Archive for October 22nd, 2015

Mac ‘gravely humiliated’ by trial

Mac ‘gravely humiliated’ by trial

| 22/10/2015 | 49 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has said that a deliberate conspiracy between the former governor, Duncan Taylor, and the police commissioner, David Baines, was entirely politically motivated and his October 2014 trial based on corruption allegations led to his humiliation and ridicule. In legal actio [...]

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Premier lifts Compass ad ban

Premier lifts Compass ad ban

| 22/10/2015 | 103 Comments
(CNS): The premier will be issuing a joint statement with the editor of The Cayman Compass Friday confirming that the government advertising boycott with the daily paper will be lifted. In a short statement to the Legislative Assembly as it adjourned Thursday evening, Premier Alden McLaughlin said t [...]

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Golden gun robbers wait for sentence decision

Golden gun robbers wait for sentence decision

| 22/10/2015 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Four men convicted of an armed robbery at Blackbeard’s Liquor Store last December, in which a gold spray-painted pump action shotgun was used, appeared in court Thursday morning for a sentencing hearing. Andrew Lopes, Bron Webb and Randy Connor are all facing at least ten years behind bars [...]

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Off-duty cop injured in road accident

Off-duty cop injured in road accident

| 22/10/2015 | 5 Comments
(CNS): A motorbike rider received injuries to his ankles when he was struck by a Honda Accord travelling in the opposite direction in Lower Valley yesterday evening. Police say the rider, who was an off duty police officer riding a private motorbike, was struck near the junction of Shamrock Road [...]

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Former PA now charged with robbery

Former PA now charged with robbery

| 22/10/2015
(CNS): The office administrator who was sacked by the George Town MLAs, Roy McTaggart and Winston Connolly, from her constituency office job following her arrest this summer in connection with an armed robbery has been charged. Christine Rae-Smith was expected to appear in court on Thursday morning [...]

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Cayman parliament gains autonomy

Cayman parliament gains autonomy

| 22/10/2015 | 6 Comments
(CNS): A government motion has passed unanimously through the Legislative Assembly that will see the separation of the country’s parliament from the executive arm of government and confers autonomy on the LA by handing its management over to the office of the Speaker and the House Clerk. Presenti [...]

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Action plan underway to address school performance

Action plan underway to address school performance

| 22/10/2015 | 37 Comments
(CNS): in the wake of the recent review and damning school inspections report, giving the local education system a failing grade, the education minister told the Legislative Assembly Wednesday that she has met with all the government schools’ principals to discuss the plan of action to address [...]

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