Archive for October 16th, 2015

Equipment failure blamed for 2.5 hour power loss in GT

Equipment failure blamed for 2.5 hour power loss in GT

| 16/10/2015 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Large parts of the capital were without power again on Friday (16 October) as a result of equipment failure on a pole in Maclendon Drive near Foster’s Food Fair. Customers in various parts of George Town experienced power interruptions between 1:22pm and 3:48pm, Caribbean Utilities Company [...]

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Unemployment rate up almost 1%

Unemployment rate up almost 1%

| 16/10/2015 | 106 Comments
(CNS): The local unemployment rate climbed up to 5.6% this spring, the government’s statistic office has confirmed in its latest labour force survey. The figure is almost a full percentage point higher than the official figure for the autumn of 2014, when the rate was 4.7%. The near 1% increase [...]

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Legal aid lawyers get pay rise in new law

Legal aid lawyers get pay rise in new law

| 16/10/2015 | 6 Comments
(CNS): After “many false starts”, the long awaited legal aid bill passed through the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, paving the way for more means-testing of those who receive legal aid. It will also hand the decision to grant cover to a director of legal aid, meet the requirements of the Bil [...]

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Cayman Airways to launch Brac-Cuba route

Cayman Airways to launch Brac-Cuba route

| 16/10/2015
(CNS Business): The National Flag Carrier will be launching a new weekly flight to Cuba from Cayman Brac at the end of next month, the airline has announced. The new Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) service between the Sister Island and Holguin is the second Cayman to Cuba route and the first outbound i [...]

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Over 50 kilos of drugs stolen in cop-locker burglary

Over 50 kilos of drugs stolen in cop-locker burglary

| 16/10/2015 | 102 Comments
(CNS): The deputy governor has revealed that a whopping 24 kilos of cocaine and 33 kilos of ganja were stolen during a break-in at the George Town Police Station earlier this year. Having already caused public controversy as the RCIPS initially denied that the thieves had managed to get into the co [...]

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Mac ousted from PAC

Mac ousted from PAC

| 16/10/2015 | 30 Comments
(CNS): The premier told the Legislative Assembly Thursday ahead of the vote to oust the opposition leader from the Public Accounts Committee that his decision in 2013 to nominate Bush for PAC showed poor judgment on his part. Accepting his fate, as government had the votes, McKeeva Bush said the [...]

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Viewpoint: Open Letter to Marco Archer

Viewpoint: Open Letter to Marco Archer

| 16/10/2015 | 36 Comments
A CNS reader writes: In January 2010 the government increased custom tariffs on all dutiable imports within the Cayman Islands by 2%. This increase was applicable to goods consumed by all residents of the Cayman Islands and was said to be compensating for the policy decision to discontinue the charg [...]

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Civil servants can attend protests, says DG

Civil servants can attend protests, says DG

| 16/10/2015 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Civil servants who are not in senior management positions or directly involved in issues relating to government policies that become the subject of protests and marches can attend these demonstrations, including the event planned regarding the dredging of George Town Harbour on Saturday, th [...]

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