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Woman AWOL at hearing for theft conviction

Woman AWOL at hearing for theft conviction

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local woman who was convicted of stealing from the National Drugs Council earlier this year failed to appear for her sentencing hearing Thursday. Kimberlee McLean-Bryan (29) had admitted one count of false accounting and two of theft during her time at the government drug agency in January and had been bailed to return […]

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Cayman hold Belize to goal-less draw in away leg

Cayman hold Belize to goal-less draw in away leg

| 26/03/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands football team clung onto a goal-less draw in the World Cup qualifying match on Wednesday evening during a relentless game of attack from the Belize squad playing in front of a home crowd in Belmopan. The Cayman national team was in trouble from the first minute, when Belize was awarded a penalty […]

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Search on for new port boss

Search on for new port boss

| 25/03/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Port Authority has begun the search for a new director for the George Town cargo and cruise facility and has revealed that they are searching for a “strategic leader” and “an ambassador” for Cayman, not necessarily a port expert. The board chair said the experience and technical skills required to manage operations are […]

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Awareness day alerts public to kidney disease

Awareness day alerts public to kidney disease

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): With more than 5,000 people diagnosed with diabetes in Cayman in 2014, the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) marked World Kidney Day earlier this month with free tests at the hospital to raise awareness and help diagnose possible problems. Cayman remains an island with high levels of kidney disease because of the prevalence […]

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Car-jack suspect denies catalog of crimes

Car-jack suspect denies catalog of crimes

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 23-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to abduction, robbery and possession of an imitation firearm in connection with a car-jacking last September on Shedden Road, close to Mango Tree in George Town. Kenoi Smith is accused of forcing his victim into his car when armed with a gun in his waistband and making […]

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Aviation regulator to investigate ‘go around’

Aviation regulator to investigate ‘go around’

| 26/03/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A departing United Airlines plane, which was still on the tarmac at Owen Roberts International Airport on Sunday, appears to have triggered an incident report and investigation after an incoming Cayman Airways aircraft was forced to go around. Although few details regarding the event have been released, the airport confirm that it had submitted a […]

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Dart boss shares UK platform with premier

Dart boss shares UK platform with premier

| 26/03/2015

(CNS Business): Cayman’s leader, Premier Alden McLaughlin, was joined by the CEO of Dart Enterprises at the House of Lords this week in promoting Cayman when he delivered a key-note address at the Caribbean Council reception. As McLaughlin sold the crowd on the benefits of investing in Cayman and the future projects government has planned, […]

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Port heading for fiscal turnaround

Port heading for fiscal turnaround

| 25/03/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The acting director and chief financial officer of the Port Authority both told the Public Account Committee (PAC) Wednesday that the facility was facing a turnaround in its financial fortunes and expected to have turned its negative liabilities versus assets situation around by the end of this fiscal year.

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Crown seeks cash from robbers

Crown seeks cash from robbers

| 25/03/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS) The director of public prosecutions is seeking to recover the missing cash which was stolen from the Buckingham Square branch of Cayman National Bank in June 2012 from the convicted robbers. The largest ever heist in Cayman and understood to be the biggest bank stick-up in the region, more than half a million dollars […]

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Cayman to check Tsunami plans in regional simulation

Cayman to check Tsunami plans in regional simulation

| 25/03/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A Tsunami simulation exercise across the Caribbean today will test the regional countries readiness for such an event. Cayman is taking part to evaluate its own local tsunami response plans, increase preparedness, as well as improve coordination throughout the region.

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UCCI accreditation won’t cover degrees

UCCI accreditation won’t cover degrees

| 25/03/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): As the local university goes through the process of attempting to gain accreditation for the institution, a spokesperson for the college has said that the approval from the UK’s accrediting body, Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities (ASIC), will only cover the UCCI as an institution but not the qualifications it awards.

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Government begins survey of local economy

Government begins survey of local economy

| 25/03/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office will begin collecting essential data next week as it starts the annual surveys covering all entities that produce goods and services in the Cayman Islands. On Monday the ESO will distribute the System of National Accounts (SNA) and Balance of Payments (BOP) surveys which are designed to measure the economic performance of […]

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Court seizes $10,000 bond in Screaton case

Court seizes $10,000 bond in Screaton case

| 24/03/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): A Grand court judge ordered that a $10,000 surety paid to the court on behalf of Arthur Screaton, who absconded while on bail, won’t be given back. Although the crown has decided not to extradite the 55-year-old former George Town bar manager, who is accused of stealing around the same amount from Rackam’s, the court […]

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Hospital taking Clayton case ‘seriously’

Hospital taking Clayton case ‘seriously’

| 24/03/2015 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority said Tuesday that it has not yet had access to a UK coroner’s report in relation to the inquest over the death of Kate Clayton, which blamed staff at the Cayman Islands Hospital for her death. But in a short statement responding to CNS enquiries about the findings of the […]

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Romanian mother refused bail at tearful hearing

Romanian mother refused bail at tearful hearing

| 24/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A Romanian woman who is alleged to be part of a credit card scam was refused bail on Friday and remanded back to Fairbanks prison following an emotional hearing in which her boyfriend tried to plead her innocence. Mariana Oprinoiu has denied conspiring with her boyfriend, Florin Roata, and two others to steal thousands […]

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