Civil servants to get bonus, CIG to import cannabis oil

Civil servants to get bonus, CIG to import cannabis oil

| 30/05/2016 | 48 Comments

(CNS): There were not many surprises in the premier’s Budget Statement delivered in the Legislative Assembly on Monday morning but the PPM leader announced two unexpected and unrelated items that will be welcomed by many. Alden McLaughlin said that all civil servants will receive a 2.2% one-off bonus payment in their June pay packets based […]

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Premier urges people to quit smoking

Premier urges people to quit smoking

| 31/05/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Tobacco-related illnesses contribute to the strain on the public and private health services, the premier said in his World No Tobacco Day statement Tuesday, as he urged smokers to quit. Alden McLaughlin, who is also the health minister, said people must take responsibility for their own health, as he encouraged people to consider the […]

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Governor pats CIG on back over budget

Governor pats CIG on back over budget

| 30/05/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick praised the Cayman government Monday as she delivered what is likely to be her last throne speech. In the relatively short address ahead of the delivery of the budget, Helen Kilpatrick congratulated the PPM led government on its “careful stewardship and adherence to the principles of good governance”. She […]

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Woman mugged in entryway to home

Woman mugged in entryway to home

| 30/05/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): A woman was robbed outside her home in South Sound early Monday morning by two masked men, one of whom was armed with a knife. Police said that the mugging happened at about 2:00 this morning (30 May) on South Sound Road in the vicinity of Crewe Road. As the woman arrived home she was […]

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Single-car accident on Cayman Brac

Single-car accident on Cayman Brac

| 30/05/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): A driver on Cayman Brac crashed into a liquor store near the airport Saturday night, destroying the pirate statue that has been outside for many years. Police said that around 8:30pm on 28 May, the man driving the vehicle lost control of the car after turning onto Cross Road from West End West and […]

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Man charged with corruption over $25 bung

Man charged with corruption over $25 bung

| 30/05/2016

(CNS): The latest person to fall foul of the Anti-corruption Law and end up in the Grand Court is a member of the public, who was arrested over a petty bribe. Ian Duffell appeared in the Grand Court Friday and denied one count of bribery in connection with an incident last September in which he […]

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Ohio visitor dies snorkelling in East End

Ohio visitor dies snorkelling in East End

| 30/05/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): An American tourist visiting the Cayman Islands from Ohio died in East End on Friday after getting into difficulties in the sea. Christina Jean Spradling, who was just 29 years old, got into trouble around 5:30pm while snorkelling with her husband. An ambulance was called and she was taken to the George Town hospital, […]

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Miller: Time to address campaign finance

Miller: Time to address campaign finance

| 30/05/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): North Side MLA Ezzard Miller, a longtime advocate for campaign finance reform, said government must now address the issue, claiming that Premier Alden McLaughlin crossed the line at a recent PPM fundraising dinner at the Ritz Carlton. Taking aim at the premier in particular, he said the PPM used its access to budget information […]

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Online survey seeks views on culture policy

Online survey seeks views on culture policy

| 30/05/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): As government continues to create the Cayman Islands’ first National Culture and Heritage Policy and Strategic Plan, a survey has been published online seeking input from the local community. Officials said the comprehensive survey was designed to “garner the widest possible feedback from all individuals in the Cayman Islands” to provide a genuine opportunity […]

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New Labour & Pensions website launched

New Labour & Pensions website launched

| 30/05/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) has launched a new website and created a Facebook page to help people navigate the new legal environment surrounding the minimum wage and pensions following the implementation of the Labour (National Minimum Basic Wage) Order in March and the passage of the National Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 2016 […]

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Woman denies killing passenger in Rum Point crash

Woman denies killing passenger in Rum Point crash

| 30/05/2016

(CNS): Anastasia Watson (23) pleaded not guilty Friday to causing the death by dangerous driving of Kimberly Bush (23) in a crash in North Side last year. Watson was driving a silver BMW in the early morning hours of Wednesday 15 April on Rum Point Road when it came off the road and crashed into […]

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