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Woman robbed by gunmen in West Bay

Woman robbed by gunmen in West Bay

| 20/01/2021 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A woman, who is understood to be pregnant, was robbed by two men, one of them armed with a gun, on Town Hall Road in West Bay Tuesday night. The incident happened around 10pm but police did not confirm the incident or release the descriptions until late Wednesday afternoon, despite media requests. The two […]

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Douglas finally admits massive status fraud

Douglas finally admits massive status fraud

| 20/01/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): In an eleventh hour plea, Judith Douglas (55), who was charged with a Caymanian status fraud to the tune of almost $1.9 million, has finally admitted her crime. She was due to face a retrial next Tuesday but pleaded guilty today (Wednesday) to one count of obtaining property by deception. Douglas was convicted of […]

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Just hours left to join roll for May election

Just hours left to join roll for May election

| 20/01/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office will be open today, Wednesday, until 7:00pm, leaving just hours for eligible individuals who are not registered to make the voters list that will be used on election day in May. The Elections Office and numerous activist groups as well as the candidates have been on a major voter drive ahead […]

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Disabled teen says stabbing was self-defence

Disabled teen says stabbing was self-defence

| 20/01/2021

(CNS): Renaldo Taylor (19), who is facing charges of wounding his stepfather last June, told police that he stabbed Damian Wellington in self-defence during an angry attack at their North Side home. As Taylor’s trial drew to a close in Grand Court on Tuesday, a jury heard that the teenager, who lost a leg in […]

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More than 550 turtle nests break season records

More than 550 turtle nests break season records

| 20/01/2021 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The year 2020 will go down in history for many reasons but it has also made the record books here for the length of the wild turtle nesting season and number of nests found on the islands’ beaches. Across Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, Department of Environment staff and volunteers counted 557 nests and […]

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CPI ministry creates new senior finance job

CPI ministry creates new senior finance job

| 20/01/2021 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Despite the pressure on public finances, given the economic strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure has created a new top level job. Emma Linney has been appointed as senior finance manager of Centralised Management Support Services (CMSS). The new post is to offer financial advice to the […]

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Activists seek public opinion on environment

Activists seek public opinion on environment

| 19/01/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The local activist group, Amplify Cayman, has published on online survey which it says is designed to gather data and gauge public opinion on local and global environmental issues impacting the Cayman Islands. According to a release from the campaigners, the aim is to influence candidates running for office in May to set environmental […]

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Fire crews back at burning dump

Fire crews back at burning dump

| 19/01/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Government officials said the Cayman Islands Fire Service was back at the George Town dump at around 7pm on Tuesday evening, attending to “an incident” after “open flames were observed from the top of the landfill”. Officials have now confirmed that they don’t believe this fire was connected to one on Monday probably […]

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Suspect drunk driver has narrow escape

Suspect drunk driver has narrow escape

| 19/01/2021

(CNS): The driver of a grey Kia Cerato who crashed into a wall on Sunday evening in Bodden Town was uninjured after a lucky escape. The 26-year-old man from West Bay was helped out of the car by a member of the public after it caught fire shortly after the collision. However, he was arrested […]

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Over 5,300 get first dose of COVID vaccine

Over 5,300 get first dose of COVID vaccine

| 19/01/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The COVID-19 vaccination plan continues apace with 5,339 people having received their first dose within two weeks of the Pfizer shots arriving here. Following government’s decision to use up all 9,750 doses of the vaccine that were delivered on 5 January for first shots and give the second from new supplies of up to […]

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Police identify victim in West Bay crash

Police identify victim in West Bay crash

| 19/01/2021 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police have identified the young man killed in the single-vehicle crash last weekend as Shayne Anthony Ewart (24) from West Bay. However, the RCIPS has not offered any more details about the fatal collision. The crash happened early Saturday morning, just minutes after the green Honda Accord had been pursued by police, having driven […]

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