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The plight of pensioners

The plight of pensioners

| 02/12/2016 | 26 Comments

MM writes: Government must address the amount of funds paid to retired civil servants on ex-gratia pensions. This amount is currently set at CI$300 per month for anyone who was employed for less than 10 years or CI$500 per month to anyone who was employed for 10 or more years with the government [...]

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Senior fire officer denies Heroes Day hit-and-run

Senior fire officer denies Heroes Day hit-and-run

| 02/12/2016

(CNS): A senior officer with the Cayman Islands Fire Service appeared in court this week in connection with a Heroes Day hit and run in January 2015, when a 14-year-old boy was badly injured. Almost two years after John Bodden was alleged to have hit two brothers riding a bicycle, his trial for  [...]

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Man gets 11 years for home invasion

Man gets 11 years for home invasion

| 01/12/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): William David McLaughlin Martinez (39) was sentenced to 11 years in jail Thursday, immediately after a jury found him guilty of robbery in relation to a brutal home invasion in North Side in January. The local man admitted being the lookout in what he claimed was meant to be a burglary at [...]

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Police chief to make case for more cash

Police chief to make case for more cash

| 30/11/2016 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is under-resourced, the new police commissioner has said after three weeks on the job, and he plans to make his case to government for more cash for local policing. Meeting the press Wednesday for the first time since he arrived in Cayman earlier this month, Derek Byrne told rep [...]

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GT man charged with stabbing victim in neck

GT man charged with stabbing victim in neck

| 02/12/2016

(CNS): A 38-year-old man from George Town is expected to appear in court today to face a list of offences regarding a stabbing on Monday night on Webb Road, off North Sound Way. The victim had arrived at the George Town hospital with a stab wound to his neck sometime after 9:30pm on 28 November a [...]

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Owners urged not to leave boat fuel tanks full

Owners urged not to leave boat fuel tanks full

| 02/12/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Boat owners are being urged by the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit to take extra security measures with their boats to avoid what the police described as “opportunistic thefts”. Officers warned owners not to leave too much fuel in the tanks aboard their boats to make them less attract [...]

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CIG comes through on promised CS pay hike

CIG comes through on promised CS pay hike

| 01/12/2016 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Around 1,500 civil servants will be getting an early Christmas present form government following an announcement Thursday evening that the stagnation in public sector workers’ pay was being addressed in this month’s pay packet. Following through on a promise made in the premier’s str [...]

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Dozens of locals compete for 15 firefighter spots

Dozens of locals compete for 15 firefighter spots

| 01/12/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service has begun the competitive element of its recruitment process to fill 15 entry-level jobs. Officials said that 79 Caymanian applicants who met the criteria test when they applied took the 20 question Fire Service entry exam last week. The potential recruits w [...]

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Education plan ‘much too ambitious’

Education plan ‘much too ambitious’

| 01/12/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): A consultant engaged by the education ministry to review its education plan of action has described it as “much too ambitious” and warned that the content of the plan is unmanageable within the short time frame set out for implementation. The respected Canadian educational leader, Dr A [...]

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Input sought on beneficial ownership plan

Input sought on beneficial ownership plan

| 01/12/2016

(CNS Business): Government is hoping to steer through amendments to the Companies Law in January to allow the development of a centralised platform for beneficial ownership information and is seeking comment on the proposals. The financial services ministry has stated that it will not consider th [...]

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Marine cops warn captains not to overload boats

Marine cops warn captains not to overload boats

| 30/11/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands moves into the peak season, the marine police are warning boat captains that they will be enforcing passenger limits. The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit (JMU) said tour boat operators are obligated to keep weight and passenger limits within those specified on their operators [...]

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Matthew will mark 2017 hurricane season

Matthew will mark 2017 hurricane season

| 30/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): After 15 named storms, including seven hurricanes, three of which became major ones, the 2016 season has come to its official end, with Hurricane Matthew likely to be the storm that will mark this season. The lone category 5 hurricane and one of four storms that directly impacted the regio [...]

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