Archive for September 17th, 2015

FIFA suspends Valcke, Swiss agree to extradite Figueredo

FIFA suspends Valcke, Swiss agree to extradite Figueredo

| 17/09/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The right hand man to FIFA’s president has been suspended in the latest scandal to hit the world football body. Jérôme Valcke (54), who has been Sepp Blatter’s secretary general since 2007, is the latest FIFA official to face a formal investigation as a result of corruption allegations. Valcke was put on leave over allegations […]

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Cuban woman convicted in $100 bung case

Cuban woman convicted in $100 bung case

| 17/09/2015 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Paula Yates-Rivers, a 53-year-old Cuban national married to a Caymanian, has become the first non-government official to be charged and convicted of a crime under the anti-corruption law. Yates-Rivers, who works at The Craft Market, was found guilty by Justice Charles Quin Thursday of fraud on government over an attempted $100 bribe following a […]

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Armed cops take aim at car in Governor’s Square

Armed cops take aim at car in Governor’s Square

| 17/09/2015 | 22 Comments

(CNS) Updated Friday 12:30pm: Two men who were apprehended by armed police officers yesterday afternoon at the entrance of Governor’s Square have since been released. While police have not given any indication yet as to why the officers aimed their guns at the suspects, a spokesperson for the RCIPS has confirmed that at about 4:45pm yesterday, 17 September, […]

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Cayman urged to offset carbon footprints

Cayman urged to offset carbon footprints

| 17/09/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Local businesses with a heavy carbon footprint struggling to reduce their emissions are being offered a local option for offsetting those greenhouse gases. A new partnership between the National Trust of the Cayman Islands and a local green energy company will help companies compensate for hard to eliminate emissions by contributing to local […]

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Economics look promising for CIG

Economics look promising for CIG

| 17/09/2015 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development have revealed statistics that bode well for government finances and the domestic economy. Growth in the local economy was estimated to be 1.4% in the first quarter of this financial year and inflation fell by more than 3.5% as a result of a drop in fuel […]

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Inspectors give mixed review for Lighthouse school

Inspectors give mixed review for Lighthouse school

| 17/09/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): One of only four government run schools that managed to escape a failing grade during the recently published baseline inspections, the Lighthouse School, which caters to children with special education needs, has been classed as ‘adequate’. The report praises the school, although inspectors said they were concerned about the provision for the students with […]

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Car overturns in Brac road crash

Car overturns in Brac road crash

| 17/09/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A Suzuki Escudo ended up on its roof after a collision near the District Administration Building on Cayman Brac Tuesday. The crash happened at around 10:20am (15 September) when a Honda Torneo was exiting onto Stake Bay Road. The Escudo, which was traveling east, collided with the Honda and overturned. Despite considerable damage to […]

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