Archive for August 25th, 2015

YMCA ousts Outreach Association for afterschool contract

YMCA ousts Outreach Association for afterschool contract

| 25/08/2015 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The education ministry’s Extended After School Programme will be delivered this coming academic year by the Cayman branch of the YMCA after the organisation was the winning bidder following a competitive tendering process for delivery of the programme. The programme, which costs government over half a million dollars a year, serves around 1,500 students […]

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Ozzie pulls CIFA public cash

Ozzie pulls CIFA public cash

| 25/08/2015 | 72 Comments

(CNS): The sports minister has pulled government’s contribution to the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) after the row over the refusal by the football body to accept two challengers to the long-entrenched members of the executive committee escalated this week. Osbourne Bodden said that government will, under the current circumstances, redirect the annual payment give […]

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West Bay man denies having gun in BT Bar

West Bay man denies having gun in BT Bar

| 25/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A West Bay man has denied being in possession of an illegal firearm at a bar in Bodden Town last month. Jose “Pito” Sanchez (28) pleaded not guilty last week to possession of an unlicensed firearm in connection with charges arising out of an arrest on 7 July. Sanchez is accused of having a […]

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OT temp minister to make snap Cayman visit

OT temp minister to make snap Cayman visit

| 25/08/2015 | 27 Comments

(CNS) Grant Shapps MP, who is currently acting as the UK’s minister for the overseas territories, will make a short visit to the Cayman Islands on Thursday. The junior minister, who is standing in for James Dudderidge who is unwell, will be visiting Jamaica tomorrow and has tagged Cayman onto the trip. 

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Two bodies found in boat off LC coast

Two bodies found in boat off LC coast

| 25/08/2015 | 29 Comments

(CNS) Updated: The RCIPS has towed a boat containing two male bodies to Cayman Brac after the police Marine Unit came across the vessel today while on patrol around the Sister Islands. A police spokesperson said the 28ft canoe was found adrift at around 11:45am Tuesday (25 August) about 13 miles southwest of Little Cayman with […]

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Prison keeps up fight in face of ‘cellfies’

Prison keeps up fight in face of ‘cellfies’

| 25/08/2015 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The smuggling of cellphones into HMP Northward remains a constant battle for the prison management as inmates try various ways to stay in touch with the outside world. While smart phones pose a problem to prison security, as they can be used by inmates to organise drug drops and other crimes, such as witness […]

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80lbs ganja found at sea by weekend boaters

80lbs ganja found at sea by weekend boaters

| 25/08/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Ten packets of suspected ganja have been destroyed after the drug haul was discovered twelve miles off the coast of Seven Mile Beach this weekend, police say. According to the RCIPS, at around 10am on Saturday 23 August, marine officers responded to a call from a member of the public on board a boat near […]

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Former fugitive denies bakery robbery

Former fugitive denies bakery robbery

| 25/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Dan Kelly (23) has denied being part of a stick-up at a bakery in West Bay that happened almost five years ago. Kelly, who pleaded not guilty in court Friday, absconded while on bail several years ago after he was charged in relation to the robbery at Caribbean Bakery in September 2010. He was arrested […]

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CIFA digs in over rejection of challengers

CIFA digs in over rejection of challengers

| 25/08/2015 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The local football body is standing by its decision to reject the nominations of two possible challengers to the entrenched executive committee at the annual general meeting and elections this weekend. Despite significant concerns about CIFA against the backdrop of the current FIFA scandals and investigations around the world, including the catalogue of charges […]

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