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Civil servants call for equity in pay

Civil servants call for equity in pay

| 30/04/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Public sector workers are calling on government to address the frozen pay for long term, mostly local, civil servants whose pay packets have been the same for more than a decade after the cost of living allowances (COLA) is returned to them this July. In a statement released Thursday, the Cayman Islands Civil Service […]

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GT plans are ‘more than a facelift’

GT plans are ‘more than a facelift’

| 30/04/2015 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Government’s plans to breathe new life into the capital will be a lot more than a beautification project, the planning minister said, as he gave a broad overview of the project Thursday. “This is not just a facelift … it is a true restoration of the capital into a mixed-used neighbourhood for all,” Kurt […]

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Cops still looking for new recruits

Cops still looking for new recruits

| 27/04/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): There is now less than one week left in the recruitment campaign to find more Caymanians to fill police boots. The deadline is Thursday for hopefuls to submit their application in the latest drive to find at least a dozen new local entry-level constables. Throughout April the RCIPS recruitment team has been out and about, […]

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Man’s body found on GT highway

Man’s body found on GT highway

| 23/04/2015 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has now confirmed that the body found on the Linford Pierson Highway early this morning is that of Donnie Ray Connor (59) from George Town. Police and the emergency medical services were alerted by a member of the public who discovered the body on the George Town Road at about 4-30 am and police have […]

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Dart denies interest in EE fuel project

Dart denies interest in EE fuel project

| 22/04/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Dart Group has denied having any connection to the correspondence or actions of one of its managers in connection with a proposed fuel storage and transfer terminal project in East End. Following a CNS report Wednesday on the proceedings in the Legislative Assembly relating to Navasota’s proposal, Dart issued a statement making it […]

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Kurt takes aim at Dart exec’s dealings

Kurt takes aim at Dart exec’s dealings

| 22/04/2015 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Planning Minister Kurt Tibbetts has said government will not be dealing with one of Dart Realty (Cayman)’s executive officers when it comes to any future developments on a proposed new oil storage facility being explored by Texas-based oil firm, Navasota. Tibbetts read correspondence to the Legislative Assembly Friday which showed that Chris Pope, the purchasing and logistics manager for Dart […]

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Fuel prices to be pulled in check

Fuel prices to be pulled in check

| 21/04/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader’s proposals for much closer scrutiny of the prices that the oil importers are charging to find out if they are exploiting the country or not was rejected by government Friday. However, Planning Minister Kurt Tibbetts said a newly proposed public utilities commission will have the power to check and order the fuel […]

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Crown won’t fight immigration battle

Crown won’t fight immigration battle

| 21/04/2015 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A legal challenge mounted by a number of local finance firms to the release of work permit data under the freedom of information law will not be opposed. The FOI request for the details of work permits held by hundreds of local firms was made by a number of private individuals and a local […]

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West Bay Road speed drops to 30mph

West Bay Road speed drops to 30mph

| 20/04/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Drivers along the West Bay road will need to cut their speed next month as the limit will be dropping from 40mph to 30mph. The planning minister, who also has responsibility for roads, has said that the traffic law regulations will be amended to change the speed limit on the road, one of the […]

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Cayman signs new MOU with Cuba over migrants

Cayman signs new MOU with Cuba over migrants

| 20/04/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with Cuba on behalf of the Cayman Islands, which officials say will speed up the process of sending migrants back home when they land in Cayman. The authorities have been dealing with a significant rise in the numbers of Cubans leaving their country, […]

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Staffing plans to remain under wraps

Staffing plans to remain under wraps

| 20/04/2015 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Government has rejected a private member’s motion to allow public access to all business staffing plans to help the unemployed learn more about career opportunities, training and scholarships available in the local market. Although government has talked about the need for more transparency regarding immigration via its new e-government initiative, the premier rejected this […]

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Police appeal for eye-witnesses to Jet Ski crash

Police appeal for eye-witnesses to Jet Ski crash

| 17/04/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS) Investigators from the Joint Marine Unit are appealing for witnesses to the collision of two Jet Skis off Seven Mile Beach near the Westin Resort & Spa on Wednesday afternoon. Robert Cole (31) who was visiting from the USA on a cruise ship was killed when the personal watercraft (PWC) he was riding collided with another […]

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Can locals survive on proposed $6 basic wage?

Can locals survive on proposed $6 basic wage?

| 17/04/2015 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Following last week’s revelations that the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee has recommended a starting point of $6 per hour for a basic across the board national minimum wage, Kenneth Bryan has been finding out if local workers can survive on this hourly rate. In his latest video report for CNS, Bryan asks if $6 will […]

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Cruise tourist killed in Jet Ski crash with teenage rider

Cruise tourist killed in Jet Ski crash with teenage rider

| 16/04/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The 31-year-old American cruise ship passenger who died after two Jet Skis collided yesterday afternoon was Robert Cole of Virgilina, Virginia, police have confirmed. An RCIPS spokesperson said that Cole and his 37-year-old female passenger, named as Amy Comer by media in Virginia, who were both visiting Cayman on the Carnival Conquest were thrown into the water when the […]

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Jet-skier killed off resort on 7MB

Jet-skier killed off resort on 7MB

| 15/04/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): A jet ski rider has been killed in a water-related accident off Seven Mile Beach, police have confirmed. An RCIPS spokesperson said emergency services were on the scene Wednesday afternoon in connection with the man’s death at around 1pm. It is not clear when or how the 30-year-old man was killed. But police said […]

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