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Cops seek guns to match high calibre ammo

Cops seek guns to match high calibre ammo

| 07/12/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has made an appeal for information about high-powered weapons that are being held illegally somewhere in the community. Police said that on Friday members of the public found four live rounds of ammunition in the Barkers area of West Bay that came from high powered assault weapons. The concerned citizens took the […]

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COVID takes younger, healthier victims

COVID takes younger, healthier victims

| 06/12/2021 | 189 Comments

(CNS): Nine people who were positive for COVID-19 have now died, and unconfirmed information trickling into the public domain via social media, together with revelations made in Parliament suggest that at least three unvaccinated people under the age of 60 with no previous serious health conditions have now succumbed to COVID.

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PACT to spend $21M to rescue beaches

PACT to spend $21M to rescue beaches

| 06/12/2021 | 102 Comments

(CNS): The PACT Government has committed to investing a significant amount of money in sustainability and climate resiliency. Premier Wayne Panton said the Cayman Islands no longer has the time to ignore what is happening and not do something to build more resiliency and mitigate for what is coming.

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OfReg clears more domestic wind, solar power

OfReg clears more domestic wind, solar power

| 06/12/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator, OfReg, has cleared CUC to interconnect with another 3 mega-watts of power generated by domestic rooftop solar and small wind turbines under its Consumer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) and Distributed Energy Resource (DER) programmes. Applications opened Monday and available power is expected to be snapped up quickly given the continued popularity […]

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André promises radical change for those in need

André promises radical change for those in need

| 06/12/2021 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Social Development Minister André Ebanks has promised “transformative change” across the social services landscape of the Cayman Islands, which includes repealing and replacing the “horribly titled” Poor People’s Relief Act in the first quarter of next year and a significant increase in investment in what will become the Financial Assistance Department. According to the […]

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Police name Jamaican man killed in Red Bay crash

Police name Jamaican man killed in Red Bay crash

| 06/12/2021 | 90 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 12:11pm: Police have now identified the man who died in a collision Sunday night as Alden Emelo Ohero Irons (29), a Jamaican national residing in the Cayman Islands. According to the RCIPS, shortly before 10:00pm last night, the emergency services responded to a report of a serious two-vehicle collision on Shamrock Road in […]

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Booster shot gap cut to three months for all adults

Booster shot gap cut to three months for all adults

| 05/12/2021 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Everyone aged 18 years and older is now able to get a booster shot three months after a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination as a precaution against the Omicron variant, the Public Health Department has said. The new strain has alread spread to more than 40 countries just over a week after it […]

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Caymanians take on top jobs at MDAL

Caymanians take on top jobs at MDAL

| 03/12/2021 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of District Administration and Lands (MDAL) has appointed Caymanian Chelsea K Whittaker as deputy district commissioner for the Department of District Administration, where she will be responsible for providing managerial, leadership and strategic policy support to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman District Commissioner Mark Tibbetts.

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Alden rails against PACT’s management of pandemic

Alden rails against PACT’s management of pandemic

| 03/12/2021 | 128 Comments

(CNS): Former premier Alden McLaughlin (RED) was deeply critical of the PACT Government’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic when he spoke in Parliament this week. The veteran politician accused them of living in “some kind of parallel universe”, because despite “their preening” about how good they were, he had “found no constituency of support, no […]

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Ex-soccer star jailed for 44 months for violent rampage

Ex-soccer star jailed for 44 months for violent rampage

| 03/12/2021 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Derrin Kennedy Ebanks (32) was sentenced on Thursday to three years and eight months in jail, having been convicted this summer of several charges relating to a violent, drunken rampage against three women last September. Ebanks had been bailed following his conviction by a jury in August and therefore began serving his prison term […]

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Loss of civil union law would restore rights violations

Loss of civil union law would restore rights violations

| 03/12/2021 | 71 Comments

(CNS): The lawyer representing the Attorney General’s Chambers and the governor’s office told a court Thursday that if it overturned the Civil Partnership Act, which gave legal status to same-sex unions, it would be re-introducing the serious violation of human rights against the LGBT community that had been identified by the Cayman Islands Court of […]

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