Archive for June 3rd, 2015

Uniformed staff salaries on the up

Uniformed staff salaries on the up

| 03/06/2015 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Firefighters, police, customs and immigration officers and other uniformed service branches will soon see a pay rise in addition to the 4% cost of living allowance (COLA) next month as their pay scales are being reevaluated to introduce fairness and take account of the risks involved in thei [...]

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More flooding expected as rain continues

More flooding expected as rain continues

| 03/06/2015 | 11 Comments
(CNS Video) Update Thursday 6:30am: All government schools will be open today, operating under normal working hours, the Department of Education Services announced early Thursday. The National Weather Service issued another severe weather warning on Wednesday evening as more rain was forecast for [...]

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Alden won’t ‘endorse’ foreign fire chief

Alden won’t ‘endorse’ foreign fire chief

| 03/06/2015 | 50 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands premier has said that he will not endorse the recruitment of an overseas fire chief when the current recruitment process is over if a Caymanian is not found. Alden McLaughlin said that politicians were not involved in the recruitment of civil servants but after almost 60 ye [...]

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BT break-ins spike with commuting burglars

BT break-ins spike with commuting burglars

| 03/06/2015 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Police Commissioner David Baines said a burglary spike in the district of Bodden Town was being caused by two separate gangs of crooks. Baines said that a group of young teens in the district were believed to be behind some of the burglaries while a group of George Town based villains were al [...]

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Severe weather alert issued as rain pounds Cayman

Severe weather alert issued as rain pounds Cayman

| 03/06/2015 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather alert in the face of flooding in North Side, George Town and Bodden Town due to a localized weather system that has dumped what the premier said was more than ten inches of rain on Cayman since yesterday. Alden McLaughlin told Finance [...]

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Premier defends Cayman in wake of Webb arrest

Premier defends Cayman in wake of Webb arrest

| 03/06/2015 | 93 Comments
(CNS): As Cayman finds itself at the heart of what may be the world’s biggest ever corruption scandal, following the arrest of local football boss, Jeffrey Webb, the premier has defended the jurisdiction in a statement from his office about the FIFA probe. Alden McLaughlin said that local law enfo [...]

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CoP blames staff shortages, not cash

CoP blames staff shortages, not cash

| 03/06/2015 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The police commissioner has stated that while he has a $35 million budget, his problem now is staff numbers. David Baines said the full RCIPS complement should be 487 officers but there are currently 450, and that was why the cover was still “stuttered”, especially in the easter [...]

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Drug dogs and gun seizures at local school

Drug dogs and gun seizures at local school

| 03/06/2015 | 28 Comments
(CNS Video): John Gray High School is dealing with yet another incident involving an imitation firearm after security guards seized a toy gun from students traveling on a school bus from West Bay last week. The recovery of what was said to be close replica of a weapon is the second in just two weeks [...]

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