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MLAs’ salaries too high

MLAs’ salaries too high

| 25/09/2016 | 18 Comments

MM writes: 18 political seats x average $10,000 per month salary = $180,000 per month (KYD2,160,000 per year). These politicians are getting a law firm partner’s salary with little knowledge of law or what proper policies to put in place to encourage economic stimulus. Each and every sittin [...]

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Five injured in early morning car smash

Five injured in early morning car smash

| 25/09/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS) Police are investigating a collision between two cars on the West Bay Road at around 12:30am Saturday morning (24 September) in which five people were injured, though none of them seriously. Following the crash, which happened close to the Queen’s Court plaza, one of the vehicles caught [...]

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Suspect walks free in drug conspiracy case

Suspect walks free in drug conspiracy case

| 23/09/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Canute Nairn walked free from court on Friday after a judge found him not guilty of drug conspiracy charges. Nairn was one of nine people caught up in the drug trafficking case and had been charged with conspiring to import cocaine with Alexander Adrian Ebanks (25), who recently admitted a [...]

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Judge raises concerns over knife crime

Judge raises concerns over knife crime

| 23/09/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A Grand Court judge said that knife crime was “worryingly prevalent” and raised his concerns about people claiming to carry the weapons as protection, as he handed down a sentence of five years and six months to a Jamaican man convicted of stabbing his one-time friend in the heart foll [...]

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Work steps up on airport expansion

Work steps up on airport expansion

| 23/09/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS Business): Officials at Owen Roberts International Airport’s (ORIA) are warning passengers that work is stepping up at the facility on the renovation and expansion project. This means that travellers will see construction at both ends of the existing terminal over the next few weeks that w [...]

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Child protection training stepped up in schools

Child protection training stepped up in schools

| 22/09/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A group of over 170 teachers, deputy principals, counsellors and pastoral support staff from government schools have taken part in child protection training to help them recognise the indicators of abuse or neglect and learn how to respond and report abuse, the education ministry stated T [...]

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CIG seeks more control over hospital with board change

CIG seeks more control over hospital with board change

| 22/09/2016 | 14 Comments

(CNS): One of the many pieces of legislation that government plans to steer through the Legislative Assembly next month is a small but nevertheless significant change that government hopes will help it keep a tighter rein on the hospital. The Health Services Authority Law (2016) Revision, which w [...]

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Another suspect charged with underage sex crime

Another suspect charged with underage sex crime

| 22/09/2016

(CNS): A local man has been charged with sex-related crimes and was expected in court Wednesday. The RCIPS said the 48-year-old man from Bodden Town was charged by police today with gross indecency with a minor and indecent assault on a minor. Police have moved quickly in the case regarding an i [...]

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Bodden Town teenager denies raping little boy

Bodden Town teenager denies raping little boy

| 22/09/2016

(CNS): A local man who was a minor when he allegedly committed the sex-related crime has pleaded not guilty to four counts of rape and indecent assault on a little boy who was described by the court as being between four and six years old at the time of the assaults. The young man from Bodden Tow [...]

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Zika cases still confined to GT, meetings set

Zika cases still confined to GT, meetings set

| 22/09/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have said there are now 12 confirmed cases of locally acquired Zika virus in Cayman. Three more positive tests results were received this week for people with no relevant travel history, all of whom live in George Town. There will be a series of public meetings s [...]

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MLAs lament long list of laws

MLAs lament long list of laws

| 22/09/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): With close to 30 pieces of legislation on the agenda for the next meeting of the Legislative Assembly, the independent members claim to have been burning the midnight oil in order to scrutinize the upcoming bills. Criticising government for the number of laws coming before the parliament [...]

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