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Victims blackmailed on risky adult social media sites

Victims blackmailed on risky adult social media sites

| 06/02/2015 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The police are warning local residents to be on their guard when using adult social media sites after receiving two local reports over the past few days of blackmail from people engaging with strangers on them. Although the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has not specified the nature of t [...]

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Cops arrest suspect in Ebanks killing

Cops arrest suspect in Ebanks killing

| 06/02/2015
(CNS): A 25-year-old West Bay man was arrested on Friday in connection with the murder of David Ebanks last month at a local jerk food stand on Birch Tree Hill Road. An RCIPS spokesperson did not give any details about when the arrest took place but said that the suspect was arrested on suspicion of [...]

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Plans revealed to join Watson and Rodriguez cases

Plans revealed to join Watson and Rodriguez cases

| 06/02/2015
(CNS): When Canover Watson appeared in Grand Court Friday, defence Attorney Ben Tonner asked for an adjournment as he revealed that there were plans by the crown to join his client’s case with that of his former personal assistant, Miriam Rodriguez (53), who was also charged this week with corrupt [...]

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Blackbeard’s robbery suspects appear in court

| 06/02/2015
(CNS): Four men charged with an armed liquor store hold-up in December are awaiting forensic evidence and the progress of another robbery investigation, in which the same firearm is believed to have been used, before they answer the charges, the court heard today.  Devon Wright (23), Bron Webb (21) [...]

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Syed denies catalogue of charges

| 06/02/2015
(CNS): The former president of the UCCI, Hassan Syed, has now denied a catalogue of criminal charges against him arising out of his time as the local university boss between 2006 and 2008. With Amelia Fosuhene from Stenning and Associates now formally representing Syed and having taken legal advice, [...]

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Minimum wage up for public discussion

Minimum wage up for public discussion

| 06/02/2015 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Following well-over a year of closed-door discussion and only written consultations, the broader public is now being given the chance to contribute to the minimum wage debate and help shape the final outcome for the introduction of a basic wage below which no person should be required to wor [...]

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Former WP board chair describes overwhelming backlog

Former WP board chair describes overwhelming backlog

| 06/02/2015
(CNS): The day-to-day realities of trying to deal with the massive backlog of work permit applications when he was appointed board chair in 2009 were revealed by Lemuel Hurlston Thursday in Grand Court. Giving evidence in the trial of Tichina Rickfield, who is accused of deliberately altering the im [...]

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New bosses take up posts at Labour and Pensions

New bosses take up posts at Labour and Pensions

| 06/02/2015 | 14 Comments
(CNS): In an effort to build up the enforcement side of the labour department, two new bosses have now taken up new appointments. Gene Hydes is now the head of inspections and Clara Smith assumed the post of assistant director. [...]

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Budget pressures fuel outburst by CS boss

Budget pressures fuel outburst by CS boss

| 06/02/2015 | 49 Comments
(CNS): The chief officer in the ministry of planning has cited budget pressures as the reason why he reportedly launched a verbal attack on one of his deputies during a meeting last month. The details of what took place have not been widely circulated compared to the now infamous ‘Ozziegate’, in [...]

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Four day struggle to find jurors for bank case

Four day struggle to find jurors for bank case

| 06/02/2015
(CNS): After an almost four day long selection process, eight women and four men were finally sworn in just before noon on Thursday to try the four men accused of the daylight bank robbery at the CNB Buckingham Square branch in June 2012. A combination of strict criteria eliminating bank workers of [...]

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Bush plans gang peace talks

Bush plans gang peace talks

| 06/02/2015 | 39 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has revealed his intention to talk directly to the opposing gang members in the district of West Bay to find out why the young men in the Logwoods and Birch Tree hill gangs continue to war with each other. After thirty years as the district MLA and even longer serving t [...]

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