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Ex-port boss warns of cruise trouble

Ex-port boss warns of cruise trouble

| 22/03/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The former director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands has warned that the current and previous governments have already spent millions of public dollars on consultants to find a financing model for the development of the cruise berthing facilities but none of them have come up with [...]

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KPMG gets $500k job to find way to pay for cruise port

KPMG gets $500k job to find way to pay for cruise port

| 20/03/2017 | 115 Comments
(CNS): The tourism minister has awarded the contract to work out how government can finance its cruise berthing project to local consulting firm KPMG. One in a long line of consultants that have been employed to try to move what is expected to be an extremely costly project forward, the local number [...]

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NRA redirecting road for developer

NRA redirecting road for developer

| 20/03/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Residents in Beach Bay are worried that government is making changes to roads around their homes to facilitate a developer, who has yet to make any serious commitment to a proposed hotel project, that will block their beach access, and that the public purse is footing the bill. Residents in t [...]

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Police chopper in entanglement with kite line

Police chopper in entanglement with kite line

| 20/03/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The line of a tethered kite, which was believed to be flying well over the legal height without permission, was struck by the police helicopter Friday, while the RCIPS Air Operations Unit was on patrol above the West Bay area. Although no serious damage was caused to the chopper’s flying ca [...]

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Stolen Honda found abandoned in West Bay

Stolen Honda found abandoned in West Bay

| 17/03/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: The police have now found a red Honda Civic which had was stolen from outside the Ritz Carlton Hotel last week. It was located off Dill Lane near the cricket pitch in West Bay on Friday. The police found the car after receiving information from a member of the public about a [...]

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Warren: Cayman must grow own medical ganja

Warren: Cayman must grow own medical ganja

| 16/03/2017 | 71 Comments
(CNS): Local activist Dennie Warren Jr has called on government, which legalized the medicinal use of cannabis extracts last year, to take the next step and allow the ganja plant to be grown here. Warren was central to the campaign to push government into the significant step of changing the Misuse [...]

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Cyclist remains in hospital as fire truck crash probe continues

Cyclist remains in hospital as fire truck crash probe continues

| 16/03/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The West Bay man who was injured when he was hit by a fire rescue truck during a collision on the West Bay Road is still being treated at the hospital in George Town and is in a stable condition. The fire truck hit the cyclist and a CUC light pole as it was […] [...]

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Police kept busy with weekend of petty crime

Police kept busy with weekend of petty crime

| 16/03/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS was not called to handle any robberies, gun crime or serious violence this past weekend but officers were kept busy dealing with petty crime and drunk drivers. Officers made twenty-one arrests between 10 and 13 March, including four arrests for burglary and theft, four more for thre [...]

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Ganja ‘smell’ lands GT man in jail

Ganja ‘smell’ lands GT man in jail

| 15/03/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): A 44-year-old George Town man has ended up in jail because he smelled of drugs. The man was charged with possession of ganja with intent to supply after police found a “substantial quantity” of drugs on him on Saturday night. At around 9:45pm, officers on patrol along Eastern Avenue n [...]

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MLAs query lack of answers to mounting questions

MLAs query lack of answers to mounting questions

| 15/03/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Opposition MLAs were querying the lack of answers to their parliamentary questions Tuesday when the LA resumed, with some members stating that they have had questions filed with government going back as far as July. Ezzard Miller (North Side) asked why government was struggling to answer simp [...]

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Veteran cop takes up top job in Sister Islands

Veteran cop takes up top job in Sister Islands

| 15/03/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Inspector Andre Tahal, who joined the RCIPS almost 20 years ago, has taken over as area commander of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Tahal signed up in 1997 and has worked in many different units in the police. He is no stranger to the Sister Islands, having lived on Cayman Brac when he move [ [...]

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