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Smugglers swallowed over 60 drug pellets

Smugglers swallowed over 60 drug pellets

| 11/12/2018
(CNS): A jury heard Tuesday how two drug mules involved in a conspiracy to bring uncut liquid cocaine from Colombia into Cayman last year swallowed more than sixty pellets, wrapped in condoms, to get the contraband past the authorities. As the prosecution finished presenting the opening of its case [...]

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Bid to save Barkers from development intensifies

Bid to save Barkers from development intensifies

| 10/12/2018 | 56 Comments
(CNS): Activists fighting the latest environmental battle to save the dwindling natural resources on the Cayman Islands are hosting another meeting in West Bay on Tuesday. The Save Barkers Beach campaign has been intensifying as organisers collect signatures for a petition and urge people to contact [...]

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Messages tie customs officer to drug ring

Messages tie customs officer to drug ring

| 10/12/2018
(CNS): David Lobo (33), a customs officer from Bodden Town. appeared in the dock on Monday facing drug charges relating to a smuggling ring that originated in Colombia. The crown contends that Lobo was involved in at least two smuggling efforts in 2017 using drug mules, who travelled to Cayman as to [...]

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Brothers’ conviction for ‘clinical’ killing sticks

Brothers’ conviction for ‘clinical’ killing sticks

| 10/12/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Brothers Osbourne Douglas (32) and Justin Ramoon (28), who were convicted of killing Jason Powery in a gang-related shooting outside a George Town bar in 2015, have failed in their appeal after the higher court delivered its ruling Friday. The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal found that the cro [...]

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New laws to shake up offshore sector

New laws to shake up offshore sector

| 07/12/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Government has unveiled three new bills that will result in fundamental changes to the way some exempted companies do business in the Cayman Islands. Just weeks before the European Union’s deadline for offshore financial centres to address requirements over what it sees as unfair tax pr [...]

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No trade at Smith Cove, vows MLA

No trade at Smith Cove, vows MLA

| 07/12/2018 | 58 Comments
(CNS): The MLA for George Town South, Barbara Conolly has made a clear public commitment that there will be no commercial activity at Smith Barcadere (a.k.a. Smith Cove). Anchor Tours, a local tour operator who had been selling tours to cruise passengers, in partnership with Carnival ships, has been [...]

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CIG’s Euro trip adds up to $150K

CIG’s Euro trip adds up to $150K

| 05/12/2018 | 73 Comments
(CNS): The extended trip to Europe in September by the premier, financial services minister, the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI) and a number of other government officials cost the public purse more than $150,000, according to documents released by the various relevant government dep [...]

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Smith Cove ‘business’ stirs up concern

Smith Cove ‘business’ stirs up concern

| 05/12/2018 | 150 Comments
(CNS): The public beach area at Smith Cove (Smith Barcadere) has come under scrutiny by local activists and the broader community after revelations that a local tour company is using the location for snorkelling tours for cruise ship passengers. Others may also be using it as a place to rent paddle [...]

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Transport unit dodges FOI with poor records

Transport unit dodges FOI with poor records

| 04/12/2018 | 63 Comments
(CNS): The ombudsman has let the Public Transportation Unit (PTU) off the hook over a refused freedom of information request because of its poor record keeping. In┬áSandy Hermiston’s latest decision regarding an applicant’s appeal over a denied public records request, she has upheld the [...]

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Law reformers examining foreclosure regime

Law reformers examining foreclosure regime

| 03/12/2018 | 57 Comments
(CNS): The Law Reform Commission has circulated a new discussion paper seeking public input about the need, or not, for new legislation regarding the issue of home loans and foreclosures. The commission said there had been a heightened level of public concern about the number of such procedures, the [...]

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DoE seeking to protect 20% of Cayman’s environment

DoE seeking to protect 20% of Cayman’s environment

| 03/12/2018 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Five years after the historic passage of the National Conservation Law, the Department of Environment said that so far it has managed to designate 3,477 acres of land across the three Cayman Islands as public protected areas. Another 634 acres on Grand Cayman are pending for protection, which [...]

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