Archive for August 12th, 2015

Mac defends deals, calls for AG’s opinion

Mac defends deals, calls for AG’s opinion

| 12/08/2015 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has said that Alastair Swarbrick, the auditor general, did not have the authority to determine that the deals his UDP government made with the Dart Group and Dr Devi Shetty were unlawful, following the findings in the latest independent audit from his office. McKeeva Bush described the findings as a “reckless” […]

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Cops accuse Bryan of anger and aggression

Cops accuse Bryan of anger and aggression

| 12/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Four police officers have described the premier’s former political assistant, Kenneth Bryan, as angry and aggressive during an incident at a West Bay Road nightclub last year. As the case against him for disorderly conduct and assaulting police opened in Summary Court Wednesday, Bryan denied the charges stemming from an altercation in October 2014. […]

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Man charged in nail salon robbery, MLAs PA bailed

Man charged in nail salon robbery, MLAs PA bailed

| 12/08/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A 38-year-old man from George Town appeared in court on Wednesday following charges in connection with a nail salon robbery on Godfrey Nixon Way in the capital on the night of 10 July. Paul Myles has been charged with robbery and possession of an imitation firearm in connection with the armed heist at Elegant […]

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Parliament resumes to debate offshore and builders bill

Parliament resumes to debate offshore and builders bill

| 12/08/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Members of the Legislative Assembly are expected to debate a number of bills relating to the offshore financial services sector as well as the long awaited builders bill when the parliament opens for business today, Wednesday 12 August. The law, which has been in discussion for more than seven years, is to improve the […]

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Auditor general resigns for OECD job

Auditor general resigns for OECD job

| 12/08/2015 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Auditor General Alastair Swarbrick has resigned from his post as the watchdog of government finances after just over five years in office, having accepted a job as a senior policy adviser at the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France.  As controversy mounts over the delay in the release of the […]

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Robber uses mom’s car for liquor store stick-up

Robber uses mom’s car for liquor store stick-up

| 12/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A George Town man accused of being the getaway driver in an armed heist at Blackbeard’s liquor store in Grand Harbour last December appears to have used his mother’s car for the crime. Andrew Lopez is charged with the robbery alongside Randy Connor and Bron Webb, who were all were arrested in connection with […]

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Tussles with airport board made dismissal ‘inevitable’

Tussles with airport board made dismissal ‘inevitable’

| 12/08/2015 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The former CEO of the Cayman Islands Airports Authority has said that his dismissal by the board in February 2013 was, in hindsight, inevitable and from the time government changed in 2009 and UDP came into power, there was “something in the wind”. Jeremy Jackson told CNS, “I’m surprised I lasted as long as […]

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