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Prison nabs suspect throwing drugs into jail

Prison nabs suspect throwing drugs into jail

| 20/02/2017

(CNS): A man has been arrested after a prison officer caught him throwing ganja over the prison fence. The suspect was said to be in possession of several pounds of ganja in two large bags when he was apprehended. A release from HM Cayman Islands Prison Service said that on Thursday, Prison Offic [...]

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Cayman facing long-term drought

Cayman facing long-term drought

| 20/02/2017 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) has warned that the Cayman Islands and other western Caribbean countries are facing a worsening drought with several months of the dry season still to go. In a drought bulletin released Monday, the regional climate agency s [...]

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Man charged with Valentine’s Day gun assault

Man charged with Valentine’s Day gun assault

| 20/02/2017

(CNS): A George Town man was due in court Monday accused of hitting another man with a gun on Valentine’s Day night. Without evidence that the gun was real, the 20-year-old man has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm and common assault on a man sitting in a car. Police were [...]

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Bill forces CoP to fire convicted officers

Bill forces CoP to fire convicted officers

| 20/02/2017 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Among the massive amount of new bills and amendments that legislators will be debating when they return to parliament this week for the final meeting of this administration, MLAs will be debating a change to the Police Law (2014 Revision) that requires the police commissioner to fire offic [...]

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Syed claims he came back to clear name

Syed claims he came back to clear name

| 20/02/2017

(CNS): The former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, who was wanted by the Cayman authorities for many years before he was arrested in Switzerland, said he did not contest his extradition to the Cayman Islands because he wanted to clear his name. Continuing his evidence Fr [...]

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Home invader charged with attempted rape

Home invader charged with attempted rape

| 17/02/2017

(CNS): The 48-year-old man from West Bay who is accused of invading a woman’s bedroom and committing an indecent act has been charged with a catalogue of offences, including attempted rape. Ronnie Ebanks was arrested Wednesday and charged Friday morning in relation to the home invasion at [...]

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Driver charged in fatal car crash fire

Driver charged in fatal car crash fire

| 17/02/2017

(CNS): A 33-year-old man from George Town has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving in relation to a major collision on the West Bay Road in the early hours of 14 September 2015, near Public Beach.  The crash claimed the life of Jessie Perry (21) , who was a passenger in the blac [...]

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Chamber calls for honesty in elections

Chamber calls for honesty in elections

| 17/02/2017

(CNS Elections): Kyle Broadhurst, the new Chamber of Commerce president, urged candidates not to neglect accuracy in the election campaign, given the recent democratic turbulence following the Brexit referendum in the UK and the US elections, where politics became very divisive and “loud opinio [...]

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McLaughlin confident he will ‘be back’

McLaughlin confident he will ‘be back’

| 17/02/2017 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The premier appeared confident he would be back in the job after the general election when he spoke at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit Thursday. Alden McLaughlin took the opportunity to plug his government’s achievements over the last few years, from economic growth to a fall [...]

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Doesn’t see a need to hear about Anne Frank’s diary

Doesn’t see a need to hear about Anne Frank’s diary

| 17/02/2017

Who selects the speakers and why do they focus mostly on violence? Are there guidelines for what is appropriate and what is not when it comes to children? Why mess up children’s minds with horrors of violence? Anne Frank’s diary had been exploited and overused. No offence, but reliving a trag [...]

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Skills gap remains challenge for bosses

Skills gap remains challenge for bosses

| 17/02/2017

(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce president has said that its members remain concerned about the skills gap in the local working population and the failure of the education system to deliver the employees needed by local businesses. Kyle Broadhurst, a local attorney who stepped into the top role a [...]

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