Archive for February 9th, 2015

DG lauds defendant as excellent worker

DG lauds defendant as excellent worker

| 09/02/2015
(CNS): The deputy governor told the court Monday that he was shocked when he heard that the acting Work Permit Board secretary, Tichina Rickfield, had been accused of altering the immigration department database without authority. Franz Manderson said he had worked with her for fifteen years and she [...]

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Cops get lead in 2011 WB gang killings

Cops get lead in 2011 WB gang killings

| 09/02/2015
(CNS): One of three men arrested in a North Side drugs and guns bust Sunday morning has also been arrested in relation to two murders which took place in West Bay in 2011. Police say that a 25-year-old man, who is resident in West Bay and picked up in the operation, is being questioned in […] [...]

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Cruise ship drifts to shore in wind change

Cruise ship drifts to shore in wind change

| 09/02/2015 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The Thomson Dream cruise ship found itself in a tight spot on Monday when the wind shifted and the ship was pulled towards the shore. The captain requested assistance from the Port Authority and two tug boats were sent to pull the ship away to a safer anchor, the government agency confirmed. [...]

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Labour will demand public register for UK’s territories

Labour will demand public register for UK’s territories

| 09/02/2015
(CNS): If the Labour party wins the UK general election in May, the Cayman Islands and other British overseas territories will be required to introduce publicly accessible beneficial ownership registries or face blacklisting. Ed Miliband has reportedly written to all of the UK’s overseas territori [...]

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Cops arrest 5 in drug and gun operations

Cops arrest 5 in drug and gun operations

| 09/02/2015
(CNS): Five men are currently in custody after two separate drug busts over the weekend. Police implied that an early morning raid on Sunday in North Side netted dangerous suspects after guns, ammunition, cash and drugs were seized during the arrest. The police said the operation was connected to an [...]

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Secret Tempura report returns to courts

Secret Tempura report returns to courts

| 09/02/2015 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The secret report relating to the ever-controversial and still unresolved undercover internal police probe, Operation Tempura, will be back in the courts this week. Under yet another judicial review after the governor’s office refused to release the report, which documents a complaint made [...]

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George Town cop shop up for sale

George Town cop shop up for sale

| 09/02/2015 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Cabinet has made a decision to sell the central police station in George Town and use the cash to build a new station, which will also include a courthouse, in Lyndhurst Avenue off Crew Road. Premier Alden McLaughlin revealed the plans to put the property up for sale via public tender during [...]

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Lawyer forces apology and pay out from local paper

Lawyer forces apology and pay out from local paper

| 09/02/2015
(CNS): The chair of the Human Rights Commission has forced a local paper to apologise to him, pay his legal costs and damages, as well as make an undisclosed “substantial donation” to a local charity after the newspaper published allegations made by the former president of the UCCI, Hassan Syed, [...]

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Crown opens case against bank robbery suspects

Crown opens case against bank robbery suspects

| 09/02/2015
(CNS): After a four-day battle to find a jury that could try David Tamasa, Rennie Cole, George Mignott and Andre Burton for the daylight armed bank robbery in June 2012 at the Buckingham Square Branch of Cayman National Bank, the director of public prosecutions (DPP) finally opened the crown’s cas [...]

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Miss Jamaica to host Cayman’s Mardi Gras party

Miss Jamaica to host Cayman’s Mardi Gras party

| 09/02/2015 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The 22-year-old Jamaican beauty queen, who some say was robbed of the Miss Universe pageant title last month, possibly because of her short hair, will be coming to Cayman. Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell will be hosting this year’s three-day Mardi Gras festival, which starts on 16 February throu [...]

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Cash from fun-run to help Special Olympians

Cash from fun-run to help Special Olympians

| 09/02/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has revealed that the Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) will be this year’s beneficiary of his annual five kilometre challenge, which will take place on 26 April. The DG’s 5K Challenge is a fundraising fun-run that sees both civil servants, private sec [...]

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