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ACC arrests two public officers in new probe

ACC arrests two public officers in new probe

| 19/06/2018
(CNS): Two public officials were arrested by police and anti-corruption investigators Tuesday, in what appears to be a new inquiry by the Anti-Corruption Commission, which is tasked with tackling graft and fraud within government and public authorities. There is no indication yet from the ACC as to [...]

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Disease strikes rare coral at 7MB dive site

Disease strikes rare coral at 7MB dive site

| 19/06/2018 | 2 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment has begun investigating a case of disease which is infecting a rare type of coral that is recognised as a threatened species. What is believed to be an outbreak of black band disease, possibly white plague and even red plague, though the exact cause has not yet b [...]

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Nine illegal firearms handed to cops

Nine illegal firearms handed to cops

| 18/06/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): As the RCIPS firearms amnesty reaches the half-way point, the police have already received nine illegal weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Since the ‘no questions asked’ campaign began at the start of this month, the police have received seven rifles and two handguns, [...]

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Teenager charged over weekend stabbing

Teenager charged over weekend stabbing

| 18/06/2018
(CNS): An 18-year-old man from George Town has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an early morning stabbing in the car park of a George Town bar on Saturday, 16 June. Police were called to a report of a fight outside Margaritaville on Harbour Drive at around 1am. When they got to t [...]

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Watler jailed for 4½ years for killing boyfriend

Watler jailed for 4½ years for killing boyfriend

| 14/06/2018 | 101 Comments
(CNS): Brianna Watler (26) was sentenced Thursday to four and a half years in prison, following her conviction for the manslaughter of her boyfriend, Azzan Sherieff (23), in September last year in the wake of a violent altercation between the couple. Given the circumstances of the case, Justice Carl [...]

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Manderson challenges PAC’s Ahearn allegations

Manderson challenges PAC’s Ahearn allegations

| 14/06/2018 | 101 Comments
(CNS): Acting Governor Franz Manderson has said that he will not be taking any disciplinary action against the health ministry’s chief officer, Jennifer Ahearn, because he does not believe that she lied to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), as claimed in the recent correspondence to his off [...]

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UK MPs double down on demand for public registers

UK MPs double down on demand for public registers

| 14/06/2018 | 122 Comments
(CNS): The leaders of the British Overseas Territories impacted by the UK parliament’s vote in April to impose public ownership registers are currently in London, battling to reverse the decision and, in Cayman’s case, attempting to change the constitution. However, the British MPs behin [...]

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Officials remain mum over Choudhury’s suspension

Officials remain mum over Choudhury’s suspension

| 13/06/2018 | 65 Comments
(CNS): Following the surprising news Wednesday that the governor has been suspended from his post and called back to London for an internal investigation, it has become apparent that Anwar Choudhury faces more than one complaint ,which appears to have originated before his time here. However, offici [...]

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Man gets six years for hitting boss with hammer

Man gets six years for hitting boss with hammer

| 13/06/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): A former warehouse man at Foster’s Supermarket has been sent to jail for six years after he was convicted of wounding with intent for hitting his supervisor on the head with a hammer. Dain Damean McPherson (33), who is from Jamaica, was working at the Countryside branch of the supermar [...]

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Governor under investigation, suspended from office

Governor under investigation, suspended from office

| 13/06/2018 | 94 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Governor Anwar Choudhury has been temporarily suspended from his posting and has been recalled to London, where he is currently under investigation as a result of complaints that have been made against him. The announcement was made by Premier Alden McLaughlin in statement from [...]

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CIG officials make ‘great progress’ on constitution

CIG officials make ‘great progress’ on constitution

| 12/06/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands London representative Eric Bush, who has been coordinating meetings in the UK for the premier’s delegation this week, said that “great progress” is being made in efforts to improve the constitutional relationship between Britain and the Cayman Islands. Premier [...]

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