Archive for September 16th, 2015

Checks needed on workers as a/c man charged with sex crime

Checks needed on workers as a/c man charged with sex crime

| 16/09/2015
(CNS):  A local criminal defence attorney has called on the authorities to implement more stringent rules for local maintenance and service company workers who are going into people’s homes. Following the court appearance yesterday of an air-conditioning engineer charged with the sexual assault o [...]

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Prosecutors break silence over Pines case

Prosecutors break silence over Pines case

| 16/09/2015 | 60 Comments
(CNS): As the public outcry mounted Wednesday over the decision by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) not to pursue the theft case against the former manager of the Pines Retirement Home, the office issued a rare statement. Raising eleven points of consideration that it said wo [...]

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GT man accused of list of crimes while tagged

GT man accused of list of crimes while tagged

| 16/09/2015
(CNS): A George Town man who was already facing a number of serious offences has added extensively to his list of extensive crimes while on bail with an electronic tag. Mark Llewellyn (35) was due in Summary Court Wednesday morning (16 September) charged with numerous counts, ranging from burglary [...]

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Local teacher training course validated

Local teacher training course validated

| 16/09/2015 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Education and teacher training courses delivered by the University College of the Cayman Islands have received validation from the Joint Board of Teacher Education (JBTE), which has been heralded by education officials as an important step in improving the much-criticised local teaching stand [...]

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Farmers fail to inspire hero nominations

Farmers fail to inspire hero nominations

| 16/09/2015 | 49 Comments
(CNS): Government officials could be faced with an embarrassing problem in the New Year with few farmers to honour National Heroes Day in January. A government release on Tuesday revealed that so far very few names have been submitted for the agricultural heroes awards, as the nomination period pa [...]

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Primary school battles air conditioning problems

Primary school battles air conditioning problems

| 16/09/2015 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Students at Prospect Primary have been sweating through their first week at school after the air-condition system went on the blink last Wednesday. When the system was finally repaired yesterday evening, the school’s PTA extended its thanks to parents and pupils for their patience.  The pr [...]

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Marine park expansion needed now

Marine park expansion needed now

| 16/09/2015 | 36 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands needs to act and implement expanded and enhanced reserves now because threats to the local marine environment are increasing and becoming more severe. The current marine parks have served Cayman well but they are no longer enough to protect against the global as well as lo [...]

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Brac high school makes grade but primaries fail

Brac high school makes grade but primaries fail

| 16/09/2015 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Layman Scott High School on Cayman Brac is the only high school in the Cayman Islands to receive a ‘good’ rating in its baseline inspection report. The only other school to make the same grade was Prospect Primary on Grand Cayman. But despite the ‘good’ grade for the Sister Island [...]

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