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Ivan takes helm at Seafarers association

Ivan takes helm at Seafarers association

| 23/02/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association has announced the names of its new president and board of directors for 2015 following a recent meeting to steer a course for the year ahead. Ivan Farrington was appointed as president and took up the helm on 17 February. Farrington’s long seafar [...]

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Supergrass faces deportation

Supergrass faces deportation

| 23/02/2015
(CNS): Marlon Dillon, the controversial armed robber turned crown witness, is facing deportation from Cayman and claims that promises made to him that he would be reunited with his family in the UK have been broken. During the cross-examination of Dillon, labelled ‘supergrass’ by his own attorne [...]

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Ex road boss files suit against NRA

Ex road boss files suit against NRA

| 23/02/2015 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Brian Tomlinson, the former director of the National Roads Authority, has filed a lawsuit against the government agency seeking damages for what he says was a breach of his contract, negligence and mistreatment which resulted in his ill-health. Tomlinson accuses the NRA board of questionable [...]

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Judge’s ruling highlights weaknesses in Rickfield case

Judge’s ruling highlights weaknesses in Rickfield case

| 23/02/2015 | 8 Comments
(CNS): A catalogue of disclosure problems, the potential interference of the attorney general in a criminal case, a finding by one officer that there was no criminal conduct and an inexplicable delay in the progress of the investigation were just some of the issues highlighted in a judge’s ruling [...]

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Booze store robbery suspects deny all charges

Booze store robbery suspects deny all charges

| 23/02/2015
(CNS): Three out of four men charged with the armed robbery of a liquor store and its customers in December last year have denied all the charges and are expected to face trial later this year. Andrew Lopez, Bron Webb and Randy Connor all pleaded not guilty Friday to possession of an unlicensed fire [...]

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CITA threatens to quit working with NWDA

CITA threatens to quit working with NWDA

| 23/02/2015 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The local tourism association has threatened to pull out of its partnership with the government’s job agency following negative publicity surrounding its most recent job drive. Bodden Town MLA Alva Suckoo raised significant concerns about the potential manipulation of the exercise by emplo [...]

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Government workers face sack for poor service

Government workers face sack for poor service

| 23/02/2015 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The deputy governor warned civil servants in a circular sent to the staff last week that they will be sacked if they consistently provide poor customer service. Franz Manderson said that not enough was being done to improve it and the Ritz-Carlton was being enlisted to provide training in “ [...]

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Tourist dies after dive on Little Cayman

| 23/02/2015 | 4 Comments
(CNS) Updated: Police have now named the 60-year-old  male visitor from the US who died on board a dive boat  in Little Cayman on Sunday 22 February. He is Arthur Edward Grindle of Oakland, Florida. Grindle returned to his dive boat after completing  two dives before experiencing difficulties an [...]

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