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Cultural policy to protect local artists

Cultural policy to protect local artists

| 26/04/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): A new government policy document that has now been made public aims for the first time to formally protect local artists and give them the support they need to work. After much research and a lengthy public consultation period, the premier’s ministry has shaped a policy direction for herita [...]

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Animal activists target Carnival’s turtle farm trips

Animal activists target Carnival’s turtle farm trips

| 25/04/2017 | 63 Comments
(CNS): World Animal Protection, the UK-based animal rights charity, is turning its attention to Carnival Cruise Lines as it continues its five-year campaign against the Cayman Turtle Centre (previously the Cayman Turtle Farm). This week WPA has launched a petition calling on the leading cruise line [...]

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Travel agent cleared of 14 fraud charges

Travel agent cleared of 14 fraud charges

| 25/04/2017 | 74 Comments
(CNS): Theresa Chin, the former owner of 123 Travel, has been acquitted of more than a dozen deception offences in relation to her failed business. It took a jury just over a couple of hours to find Chin not guilty on 14 counts of obtaining and attempting to obtain property by deception in connecti [...]

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Cops concerned by booze fueled call-outs

Cops concerned by booze fueled call-outs

| 24/04/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Police have had another very busy weekend, with some twenty people arrested and over 100 calls for officers to attend incidents on Friday night alone, many of which involved drink. In one call-out early Saturday morning, a 37-year-old man from George Town was tasered and arrested after offic [...]

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DVDL replacing over 2,400 temp plates

DVDL replacing over 2,400 temp plates

| 24/04/2017 | 60 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing has revealed that there are around 2,400 temporary vehicle registration plates that now need to be replaced. In a release from the DVDL Monday, officials said that the replacement process started last week and that by the end of next month al [...]

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PPM plans to take work permits from immigration

PPM plans to take work permits from immigration

| 24/04/2017 | 87 Comments
(CNS): If re-elected to government next month, the new PPM administration will be taking work-permit decisions away from the immigration department and putting them in the hands of the employment ministry with a new human resources authority. Speaking at the Progressives’ George Town meeting o [...]

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Security firm brought to brink by $420k theft

Security firm brought to brink by $420k theft

| 23/04/2017 | 50 Comments
(CNS): The theft of more than $420,000 from The Security Centre Ltd by its former financial controller over a three-year period has almost ruined the business, the court heard Friday when Patti Jane Ebanks (51) appeared for a sentencing hearing. The local woman, who is suffering from mental health p [...]

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East End gas station robbed at gunpoint

East End gas station robbed at gunpoint

| 21/04/2017 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Police are on the hunt for another armed robber following a hold-up at the Rubis gas station in East End on Thursday night. The suspect entered the service station store on Sea View Road at around 10:00pm with his face covered, brandishing a firearm, and demanded cash from the register. The r [...]

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Lawyer: Stupidity is not dishonesty

Lawyer: Stupidity is not dishonesty

| 21/04/2017
(CNS): A defence attorney said that his client may have been a “terrible business woman” who was reckless and irresponsible when she got herself into financial trouble with her travel agency but she is not “a thief, crook or con artist”. Nick Dixie said stupidity was not dishonesty, as he ad [...]

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Third time lucky for challenged candidate

Third time lucky for challenged candidate

| 20/04/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): Alric Lindsay has been cleared to stand as a candidate in the general election next month after Chief Justice Anthony Smellie found there was no justification for the Elections Office to have challenged his qualification over his residency during the last seven years. Lindsay, who is running [...]

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Business sector puts up CI$25k ‘robbery’ reward

Business sector puts up CI$25k ‘robbery’ reward

| 19/04/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce is offering a $25,000 reward for help in catching and convicting the armed robbers involved in the cash van stick-up outside Foster’s by the airport on 8 April. The money was raised by the business association members and the reward posted as leads in the case ap [...]

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