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Defendants deny messages relate to bribery

Defendants deny messages relate to bribery

| 15/02/2019

(CNS): Five immigration officers and one civilian have all denied that messages between them have anything to do with a conspiracy regarding bribes paid to them to inappropriately assist people to pass an English test in order to secure work permits. Each of the defendants who have appeared in the witness box have suggested what […]

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CEOs increasingly worried about global economy

CEOs increasingly worried about global economy

| 15/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Nearly 30% of business leaders believe that world economic growth will decline in 2019, compared to just 5% last year, according to the results of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ latest annual survey of more than 1,300 CEOs. Graeme Sunley, Territory Leader, PwC Cayman Islands, said that despite Cayman’s competitive advantages, in the changing world the jurisdiction will still need to work […]

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Cayman remains dengue free despite regional outbreak

Cayman remains dengue free despite regional outbreak

| 15/02/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Pubic officials have investigated 19 patients in the Cayman Islands over the last month to ensure they were not suffering from dengue, as a result of a regional outbreak of the fever which is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquitoe. The Public Health Department said that it it has received test results for 13 cases, all of […]

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RCIPS invests in eco-beach buggies

RCIPS invests in eco-beach buggies

| 15/02/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has purchased two new, fully-electric all-terrain vehicles to add to its fleet and provide officers with improved capabilities to conduct patrols along the beach and in off-road areas. The RCIPS said this week that police officers expect to test out the new machines this weekend. when they will […]

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Nearby residents concerned about KAABOO

Nearby residents concerned about KAABOO

| 15/02/2019

It may be too late to ask this, but as members of the community in the neighbourhoods around the KAABOO site this weekend, a lot of us are worried we will have issues with rowdy festival goers throughout the neighbouring area of Governor’s Harbour. We are concerned there may be people parking along our roads […]

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Cayman escapes Europe’s dirty money list

Cayman escapes Europe’s dirty money list

| 15/02/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government was able to breathe a sigh of relief this week when the European Commission revealed its revised blacklist of countries with what it considers weak anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regimes. This jurisdiction avoided the list of 23 countries, along with all of the British Overseas Territories with financial centres. But […]

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Webb’s sentence postponed for ninth time

Webb’s sentence postponed for ninth time

| 14/02/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ one-time local football hero who fell spectacularly from grace almost four years ago in the massive global FIFA scandal has got another postponement in his sentencing hearing. Jeffrey Webb pleaded guilty in December 2015 but for the ninth time the New York court dealing with his case has agreed to push […]

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Regulator greenlights more green energy

Regulator greenlights more green energy

| 14/02/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) has signed off on CUC opening the final 1 megawatt of capacity allocated to the power provider’s Consumer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) programme. After the initial limit of 6MW was reached in March 2017, OfReg approved another 2MW to be released in two tranches. With the first already generated, […]

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New public safety radio system goes live

New public safety radio system goes live

| 14/02/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The new upgraded national Public Safety Radio Communications System became fully operational across all three Cayman Islands when officials flipped the final switch at the West Bay bunker on Wednesday. The upgrade, which began last year, from the old 800 Megahertz radio to the new, modern Motorola P25 system has integrated all public safety radio users […]

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ACC arrests two people in mystery probe

ACC arrests two people in mystery probe

| 14/02/2019

(CNS): Anti-Corruption Commission investigators, supported by Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers, have arrested two people on suspicion of corruption offences in an unidentified probe. A 42-year-old man, whom the ACC described as a public officer without revealing where he is employed, and a 41-year-old woman were arrested on Wednesday, 13 February, on suspicion of […]

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Separated recycled items mixed during collection

Separated recycled items mixed during collection

| 14/02/2019

I was dropping off some recycling at Kirk Market when I saw that all recycling containers are dumped into the same truck. Why do we need to sort recycling if that’s the case? Couldn’t we have one big recycling bin instead?

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