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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Man fined for tampering with DoA trap to rescue dog

A Prospect man admitted tampering with a Department of Agriculture animal trap in which his dog became ensnared while in his neighbour’s yard. Appearing before the Summary Court Tuesday, Kenrick Baron Solomon, 39, pleaded guilty with an explanation to a single count of rescuing an impounded animal.

Airfield works to close Crewe Road

A portion of Crewe Road, west of the Owen Roberts International Airport runway, will be closed overnight for the next four nights, from 18 to 21 Feb.

School Inspection Summaries

Red Bay Primary Overall Evaluation - Satisfactory Red Bay Primary School was graded satisfactory overall but has improved significantly since the previous inspection. The Principal had effectively...

Runners hit the track for annual meet

The Cayman Islands Athletics Association held its annual meet at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex last week.

Civil Aviation Authority’s new HQ delayed

A delay in the procurement process has set back the completion of the new headquarters of the Civil Aviation Authority Cayman Islands.

Funds raised for injured retired teacher

The Cayman Islands community has raised nearly $40,000 to help retired high-school teacher Derek Tyler, who was badly injured in a road accident last year.

Gun recovered in GT

Police arrested a 26-year-old man from George Town after seizing a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and nine rounds of ammunition during an operation in Scranton, George Town, on Thursday.

Scientists call for better protection for sharks in Caribbean

In a letter in the journal Science this week, marine scientists have appealed for stronger policies to protect threatened migratory marine species, such as sharks, in the Caribbean.

Attempted murder case set to begin

An attempted murder trial for a man accused of burying a child alive is expected to begin in the Grand Court on Tuesday.

Smith Barcadere exempt from planning permission

No planning permission will be required for the proposed redevelopment of Smith Barcadere. 

Janice Wilson, former NCVO head, passes

Janice Wilson, the former director at the National Council of Voluntary Organisations, passed away on Friday after succumbing to illness.

Breast cancer warrior Rene Dixon passes

Rene Dixon has lost her battle with cancer. She was one of Cayman’s youngest breast cancer patients.

Illegal workers busted in George Town

Several people have been arrested after a tip-off on illegal employment activity at a large-scale construction site in George Town.

Baroness Sugg named UK Overseas Territories Minister

Baroness Elizabeth Sugg is taking over from Lord Tariq Ahmad as the UK Overseas Territories Minister.

5 year old battles leukaemia

At 5 years old, Martissah Sinclair is a typical toddler who loves to play and dress up, but she is facing the biggest battle of her young life.

Smith Barcadere project paused

Plans to enhance Smith Barcadere have been put on hold until further public consultation is held and agreement on a way forward is found, officials announced Saturday.

Carnival road closures pending

Applications for road closures for Cayman’s new carnival events have not yet been sent to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service for approval.

Coronavirus: Isolated patients cleared

Local health officials have confirmed that the Cayman Islands does not have any cases, or suspected cases, of coronavirus or COVID-19.

Boyz 2 Men treat their moms

More than 30 boys from the Boyz 2 Men programme at John Gray High School attended an etiquette dinner that was all about treating the ‘first lady of their lives’.

Top Stories February 14

Here are this week's top headlines from the Cayman Compass.

Port court ruling likely next week

Acting Justice Timothy Owen is set to deliver his decision Wednesday, 19 Feb., on the judicial review challenging government’s port project referendum.

Valentine’s Day Treat

Ava Chatburn, 4, made Valentine’s Day cards at The Pines Retirement Home on Wednesday.

Standards Commission prepares for law

Preparations for the commencement of the long-awaited Standards in Public Life Law have started at the commission charged with overseeing its execution.

Youth workers acquitted in teen’s drowning death

Youth workers Larry Levers and Michael Anthony Stewart, charged in the drowning death of a 14-year-old boy in their care, were cleared Thursday of manslaughter charges.

Revamped Red Cross headquarters opens

The Cayman Islands Red Cross reopened its doors on Wednesday after undergoing extensive renovations.

Peaceful protest set for this weekend

A local group is set to hold a peaceful protest this weekend at Smith Barcadere as objections to enhancements at the popular beach continue.

Opposition: Cayman needs to fight blacklist

Opposition lawmakers expressed concern over reports that European Union ambassadors have recommended the Cayman Islands be blacklisted as a non-cooperative tax jurisdiction.

One carnival, two parades

Cayman’s plan for a single carnival parade has now reverted to two separate events.

Residents praise police community officers

It has been a little more than one year since community police was reinstated throughout the Cayman Islands, and residents in George Town say they are seeing the results.

EU to put Cayman on tax blacklist next week

The European Union is set to place the Cayman Islands on its list of uncooperative countries in tax matters at a European Council session next week. The move comes less than a month after the UK has exited the EU.

Prayers and praise offered for Cayman

Governor Martyn Roper has urged Cayman to maintain its Christian values of respect and tolerance.

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