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Road crashes more than doubled in 2017

Road crashes more than doubled in 2017

| 23/04/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service recorded more than double the number of crashes on the roads in 2017 compared to the previous year, and although the number of fatal accidents dropped from seven to three, only one less person lost their lives compared to 2016. With 2,725 collisions, in [...]

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Cayman caught in shadow of EU data regulation

Cayman caught in shadow of EU data regulation

| 23/04/2018 | 5 Comments
(CNS): As repercussions from the Facebook personal data scandal continue to reverberate around the world, a new directive from the European Union could have a major impact on the bottom line for any Cayman Islands company that holds any personal data of EU citizens. The Cayman Data Protection Law, w [...]

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Cayman Brac well water contaminated

Cayman Brac well water contaminated

| 20/04/2018 | 46 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has issued a warning to residents of Watering Place, Cayman Brac, after officials found high levels of faecal bacteria contamination in the well water as a result of what could be sewage seepage. Officials urged people not to use well water for dr [...]

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Crime down but slight increase in serious offences

Crime down but slight increase in serious offences

| 20/04/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has reported a less than 1% drop in the overall crime rate for 2017 when compared to 2016 but there has been a just over 1% increase in more serious crimes. For the first time the RCIPS has produced a comprehensive breakdown and analysis of both crime a [...]

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PR scam appeal over absence of Bush rejected

PR scam appeal over absence of Bush rejected

| 19/04/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Paul Hume Ebanks, who is serving a 14-year prison term for his conviction on over two dozen counts relating to a Cayman Islands permanent residency and status scam, had his appeal rejected by the higher court Thursday. Ebanks was convicted for over two dozen charges of conning people out of c [...]

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Appeal court jails free man in cop assault case

Appeal court jails free man in cop assault case

| 18/04/2018 | 131 Comments
(CNS): Seth O’Neil Watler broke down in court Wednesday and had to be assisted down the stairs to the cells after he was jailed by the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal when the panel overturned a ten-month suspended sentence and replaced it with a year in prison. Watler pleaded guilty last October [...]

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Abandoned tangled net ensnares 100s of fish

Abandoned tangled net ensnares 100s of fish

| 18/04/2018 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Boats, planes and all the relevant authorities around the region have been alerted to a twisted and tangled ball of abandoned fishing net, estimated to be at least 40ft across and 40ft deep, that is drifting somewhere off the Cayman coast. The so-called “ghost net” has ensnared h [...]

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Caymanians outraged over need to prove status

Caymanians outraged over need to prove status

| 18/04/2018 | 226 Comments
(CNS): The immigration department has issued a statement aiming to clarify the situation for people who are Caymanian by right through descent who have to acquire a letter from immigration proving that fact. However, the statement leaves several questions unanswered and has done little to address th [...]

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Women plan legal action after marriage rejection

Women plan legal action after marriage rejection

| 18/04/2018 | 447 Comments
(CNS): A woman from the Cayman Islands and her fiancée are taking legal action after their application for a marriage licence was rejected Monday by the General Register because they are in a same-sex relationship. Chantelle Day, who is Caymanian, and her partner Vickie Bodden, who is British, ha [...]

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Illegal numbers ring busted in West Bay

Illegal numbers ring busted in West Bay

| 17/04/2018 | 55 Comments
(CNS): Friday the thirteenth turned out to be unlucky for a couple in West Bay who were arrested after community cops busted a suspected numbers racket last week. The operation was in response to local concerns about illegal gambling and anti-social behaviour in and around the West Church Street and [...]

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Arsonists set new cop cars on fire

Arsonists set new cop cars on fire

| 17/04/2018 | 77 Comments
(CNS): Two new police cars were set on fire in George Town in the early hours of this morning in a suspected targeted arson attack, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. Police said that the blaze happened before 2:45am on Tuesday, 17 April, at a local garage on Walkers Road. The car [...]

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