Archive for August 14th, 2015

Cayman Airways reveals new aircraft

Cayman Airways reveals new aircraft

| 14/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Cayman Airways expanded their aircraft fleet on Friday with a new turboprop plane that will exclusively service between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. The 34-seater Saab 340B+ aircraft will replace the 30-seat Embraer E120 service, which is currently operated under a wet-lease arrangement with InterCaribbean Airlines. 

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CIG one step away from fuel price regulation

CIG one step away from fuel price regulation

| 14/08/2015 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The minister of planning has warned the local bulk fuel importers that they are one step away from price regulation if they do not start engaging in fair competition on prices and stop holding the economy to ransom. Revealing plans to bring legislation next month to create a transparent competitive environment, Kurt Tibbetts said […]

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One third of P2P graduates in latest group find work

One third of P2P graduates in latest group find work

| 14/08/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Officials confirmed that six young Caymanians had landed themselves work after the latest twelve-week job-ready training programme that finished last month. Eighteen local young people aged between 17 and 20 passed through the seventeenth cohort of what has proved to be a relatively successful initiative.  More than half of the graduates of the programme […]

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Cops use stop and search to access suspect drug dealers

Cops use stop and search to access suspect drug dealers

| 14/08/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): On Thursday afternoon, while making checks along King Road in the Boatswain’s Bay area,  uniformed officers stopped a man and found vegetable matter resembling ganja on him, which was wrapped in small quantities, an RCIPS spokesperson said. They arrested the 25-year-old on suspicion of possession of ganja with intent to supply.

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False documents directly involve CoP

False documents directly involve CoP

| 14/08/2015 | 64 Comments

(CNS): Commissioner of Police David Baines has confirmed that the RCIPS is looking into allegations that documents related to a lawsuit between the premier and the opposition leader are forged and that some of the correspondence involves him. As a result, the senior cop said he is not involved in the probe but has handed […]

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Police focus on Rum Point in wake of complaints

Police focus on Rum Point in wake of complaints

| 14/08/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A police operation on Sunday in the Rum Point area of North Side aimed at clamping down on traffic infractions around the popular Sunday leisure spot saw 14 speeding tickets issued, two other traffic offences recorded for court appearances and one person arrested on an outstanding court warrant. An RCIPS spokesperson said the police […]

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Cops track down motorcycle joyrider

Cops track down motorcycle joyrider

| 14/08/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The man police suspect caused a crash on Beach Bay Road last month when he was joy-riding on a stolen motorbike was arrested over a catalogue of offences on Thursday when police tracked him down in Midland Acres. Police had been looking for the 24-year-old man since the crash but it is not clear […]

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NBF was blank cheque for recipients

NBF was blank cheque for recipients

| 14/08/2015 | 97 Comments

(CNS): The lack of an open, fair and transparent application process and no internal controls allowed for a significant risk of abuse of public funds and corruption, the auditor general has said in his latest damning audit regarding the possible misuse of public cash by the former UDP administration. Described as a blank cheque for those […]

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Mac threatens to sue over NBF report

Mac threatens to sue over NBF report

| 14/08/2015 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader threatened to sue the auditor general and anyone else who publishes the details of the Nation Building Fund audit report when he was granted permission by the speaker for a second time this week to make a “personal explanation” to parliament. The audit of the controversial fund is now expected to […]

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