Archive for May 25th, 2015

George Town water loss down to double leak

George Town water loss down to double leak

| 25/05/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The Water Authority was battling two separate leaks on North Sound Road Sunday, which cut the water supply to many homes in the capital and reduced the pressure for many others for a large part of the day. Officials from the government-owned company said the first leak was reported around 8am yesterday (24 May) […]

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Legal aid director proposed in new law

Legal aid director proposed in new law

| 25/05/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The attorney general has said that new legislation currently being drafted to address the myriad issues regarding the provision of legal aid includes the creation of a new position of a legal aid director, who will be based at the courts and decide who gets the public funding for their cases. With more demands on […]

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Civil service body wants in on talks over change

Civil service body wants in on talks over change

| 25/05/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Public servants need to be consulted on plans to cut benefits for government workers, the president of the Cayman Islands Civil Service Association has said in a letter to the deputy governor. James Watler warned that the membership had to be involved in the creation of any proposals to change benefits or health cover […]

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Lawyer bailed again in hit and run case

Lawyer bailed again in hit and run case

| 25/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local lawyer has been bailed to return to court on 9 June after he made an appearance in Summary Court Monday in connection with charges of dangerous driving, leaving the scene of an accident and inflicting grievous bodily harm. Simon Courtney, who was already on bail in connection with other driving offences, appeared with […]

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Struggling locals concern for backbencher

Struggling locals concern for backbencher

| 25/05/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Alva Suckoo, the government’s backbench Bodden Town MLA, said he still had concerns about the difficulties Caymanians were having finding opportunities and the high cost of living for those that are working. Speaking during the budget debate last week, Suckoo said that although the unemployment rate was down, government still had to do more […]

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Judge presses ahead with trial behind closed doors

Judge presses ahead with trial behind closed doors

| 25/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Justice Charles Quin ruled that the case against Jose “Peto” Sanchez for the murder of Solomon “Solly” Webster would continue, after he rejected submissions from the defence Thursday that there was no case to answer.  The judge said the evidence that he was the killer was not so “weak or vague” that no jury […]

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Cops seeking troubled teen runaway

Cops seeking troubled teen runaway

| 25/05/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A teenage girl who is under a care order has been missing for almost one week, the police have revealed. An RCIPS spokesperson said they need the public’s help finding 16-year-old (Brina) Kimberly Dilbert, who has not been seen since 20 May, when she left school but did not return to Francis Bodden Girls’ […]

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