Archive for May 19th, 2015

WHO report exposes mental health inadequacies

WHO report exposes mental health inadequacies

| 19/05/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS) More than 4,000 patients were treated for mental health problems in 2013 in the existing outpatient facilities, highlighting the pressing need for government to address the challenges in this area of the nation’s health, according to a new report. But at present government does not have a mental health policy and the much needed […]

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Single mothers stay the course on P2P

Single mothers stay the course on P2P

| 19/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): All sixteen unemployed single mothers who started out on the government’s work ready programme, Passport2Success, in January this year stayed the course and graduated earlier this month. Five of the graduates have already secured employment and one is continuing with an internship. Another two of the young mums are pursuing further education at UCCI; […]

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Woman found guilty in Romanian card scam

Woman found guilty in Romanian card scam

| 19/05/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A Romanian woman accused of being a conspirator in a scheme to steal money by cloning credit cards was found guilty of criminal possession Monday when the verdict was delivered in the Grand Court. Mariana Opriniou was tried on two counts, and while Justice Michael Mettyear found the woman was knowingly in possession of […]

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Books balanced, cash in bank

Books balanced, cash in bank

| 19/05/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): In the 2015/16 budget address the finance minister said that government’s cash balance was expected to reach levels never before seen by any administration without having borrowed the money. Alongside a $121 million surplus, Marco Archer said, the debt burden will fall and government will be in full compliance with all principles of responsible […]

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Composting plans in works

Composting plans in works

| 19/05/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): In a major step forward in environmental management, the government is introducing a composting initiative which will see organic material that is currently dumped into the landfills put to good use. While it appears that any full-scale national solution to the country’s waste-management problems is still well over two years away, the premier has announced […]

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CIG marches towards basic wage and daylight saving

CIG marches towards basic wage and daylight saving

| 19/05/2015 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Government will introduce the $6 national minimum age and daylight savings next March, the premier has confirmed, giving the country around ten months to plan for both changes. In his policy statement Friday at the opening of the Budget Meeting in the Legislative Assembly, Premier Alden McLaughlin revealed that government had agreed to implement […]

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Murder witness harassed to lie

Murder witness harassed to lie

| 19/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A crown witness made it clear that she had not seen Jose (Peto) Sanchez with a gun on the night that Solomon (Solly) Webster was shot and killed during a fight in Miss Daisy Lane last September in West Bay, despite what she was told to say. Rachelyn Bush told the court when she […]

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MRCU begins island-wide mosquito attack

MRCU begins island-wide mosquito attack

| 19/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Biting mosquitos are under coming under attack today as the Mosquito Research & Control Unit (MRCU) begins aerial operations over the swamp areas, where the pesky insects breed, on Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands. Some 12,000 acres of swamp are targeted in this operation in Grand Cayman, 320 acres in Cayman Brac and […]

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