Archive for March 23rd, 2015

Boss fined $8,500 for not insuring workers

| 23/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): A local employer has been fined $8,500 for failing to pay the necessary health insurance for a worker. Caytech Electronics and its owner, Marcelo Franca, admitted the infraction and pleaded guilty to not insuring the staff member and his family for almost two years. On 10 March Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez imposed the fine, […]

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Ebanks denies forgery charge over bank letter

Ebanks denies forgery charge over bank letter

| 23/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local businessman pleaded not guilty on Friday to a charge of forgery in connection with a letter sent to a high street bank. Lewis Ebanks denied the allegation and the trial is scheduled for July. The charges related to a property deal in 2012, where Ebanks is accused of making a false document […]

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Man admits machete attack but denies trying to kill brother

| 23/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Easton Russell pleaded guilty on Friday to chopping his brother Carlos with a machete at a house in Bodden Town last November but denied a charge of attempted murder. The crown, however, may still force a trial as the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has said it will not accept Russell’s admission […]

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Fights continue among JGHS students

Fights continue among JGHS students

| 23/03/2015 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Education officials have confirmed that another fight took place last week at the John Gray High School following two other violent incidents — a gang-related fight and an assault on a teacher — earlier this month. Acting Chief Education Officer Lyneth Monteith said the latest “physical altercation” took place between two female students last Tuesday and […]

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Mould behind closure of family services office

Mould behind closure of family services office

| 23/03/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have now revealed that concerns about mould in the building that houses the West Bay office of the Department of Children and Family Services is the reason why the office has been closed. With the welfare of the staff and clients at risk, the department said the building was scheduled to be […]

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Minister wins costs for election battle

Minister wins costs for election battle

| 23/03/2015 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Tara Rivers will be sending a hefty bill to the husband of her election rival after a Grand Court decision giving the education and employment minister the right to seek costs for the 2013 election petition. Although Chief Justice Anthony Smellie had initially hoped the parties would not press for costs, given the public […]

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