lawyers sue Laundromat filmmakers

| 17/10/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The partners of beleaguered law firm Mossack Fonseca are suing the makers of the movie The Laundromat, which is based on the Panama Papers scandal, claiming the film paints them as villains at the centre of a web of illegal offshore activities. Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca filed the legal action in the district […]

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Cayman man drugged and scammed in Florida casino

Cayman man drugged and scammed in Florida casino

| 17/10/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A 69-year-old man from the Cayman Islands was drugged and robbed of an expensive watch and over $1,000 at a casino in Hollywood, Florida, last month, according to Broward County law enforcement officials. The police there released video footage of the Caymanian man at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, which shows the […]

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Global activists highlight regional corruption

Global activists highlight regional corruption

| 24/09/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): More than half of all citizens in Latin American and Caribbean countries assessed by Transparency International believe corruption is getting worse in their country. In the latest report from the anti-corruption activists, people in this region think their governments are not doing enough to tackle corruption. Global Corruption Barometer–Latin America and the Caribbean found […]

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Mystery ‘attack’ in Cuba likely mozzie spray

Mystery ‘attack’ in Cuba likely mozzie spray

| 20/09/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Canadian researchers might have identified the cause of a mystery illness suffered by diplomatic staff in Cuba three years ago as mosquito repellent gas. After several overseas staff from various countries reported mysterious symptoms, officials from the US, in particular, accused the Cuban government of an “acoustic attack” with a secret sonic weapon.

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‘Horny’ judge rebuked by appeal court of Bermuda

‘Horny’ judge rebuked by appeal court of Bermuda

| 17/09/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Justice Carlisle Greaves, who served in the Cayman Islands Grand Court as an acting judge until he retired this summer, has been rebuked by the Court of Appeal in Bermuda for comments he made while presiding over a murder trial in Bermuda about feeling horny. The judge, who demonstrated during his time here that […]

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Webb sentencing moved to 2020

Webb sentencing moved to 2020

| 12/09/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The sentencing hearing for Jeffrey Webb, who rose to the dizzy heights of global football management before being brought down in a massive FIFA scandal in 2015, has been put off for the tenth time. Although he was due to be sentenced this month, the former CIFA and CONCACAF president, who pleaded guilty to […]

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2,500 missing in the Bahamas

2,500 missing in the Bahamas

| 11/09/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): As the full catastrophe of Hurricane Dorian becomes apparent in the Bahamas, 2,500 people have been registered as missing. However, the list of the missing has not yet been checked against government records of those still in shelters or who have been evacuated, according to National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) spokesman Carl Smith. The […]

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Death toll in Bahamas will be ‘staggering’

Death toll in Bahamas will be ‘staggering’

| 08/09/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The number of people confirmed dead in the Bahamas as a result of Hurricane Dorian has risen to 43, but the Bahamas Government has said the final death toll will be “staggering”. Health Minister Duane Sands told local radio last week, “The public needs to prepare for unimaginable information about the death toll and […]

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UK heading for possible general elections

UK heading for possible general elections

| 06/09/2019 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The current chaos in British politics means that the future is very unpredictable. However, now that parliamentarians appear to have blocked Prime Minister Boris Johnson from crashing out of the European Union on 31 October, an increasingly likely scenario is for a general election in November, the results of which could have very real […]

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Cayman chopper sent to help Bahamas

Cayman chopper sent to help Bahamas

| 05/09/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Bahamas Government has accepted the Cayman Islands’ offer of the use of the RCIPS helicopter to support relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, which devastated the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, leaving at least 23 people dead, many in desperate need and much of the infrastructure flattened. The Cayman government has […]

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