Archive for September 25th, 2015

Courier accused of credit card con

Courier accused of credit card con

| 25/09/2015 | 19 Comments
(CNS) A courier has been charged with deception offences after he allegedly used his position to get credit card details from customers and then charged the cards for his own purchases, police said. Alejandro Matienzo Leon, (28) who resides in West Bay, was charged with obtaining property by decepti [...]

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Prison using drones to help stop smuggling

Prison using drones to help stop smuggling

| 25/09/2015 | 69 Comments
(CNS): Small unmanned drones are now part of the tools used by the prison service to battle the practice of throwing drugs and contraband over the perimeter fence of HMP Northward, and it appears likely that they will also be used in the near future by the RCIPS, especially to help the Joint Marine [...]

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The reason for the ‘process’

The reason for the ‘process’

| 25/09/2015 | 110 Comments
CNS writes: Government has been congratulating itself a lot over the last few weeks about following process when it comes to major public projects. Congratulating yourself on doing something that you are legally obliged to do is a tad hypocritical as it is, but government is going much further than [...]

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Fuel law changes include price data collection

Fuel law changes include price data collection

| 25/09/2015 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Proposed amendments to the law which deals with the importation of fuel will allow the chief petroleum inspector to collect information from importers relating to fuel prices and pricing methods. It also establishes a Fuel Standards Committee, which will be responsible for setting and publish [...]

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Swiss FIFA probe nets Blatter as scandal widens

Swiss FIFA probe nets Blatter as scandal widens

| 25/09/2015 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Sepp Blatter, the president of FIFA, is now under criminal investigation in Switzerland. The football boss was questioned by police in Zürich Friday in connection with a deal with the Caribbean Football Union when Jack Warner was president and a payment to Michel Platini, President of Union [...]

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PR points system under review

PR points system under review

| 25/09/2015 | 79 Comments
(CNS): The government is examining the point system used to make decisions on permanent residency applications following a ruling by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie last month, in which he criticised the arbitrary nature of the system and ordered the immigration appeals tribunal to re-hear two cases. [...]

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CIG gives up $25M for Beach Bay hotel

CIG gives up $25M for Beach Bay hotel

| 25/09/2015 | 119 Comments
(CNS): The government has given a duty concessions package to developers planning a 5-star hotel in Beach Bay, Bodden Town, worth some $25 million, as officials said that in the long run the public purse and the local economy will get back the money via other taxes, job creation and economic growth [...]

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