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Opposition challenges constitutional changes

Opposition challenges constitutional changes

| 22/08/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The opposition members have said that not only do they believe that any changes to the Cayman Islands Constitution must go to a public vote, they have also revealed that they do not support all of the changes reportedly negotiated in the recent UK-Cayman talks.

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Opposition hits out at gov’t petition attack

Opposition hits out at gov’t petition attack

| 21/08/2019 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The members of the official opposition have hit out at government over the way it has criticised the campaign for a people-initiated referendum and handled the entire matter. Opposition Leader Arden McLean said the government’s behaviour, going as far as encouraging people to withdraw their names from a petition, was one of the most […]

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Ombudsman looking at cop response to violence report

Ombudsman looking at cop response to violence report

| 21/08/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has confirmed that their response to a violent attack on security guards and other staff in the Scotts Marina and George Town Yacht Club area on Sunday night has been referred to the Office of the Ombudsman for investigation. Since the incident, in which one guard was critically […]

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Referendum edges ever closer

Referendum edges ever closer

| 20/08/2019 | 50 Comments

(CNS): By Monday evening the Elections Office had confirmed 4,772 of the signatures on the petition calling for a people’s referendum on the question of government’s proposed cruise berthing project in George Town, which is more than 90% of the number required. Just 520 more are needed to reach the target of 25% of registered […]

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Watson and Blake silent at first court showing

Watson and Blake silent at first court showing

| 20/08/2019

(CNS): The charges against the former treasurer at the Cayman Islands Football Association, Canover Watson, and its current vice president, Bruce Blake, for alleged corruption and related offences have been transmitted to the Grand Court after the two men made their first court appearance Tuesday. Watson and Blake sat a clear distance apart as they […]

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CIG to cut proposed loan for bond pay-off

CIG to cut proposed loan for bond pay-off

| 19/08/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has confirmed that it will meet the bond payment of US$312 million (approximately CI$261.3 million) that is due to be repaid on 24 November this year and may not need to borrow as much as previously anticipated to pay off that bond and still maintain its cash flow obligations. As […]

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Cops coordinate multiple busts

Cops coordinate multiple busts

| 19/08/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Around 74 police officers were involved in a series of proactive, coordinated, high-visibility operations across Grand Cayman last Thursday throughout the day and night. In what the RCIPS said was an effort to increase its visibility on the streets and test its response and operational capabilities on a large scale, officers carried out traffic […]

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Cops investigate false child rape allegation

Cops investigate false child rape allegation

| 18/08/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has said there is no evidence to support allegations that an 11-year-old child was the victim of rape last month. Police have opened an inquiry into how a local man was named and accused on social media of sexually assaulting a boy based on what is now believed […]

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Ex-speaker accuses CIG of secrecy on port

Ex-speaker accuses CIG of secrecy on port

| 16/08/2019 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Mary Lawrence, who served as Speaker of the House during the last UDP administration, having been appointed by McKeeva Bush from outside the Legislative Assembly, has criticised the current Government of National Unity for the way it has handled the proposed cruise port project. “There has been this veil of secrecy,” she said about […]

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¾ of SEN students are boys

¾ of SEN students are boys

| 16/08/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): A formal audit in July of students in government schools that have special educational needs severe enough to require additional specialist support, known as Phase 3 SEN, has revealed that boys dominate the figures. According to the summary of the report, which was released under the FOI law, 74% of students who require an […]

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Lifetime of abuse drove son to kill

Lifetime of abuse drove son to kill

| 15/08/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Waylon Rivers (20) from North Side killed his father, Timothy Rivers (66), in June last year in a spontaneous attack that was the result of a lifetime of “absolutely relentless” verbal and sometime physical abuse by his parent, the court heard Thursday. Rivers appeared for sentencing following his admissions earlier this year to manslaughter […]

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