Archive for February 24th, 2015

Social worker gets monthly CS gong

Social worker gets monthly CS gong

| 24/02/2015 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Matthew Hylton, a social worker in the Needs Assessment Unit, has earned the civil service’s workplace award for Best Employee for December 2014. The last accolade for the year was given to Hylton, officials said, for his level of service and professionalism as well as his mentoring of the [...]

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Police seek witnesses to single car crash

Police seek witnesses to single car crash

| 24/02/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): A 20-year-old female driver was taken to hospital following a car smash around 7:00 this morning (24 February) on Shamrock Road, Savannah, near the junction with Destiny Drive. Police are seeking witnesses to the crash, in which the woman, who was alone in her Kia, lost control of the car on [...]

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CONCACAF backs winter World Cup for Qatar

CONCACAF backs winter World Cup for Qatar

| 24/02/2015 | 3 Comments
(CNS): The proposal by a special FIFA task force to move the 2022 World Cup to the end of the year has the support of CONCACAF, officials from the regional football body have confirmed. The task force met in the Qatar capital, Doha, Tuesday to discuss the issues surrounding the tournament there foll [...]

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LIME offers bonus credit following tech troubles

LIME offers bonus credit following tech troubles

| 24/02/2015 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Officials from local telecommunications provider LIME confirmed that prepaid customers were without service Tuesday due to a mobile outage that impacted some voice and text message services. A LIME spokesperson said any prepaid customer who tops up $5 or more from midnight Tuesday through u [...]

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Jamaican university signs MOU on ganja research

Jamaican university signs MOU on ganja research

| 24/02/2015 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The University of Technology in Jamaica has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ganja Labs in the US, with plans to partner with the Colorado-based firm on the science, technology and best practice in the cultivation of medicinal marijuana. According to the Jamaican press, the collabora [...]

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Lady Rabia exhibits in Shakespeare country

Lady Rabia exhibits in Shakespeare country

| 24/02/2015 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Local author, poet and artist Lady Rabia is exhibiting her cartoon art series “New Heroes Wanted” in the UK for the first time at Stratford ArtsHouse in Stratford Upon Avon. Known for her writing, illustrations, performance poetry, storytelling and cultural activism, Lady Rabia recently m [...]

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Caymanian doctor follows family tradition

Caymanian doctor follows family tradition

| 24/02/2015 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Dr Eirik Randolph Hesla has joined the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) as a physician and orthopaedic surgeon, following in the footsteps of his mother, Dr Margeret ‘Molly’ Brown, who was the first Caymanian woman to complete higher education and the first female physician [...]

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Auditor seeks advice on valuing government assets

Auditor seeks advice on valuing government assets

| 24/02/2015 | 2 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has given the nod to the Cayman Islands Office of the Auditor General on a government evaluation of its land and building assets, following an independent review of the process. In 2013 the government undertook its first ever valuation since the i [...]

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