Archive for June, 2015

Cops on hunt for armed home invaders

Cops on hunt for armed home invaders

| 28/06/2015 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The police are on the lookout for three men after an armed home invasion in Governor’s Harbour area on Friday night. A spokesperson for the RCIPS said that a report was made to the police after the men forced their way into a home in Raleigh Quay through the front door at around 9pm and made […]

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Ex-Chamber boss queries wisdom of port project

Ex-Chamber boss queries wisdom of port project

| 27/06/2015 | 22 Comments

(CNS Business): The former president of the Chamber of Commerce has warned that the costly port project should not go ahead based on “unproven back of envelope ‘guesstimates’ about the economic benefits of cruise tourism and private discussions with a select few who are possibly conflicted and have a pecuniary interest to protect in the […]

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Cops on hunt for Z99 DJ in smash and run

Cops on hunt for Z99 DJ in smash and run

| 26/06/2015 | 22 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 ploughed into two parked cars, street furniture […]

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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 of the facilities, despite some upgrades since their visit in 2012. In […]

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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, was given a […]

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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 flight risk, but according to Swiss […]

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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 Darwin Plus Award will fund an ongoing project to […]

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Hospital sends out call to med students

Hospital sends out call to med students

| 26/06/2015 | 17 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 early as possible is very important to the […]

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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 the grounds that they are overqualified.

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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 Caymanians. As government completes […]

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Mac targets governor in court fight with premier

Mac targets governor in court fight with premier

| 25/06/2015 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has filed a response to the premier’s defamation lawsuit that outlines his claims of a conspiracy led by the former governor, Duncan Taylor, to topple him from office, rather than make a direct response to what Alden McLaughlin has said are damaging untruths about him. McKeeva Bush’s defence against the damages […]

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