Archive for March 9th, 2015

CITA and NWDA back on track over tourism jobs

CITA and NWDA back on track over tourism jobs

| 09/03/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s tourism association, government’s job agency and a local MLA appear to have patched up their differences over the recruitment of locals into the sector. Government’s back bench MLA Alva Suckoo had raised a number of concerns about a recent job drive but a meeting with CITA last week has left him “encouraged” that […]

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Walton to stay on the job

Walton to stay on the job

| 09/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS) Updated Tuesday 11:15am: Joel Walton, the CEO of the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands, has not been placed on required leave, despite facing criminal charges in the courts for an alleged violent assault on a woman. Walton appeared in Summary Court Tuesday morning, represented by Charles Clifford, and was bailed until the 5 May […]

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Defendants stay silent in CNB robbery case

Defendants stay silent in CNB robbery case

| 09/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Four men accused of robbing the Cayman National Bank almost three years ago passed up the opportunity to take the witness stand Monday after the crown closed its case against them. David Tamasa, Rennie Cole and George Mignott all chose to remain silent and offered no evidence in response to the charges. Andre Burton […]

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Off-duty cop nets drunk driver in hit and run

| 09/03/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): A West Bay man has been arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and drunk driving after an off-duty police officer witnessed the 41-year-old driver hit a pedestrian on Reverend Blackman Road, West Bay, Sunday evening. The injured man, who also lives in West Bay, ended up with a broken leg, among other injuries, […]

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Cops doing poor job says survey

Cops doing poor job says survey

| 09/03/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): A public survey undertaken by the RCIPS at the end of last year has revealed that most people think the police are doing a poor job at preventing or tackling crime and over 60% believe the cops do not treat people fairly and equally. More than 55% of the people that took part in […]

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Video report: Jobs benefits survey confidential

Video report: Jobs benefits survey confidential

| 09/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): On Friday officials from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) stressed that the value and need for a compensation and benefits survey is more crucial than ever for the Cayman Islands’ workforce. Alistair McNeish, Managing Director of PwC, stated at a the official launch of the PwC and CISHRP Compensation Benefits Survey conference that such a survey […]

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UCCI board chair quits

UCCI board chair quits

| 09/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Sheree Ebanks has resigned from her position as chair of the UCCI Board of Directors after just 18 months at the helm of the college. Ebanks told CNS that she had formally resigned in December last year but continued on to oversee the recent viability report. Ebanks said she left on 5 March as […]

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Local property investor charged with fraud

Local property investor charged with fraud

| 09/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local business man appeared in Grand Court Friday facing fraud-related charges in connection with a property deal. Lewis Ebanks appeared in the dock for a matter of minutes, as the case was adjourned until 20 March after his attorney, Michael Snape, told the court that no indictment or details of the charges had […]

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Syed’s six week trial set for September

Syed’s six week trial set for September

| 09/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The former president of the UCCI, who is accused of stealing over a half million dollars from the local college, will now stand trial in September. Hassan Syed was scheduled to face the court later this month but problems with representation and what his attorneys have described as complex issues relating to the case […]

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