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Fire officers released from hospital

Fire officers released from hospital

| 12/01/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Fire fighters Jason McCoy and Garfield Ritch, who were both injured when a fire truck flipped on the Cayman Brac airport runway last week, have been released from hospital, officials have confirmed. Meanwhile, the investigation into what went wrong continues and plans are being made to shuffl [...]

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Woman fought off knife-wielding attacker

Woman fought off knife-wielding attacker

| 12/01/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): A woman was attacked by a person armed with a knife on Tuesday morning in the grounds of her own apartment complex. An RCIPS spokesperson said that patrols in the Shores area of West Bay, where the crime took place, have been increased and police are asking residents to be vigilant. Accordin [...]

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Landlord threatens tenant with machete

Landlord threatens tenant with machete

| 12/01/2017
(CNS): A 45-year-old man from West Bay has been charged with causing fear or provocation of violence and possession of an offensive weapon after allegations that he threatened his tenants with a machete during a dispute about rent Monday night. Police said they were called to a disturbance on Getsam [...]

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Cayman bar chief takes aim at immigration law

Cayman bar chief takes aim at immigration law

| 12/01/2017 | 52 Comments
(CNS): Abraham Thoppil, the president of the Caymanian Bar Association, which represents around 245 local lawyers, has said that the immigration law is failing both expatriates and Caymanians and is desperate need of a “drastic overhaul”. Speaking at the opening of the courts Wednesday, Thoppil [...]

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Court caseload ‘almost logistically impossible’

Court caseload ‘almost logistically impossible’

| 12/01/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): The chief justice has warned that the court workload is now so great that without a new building it is verging on a “logistic impossibility” to manage the cases properly. Every year at the Grand Court’s ceremonial opening for almost a decade Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has raised the [...]

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Cultural policy to protect vanishing heritage

Cultural policy to protect vanishing heritage

| 11/01/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): One of the driving forces behind the government’s push to adopt a formal cultural policy has been the increased community awareness that many of Cayman’s traditions, arts, crafts and heritage are disappearing. With the beginning of a public consultation period on a proposed policy doc [...]

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Booby meets sad end at Turtle Centre

Booby meets sad end at Turtle Centre

| 11/01/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): A red-footed booby bird rescued by wildlife volunteers in the UK when it turned up on a pebble beach along the south coast of England and returned to the Cayman Islands just before Christmas has died. Named ‘Norman’ by his rescuers, the bird was believed to have lost his way during migrat [...]

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Road blocked by collision during commuter hour

Road blocked by collision during commuter hour

| 11/01/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Officers from the RCIPS Traffic Management Unit were out on the roads again this morning dealing with another traffic collision. At around 8:15am a brown Honda CRV and a Ford Explorer crashed near to the Southern Skies Apartments along South Sound Road. Although no one involved in the smash w [...]

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Bill outlaws CIG board conflicts

Bill outlaws CIG board conflicts

| 11/01/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The Public Authorities Bill, 2016, which is expected to go before legislators over the next few weeks when parliament meets for the last time before the General Election, will, if passed, outlaw conflicts of interest for board members. The new legislation will standardise statutory authoritie [...]

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New voter list confirmed at 19,449

New voter list confirmed at 19,449

| 10/01/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Almost one thousand more voters have been added to the country’s electoral roll as the voter drive ahead of the May General Election continues and the clock ticks on the registration deadline. As Cayman gears up for the first ever national poll under a system of ‘one man, one voteR [...]

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Just six recruits from 114 begin cop training

Just six recruits from 114 begin cop training

| 10/01/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Five men and one woman from a diverse range of backgrounds began the classroom element of their RCIPS training Monday. The 2017 recruit class is smaller than police management said they had hoped after they received 114 applications during last September’s recruitment campaign. Once the mi [...]

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