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Inquiry underway into simultaneous car fires

Inquiry underway into simultaneous car fires

| 20/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two car fires that happened at around 11:00pm in Windsor Park, George Town, on Tuesday night are now under investigation, but officials have not yet said whether they believe the vehicles were deliberately set alight. Fire fighters and police officers responded to one blaze at an address on Theresa Drive, where a grey Honda Civic was […]

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Police make gambling and ganja arrests in BT

Police make gambling and ganja arrests in BT

| 20/02/2019

(CNS): A 48-year-old man from Bodden Town is currently in police custody after he was arrested Tuesday for ganja and gambling offences. A second 42-year-old-man who was arrested over an illegal lottery ticket has been bailed. At around 5:40pm on 19 February, officers on patrol in Cumber Avenue stopped a man who had raised their suspicions. […]

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Miller gives his backing to civil unions

Miller gives his backing to civil unions

| 20/02/2019 | 100 Comments

(CNS): Ezzard Miller has given his support to the introduction of civil unions, offering the same legal rights as married couples to same-sex couples as well as opposite-sex couples in common-law relationships. Speaking for himself and not the official opposition group, he said he still does not support marriage equality but said “in my personal […]

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Cruise ship passenger denies gun charges

Cruise ship passenger denies gun charges

| 20/02/2019

(CNS): Carol Ann McNeill Skorupan (67), a cruise ship passenger who was visiting Cayman from Wisconsin, has denied two charges relating to the possession of an unlicensed gun and ammunition. The American woman was arrested and charged earlier this month at Owen Roberts International Airport, where she had gone to collect luggage that had been shipped […]

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Prison rehab pilot project expanding

Prison rehab pilot project expanding

| 20/02/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): A third prisoner from HMP Northward who is coming to the end of his sentence has joined the Department of Environmental Health’s garbage collection team as part of a joint project of the DEH and HM Cayman Islands Prison Service to place inmates in jobs. Last year the two agencies signed a memorandum of understanding […]

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Airport overseas recruitment stirs trouble

Airport overseas recruitment stirs trouble

| 20/02/2019 | 92 Comments

(CNS): An overseas recruitment drive for air traffic controllers by the Cayman Islands Airports Authority is stirring up controversy as the current increase in air traffic does not appear to justify the move, according to the airport’s own most recent statistics. The authority is seeking to double the headcount with overseas controllers, which has been criticised […]

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Quarries threaten protected wildlife pond

Quarries threaten protected wildlife pond

| 20/02/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Meagre Bay Pond in Bodden Town, an important feeding site for resident and migratory herons, egrets, waders, ducks and other water birds, is being “adversely affected” by two quarries because access routes between them and the pond are being inundated with water from the quarries, the Department of Environment has warned in detailed submissions […]

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OfReg making ‘truth’ rules for utilities

OfReg making ‘truth’ rules for utilities

| 19/02/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): OfReg, the regulatory body which now has oversight of all utilities in the Cayman Islands, has opened a public consultation on proposed new rules to ensure that these providers tell the truth in their advertisements and promotions. Officials said the aim is to create a set of rules that will allow the Utility Regulation […]

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Store clerk fights off would-be robber

Store clerk fights off would-be robber

| 19/02/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A lone masked man, who turned out to be unarmed when he attempted to rob a store in George Town Monday evening, met with some resistance from the store clerk, who hit the suspect with a stick, sending him off empty handed, according to a Royal Cayman Islands Police Service report. The foiled stick-up […]

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Poor record keeping keeps public in dark

Poor record keeping keeps public in dark

| 19/02/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Ombudsman Sandy Hermiston called out the Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) for poor record keeping following a hearing over a disputed freedom of information request relating to pension records where civil servants claimed that communication about the issue in question was largely through word of mouth. Hermiston said the practice of government […]

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Securities expert returns to Cayman for CIMA job

Securities expert returns to Cayman for CIMA job

| 19/02/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Gerald Halischuk is the new head of the Securities Supervision Division at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, effective Monday, 11 February, according to a CIMA release. Halischuk, who is Canadian, comes to Cayman from Anguilla, where he was the managing director of the Financial Commission there for four years. Halischuk has previously worked in the […]

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