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The prince and the president dance around politics

The prince and the president dance around politics

| 28/12/2017 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Former US president Barack Obama’s first media interview since he handed over the keys of the White House to Donald Trump may have come as a surprise to many as it was with the BBC and a royal prince. When Prince Harry sat down with the former US leader for the Q&A as part […]

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No record of Florida fugitive in Cayman

No record of Florida fugitive in Cayman

| 16/11/2017 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Local authorities say they have no record of a fugitive from Pasco County, Florida, being in the Cayman Islands, following news reports in the United States that Joseph Burke (53) may have fled here after scamming another man out of $100,000 in a house sale con. “Currently there is no record of the individual being […]

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Former local football official jailed in US

Former local football official jailed in US

| 31/10/2017 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Costas Takkas (61), the former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association, has been sentenced to 15 months in jail for his part in the FIFA corruption scandal, according to reports coming from the US. Takkas worked as Jeffrey Webb’s attaché when the former CIFA president was also VP of FIFA. Takkas, who […]

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Webb to learn his fate in January

Webb to learn his fate in January

| 11/10/2017 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The former Cayman Islands and regional football boss, Jeffery Webb, is now due to be sentenced for his part in the global FIFA scandal in January, according to listings from a New York court. Webb fell far from grace when he was arrested in Switzerland in a US probe into football corruption while he […]

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Flooding kills 1,200 in Asia and 39 in the US

Flooding kills 1,200 in Asia and 39 in the US

| 31/08/2017 | 33 Comments

(CNS): As the US reels from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, with large swathes of Texas and parts of Louisiana still submerged, catastrophic flooding from monsoon rains in India, Nepal and Bangladesh has impacted millions of lives and is thought to have caused the death of at least 1,200 people. Save the Children says that […]

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Caymanian in suspected Florida murder-suicide

Caymanian in suspected Florida murder-suicide

| 11/08/2017 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Police in South Florida are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide after Ronald Bennette (38), originally  from George Town, Grand Cayman, and his wife, Shani Bennette (39), were both found shot dead in a car near a Pembroke Pines home in the early hours of Thursday morning. The couple’s bodies were discovered in […]

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Bush: I committed no crime

Bush: I committed no crime

| 24/07/2017 | 114 Comments

(CNS): The speaker of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly is insisting that he will be completely cleared of the allegations that he groped a casino worker in Florida last week. After returning to Cayman Friday evening amid calls for his resignation, Bush claimed he was wrongfully arrested. He apologised for the uproar caused by the […]

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Opposition calls on CIG to deal with Mac

Opposition calls on CIG to deal with Mac

| 21/07/2017 | 88 Comments

(CNS): The opposition MLAs are calling on the PPM-led administration to deal with what they say is the embarrassment caused by the arrest of the parliament’s speaker, McKeeva Bush. The statement from the five independent members on the opposition benches falls short of calling for Bush’s resignation but instead suggests that government needs to restore […]

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Bush accused of groping waitress

Bush accused of groping waitress

| 20/07/2017 | 124 Comments

(CNS): The speaker of the Legislative Assembly and the former premier of the Cayman Islands, McKeeva Bush, continued to make headlines Thursday as more details emerged in connection with his arrest in Florida last Monday night. According to a spokesperson from the Seminole police department, Bush (62) was arrested because a female employee at the […]

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Takkas admits helping Webb launder FIFA bribes

Takkas admits helping Webb launder FIFA bribes

| 25/05/2017 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association has pleaded guilty to money laundering charges after he admitted receiving and passing along over $1.5 million to his old boss, Jeffrey Webb, in the ongoing FIFA scandal. Costas Takkas (60), who was Webb’s aide, said he received and passed on cash to the former […]

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US visitors to pre-clear, China gets visa-free entry

US visitors to pre-clear, China gets visa-free entry

| 02/02/2017 | 122 Comments

(CNS): The premier has announced some immigration changes that will impact travellers to Cayman and Caymanian travellers. Speaking at Cayman Economic Outlook Thursday, Alden McLaughlin said his government was close to finalising an agreement for immigration pre-clearance at Miami International Airport for eligible passengers coming to Cayman. He also revealed that Chinese visitors with a valid […]

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