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Cullers bag over 850,000 greens

Cullers bag over 850,000 greens

| 21/08/2019 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The nationwide cull aimed at making a very serious dent in the invasive green iguana population has seen more than 850,000 carcasses taken to the dump since the project began some ten months ago. Despite a surge in cull numbers through May and June, with around 222,000 iguanas killed over those two months, wet […]

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Appeal court to hear first challenges to life tariffs

Appeal court to hear first challenges to life tariffs

| 20/08/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal summer session opens this week, the first criminal cases that the higher court will hear relate to the tariffs handed down to a number of prisoners serving life sentences for murder and rape.

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Teenagers in dock over WB street robbery

Teenagers in dock over WB street robbery

| 20/08/2019

(CNS): Two 19-year-old men from West Bay appeared in the Grand Court dock Tuesday, facing trial on robbery charges over an alleged mugging of another teenager in the district last year. The crown contends that Eddington Bush and Allan McKenzie attacked their victim outside a local grocery store in West Bay, ripping out his earnings […]

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Referendum edges ever closer

Referendum edges ever closer

| 20/08/2019 | 50 Comments

(CNS): By Monday evening the Elections Office had confirmed 4,772 of the signatures on the petition calling for a people’s referendum on the question of government’s proposed cruise berthing project in George Town, which is more than 90% of the number required. Just 520 more are needed to reach the target of 25% of registered […]

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Watson and Blake silent at first court showing

Watson and Blake silent at first court showing

| 20/08/2019

(CNS): The charges against the former treasurer at the Cayman Islands Football Association, Canover Watson, and its current vice president, Bruce Blake, for alleged corruption and related offences have been transmitted to the Grand Court after the two men made their first court appearance Tuesday. Watson and Blake sat a clear distance apart as they […]

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Bodden Towner crowned Miss Cayman Universe

Bodden Towner crowned Miss Cayman Universe

| 20/08/2019

(CNS Local Life): Kadejah Bodden, 24, almost swept the board of pageant prizes when she took the Miss Cayman Universe crown on Saturday night. The latest local beauty queen may be at home on the pageant stage winning the titles for Best in Gown, Best Legs and Best Smile but Bodden also has a master’s […]

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Key concerns over cruise port project, Part 1

Key concerns over cruise port project, Part 1

| 19/08/2019 | 38 Comments

(CPR Cayman): As the Elections Office verification process passes 88% and the first constitutionally enshrined people-initiated referendum becomes a certainty, much of the critical data Caymanian voters will need to be able to truly make an informed decision has still not been made public by the government.

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CIG to cut proposed loan for bond pay-off

CIG to cut proposed loan for bond pay-off

| 19/08/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has confirmed that it will meet the bond payment of US$312 million (approximately CI$261.3 million) that is due to be repaid on 24 November this year and may not need to borrow as much as previously anticipated to pay off that bond and still maintain its cash flow obligations. As […]

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Security guard run down by suspect at marina

Security guard run down by suspect at marina

| 19/08/2019 | 135 Comments

(CNS): A security guard is in critical condition after a run-in with trespassers at a George Town restaurant and yacht marina Sunday night. Police said they received a report around 8:45pm about an altercation at a business at the end of North Sound Road. A security guard had come upon four young men using the […]

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LRC poses decriminalising  suicide

LRC poses decriminalising suicide

| 19/08/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The Law Reform Commission has published a discussion paper asking the public to submit their comments on the decriminalisation of suicide, which many people may be surprised to learn is still an offence in the Cayman Islands. The paper follows a referral via the Attorney General from the Alex Panton Foundation, a mental health […]

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Cops coordinate multiple busts

Cops coordinate multiple busts

| 19/08/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Around 74 police officers were involved in a series of proactive, coordinated, high-visibility operations across Grand Cayman last Thursday throughout the day and night. In what the RCIPS said was an effort to increase its visibility on the streets and test its response and operational capabilities on a large scale, officers carried out traffic […]

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