Archive for July 17th, 2015

Day long outage blamed on equipment failure

Day long outage blamed on equipment failure

| 17/07/2015 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Grand Cayman’s power supplier has blamed a day long power cut Friday on equipment failure. The problem started on a section of the transmission line between the power plant on North Sound Road and the South Sound substation around 4:30 in the morning, CUC said, though CNS readers reported lost power well before 4am. […]

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Auditors offer reality check on ministry boast

Auditors offer reality check on ministry boast

| 17/07/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) has pointed out that for government audits to provide proper accountability for taxpayers’ cash, the government’s accounts not only need to be credible but produced on time. Following the health ministry’s recent boast that it had received its first ever unqualified audit on its financial report for the […]

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US prosecutor confirms Webb’s arrival but no court date set

US prosecutor confirms Webb’s arrival but no court date set

| 17/07/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A Brooklyn court heard Friday that Cayman’s former football boss, Jeffrey Webb (50), had arrived in the United States to face criminal charges in the massive FIFA corruption scandal. But In the first official confirmation that the extradited FIFA official is Webb, the US prosecutor overseeing the case, Evan Norris, said he did not […]

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CIG retaining local newspaper ad ban

CIG retaining local newspaper ad ban

| 17/07/2015 | 93 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has stated that the government is continuing with the policy, as adopted in Finance Committee last month, not to spend public cash advertising with the islands’ oldest daily newspaper and that he was still looking for an apology from its publisher. Despite a letter that has been sent by David Legge’s lawyers to […]

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CoP could be booted off ACC

CoP could be booted off ACC

| 17/07/2015 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The premier has said that the government is currently reviewing the situation regarding the make-up of the Anti-Corruption Commission, which could see the removal of the commissioner of police as the chair. Premier Alden McLaughlin said the elected arm of government has no control over the people who are appointed to that committee but it […]

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CUC working on cause of island-wide blackout

CUC working on cause of island-wide blackout

| 17/07/2015 | 34 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The whole of Grand Cayman lost power Friday morning and CUC is still not able to confirm the cause of the blackout. Power was returned to parts of Seven Mile Beach, West Bay, South Sound, Smith Road, Crewe Road, Shamrock Road into Northward and Bodden Town after the more than five hour outage. The […]

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