Archive for September, 2015

Crown ends pursuit for bank robber’s cash

Crown ends pursuit for bank robber’s cash

| 30/09/2015 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The director of public prosecutions has given up her efforts to try and seize assets from four men convicted of armed bank robbery. While it is not clear what assets that David Tamasa, Rennie Cole, George Mignot and Andre Burton have that the crown could have confiscated, the men stole more [...]

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Auditor general signs first set of full accounts

Auditor general signs first set of full accounts

| 30/09/2015 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Five years after arriving in the Cayman Islands and on the eve of his departure, Auditor General Alastair Swarbrick has finally signed his first ever set of government consolidated accounts after his office was able to conduct an audit on the information submitted for the 2013/14 financial ye [...]

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Outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease at primary school

Outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease at primary school

| 30/09/2015 | 67 Comments
(CNS): Nineteen students at West End Primary School on Cayman Brac were diagnosed as having hand, foot and mouth disease on Tuesday and the school will be closed for the rest of the week, according to the Department of Education Services, who said that there will now be a thorough sanitization of t [...]

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CIG to press on with cruise port plan

CIG to press on with cruise port plan

| 30/09/2015 | 289 Comments
(CNS): In an announcement greeted by a stunned silence at the Ritz-Carlton Wednesday, the premier said that government is pressing ahead with the cruise port facility. With no formal Cabinet decision or the PWC updated business case and in the absence of the ministers for the environment and financ [...]

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Bankers blamed for starting US$ black market

Bankers blamed for starting US$ black market

| 30/09/2015 | 72 Comments
CNS): The local banking system has been blamed for starting the black market for US currency in the Cayman Islands, which is seen as a result of fees being charged to make exchanges and for their reaction to the risk issues associated with money transfer firms. More than 300 people, mostly Jamaicans [...]

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Government transparency gets worse

Government transparency gets worse

| 30/09/2015 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The average time it is taking for information managers to respond to freedom of information requests is not only getting longer but now falls outside the requirement of the law. On average it is taking 31 days for applicants to get a response regarding their applications, with more than 50% o [...]

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Judge throws out robbery case over missing ID

Judge throws out robbery case over missing ID

| 29/09/2015 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The failure of the police to carry out an identification parade, photo spread or any other formal ID process to enable a victim to identify, or not, a suspect in a street robbery has cost the crown another criminal case. A judge told a 17-year-old boy from West Bay on Tuesday that he was “ [...]

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125kg of cocaine washes up in East End

125kg of cocaine washes up in East End

| 29/09/2015 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Five large bales of what is suspected to be cocaine has been destroyed by the police after it was found on the beach and off the coast of East End yesterday morning. The drugs, which could have had a street value of more than $12.5 million, were recovered following a report from a member of [...]

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Armed cop walks free after witness fails to appear

Armed cop walks free after witness fails to appear

| 29/09/2015 | 8 Comments
(CNS): An officer serving in the RCIPS armed support unit who was placed on required leave following allegations of assault in connection with a fight in a George Town bar has been cleared after the prosecution failed to bring a case well over two years after he was charged. Derron Campbell, a Jam [...]

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Cayman’s reef threat goes global

Cayman’s reef threat goes global

| 29/09/2015 | 88 Comments
(CNS): International news leader CNN has published an article by three leading marine scientists who are raising the alarm on the world stage about the threat to Grand Cayman’s reefs as government continues to pursue plans to develop cruise berthing facilities. As Cayman waits to see if the Cayman [...]

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Viewpoint: The rights of Caymanian mothers

Viewpoint: The rights of Caymanian mothers

| 29/09/2015 | 50 Comments
An anonymous CNS reader writes an open letter to Cayman Islands lawmakers: Since you are once again attempting to fix the immigration law, may I suggest a change that will actually benefit Caymanians. Please fix the law so that Caymanian mothers are not discriminated against. Caymanian mothers wh [...]

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