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Missing witnesses at centre of CarePay case

Missing witnesses at centre of CarePay case

| 08/02/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): When Justice Michael Mettyear handed Canover Watson, the former chair of the Health Services Authority, a seven-year jail term on Friday, he described the evidence against him of corruption in the CarePay case as “overwhelming”. But the case against Watson was based heavily on the incriminate documents and correspondence recovered from his computers and not […]

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‘You tell em, Ms Tara!’

‘You tell em, Ms Tara!’

| 08/02/2016 | 14 Comments

101 writes: So there we have it. Tara Rivers, the minister with responsibility for labour and education, has proven that not only does she have the thinnest skin in politics but that her electioneering clock is about 12 months ahead of everyone else’s. After an apparent attempt at putting the past aside to work more closely together […]

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GT rape suspect charged

GT rape suspect charged

| 05/02/2016

(CNS): Police have now charged the 35-year-old man who was arrested on Thursday with raping a woman in George Town last month. He is expected in summary court, this morning Monday 8 February). According to the RCIPS, on 23 January the female victim was taken to a remote area off Sparky Drive after accepting ride in a […]

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Watson guilty on five counts

Watson guilty on five counts

| 04/02/2016 | 136 Comments

(CNS): The former chair of the Health Services Authority, Canover Watson (45), has been found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to defraud, one count of conflict of interest, one count of fraud on government and one count of breach of trust in relation to the nine week corruption trial over the lucrative CarePay hospital payment […]

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NOAA attempts to unlock mysteries of El Niño

NOAA attempts to unlock mysteries of El Niño

| 08/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have embarked on a land, sea and air campaign in the tropical Pacific to study the current El Niño, one of the strongest on record, and gather data in an effort to improve weather forecasts thousands of miles away. El Niño has a significant effect on […]

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PTAs raise concerns about education

PTAs raise concerns about education

| 08/02/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The education ministry has admitted that representatives from a dozen government school PTAs raised a catalogue of concerns about problems in the education system with the minister and government officials at a recent forum. In what was described as “an informative and sometimes heated discussion on issues relating to understaffing, disruptive student behaviour, lack of […]

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Cops urge public to watch out for stolen TVs

Cops urge public to watch out for stolen TVs

| 05/02/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Following a burglary at the electronics store, Brandsource, in the industrial area of George Town on Monday night or Tuesday morning, the police are urging the public to be vigilant when buying televisions from people rather than retail traders. During the break-in at the shop on Dorcy Drive, which was discovered by staff just […]

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Watson handed seven-year term

Watson handed seven-year term

| 05/02/2016 | 107 Comments

(CNS): Canover Watson, who was convicted yesterday in the hospital CarePay corruption case, has begun serving a seven-year sentence in HMP Northward after Justice Michael Mettyear delivered his sentencing ruling Friday morning. Based on UK guidelines, the judge handed out concurrent seven-year terms for the conspiracy convictions and three-year terms for the counts of conflict of interest and […]

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Chamber and CIG make up over unemployment

Chamber and CIG make up over unemployment

| 05/02/2016

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce and the government have agreed to work together to address the unemployment challenges facing the country. After several weeks of finger pointing between government and the Chamber over the issue of employing local workers, the newly elected Executive Committee said they had agreed to “identify ways to stimulate economic growth which […]

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The need for pro-active police action

The need for pro-active police action

| 05/02/2016 | 16 Comments

George R. Ebanks writes: Recently there have been repeated incidents of female joggers being sexually assaulted along our roads as they took time out for their personal leisure and exercise. This must not be left un-noticed and without proactive police action. I have written numerous times of the pervasive and creeping nature of crime and the position […]

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