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DG commits to address succession planning in CS

DG commits to address succession planning in CS

| 26/06/2015 | 48 Comments

(CNS Video): The deputy governor has said he will tackle the problem of succession planning in the civil service and has put himself on the line as the person the country can hold accountable for ensuring that top level posts in government will in future be filled with qualified and experienced Caymanians. As government completes […]

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CI to NY JetBlue flight makes emergency landing

CI to NY JetBlue flight makes emergency landing

| 29/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A plane travelling from Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman to New York had made an emergency landing in Charleston, the airline has confirmed. The pilot of the JetBlue flight 766 requested to land at the airport in South Carolina after crew reporting a smell in the cockpit. 

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Local men face trail over drugs and guns charges

Local men face trail over drugs and guns charges

| 29/06/2015

(CNS): Two local men arrested in North Side earlier this year both denied guns and drugs charges when they appeared in Grand Court Friday and will now stand trial. Keith Montaque (25) and Walter McLaughlin (26) were remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to three counts of possession of unlicensed firearms. The pair were two of […]

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Ex-Chamber boss queries wisdom of port project

Ex-Chamber boss queries wisdom of port project

| 27/06/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS Business): The former president of the Chamber of Commerce has warned that the costly port project should not go ahead based on “unproven back of envelope ‘guesstimates’ about the economic benefits of cruise tourism and private discussions with a select few who are possibly conflicted and have a pecuniary interest to protect in the […]

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Cops on hunt for Z99 DJ in smash and run

Cops on hunt for Z99 DJ in smash and run

| 26/06/2015 | 19 Comments

(CNS): An on-air personality from a local radio station is wanted by police after leaving the scene of a smash just before midnight on Wednesday night. The RCIPS has confirmed that the Z99 van, owned by Hurley’s Entertainment, was being driven by one the station’s staff members when it ploughed into two parked cars, street furniture […]

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CIG admits prison needs major cash injection

CIG admits prison needs major cash injection

| 26/06/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have acknowledged that without significant investment in the infrastructure, the local prison system will keep failing inspections. A follow-up inspection of the Cayman Islands Prison Service and of the custody cells by the UK inspectorate found little improvement in any of the facilities, despite some upgrades since their visit in 2012. In […]

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Caymanian businessman jailed for 9 years in drug conspiracy

Caymanian businessman jailed for 9 years in drug conspiracy

| 26/06/2015 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Bryce Merren has been handed a more than nine-year prison term for his part in a foiled drug conspiracy in Puerto Rico. The local businessman, who was arrested following a sting operation, has also been fined $75,000. Merren, who has been on remand in the US territory for around 15 months, was given a […]

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Extradition hearing for FIFA officials draws close

Extradition hearing for FIFA officials draws close

| 26/06/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): With just one week to go before the US must file papers against FIFA officials arrested in Switzerland for their extradition to America, one of the men arrested alongside Caymanian Jeffrey Webb has been refused bail. Without naming him, the Swiss authorities stated that the individual was a flight risk, but according to Swiss […]

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Funding secured to protect local sharks

Funding secured to protect local sharks

| 26/06/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has secured a funding award of around $300k to continue the study and conservation of local sharks and other big fish on Cayman’s reefs, which experts say are essential to the enhancement of reef resilience in the islands’ marine habitat. The two-year Darwin Plus Award will fund an ongoing project to […]

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Hospital sends out call to med students

Hospital sends out call to med students

| 26/06/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Health Services Authority are asking Caymanian students abroad who are training to be doctors to get in touch with the Cayman Islands Hospital to secure a place with the HSA to practice medicine when they return. Making the connection with soon-to-be Caymanian doctors as early as possible is very important to the […]

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