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Cayman’s first solar farm commissioned

Cayman’s first solar farm commissioned

| 20/06/2017 | 35 Comments
(CNS): Calling the event historic, CUC president and CEO Richard Hew, along with project and government representatives, officially commissioned Cayman’s first solar farm Tuesday, 20 June at CUC’s facility in Bodden Town, which is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 800 ho [...]

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Webster guilty on all four counts

Webster guilty on all four counts

| 20/06/2017 | 98 Comments
(CNS): Errington Webster (55) was found guilty Tuesday on all four counts relating to a sexual assault on a teenage girl. The former firefighter and one-time political hopeful was remanded in custody immediately after the verdict, as Justice Charles Quin said the charges on which Webster was found g [...]

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Jail at bursting point as arrests mount

Jail at bursting point as arrests mount

| 19/06/2017 | 83 Comments
(CNS): Working with the public, the police rounded up dozens of suspects as a result of a major crime surge over the last few weeks. But the increase in arrests has now created a crisis for the prison system, CNS understands. With HMP Northward at full capacity, remand prisoners are being held at th [...]

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KPMG operating CIG whistleblower hotline overseas

KPMG operating CIG whistleblower hotline overseas

| 19/06/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman islands government has contracted local consulting firm KPMG to operate a new whistleblowing hotline overseas to allow people to report fraud, corruption and conflicts relating to public sector or private sector entities and people doing business with government. Described by offic [...]

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Cops round up home invasion suspects

Cops round up home invasion suspects

| 17/06/2017
(CNS) UPDATED Sunday 5pm: Police have now arrested a second man and a juvenile in connection with the violent home invasion in Patrick’s Island on Saturday morning. Following the arrest of a 22-year-old man yesterday, a young person from George Town was arrested following a crash near Schoo [...]

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Crime threatening tourism, warns minister

Crime threatening tourism, warns minister

| 16/06/2017 | 77 Comments
(CNS): The recent crime spike is threatening the tourism sector, the deputy premier said Friday, as he urged the community to help the police bring criminals to justice. Moses Kirkconnell, who has responsibility for this important economic pillar, said tourism has depended on “the beauty and s [...]

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Public to get say on 7MB rock removal

Public to get say on 7MB rock removal

| 16/06/2017 | 84 Comments
(CNS): The Dart Group has agreed to conduct an environmental impact assessment on Seven Mile Beach, according to the director of the Department of Environment. The developer has applied to remove 1,225 feet of beachrock from the marine park in the area north of the Kimpton hotel. But speaking at a N [...]

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Substance abuse at heart of crime challenge

Substance abuse at heart of crime challenge

| 15/06/2017 | 59 Comments
(CNS): Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis has warned that until the country gets to grips with the mounting substance abuse problems in the community, crime will continue to increase. The police are reacting to the latest crime spike with an increase in visible patrols as well as focusing on t [...]

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Board to re-start PR applications next week

Board to re-start PR applications next week

| 15/06/2017 | 76 Comments
(CNS): Waide DaCosta, the chair of the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board (CSPR), has confirmed that next week he and his members will begin reviewing the backlog of PR applications, which stalled after a change in the law in 2013. Following almost three and a half years of various probl [...]

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MRCU plans to expand GM mozzie project

MRCU plans to expand GM mozzie project

| 15/06/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Following the near year-long trial in West Bay, where genetically modified mosquitoes were released to reduce the population of Aedes aegypti, the MRCU is planning to expand the programme. The project has proved controversial but interim results show a decline of 79% in the pest. Now the modi [...]

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Cops nab store robbery suspect who fled in owner’s car

Cops nab store robbery suspect who fled in owner’s car

| 14/06/2017
(CNS) UPDATED: Police have confirmed that the suspect arrested yesterday following a stick-up at a grocery store in Bodden Town has also been arrested on suspicion of the robbery at Mr Arthur’s store in George Town  on Tuesday morning. The 25-year-old was rounded up on Wednesday after he trie [...]

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