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George Town man critical following boat fire

George Town man critical following boat fire

| 01/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 46-year-old man is being airlifted to the United States suffering from severe burns to his arms and legs following a flash fire on a boat Saturday. Police said that the George Town man was doing repair work on the 40-foot pontoon boat at the Reef Dock, North Church Street, yesterday morning at around […]

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Retail bank cutting local jobs

Retail bank cutting local jobs

| 26/02/2015

(CNS Business): Workers at the Airport branch of Scotiabank have become the latest victims in the financial services sector to face job losses. Officials from the bank said the branch is being closed in order to consolidate it with the new office in South Sound. As a result there will be job cuts but the […]

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Car crash at shopping plaza raises eyebrows

Car crash at shopping plaza raises eyebrows

| 25/02/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Updated:  A car smash at a West Bay Road shopping mall had many people scratching their heads on Tuesday evening over how it could have happened. Police confirmed Wednesday that the car was being driven by a 78-year-old female tourist. Pictures of the aftermath of the crash appear to indicate that the woman drove […]

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Social worker gets monthly CS gong

Social worker gets monthly CS gong

| 24/02/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Matthew Hylton, a social worker in the Needs Assessment Unit, has earned the civil service’s workplace award for Best Employee for December 2014. The last accolade for the year was given to Hylton, officials said, for his level of service and professionalism as well as his mentoring of the department’s clients and his own […]

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Police seek witnesses to single car crash

Police seek witnesses to single car crash

| 24/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 20-year-old female driver was taken to hospital following a car smash around 7:00 this morning (24 February) on Shamrock Road, Savannah, near the junction with Destiny Drive. Police are seeking witnesses to the crash, in which the woman, who was alone in her Kia, lost control of the car on the left road […]

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LIME offers bonus credit following tech troubles

LIME offers bonus credit following tech troubles

| 24/02/2015 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Officials from local telecommunications provider LIME confirmed that prepaid customers were without service Tuesday due to a mobile outage that impacted some voice and text message services. A LIME spokesperson said any prepaid customer who tops up $5 or more from midnight Tuesday through until midnight Wednesday will get double credit as a thank you for […]

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Lady Rabia exhibits in Shakespeare country

Lady Rabia exhibits in Shakespeare country

| 24/02/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Local author, poet and artist Lady Rabia is exhibiting her cartoon art series “New Heroes Wanted” in the UK for the first time at Stratford ArtsHouse in Stratford Upon Avon. Known for her writing, illustrations, performance poetry, storytelling and cultural activism, Lady Rabia recently moved to Stratford, famous as the home of Shakespeare and […]

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Ivan takes helm at Seafarers association

Ivan takes helm at Seafarers association

| 23/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association has announced the names of its new president and board of directors for 2015 following a recent meeting to steer a course for the year ahead. Ivan Farrington was appointed as president and took up the helm on 17 February. Farrington’s long seafaring career began in 1952 with his […]

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Ex road boss files suit against NRA

Ex road boss files suit against NRA

| 23/02/2015 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Brian Tomlinson, the former director of the National Roads Authority, has filed a lawsuit against the government agency seeking damages for what he says was a breach of his contract, negligence and mistreatment which resulted in his ill-health. Tomlinson accuses the NRA board of questionable conduct in a number of areas, from conflicts of […]

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CITA threatens to quit working with NWDA

CITA threatens to quit working with NWDA

| 23/02/2015 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The local tourism association has threatened to pull out of its partnership with the government’s job agency following negative publicity surrounding its most recent job drive. Bodden Town MLA Alva Suckoo raised significant concerns about the potential manipulation of the exercise by employers trying to justify permits. But CITA has hit back at both the […]

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Government workers face sack for poor service

Government workers face sack for poor service

| 23/02/2015 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The deputy governor warned civil servants in a circular sent to the staff last week that they will be sacked if they consistently provide poor customer service. Franz Manderson said that not enough was being done to improve it and the Ritz-Carlton was being enlisted to provide training in “gold standard customer service”. Manderson […]

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Tourist dies after dive on Little Cayman

Tourist dies after dive on Little Cayman

| 23/02/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS) Updated: Police have now named the 60-year-old  male visitor from the US who died on board a dive boat  in Little Cayman on Sunday 22 February. He is Arthur Edward Grindle of Oakland, Florida. Grindle returned to his dive boat after completing  two dives before experiencing difficulties and collapsed. He arrive in Little Cayman on […]

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Cooler weather cuts CUC profits

Cooler weather cuts CUC profits

| 20/02/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): Power consumption was down 3% for the last quarter of CUC’s financial year due to cooler weather, the firm said yesterday as it released its figures for the three months ended December 31. But the monopoly power provider and its shareholders are not out of pocket, since a growth in customer numbers boosted net earnings for the year to $20.8 […]

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Contract clause spells trouble for career progress

Contract clause spells trouble for career progress

| 20/02/2015 | 54 Comments

(CNS): In an increasingly tough job market junior employees are facing a new hurdle in their efforts to find work with the worrying enforcement of ‘non-compete’ clauses in contracts, making it more difficult for young workers to switch jobs. Concerns have been raised that the issue is not only unreasonable but it could fuel local unemployment […]

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JGHS principal to act as education boss

JGHS principal to act as education boss

| 19/02/2015 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Lyneth Monteith, the John Gray High School’s current principal, will take on the role of acting chief education officer after the departure of Shirley Wahler next week, ministry officials have confirmed. As a result of her temporary promotion, Deputy Principal Matthew Holmes will step in as the school boss, the Education Ministry also revealed […]

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