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Cayman hold Belize to goal-less draw in away leg

Cayman hold Belize to goal-less draw in away leg

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands football team clung onto a goal-less draw in the World Cup qualifying match on Wednesday evening during a relentless game of attack from the Belize squad playing in front of a home crowd in Belmopan. The Cayman national team was in trouble from the first minute, when Belize was awarded a penalty […]

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Search on for new port boss

Search on for new port boss

| 25/03/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The Port Authority has begun the search for a new director for the George Town cargo and cruise facility and has revealed that they are searching for a “strategic leader” and “an ambassador” for Cayman, not necessarily a port expert. The board chair said the experience and technical skills required to manage operations are […]

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Aviation regulator to investigate ‘go around’

Aviation regulator to investigate ‘go around’

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A departing United Airlines plane, which was still on the tarmac at Owen Roberts International Airport on Sunday, appears to have triggered an incident report and investigation after an incoming Cayman Airways aircraft was forced to go around. Although few details regarding the event have been released, the airport confirm that it had submitted a […]

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Dart boss shares UK platform with premier

Dart boss shares UK platform with premier

| 26/03/2015

(CNS Business): Cayman’s leader, Premier Alden McLaughlin, was joined by the CEO of Dart Enterprises at the House of Lords this week in promoting Cayman when he delivered a key-note address at the Caribbean Council reception. As McLaughlin sold the crowd on the benefits of investing in Cayman and the future projects government has planned, […]

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Cayman to check Tsunami plans in regional simulation

Cayman to check Tsunami plans in regional simulation

| 25/03/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): A Tsunami simulation exercise across the Caribbean today will test the regional countries readiness for such an event. Cayman is taking part to evaluate its own local tsunami response plans, increase preparedness, as well as improve coordination throughout the region.

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UCCI accreditation won’t cover degrees

UCCI accreditation won’t cover degrees

| 25/03/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): As the local university goes through the process of attempting to gain accreditation for the institution, a spokesperson for the college has said that the approval from the UK’s accrediting body, Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities (ASIC), will only cover the UCCI as an institution but not the qualifications it awards.

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Government begins survey of local economy

Government begins survey of local economy

| 25/03/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office will begin collecting essential data next week as it starts the annual surveys covering all entities that produce goods and services in the Cayman Islands. On Monday the ESO will distribute the System of National Accounts (SNA) and Balance of Payments (BOP) surveys which are designed to measure the economic performance of […]

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Court seizes $10,000 bond in Screaton case

Court seizes $10,000 bond in Screaton case

| 24/03/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A Grand court judge ordered that a $10,000 surety paid to the court on behalf of Arthur Screaton, who absconded while on bail, won’t be given back. Although the crown has decided not to extradite the 55-year-old former George Town bar manager, who is accused of stealing around the same amount from Rackam’s, the court […]

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Hospital taking Clayton case ‘seriously’

Hospital taking Clayton case ‘seriously’

| 24/03/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority said Tuesday that it has not yet had access to a UK coroner’s report in relation to the inquest over the death of Kate Clayton, which blamed staff at the Cayman Islands Hospital for her death. But in a short statement responding to CNS enquiries about the findings of the […]

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Romanian mother refused bail at tearful hearing

Romanian mother refused bail at tearful hearing

| 24/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A Romanian woman who is alleged to be part of a credit card scam was refused bail on Friday and remanded back to Fairbanks prison following an emotional hearing in which her boyfriend tried to plead her innocence. Mariana Oprinoiu has denied conspiring with her boyfriend, Florin Roata, and two others to steal thousands […]

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Caymanization of Cayman workforce

Caymanization of Cayman workforce

| 24/03/2015 | 115 Comments

‘Attila the Hun’ writes: The mere fact that the government has to consider, much less implement, such a policy is a clear indication that our social/political development has failed miserably in the face of our great economic success. We often boast that Cayman sought economic independence instead of the more popular political independence. It therefore […]

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Boss fined $8,500 for not insuring workers

Boss fined $8,500 for not insuring workers

| 23/03/2015

(CNS Business): A local employer has been fined $8,500 for failing to pay the necessary health insurance for a worker. Caytech Electronics and its owner, Marcelo Franca, admitted the infraction and pleaded guilty to not insuring the staff member and his family for almost two years. On 10 March Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez imposed the fine, […]

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Ebanks denies forgery charge over bank letter

Ebanks denies forgery charge over bank letter

| 23/03/2015

(CNS): A local businessman pleaded not guilty on Friday to a charge of forgery in connection with a letter sent to a high street bank. Lewis Ebanks denied the allegation and the trial is scheduled for July. The charges related to a property deal in 2012, where Ebanks is accused of making a false document […]

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Man admits machete attack but denies trying to kill brother

Man admits machete attack but denies trying to kill brother

| 23/03/2015

(CNS): Easton Russell pleaded guilty on Friday to chopping his brother Carlos with a machete at a house in Bodden Town last November but denied a charge of attempted murder. The crown, however, may still force a trial as the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has said it will not accept Russell’s admission […]

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Fights continue among JGHS students

Fights continue among JGHS students

| 23/03/2015 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Education officials have confirmed that another fight took place last week at the John Gray High School following two other violent incidents — a gang-related fight and an assault on a teacher — earlier this month. Acting Chief Education Officer Lyneth Monteith said the latest “physical altercation” took place between two female students last Tuesday and […]

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