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Archive for March, 2015

Romanian scammer could be Caribbean fugitive

| 31/03/2015 | 1 Comment
(CNS): A member of a Romanian gang of fraudsters who was recently convicted in a credit card scam on local retail banks may be a fugitive from the law in Sint Maarten in connection with a similar offence. Ianaca Vlismas, who has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and money laundering charges, was schedule [...]

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Complaints about cops fall but cases drag on

Complaints about cops fall but cases drag on

| 31/03/2015 | 3 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Professional Standards Unit received almost 400 complaints during 2012, 2013 and 2014, according to figures released under a freedom of information request. While new complaints fell in 2014 to 87 from 121 in 2013 and a whopping 171 in 2012, the police are still dealing with more th [...]

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Another visitor dies during East End dive

Another visitor dies during East End dive

| 31/03/2015 | 25 Comments
(CNS): A 62-year-old American visitor to the Cayman Islands has died during a dive trip off Lover’s Wall in East End, the eighth victim lost to the sea this year. The police said Tuesday that uniformed officers received a call about the missing diver at around noon. The man, who had arrived in Cay [...]

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Hospital tries to clamp down on debt

Hospital tries to clamp down on debt

| 31/03/2015 | 21 Comments
(CNS): As the hospital continues to battle with bad debts, the chief executive officer reminded the Public Accounts Committee recently that the Health Services Authority has an obligation to treat everyone in need of medical attention first and deal with the issue of costs later. Lizzette Yearwood s [...]

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CNS expands video unit

CNS expands video unit

| 31/03/2015 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Welcoming Kenneth Bryan to the CNS news team, Cayman News Service has expanded its video unit, which is already making great strides on CNS Business with reporter Jamie Hicks, to include local and headline news. [...]

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Lawyer files corruption complaint against cop and JP

Lawyer files corruption complaint against cop and JP

| 31/03/2015 | 6 Comments
(CNS): A local attorney whose client was subjected to an unlawful search of his home during a suspected drug bust by the RCIPS has filed a complaint to the Anti-Corruption Commission about one of the officers involved in the case, accusing him of misleading the courts, and against the JP who signed [...]

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Housing trust lacks policy direction

Housing trust lacks policy direction

| 30/03/2015 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The General Manager of the National Housing Development Trust, Julio Ramos, has revealed that there are no real plans or directions in place to deal with the numerous problems now facing the affordable housing initiative. From 23 families in West Bay living in condemned properties with nowher [...]

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UK election campaign begins

UK election campaign begins

| 30/03/2015 | 11 Comments
(CNS): The campaign for what is expected to be the most unpredictable UK election in modern history began on Monday. Officially campaigning began at midnight on Sunday when the British Parliament was dissolved, and on Monday morning David Cameron had his final audience for this term in office with t [...]

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Tsunami exercise represented small but damaging waves

Tsunami exercise represented small but damaging waves

| 30/03/2015 | 4 Comments
(CNS): Officials from Hazard Management Cayman Islands have confirmed that had last week’s tsunami exercise been the real thing, Cayman would have suffered some significant flooding. Although it was just a three foot surge, tsunamis behave very differently from regular waves, Simon Boxall of HMCI [...]

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Crash causes delays for commuter traffic

Crash causes delays for commuter traffic

| 30/03/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): A woman has been taken to the George Town hospital following a crash at the Century 21 roundabout north of Camana Bay on the Easterly Tibbetts Highway just before 5pm this evening. Police and other emergency services were called to the collision, in which the woman’s overturned car part [...]

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Three men arrested in wake of weekend shooting

Three men arrested in wake of weekend shooting

| 30/03/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Three men were arrested on Monday afternoon on suspicion of attempted murder and firearm offenses in relation to the shooting of three women at a late night session at J’ahT’s in McField Square, George Town, in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police said the men were rounded up durin [...]

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