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Man gets 2½ year jail term for ‘prostitute’ attack

Man gets 2½ year jail term for ‘prostitute’ attack

| 26/09/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): A local man who was found not guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman after the jury believed his defence that she was a prostitute was jailed for two and a half years on Monday for robbing and assaulting the woman. Walter Jordan McLaughlin had been acquitted by a jury of abd [...]

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ESO begins next labour force count

ESO begins next labour force count

| 27/09/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Interviewers from the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) will be hitting the streets again over the next few weeks as it begins the next Labour Force Survey (LFS) on Sunday, 2 October. The ESO team will visit 1,401 randomly selected sample households in all three islands to ask the publ [...]

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Petition started over poor state of West Bay school

Petition started over poor state of West Bay school

| 26/09/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Parents with children attending Sir John A Cumber Primary in West Bay have begun a petition calling for “adequate staffing, an environmentally safe and healthy learning environment for students and staff” as the school has started the new year with some old problems. Pictures posted o [...]

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Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies suddenly

Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies suddenly

| 26/09/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Described as one of the greatest and most popular golfers that ever lived, 87-year-old Arnold Palmer died Sunday afternoon at a hospital in Pittsburgh due to complications from heart problems. Nicknamed “The King”, he won the Masters four times and the British Open twice a [...]

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UK government fails on real transparency, says TI

UK government fails on real transparency, says TI

| 26/09/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A new report by Transparency International has found that while the UK government may be considered one of the most open in the world, the system that supports that transparency is failing. Described by the NGO as “ticking all the right boxes” over public spending transparency, Britis [...]

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FIFA’s anti-racist task force, led by Webb, disbanded

FIFA’s anti-racist task force, led by Webb, disbanded

| 26/09/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The beleaguered world football body, FIFA, came under fire Monday following news that the association had disbanded the anti-racism task force, declaring the work complete. The task force was created by former president Sepp Blatter and was headed by Cayman’s Jeffery Webb until his arres [...]

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Governor: CIG must protect LGBT rights

Governor: CIG must protect LGBT rights

| 26/09/2016 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The government has an obligation to protect the rights of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the governor has said in an email to the local gay activist organisation Colours, but she has still fallen short of calling for the legalization of same sex unions. Th [...]

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MLAs’ meeting clashes with Clinton v Trump debate

MLAs’ meeting clashes with Clinton v Trump debate

| 26/09/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The independent MLAs will be in West Bay this evening, raising their concerns about the impact the raft of legislation that the government will be bringing to parliament next month will have on the community. But the meeting clashes with the first of the televised presidential debates in t [...]

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Cayman brings in over 7% more stuff

Cayman brings in over 7% more stuff

| 26/09/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Government has attributed an increase in imports as another good sign that its economic policies are working. According to the Quarterly Trade Statistics Bulletin for April to June this year, CI$194.7 million worth of good were imported from abroad, an increase on the same time in 2015 of [...]

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Violence not answer to safety issues

Violence not answer to safety issues

| 26/09/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The police have said that carrying illegal weapons and engaging in acts of violence is not the answer to perceived threats made by people over personal safety. Following a number of recent cases in the courts where defendants were carrying knives or guns because they claimed their personal [...]

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MLAs’ salaries too high

MLAs’ salaries too high

| 25/09/2016 | 77 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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