Roydell Carter retires from civil service

After nine months on required leave for unspecified reasons, Roydell Carter, director of the Department of Environmental Health, has chosen to “retire” from the civil service, according to a statement from government Tuesday.

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CUC breaks ground on $14M substation

The Caribbean Utilities Company has broken ground on a $14 million substation, which CUC touted as infrastructure that will increase the capacity to generate electricity in the Seven Mile Beach area, and will provide backup to West Bay.

Police respond to string of car break-ins

At least four vehicles were broken into Monday morning, all in the Fairbanks area of George Town.

Boat stolen from Canal Point Drive

A boat docked at a residence on Canal Point Drive was reported stolen to police late Monday morning.

Iguanas, healthcare costs take toll on budget

Government has voted new funding of $1.9 million for a massive, islandwide iguana cull and $6.5 million to help cover the healthcare costs of uninsured patients.
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Final graduating class for Department of Immigration

The Department of Immigration graduated a class of nine new officers Friday, marking the final recruitment cohort before the department merges with Her Majesty’s Customs service in 2019.

Premier: Cayman ‘will not be bullied’

Premier Alden McLaughlin has criticized the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) as being “disingenuous” in regard to the Cayman Islands’ cooperation with British law enforcement, in a statement issued Monday afternoon.

Full statement from Premier Alden McLaughlin

It is correct that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Cayman Islands Government continue to have a difference of opinion on parts of the agreement termed the ‘Exchange of Notes’, but it is disingenuous for the FCO to say that the Cayman Islands is not cooperating with the UK with regards to investigating serious crimes.
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Yellow mastic tree thrives in Grand Cayman’s inland forest

The Mastic Trail, named for the native yellow mastic tree, provides a glimpse to a part of Cayman that has existed in its present form for millions of years. And in the middle of the trail, there’s a majestic specimen of yellow mastic that has likely been standing since the days of Christopher Columbus.

Isaac remnants to drench Cayman

The remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac are expected to drench the Cayman Islands over the next two days, with the rain starting to decrease Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Passenger stabs, robs bus driver

A bus driver reported he was robbed by a passenger Sunday evening on Shedden Road in George Town, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said.

Police make arrests for whelk poaching, ganja

A man and woman were arrested at Kaibo Public Beach Thursday for allegedly taking marine life from a marine park out of season.

Police respond to altercation at North Side bar

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service responded to a report of an altercation outside a bar on Frank Sound Road in North Side over the weekend.

George Town man charged with theft, common assault

A 28-year-old George Town man has been charged with theft and common assault in relation to an incident on the morning of Aug. 25 on Lawrence Boulevard.

Man appears in court for Birch Tree Hill burglary

An 18-year-old George Town man was scheduled to appear in court on Monday, Sept. 17, after being charged with burglary in relation to an incident on May 15.
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Criminal Records Office to close early Wednesday

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service notes that the Criminal Records Office and the Security and Firearms Licensing Unit will close early Wednesday.

‘I feel like a new man’: American gets knee replacements in Cayman

An award-winning American videographer who could barely walk due to serious arthritis received a successful double knee replacement at Health City Cayman Islands.

Guy Harvey brings stingrays, turtles to Cayman Airways magazine

Well-known artist and conservationist Guy Harvey, Cayman Airways and HCP Media gathered at the Kimpton Seafire Resort to unveil a special issue of Cayman Airways Skies magazine Thursday.
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Cayman company’s ADHD drug approved by FDA

A pharmaceutical company based in the Cayman Islands ​says it has developed the only stimulant medication to treat symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder that is dosed in the evening for effectiveness in early morning and throughout the day.
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Scuba pioneers honored at gala event

Some of the world’s top scuba divers swapped wet suits for tuxedos Friday night as the dive community came together to celebrate the latest inductees to the sport’s hall of fame.

Conflict between UK, Cayman over financial investigations

The National Crime Agency, the U.K.’s equivalent of the FBI, has claimed it is not getting the information it needs from the Cayman Islands in its anti-money laundering and criminal investigations.

KAABOO on the big stage in San Diego

Think Disneyland for adults. That is a little bit of what KAABOO Del Mar is like.
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Full statement from UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office released a statement Saturday, indicating that the Cayman Islands has pulled out of an information sharing agreement with U.K. law enforcement. This is the statement in full:

Crown, defense argue murder versus manslaughter in trial over fatal shooting

The jury of six men and six women, sworn in for the trial of William Ian Rivers on a charge of murder, heard closing speeches on Friday from Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryll Richards and defense attorney Crister Brady.

Isaac fizzles out, but rain in store for Cayman

A tropical storm that had Grand Cayman in its projected path last week had mostly dissipated in the Caribbean by the weekend, according to a Sunday update by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida.

Poisons regulation to close cat cull loophole

New regulations allowing officials to sanction the poisoning of animals in certain circumstances could pave the way for the resumption of a planned cull of feral cats said to pose a threat to rare seabirds on the Sister Islands.

OfReg claims dispute ‘resolved’

A heated dispute between Linford Pierson, the chair of OfReg, and his deputy Ronnie Dunn has been “amicably and responsibly resolved,” according to a press statement from the regulator’s public relations firm.

DoE: Coral colonies sustain ‘serious’ damage from ship

Small coral colonies sustained serious damage from Cayman’s pirate-themed ship the Jolly Roger when it ran aground during heavy rains on Sept. 10, according to the Department of Environment.

Young woman bailed on wounding charge

A teenaged female appeared in Summary Court on Friday charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, wounding and possession of an offensive weapon.

Jury notice

All Grand Court jurors who are in the July 4 to Oct. 2 session are advised that their report date has been changed. Instead of Sept. 17, they are now required to report for jury duty on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 9:45 a.m.
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