Archive for September 8th, 2015

Gas price cuts need to trickle down

Gas price cuts need to trickle down

| 08/09/2015 | 41 Comments
(CNS): Activists who are pressing government to act on gas price regulation are also keen to ensure that any cut in fuel prices trickles down into the community. Whether it is as a result of transparency and regulation or the suppliers finally reflecting the fall in world prices at the pump, any sig [...]

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Webb heads to Georgia for cheaper house arrest

Webb heads to Georgia for cheaper house arrest

| 08/09/2015 | 42 Comments
(CNS): A New York judge has granted permission for Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb to move his house arrest to his home in Atlanta, Georgia. The former FIFA vice president and CONCACAF president had applied for a change in his $10 million bail conditions so he could live at his house in Loganville, as he sa [...]

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No school for CIFEC students in face of techie trouble

No school for CIFEC students in face of techie trouble

| 08/09/2015 | 2 Comments
(CNS): Students attending the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC), who were due to start their school year on Wednesday, have been told that there will be no school tomorrow. According to government officials, technical difficulties over inputting data on the Student Information System u [...]

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Driver arrested over death of rider

Driver arrested over death of rider

| 08/09/2015
(CNS): The Bodden Town man who was arrested for drinking and driving following a fatal crash on the Linford Pierson Highway early Saturday morning has now also been arrested on suspicion of causing the death of Matthew Owens by dangerous driving. The unnamed 35-year-old driver of a BMW has not yet b [...]

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Thieves steal guns from West Bay house

Thieves steal guns from West Bay house

| 08/09/2015 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The owners of two licensed firearms reported their guns missing yesterday after a daylight break-in at their West Bay home. An RCIPS spokesperson said that the theft of a shotgun and .22 caliber rifle, as well as a quantity of ammunition, was reported to police at about 4pm on Monday 7 Septem [...]

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Arch & Godfrey secures first airport contract

Arch & Godfrey secures first airport contract

| 08/09/2015
(CNS Business): The contract to develop the first phase of the renovation of the George Town airport has been won by local construction firm Arch & Godfrey. The $3.6 million contract for this first part of the more than $40 million long-awaited project to redevelop Owen Roberts International, wh [...]

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Domestic court idea backed by charity

Domestic court idea backed by charity

| 08/09/2015 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Proposals for a domestic court set out by the criminal justice advisor Claire Wetton in her recent report on the local criminal justice system have won support from a charity dealing with victims of domestic violence because they say it will lead to more successful prosecutions. The Cayman I [...]

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Woman faces corruption charge of $100 bung

Woman faces corruption charge of $100 bung

| 08/09/2015
(CNS): The first person from the private sector to be prosecuted under the anti-corruption law for bribery is not a major contractor, powerful and influential firm or even a political donor but a 54-year-old Cuban woman married to a Caymanian who works at the craft market. Paula Yates-Rivers is accu [...]

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Rivers: Students still have poor literacy skills

Rivers: Students still have poor literacy skills

| 08/09/2015 | 78 Comments
(CNS): Some students are leaving school “without obtaining the literacy levels they require” to contribute to society, Education Minister Tara Rivers said in a message marking World Literacy Day. She said improving literacy standards continues to be one of the highest priorities for the l [...]

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