Archive for September 28th, 2015

Teen faces robbery charge for $4 mugging

Teen faces robbery charge for $4 mugging

| 28/09/2015
(CNS): A West Bay teenager is facing a serious armed robbery charge in Grand Court this week in connection with a street mugging in which another teenager was robbed of $4 by a man armed with a machete. Prosecutors claim the West Bay boy, who is now 17 years old, was one of four young men [… [...]

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25ft boat stolen from Drake Quay

25ft boat stolen from Drake Quay

| 28/09/2015 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Police are searching for a 25-foot boat that was stolen between 10:30pm on Sunday night, when it was last seen, and 5:30am Monday morning, when the owners discovered it was gone from a dock in the Governor’s Sound area. The Wwhite Cobia boat, which disappeared from the dock behind Admiral [...]

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Police rescue two men from capsized boat

Police rescue two men from capsized boat

| 28/09/2015 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit rescued two men from the ocean early Saturday morning after receiving a distress call from the crew that the boat, which was some five miles offshore from North West Point, was taking on water. Police said that just before the call was lost, the caller was able to [...]

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Blood Moon is rare treat for nighttime skywatchers

Blood Moon is rare treat for nighttime skywatchers

| 28/09/2015 | 12 Comments
(CNS): On Sunday night residents and visitors to the Cayman Islands were able to see a rare and beautiful total lunar eclipse of a supermoon, also called a Blood Moon, as the Sun, Earth, and the Moon lined up in space. The eclipse lasted about an hour and 12 minutes and was visible from North [&hell [...]

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LIME drops Ericsson to do its own service work

LIME drops Ericsson to do its own service work

| 28/09/2015
(CNS Business): Local telecommunications operator LIME has cancelled its field service contract with Ericsson and is bringing the maintenance and support work back in-house as part of what it said was its promise “to overhaul and improve its customer service experience”. Cable and Wireless Commu [...]

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Reflections on Freedom of Information in the Cayman Islands

Reflections on Freedom of Information in the Cayman Islands

| 28/09/2015 | 10 Comments
Acting Information Commissioner Jan Liebaers writes: On September 28th the Cayman Islands joins more than 100 jurisdictions around the world in a celebration of the Right to Know. Thousands of people on all six continents use their access rights under Freedom of Information (FOI) laws to gain access [...]

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CIG attempts to curb legal aid bill

CIG attempts to curb legal aid bill

| 28/09/2015 | 38 Comments
(CNS): The government is making another stab at legislation to curb its legal aid bill, despite court rulings and the implementation of the Bill of Rights pointing to a need for more, not less, public money for legal support for those who cannot afford a lawyer. With demands for legal aid growing, [...]

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Financial year change coming

Financial year change coming

| 28/09/2015 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The government’s financial year will be switching to align with the calendar year when the expected amendments to the Public Management and Finance Law (PMFL) are passed next month, paving the way for an 18-month budget next year and multiple-year budgets in future. The Cayman Islands gover [...]

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