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CNS Viewpoint: Theft is theft

CNS Viewpoint: Theft is theft

| 01/04/2015 | 7 Comments

Nicky Watson writes: For many years successive governments of the Cayman Islands have been enabling people to fence stolen goods by giving them trade and business licences to do so. The property sold by such businesses may not be seen as stolen by the business owners or their customers but in the eyes of the […]

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Another visitor dies during East End dive

Another visitor dies during East End dive

| 31/03/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A 62-year-old American visitor to the Cayman Islands has died during a dive trip off Lover’s Wall in East End, the eighth victim lost to the sea this year. The police said Tuesday that uniformed officers received a call about the missing diver at around noon. The man, who had arrived in Cayman on […]

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Regulator approves growth in CORE power

Regulator approves growth in CORE power

| 01/04/2015

(CNS Business): The Electricity Regulatory Authority has approved an extension in the capacity of the consumer-owned renewable energy generation programme, known as CORE by 1MW and extended the contracts to 25 years. The ERA and Caribbean Utilities Company said the growth of the programme, which allows CUC customers to feed renewable energy from private solar panels […]

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Romanian scammer could be Caribbean fugitive

Romanian scammer could be Caribbean fugitive

| 31/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A member of a Romanian gang of fraudsters who was recently convicted in a credit card scam on local retail banks may be a fugitive from the law in Sint Maarten in connection with a similar offence. Ianaca Vlismas, who has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and money laundering charges, was scheduled to be sentenced […]

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Hospital tries to clamp down on debt

Hospital tries to clamp down on debt

| 31/03/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): As the hospital continues to battle with bad debts, the chief executive officer reminded the Public Accounts Committee recently that the Health Services Authority has an obligation to treat everyone in need of medical attention first and deal with the issue of costs later. Lizzette Yearwood said that the hospital has made strides collecting […]

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CNS expands video unit

CNS expands video unit

| 31/03/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Welcoming Kenneth Bryan to the CNS news team, Cayman News Service has expanded its video unit, which is already making great strides on CNS Business with reporter Jamie Hicks, to include local and headline news.

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Three men arrested in wake of weekend shooting

Three men arrested in wake of weekend shooting

| 30/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Three men were arrested on Monday afternoon on suspicion of attempted murder and firearm offenses in relation to the shooting of three women at a late night session at J’ahT’s in McField Square, George Town, in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police said the men were rounded up during two separate proactive operations […]

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Lawyer files corruption complaint against cop and JP

Lawyer files corruption complaint against cop and JP

| 31/03/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A local attorney whose client was subjected to an unlawful search of his home during a suspected drug bust by the RCIPS has filed a complaint to the Anti-Corruption Commission about one of the officers involved in the case, accusing him of misleading the courts, and against the JP who signed the illegal warrant. […]

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Housing trust lacks policy direction

Housing trust lacks policy direction

| 30/03/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The General Manager of the National Housing Development Trust, Julio Ramos, has revealed that there are no real plans or directions in place to deal with the numerous problems now facing the affordable housing initiative. From 23 families in West Bay living in condemned properties with nowhere else to go to new homes that […]

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PPM brings back caregivers’ right to stay

PPM brings back caregivers’ right to stay

| 30/03/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The current government is re-introducing the caregivers’ special immigration certificate that will exempt those looking after the sick, elderly or disabled from rollover, regardless of any failure to achieve permanent residency (PR). The certificate was originally introduced by the UDP government in 2010 to allow some domestic workers to stay in Cayman past the work […]

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UK election campaign begins

UK election campaign begins

| 30/03/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The campaign for what is expected to be the most unpredictable UK election in modern history began on Monday. Officially campaigning began at midnight on Sunday when the British Parliament was dissolved, and on Monday morning David Cameron had his final audience for this term in office with the Queen. Leading polls in the […]

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Crash causes delays for commuter traffic

Crash causes delays for commuter traffic

| 30/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A woman has been taken to the George Town hospital following a crash at the Century 21 roundabout north of Camana Bay on the Easterly Tibbetts Highway just before 5pm this evening. Police and other emergency services were called to the collision, in which the woman’s overturned car partially blocking one of the lanes.

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Local doctors struggle to attain specialisms

Local doctors struggle to attain specialisms

| 30/03/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): More than a dozen Caymanian doctors who have qualified as family or general practitioners are having difficulty securing the funding they need to advance their qualifications, which will leave an important gap in local healthcare provisions as older local doctors come up for retirement. With some of his own constituents impacted, Ezzard Miller has […]

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Hitchhiker reports attempted attack

Hitchhiker reports attempted attack

| 30/03/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): A female hitchhiker who accepted a ride from the driver of a white Honda on Sunday evening reported an attempted attack by the man as they drove towards West Bay along the West Bay Road. The woman reported the incident to the RCIPS at 5:41 yesterday evening. She told the police that the driver attempted to […]

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Local real estate agents face $5.6M lawsuit

Local real estate agents face $5.6M lawsuit

| 30/03/2015

(CNS Business): Re/Max Cayman Islands, as well as agents Kim Lund, James Bovell, Oliver De Hart and prospective developer, Michael Beggs, are all facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit in the US over commission taken on condo sales in a proposed East End development that never happened. The men are accused of conning people into paying […]

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