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Missing witnesses at centre of CarePay case

Missing witnesses at centre of CarePay case

| 08/02/2016 | 18 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 | 21 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 handed seven-year term

Watson handed seven-year term

| 05/02/2016 | 109 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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Canadian suspects charged in ATM fraud

Canadian suspects charged in ATM fraud

| 08/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two Canadian men have been charged with ATM fraud. Police said the Financial Crime Unit received a report from a local bank about suspicious cards that had been retained by one of its cash machines. The FCU began an investigation that led to the arrest of two men at a local hotel where they were staying. […]

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Cops recover casings following shots in GT

Cops recover casings following shots in GT

| 08/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police recovered three spent shell casings from the scene of reported gun fire in the capital during the early hours of Monday morning. The RCIPS said that just after 2am on 8 February, scenes of crime officers who were called out after the gunshots were reported in the School House Road area of George […]

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Cops on hunt for school construction site thieves

Cops on hunt for school construction site thieves

| 08/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The police are on the lookout for three men who ran away from the John Gray High School construction site on Saturday after they were approached by security personnel. Police said they received a report of a burglary at around 3pm on 6 February after security staff saw the men behind the school compound off Walkers Road. When […]

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Cops net smugglers carrying gun and drugs

Cops net smugglers carrying gun and drugs

| 08/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two local men and a Jamaican national were charged with a number of offences after the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit intercepted a vessel off the coast of East End last Thursday. The RCIPS reported that officers on patrol aboard the Guardian came upon the boat drifting some twenty miles off the eastern end of Grand Cayman. With the […]

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NOAA attempts to unlock mysteries of El Niño

NOAA attempts to unlock mysteries of El Niño

| 08/02/2016 | 1 Comment

(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 | 12 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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