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Archive for June 26th, 2015

Cops on hunt for Z99 DJ in smash and run

Cops on hunt for Z99 DJ in smash and run

| 26/06/2015 | 21 Comments
(CNS): An on-air personality from a local radio station is wanted by police after leaving the scene of a smash just before midnight on Wednesday night. The RCIPS has confirmed that the Z99 van, owned by Hurley’s Entertainment, was being driven by one the station’s staff members when it plou [...]

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CIG admits prison needs major cash injection

CIG admits prison needs major cash injection

| 26/06/2015 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have acknowledged that without significant investment in the infrastructure, the local prison system will keep failing inspections. A follow-up inspection of the Cayman Islands Prison Service and of the custody cells by the UK inspectorate found little improvement in any [...]

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Caymanian businessman jailed for 9 years in drug conspiracy

Caymanian businessman jailed for 9 years in drug conspiracy

| 26/06/2015 | 100 Comments
(CNS): Bryce Merren has been handed a more than nine-year prison term for his part in a foiled drug conspiracy in Puerto Rico. The local businessman, who was arrested following a sting operation, has also been fined $75,000. Merren, who has been on remand in the US territory for around 15 months, wa [...]

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Extradition hearing for FIFA officials draws close

Extradition hearing for FIFA officials draws close

| 26/06/2015 | 14 Comments
(CNS): With just one week to go before the US must file papers against FIFA officials arrested in Switzerland for their extradition to America, one of the men arrested alongside Caymanian Jeffrey Webb has been refused bail. Without naming him, the Swiss authorities stated that the individual was a f [...]

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Funding secured to protect local sharks

Funding secured to protect local sharks

| 26/06/2015 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment has secured a funding award of around $300k to continue the study and conservation of local sharks and other big fish on Cayman’s reefs, which experts say are essential to the enhancement of reef resilience in the islands’ marine habitat. The two-year Da [...]

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Hospital sends out call to med students

Hospital sends out call to med students

| 26/06/2015 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Officials from the Health Services Authority are asking Caymanian students abroad who are training to be doctors to get in touch with the Cayman Islands Hospital to secure a place with the HSA to practice medicine when they return. Making the connection with soon-to-be Caymanian doctors as e [...]

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Local applicants can’t be overqualified

Local applicants can’t be overqualified

| 26/06/2015 | 54 Comments
(CNS): Proposed new labour legislation has a number of very specific clauses that the employment minister has said will assist and protect local workers. One provision that Tara Rivers believes will be of particular help to unemployed Caymanians is the prohibition on employers rejecting locals on th [...]

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DG commits to address succession planning in CS

DG commits to address succession planning in CS

| 26/06/2015 | 48 Comments
(CNS Video): The deputy governor has said he will tackle the problem of succession planning in the civil service and has put himself on the line as the person the country can hold accountable for ensuring that top level posts in government will in future be filled with qualified and experienced Caym [...]

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