Caymanians or legal residents interested becoming hurricane shelter volunteers for the 2018 hurricane season should register by emailing DCFS.SMT@gov.ky or calling the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) on 949-0290 by the deadline of Tuesday, 1 May 2018. No experience is required.
The public is invited to attend a special Immunisation clinic on Saturday, 28 April, 2018 at the Public Health Department from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, to assist all children needing vaccinations, including those with missed/outstanding doses. Parents will be contacted to schedule appointments. For others seeking vaccines, no appointment is necessary and they will be administered on […]
The Older Persons Council (OPC) has had to postpone its public consultation meeting for George Town, which had been scheduled for Saturday, 21 April 2018. The public will be notified about a new date in due course.
The Elections Office will be closed in the morning and open from 2.30 to 5 pm on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 to facilitate staff training. The office will re-open at 8.30 am on Wednesday, 25 April 2018. Elections Office staff apologise for any inconvenience this closure may cause.
The Department of Education Services (DES) would like the public to know that registration for students enrolling in, or transferring to Government schools for the 2018/2019 school year will be open on Tuesday, 3 April 2018 and close on Friday, 29 June 2018. Registration for Government Reception classes is open for qualifying children aged 4 […]
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- Biker arrested following last year’s illegal ride(CNS): Five months after a round-island motorbike event in which more than 200 riders, including several on illegal vehicles, took part, the police have arrested a 26-year-old man from George Town who police claim was one of the main participants. He was arrested Friday on suspicion of dangerous driving and committing a reckless and negligent act. The event, […]
- Judge remains on bench following DUI conviction(CNS): Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has confirmed that Justice Ingrid Mangatal will remain on the bench in the wake of her conviction for drinking and driving. In a short statement about the judge following press enquiries, the chief justice said he was satisfied that no further action was required. Last month Mangatal pleaded guilty to […]
- Jail time cut for woman in fatal smash(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal found that a judge had not given enough consideration to the personal mitigating circumstances of Anastasia Watson (24), who had killed her close friend in a road smash in 2015, when she had been handed a one-year prison term for causing death by careless driving. The panel cut […]
- Campaign underway to block simpler divorce(CNS): Over 830 people have already signed an online petition, created last week, objecting to three proposed government bills aimed at modernising Cayman Islands law surrounding marriage, divorce and family life. The campaign against the efforts that would, among a number of things, make divorce simpler comes largely from the Christian community. The petition calls […]
- MLA calls for action over garbage collection failures(CNS): With no apparent improvement in the mismanagement of garbage collection on Grand Cayman, the deputy opposition leader has begun a petition urging government to address the major failings at the Department of Environmental Health and re-instate twice-weekly collections. Alva Suckoo, the member of Newlands, one of the worst affected constituencies, said that he has […]
- Drugs not cause of prison congestion(CNS): HMP Northward is currently at breaking point when it comes to inmate numbers but the police have dismissed the popular misconception that the jail is being filled up with large numbers of young men, in particular, who have been being convicted and jailed merely for smoking ganja. The RCIPS has enjoyed some notable success […]
- Numbers suspect arrested for money laundering(CNS): A Bodden Town man has been arrested on a number of serious charges including money laundering after he was collared by police Saturday in a joint operation by the RCIPS, customs and immigration, where he was suspected of illegal gambling. The RCIPS said the 47-year-old man was seen trying to conceal a lottery ticket book […]
- McLaughlin justifies trip to Commonwealth forum(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said his recent trip to London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference and the related Business Form on behalf of the British Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) gave him the chance to put Cayman on the global stage. “It is important that we use these opportunities to not only continue to build relationships […]
- WB man to appear in court faces list of crimes(CNS): Dorlin Allen Ebanks (64) from West Bay, who also goes by “Allan Barnett”, has been charged with possession of cocaine with intent to supply and other drug offenses, as well as threats to kill, escaping lawful custody, possession of an offensive weapon and other offences following a recent incident when the local man pulled […]
- Rivers calls for greater effort on perception problem(CNS): The financial services minister has called on the sector to work with government to do more to address the perception problem that surrounds the industry overseas. Tara Rivers said that historically not enough was done to correct myths and misconceptions which have been allowed to fester because of those failings. Speaking at a Chamber […]