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Premier calls last LA meeting for February

Premier calls last LA meeting for February

| 20/01/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): UPDATED: The current administration’s last meeting in the Legislative Assembly before the parliament is prorogued by the governor will be in February, just over four weeks before Nomination Day. A letter was sent to the sitting members of the Legislative Assembly on behalf of the speaker ye [...]

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Cuban migrants deported to Havana

Cuban migrants deported to Havana

| 20/01/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The local immigration authorities confirmed yesterday that another 39 Cuban migrants (35 men and four women) were repatriated this week. The group was flown to Havana on Thursday, which involved a joint effort by staff from customs, the prison and police as well as the immigration department. [...]

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Employment scams con cash from job seekers

Employment scams con cash from job seekers

| 20/01/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit is warning of more employment scams targeting overseas job seekers. It appears that the fraudsters are using Cayman’s dependence on overseas recruitment to create a lucrative con. Police said they were aware of two new job scams that are circulating via e [...]

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West Bay man charged with restaurant break-in

West Bay man charged with restaurant break-in

| 20/01/2017
(CNS): A 57-year-old man from West Bay has been charged with burglary and damage to property in connection with a break-in at Pappagallo’s Restaurant near Barkers in November, where nothing was stolen. Police said the man, who was due to appear in court Friday, was arrested and charged this week f [...]

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Masked riders snatch woman’s purse

Masked riders snatch woman’s purse

| 20/01/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS); Police are on the hunt for two tall, slim, fair-skinned, masked men who snatched a woman’s purse on Fort Street, near Centennial Park in George Town Thursday night. The woman reported the bag theft to police just after 9:30pm yesterday. She told officers she was standing at the park when tw [...]

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Five arrested in immigration corruption probe

Five arrested in immigration corruption probe

| 19/01/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Five people have been arrested by investigators from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), with the assistance of the RCIPS, on suspicion of bribing public officials, fraud on government and breach of trust. While the ACC and police gave no details about the case, the home affairs ministry co [...]

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Premier: It’s great to be back

Premier: It’s great to be back

| 19/01/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin expressed his thanks and appreciation to doctors, medical staff and well-wishers and his delight at being back on the job after he returned to his desk at the Government Administration Building Wednesday. The country’s leader was admitted to hospital on 9 January wi [...]

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Judge deliberates over first ‘lifer’ tariff

Judge deliberates over first ‘lifer’ tariff

| 19/01/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): A local man serving a full life term following a conviction for murder in a case motivated by jealousy became the first serving ‘lifer’ to appear in Grand Court for a tariff hearing this week. Acting Justice Alex Henderson heard arguments regarding the case of Tareek Ricketts (25), who wa [...]

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When will the airport runway project take off?

When will the airport runway project take off?

| 19/01/2017
A year or so ago our tourism minister revealed plans to begin extending the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport. I have not heard a peep since. Is this initiative alive or dead? [...]

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Beautician arrested over cosmetic procedures

Beautician arrested over cosmetic procedures

| 18/01/2017
(CNS): A woman who has allegedly been performing cosmetic procedures without a licence to practice has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in a reckless and negligent act. Police said the 50-year-old woman from West Bay was arrested after a customer complained that facial injections she received [...]

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Teacher suspended over alleged child assault

Teacher suspended over alleged child assault

| 18/01/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): The police and education ministry have confirmed that an investigation is now underway into allegations that a teacher physically assaulted a student at the West Bay government school. Ministry officials said that in December the actions of a teacher caused a child at Sir John A Cumber Primar [...]

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