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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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DoE opens $2 green iguana cull registration

DoE opens $2 green iguana cull registration

| 18/04/2017 | 49 Comments
(CNS): People interested in taking part in this year’s green iguana cull to reduce the numbers of the ubiquitous pest are asked to register tomorrow with the Department of Environment. Wednesday 19 April will be the first open day of registration for eligible locals and businesses to register [...]

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‘Candidate X’ disqualified from election

‘Candidate X’ disqualified from election

| 18/04/2017 | 110 Comments
(CNS): The chief justice has ruled that a spent conviction for dishonesty has disqualified a candidate from office. As a result of a court order, however, the media has been banned from identifying the candidate to protect his character. Chief Justice Anthony Smellie found that there are conditions [...]

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Cops release robbery suspect

Cops release robbery suspect

| 17/04/2017
(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: A 29-year-old George Town man who was arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a cash van outside Foster’s supermarket by the airport last weekend has been released on police bail. The RCIPS made their first arrest in the case on Easter Sunday (16 April) on suspic [...]

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Plateless cars cause concern as numbers grow

Plateless cars cause concern as numbers grow

| 13/04/2017 | 88 Comments
(CNS): There are now hundreds of cars on Cayman’s roads with no licence plates due to unexplained delays in the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing roll out of its new electronic plate system. The switch aimed to allow the RCIPS check the details of cars more quickly and ensure that [...]

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Premier promises funding for 19 district councils

Premier promises funding for 19 district councils

| 12/04/2017 | 70 Comments
(CNS): The creation of district councils in the new single-member constituencies will be given a financial boost if the Progressives are re-elected, the premier revealed at the PPM national conference Saturday. During his speech, Alden McLaughlin announced that if returned to government, his party w [...]

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RCIPS helps expose global child abuse sites

RCIPS helps expose global child abuse sites

| 12/04/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service was instrumental in closing down child sexual abuse websites based in France and Russia that were previously unknown to authorities, as part of its collaboration with the UK charity, Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), during the course of an investigation [...]

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CIG begins search for ombudsman

CIG begins search for ombudsman

| 11/04/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The government has begun its search for a multi-talented ombudsman that has experience in police and other public sector complaints, dealing with whistleblowing protection, as well as freedom of information and data protection. Whoever gets the top civil service job could earn more than $130, [...]

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Robbery getaway car found and cops follow leads

Robbery getaway car found and cops follow leads

| 11/04/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Members of the public have helped the police recover the getaway car used in Saturday night’s cash van robbery at Foster’s Food Fair by the airport, and they are also following up a number of leads and tips from the community, including some originating on social media. The white [...]

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Ritch ruling could threaten FOI, says info boss

Ritch ruling could threaten FOI, says info boss

| 11/04/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Acting Information Commissioner Jan Liebaers has raised concerns that public authorities could hide behind the claim of legal privilege to block his office from controversial documents that become the subject of an appeal due to a recent legal decision. The governor’s use of the ‘nuc [...]

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