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Prison strained by staff suspensions

Prison strained by staff suspensions

| 29/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Video): Cayman Islands Prison Director Neil Lavis says challenges at the prisons are putting a strain on the service after two officers were dismissed from HMP Fairbanks while three are on suspension from HMP Northward over an internal scandal, at a time when the facility is already short staffed and straining at the seams. In a candid and exclusive […]

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CONCACAF sacks Webb in face of scandal

CONCACAF sacks Webb in face of scandal

| 28/05/2015 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The region’s football body has dismissed Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb from the CONCACAF top job and put Senior Vice President Alfredo Hawit in his place in the wake of yesterday’s shocking news of the arrest of Webb and several other football officials and marketing executives in relation to corruption charges. Eduardo Li, an executive member of CONCACAF […]

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Grand Cayman power bills face new hike

Grand Cayman power bills face new hike

| 28/05/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The local regulator has cleared a new base rate hike for CUC, pushing up the cost of electricity again for consumers on Grand Cayman. The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) confirmed that it had approved a 0.9% increase in the rate the monopoly power provider is allowed to charge. Customers will see the increase immediately […]

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Teenager arrested over grocery shop break-in

Teenager arrested over grocery shop break-in

| 28/05/2015

(CNS): A 15-year-old boy from Bodden Town was arrested Thursday by police in connection with a burglary this week at a local convenience store. An RCIPS spokesperson said the teenager is currently in police custody as officers in Bodden Town investigate the break in at ‘Look Out Mini Mart’ on Anton Bodden Road in the […]

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Webb’s $1m Atlanta home revealed

Webb’s $1m Atlanta home revealed

| 28/05/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): As the international media continues its round-the-clock coverage of the shocking FIFA scandal that has seen Cayman’s own football boss at the very heart of the corruption allegations, the British media has arrived in the Cayman Islands and the press has published a picture of one of Jeffery Webb’s palatial properties. According to the […]

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Government stepping in over younger kids in need

Government stepping in over younger kids in need

| 28/05/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The intervention by education officials into the lives of children with special education needs (SEN) will be happening with pre-compulsory school age kids, the minister has said. Speaking about the recent developments in early childhood education in Cayman, Tara Rivers said the education ministry was seeking to provide “adapted environments and specialist provision” as […]

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Photo gag falls flat as Mac takes aim at PPM

Photo gag falls flat as Mac takes aim at PPM

| 27/05/2015 | 50 Comments

(CNS): A photoshopped image of the opposition leader in the Legislative Assembly showing him supposedly napping during the budget debate has failed to raise much of a giggle among politicians. McKeeva Bush took aim at the PPM Wednesday saying he believed the image reportedly sent to the local paper by the premier’s press secretary was […]

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Crosswalk fitted outside the Marriott hotel

Crosswalk fitted outside the Marriott hotel

| 27/05/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Workers from the National Roads Authority were in the process of erecting a new crosswalk outside the Marriott Hotel Tuesday at one of Grand Cayman’s road black spots. The new West Bay Road crossing comes ahead of a much-anticipated speed reduction on that road in a few weeks. The area has been the scene […]

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