Archive for June 9th, 2015

High hopes for local taking London job

High hopes for local taking London job

| 09/06/2015 | 17 Comments
(CNS): While succession planning in the civil service to move local staff into senior posts seems to be stalling here in Cayman, there are high hopes that the top job in the country’s London office will go to a Caymanian. Three local candidates have been shortlisted for interview for the job, whic [...]

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Cop’s caffeine fix caught on camera in Blue-spot

Cop’s caffeine fix caught on camera in Blue-spot

| 09/06/2015 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The need for a daytime refreshment has seen yet another police patrol vehicle caught on camera in a disabled parking slot.  The latest picture was taken at the Marquis Plaza on Friday afternoon and posted on the campaign website, Blue Spot, that snaps and shames all abled bodied drivers park [...]

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Education bill paves way for private sector involvement

Education bill paves way for private sector involvement

| 09/06/2015 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The revamped version of the 2009 Education Bill will be coming to the Legislative Assembly in September, paving the way for the existence of many different types of schools but it will not allow complete privatization of government-managed schools. The new law, when it is passed, will enshrin [...]

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Sports exec accused of paying Webb bribes gives himself up

Sports exec accused of paying Webb bribes gives himself up

| 09/06/2015 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The president of an Argentine sports marketing company, which allegedly paid massive bribes to FIFA officials, including Jeffrey Webb, for rights relating to the Copa America tournaments, has handed himself into to the Italian police, according to international media reports. Alejandro Burzac [...]

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Suspect accused of robbery while on an electronic tag

Suspect accused of robbery while on an electronic tag

| 09/06/2015 | 1 Comment
(CNS): A 34-year-old man from George Town man has denied committing a street robbery last year in the capital while he was wearing an electronic tag. James Whittaker was wearing the prison monitor when he allegedly held up a couple at knifepoint and stole two phones and the woman’s bag. The crown [...]

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No budget for prisoner release law

No budget for prisoner release law

| 09/06/2015 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The government has not made any budget allocation for the prison service to implement the requirement of the new conditional release law that was passed last October, as it is not expected to come into force any time soon. The legislation was meant to pave the way for the structured rehabilit [...]

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The Man Who Ran

The Man Who Ran

| 09/06/2015 | 267 Comments
Nicky Watson writes: The world has gone mad. On Friday the Cayman Islands governor, rising on a tide of over-reaction and hyperbole, decided that David Legge, owner and editor of The Cayman Compass, needed police protection after he got an over-the-top verbal slapping from the premier in the Legisla [...]

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Legge makes NY headlines as MLAs vote to boycott paper

Legge makes NY headlines as MLAs vote to boycott paper

| 09/06/2015 | 78 Comments
(CNS): The editor of The Cayman Compass has told The New York Times that the premier’s statement on Friday berating him over allegations of corruption against the whole country had “created such an atmosphere” that he and his wife needed protection. David Legge told the publication that the pr [...]

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