Archive for May, 2015

Government stepping in over younger kids in need

Government stepping in over younger kids in need

| 28/05/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The intervention by education officials into the lives of children with special education needs (SEN) will be happening with pre-compulsory school age kids, the minister has said. Speaking about the recent developments in early childhood education in Cayman, Tara Rivers said the education ministry was seeking to provide “adapted environments and specialist provision” as […]

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Photo gag falls flat as Mac takes aim at PPM

Photo gag falls flat as Mac takes aim at PPM

| 27/05/2015 | 61 Comments

(CNS): A photoshopped image of the opposition leader in the Legislative Assembly showing him supposedly napping during the budget debate has failed to raise much of a giggle among politicians. McKeeva Bush took aim at the PPM Wednesday saying he believed the image reportedly sent to the local paper by the premier’s press secretary was […]

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Crosswalk fitted outside the Marriott hotel

Crosswalk fitted outside the Marriott hotel

| 27/05/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Workers from the National Roads Authority were in the process of erecting a new crosswalk outside the Marriott Hotel Tuesday at one of Grand Cayman’s road black spots. The new West Bay Road crossing comes ahead of a much-anticipated speed reduction on that road in a few weeks. The area has been the scene […]

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PPM veteran rejects time change

PPM veteran rejects time change

| 27/05/2015 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Political veteran and government backbencher Anthony Eden has urged his frontbench colleagues to rethink the decision to introduce daylight savings (DLS) time for a catalogue of reasons, and his objections were echoed by independent member Ezzard Miller during the current budget debate. While some in the business community have called for the clock change, the MLAs’ […]

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Webb accused of taking $$millions in bribes

Webb accused of taking $$millions in bribes

| 27/05/2015 | 80 Comments

(CNS): The damning 164-page indictment against Cayman’s football boss, Jeffrey Webb, and many other current and former FIFA officials, as well as those involved in the marketing of international football tournaments, has been released. Webb is accused alongside other named and unnamed officials as taking millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks and being involved […]

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Taser cops deny assault during arrest

Taser cops deny assault during arrest

| 27/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two police officers who have been charged with assault in connection with the arrest of a man in East End last year have denied the charges. Cardiff Robinson (30) and Austin Etienne (44) pleaded not guilty to assault in Summary Court Wednesday relating to the use of an RCIPS Taser during the apprehension of […]

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Webb arrested in Swiss dawn raid

Webb arrested in Swiss dawn raid

| 27/05/2015 | 93 Comments

(CNS) Updated with FIFA statement: Jeffrey Webb, the president of CONCACAF and vice president of FIFA, has been arrested in Switzerland in a dawn raid connected to allegations of corruption in the world of international football, as well as racketeering. Webb (50) was arrested along with six other officials in Zurich who were there for the […]

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Chopper rescues diver in med emergency

Chopper rescues diver in med emergency

| 26/05/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The police helicopter was in action as an air ambulance on Tuesday when it airlifted a 64-year-old tourist from Little Cayman. The man, who was visiting from the United States, was diving when he suffered medical problems. The diver received primary care from medical personnel in Little Cayman but the RCIPS chopper was deployed […]

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Drug dealer comes clean over jailhouse ganja

Drug dealer comes clean over jailhouse ganja

| 26/05/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A West Bay man who is serving four years in jail for dealing cocaine and ganja had a further three months added to his time behind bars Tuesday for drugs found in his cell. But 28-year-old Cleve Borden’s admission of guilt and a clean dope test after he told the court he had since […]

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New fire chief won’t be local officer

New fire chief won’t be local officer

| 26/05/2015 | 71 Comments

(CNS Video): As government reaches the shortlisting stage in its hunt for a new chief fire officer, it is extremely unlikely that the next person to wear the permanent CFO’s epaulettes will be a Caymanian, even though the service is currently staffed entirely by local officers. The top job in the Cayman Islands Fire Service has been […]

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Cop escapes serious injury in motorbike crash

Cop escapes serious injury in motorbike crash

| 26/05/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): An off-duty police officer escaped serious injury Tuesday morning during a collision on North Church Street close to the junction with Fort Street in downtown George Town. The 43-year-old officer was riding his own BMW motorcycle at around 8:30 this morning when it crashed with a Pajero Jeep. Although hurt and taken to the George […]

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