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Cubans still on hunger strike as CIG considers release

Cubans still on hunger strike as CIG considers release

| 12/07/2018 | 57 Comments
(CNS): Eight Cuban asylum seekers held at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) have continued to refuse the meals and refreshments provided, but officials said that they have been consuming some personal food items and they have all been seen by doctors. The purpose of the hunger strike, which beg [...]

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Suspect arrested after Captain’s Bakery robbed

Suspect arrested after Captain’s Bakery robbed

| 11/07/2018
(CNS) UPDATED: Police have begun an investigation in to the fifth armed robbery in less than a week after a teenage gunman held up the Captain’s Bakery, the fast food restaurant on the West Bay Road in George Town, last night. CNS understands that at around 9pm a man armed with a handgun came [...]

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Ethics body sought meeting with governor

Ethics body sought meeting with governor

| 10/07/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): With no sign of a start date for the Standards in Public Life Law, which remains the unfulfilled commitment to keep politicians and senior public servants honest, the commission established under the Constitution to keep an eye on the morals and integrity of government had sought a meeting wi [...]

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$220k cash seized in West Bay drug bust

$220k cash seized in West Bay drug bust

| 10/07/2018 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Police and customs officers arrested three people and seized an undisclosed quantity of ganja and cocaine as well as CI$220,000 in cash following a raid which took place over two days at a West Bay house. The joint operation began at around 3:40pm on Thursday, 28 June, at an undisclosed addr [...]

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Marine park expansion under review again

Marine park expansion under review again

| 09/07/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Almost six years after a public consultation made it clear that the people of the Cayman Islands wanted to see the local marine parks enhanced, the environment minister has reportedly asked for another review of the proposals. The Department of the Environment has consulted, reviewed and resh [...]

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Booze and music laws face major overhaul

Booze and music laws face major overhaul

| 09/07/2018 | 66 Comments
(CNS): Commerce Minister Joey Hew has signalled his intention to overhaul the laws that govern both the sale of alcohol and the prohibition of live music at licensed premises on Sundays. Hew brought minor amendments to the legislation to the Legislative Assembly last month, paving the way for alcoho [...]

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CIG to buy $10M of beach land for public use

CIG to buy $10M of beach land for public use

| 09/07/2018 | 74 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is embarking on an island-wide spending spree to preserve beachfront property for public use in all of the districts on Grand Cayman as well as the Sister Islands. The minister for lands, Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, revealed plans by her ministry to spend $1 [...]

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Police face new robbery spike

Police face new robbery spike

| 09/07/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Police were called to the scene of two more robberies over the weekend and are now investigating four armed stick-ups against individuals and businesses since Thursday night. For the second time in a matter of days, Al La Kebab fell victim to robbers when the restaurant on Lawrence Boulevard [...]

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Premier admits conundrum of poverty

Premier admits conundrum of poverty

| 05/07/2018 | 114 Comments
(CNS): Despite what appears on paper to be a growing economy and falling unemployment rates, in Finance Committee on Tuesday the premier accepted that more people are seeking support from the Needs Assessment Unit, as he asked the members for almost $2 million more in supplementary appropriations. I [...]

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Public support needed for mangroves

Public support needed for mangroves

| 05/07/2018 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment is continuing its battle to conserve what is left of the Cayman Islands’ natural resources and is turning its attention to mangroves. Despite the challenges the DoE faces with a minister who openly admitted in Finance Committee this week that he does not pr [...]

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83-year-old man suspected of trying to kill wife

83-year-old man suspected of trying to kill wife

| 05/07/2018
(CNS): An elderly woman is in critical condition in the George Town hospital after she was allegedly assaulted last night by an 83-year-old man, who CNS understands is her husband, in a violent attack at the couple’s home in Tropical Gardens. The RCIPS revealed the shocking incident in a relea [...]

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