Archive for June 24th, 2015

Convicted ex-civil servant escapes jail term

Convicted ex-civil servant escapes jail term

| 24/06/2015 | 7 Comments
(CNS): A former civil servant who was convicted last year of stealing just under a thousand dollars from the public purse when she worked as a cashier at the Lands and Survey Department will not go to jail. Although a magistrate had handed Lavania Olivia Hume-Ebanks a 16-week jail term for the theft [...]

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Rivers: Labour bill will help local workers

Rivers: Labour bill will help local workers

| 24/06/2015 | 54 Comments
(CNS): A number of measures in the proposed new legislation dealing with labour relations will protect and help the Caymanian workforce in particular, the labour minister has said. Launching a sixty day consultation process Wednesday, Tara Rivers outlined the draft Labour Relations Bill 2015 and poi [...]

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Activists calls on DPP to take action on domestic abuse

Activists calls on DPP to take action on domestic abuse

| 24/06/2015 | 66 Comments
(CNS): The dismissal of another high profile domestic violence case has raised concerns with a local activist that cases are not being taken seriously by the director of public prosecutions and the courts, leaving victims afraid to press ahead. On Tuesday domestic violence charges against Joel Walto [...]

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Cubans cost $1.6M in 2014

Cubans cost $1.6M in 2014

| 24/06/2015 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The government has confirmed that during 2014 it spent over $1.6 million on the detention, housing and repatriation of Cuban migrants who arrived in the Cayman Island illegally. Following calls from the Cayman Islands Red Cross, as it marked World Refugee Day this weekend, not to think about [...]

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‘Green’ invasion project gets funding

‘Green’ invasion project gets funding

| 24/06/2015 | 39 Comments
(CNS): The government has allocated some $200,000 from the Environmental Protection Fund in order to begin a major project to tackle the invasive green iguanas head on. The goal is to completely eradicate the iguanas from the Sister Islands, where the rogue reptile has been seen in small numbers for [...]

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