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Drugs fuelled 43% of prisoner’s crimes

Drugs fuelled 43% of prisoner’s crimes

| 29/04/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Drug use was cited as the direct or indirect reason for a significant number of prisoners’ crimes, according to the results of a survey undertaken by the National Drug Council in 2013. At the time, just over a third of inmates (35%) were serving time for drug convictions but more than 43% of inmates […]

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Cayman under cyber-attack, says ICTA

Cayman under cyber-attack, says ICTA

| 29/04/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): As local telecommunications provider Flow issued another alert about phishing scams impacting its customers, the managing director of the Information & Communications Technology Authority warned that Cayman is being targeted by cyber criminals. Earlier this week Flow warned customers about an email purporting to be from LIME, its previous brand, regarding spam security issues […]

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Cubans crammed on 25ft boat off Brac coast

Cubans crammed on 25ft boat off Brac coast

| 29/04/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A group of nineteen Cubans were in local waters Friday but continued on with their journey. Officials said that 18 men and one woman were packed aboard a 25-foot boat with no shade, which arrived off Cayman Brac around 7:00 this morning. They were met by the local authorities but left the island shortly […]

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Private use of government vehicles

Private use of government vehicles

| 29/04/2016

What is the government policy on using vehicles belonging to government and its statutory authorities for personal errands and to pick up directors’ children from school using staff as drivers? Auntie’s answer: While you asked two questions, they are really just different parts of the same issue, which is the use of government vehicles for non-work-related […]

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CIFA opens nominations for president

CIFA opens nominations for president

| 29/04/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association will be holding its Extraordinary Congress on 28 May and nominations for the post of president are now open. The job became vacant last year after the arrest and later conviction of former CIFA president, Jeffrey Webb. Acting President Bruce Blake, who has also been under scrutiny after irregularities […]

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Brothers charged with murder decline to offer evidence

Brothers charged with murder decline to offer evidence

| 29/04/2016

(CNS): The two George Town brothers charged with the murder of Jason Powery, who was gunned down outside a bar last summer, will not take the stand in their own defence. As the crown closed its case Thursday afternoon, attorneys representing Osbourne Douglas and Justin Ramoon told the court the defendants would not be giving […]

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Bracker jailed over fatal road crash

Bracker jailed over fatal road crash

| 28/04/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS): A 22-year-old man from Cayman Brac has been jailed for 16 months in connection with a fatal crash on 9 January last year. Jefferson Jeupe Laureano had pleaded guilty to causing the death of Raoul Muhammed Scott (22) by careless driving when he attempted to overtake his car when he was too close to […]

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Man attacked in Brac bar by gang of four

Man attacked in Brac bar by gang of four

| 28/04/2016

(CNS): Three teenagers and a 24-year-old man have been arrested following an assault last Friday night on a 40-year-old man who was working at La Esperanza bar on Cayman Brac. Police said that just after 9:00pm on 22 April, the employee at the bar was physically assaulted on the premises by two boys, aged 15 […]

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No minimum wage infractions reported yet

No minimum wage infractions reported yet

| 28/04/2016 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Enforcement officers from the Department of Labour and Pensions have begun inspections to make sure employers of low-paid workers are not paying employees less than the new national minimum wage of $6, and so far employers appear to be complying with the law. By this weekend, the inspectors will have completed the first 21 […]

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Prison rehab inconsistent and cash strapped

Prison rehab inconsistent and cash strapped

| 28/04/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The lack of resources at the Cayman Islands’ packed prison is presenting a serious and increasing challenge to prison management, and one of the unfortunate results is that rehabilitation often takes a back seat to security and safety at HMP Northward. But the new Conditional Release Law requires all inmates to go through comprehensive […]

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Ex-speaker and former fire chief to work on rescue review

Ex-speaker and former fire chief to work on rescue review

| 28/04/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The speaker of the Legislative Assembly during the last UDP administration, Mary Lawrence, has been nominated by the opposition leader to assist the expert from the UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency who will be conducting a review of the RCIPS’ handling of the report of five missing people at sea. The premier has appointed […]

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