Archive for June, 2015

Thieves make-off with 34-ft boat

Thieves make-off with 34-ft boat

| 30/06/2015 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The police are appealing to the public for information regarding the theft of a boat from a dock at Raleigh Quay, in Governor’s Harbour, sometime over the last month. Police said that the owner reported the 34-ft centre console boat missing to police on Saturday but he was uncertain as to exactly when the […]

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Another top job opens in civil service

Another top job opens in civil service

| 30/06/2015 | 12 Comments

(CNS): As succession planning remains a key issue in the civil service, the retirement of a top public sector boss in September will open up yet another critical leadership post in government. Jen Dixon, the director of the Department of Children and Family Services, will be retiring on 1 September and officials have not revealed […]

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New election landscape has 19 seats

New election landscape has 19 seats

| 30/06/2015 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Draft maps drawn up by the Electoral Boundary Commission to introduce single member constituencies and one man, one vote in time for the 2017 general election have nineteen seats. The proposed changes to the Cayman Islands political landscape have been published on the Elections Office website and are understood to be displayed in district […]

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CONCACAF hires consultants to help clean shop

CONCACAF hires consultants to help clean shop

| 30/06/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): As the regional football body, CONCACAF, comes to terms with is central role in the ongoing FIFA scandal and criminal investigations, Ted Howard, the current acting general secretary, has confirmed that it has hired a management consultancy firm to review the federation’s operations. A release from CONCACAF Tuesday said that firm Alvarez & Marsal […]

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New pension bill aims for ‘culture of compliance’

New pension bill aims for ‘culture of compliance’

| 30/06/2015 | 32 Comments

(CNS): With hundreds of local employers failing to comply with their pension obligations, the employment minister hopes a newly drafted proposed pension bill will foster a greater culture of compliance and improve the prospects of retirement for Cayman’s pensioners. Among the numerous changes, including raising the retirement age to 65 and increasing the amount of […]

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#WhyIStayed

#WhyIStayed

| 30/06/2015 | 12 Comments

The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre Board writes: While we don’t always know the facts regarding every domestic violence case that appears in our local press, we feel it is important for people to understand why both women and men stay in abusive relationships and why they need our on-going support if they are to eventually […]

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Cayman lowers flags for UK victims of terror attack

Cayman lowers flags for UK victims of terror attack

| 30/06/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): As many as 30 British people could have been killed in the terrorist attack in Tunisia Friday, as it is understood that most of the 38 victims in Sousse were holidaymakers from the UK. With 21 people from the UK confirmed dead and several more as yet unidentified, the Cayman government flew Union Jacks at […]

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PIR petition launched to stop cruise port

PIR petition launched to stop cruise port

| 30/06/2015 | 45 Comments

(CNS): A group of local activists have launched a campaign to trigger a People Initiated Referendum (PIR) on the government’s proposed cruise berthing project. In an effort to save more than fifteen acres of reef and marine life, which will be directly destroyed through dredging or gradually because of the turbulence and silt from the […]

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CI to NY JetBlue flight makes emergency landing

CI to NY JetBlue flight makes emergency landing

| 29/06/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A plane travelling from Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman to New York had made an emergency landing in Charleston, the airline has confirmed. The pilot of the JetBlue flight 766 requested to land at the airport in South Carolina after crew reporting a smell in the cockpit. 

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Imports, permits and offshore to fund CIG

Imports, permits and offshore to fund CIG

| 29/06/2015 | 24 Comments

(CNS): When the new financial year starts on Wednesday 1 July, government will begin collecting over CI$628 million in coercive revenue – a record breaking amount and an estimated $5 million more than last year. The Cayman Islands Government depends very heavily on import duty, work permits and offshore sector fees for its revenues. Those […]

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Local men face trail over drugs and guns charges

Local men face trail over drugs and guns charges

| 29/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two local men arrested in North Side earlier this year both denied guns and drugs charges when they appeared in Grand Court Friday and will now stand trial. Keith Montaque (25) and Walter McLaughlin (26) were remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to three counts of possession of unlicensed firearms. The pair were two of […]

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