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Archive for February 16th, 2015

Ex board chair says Rickfield was set up

| 16/02/2015
(CNS): The former chair of the Work Permit  Board told the court Monday that she couldn’t believe that a small “cartel” of immigration staff had succeeded in getting rid of Tichina Rickfield. When she appeared as a witness in the ongoing trial of the board secretary, Sharon Roulstone [...]

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Supergrass returns to witness stand

Supergrass returns to witness stand

| 16/02/2015
(CNS): Marlon Dillon, who has been labelled ‘supergrass’ because of the evidence that he has given in several key trials, returned to the courts Monday to give evidence against four men accused of the largest bank robbery in Cayman’s history. Dillon has already pleaded guilty to his part in t [...]

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Cayman top cop to lead BVI police probe

Cayman top cop to lead BVI police probe

| 16/02/2015 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands police commissioner has been appointed to an internal police corruption probe in the British Virgin Islands. An RCIPS spokesperson confirmed Monday that David Baines would be heading up the investigation involving the BVI’s police force. Operation Lucan began formally las [...]

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West Bay man faces catalogue of charges

West Bay man faces catalogue of charges

| 16/02/2015
(CNS): A 23-year-old West Bay man has been charged with robbery and possession of an imitation  firearm in connection with a street mugging last September and two residential burglaries in West Bay, as well as one commercial burglary in George Town last year. The man was arrested and charged over t [...]

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Case against immigration secretary halved

Case against immigration secretary halved

| 16/02/2015
(CNS): The criminal case against Tichina Rickfield for altering the immigration database without authority was cut in half Friday, even before the defendant responded to the allegations, when the judge directed the jury to enter not guilty pleas in connection with eight of the sixteen charges. Crown [...]

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CIG claims just 12 homeless families

CIG claims just 12 homeless families

| 16/02/2015 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The chief officer in the ministry of community affairs said that during 2014 the Needs Assessment Unit helped just twelve families with rental assistance where “the primary problem or contributing factor was homelessness.” Dorine Whittaker said that in the fiscal year ending 30 June 2013, [...]

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UCCI aims to cut $560k from costs

UCCI aims to cut $560k from costs

| 16/02/2015 | 23 Comments
(CNS): In an effort to secure the university’s future, the UCCI has undertaken an internal review of operating costs and come up with possible savings of well over half a million dollars. The college’s board chair and president revealed that the college is dealing with a deteriorating financial [...]

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CUC to use more client generated power

CUC to use more client generated power

| 16/02/2015
(CNS Business): The Electricity Regulatory Authority has approved a revision to the current Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) programme, which allows people who have their own source of alternative power generation, such as solar panels and wind turbines, to remain connected to the CUC grid and feedback electr [...]

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