Archive for October 27th, 2015

Mortgage motion gets limited backing

Mortgage motion gets limited backing

| 27/10/2015 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The government gave limited support Monday to a private member’s motion asking it to consider legislation that would prevent what are considered some of the worst, unfair practices surrounding home foreclosures. Ezzard Miller presented a motion during the LA meeting asking for government to look at developing a mortgage law as a result, he […]

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Chamber tells CIG to stop blaming business for social ills

Chamber tells CIG to stop blaming business for social ills

| 27/10/2015

(CNS Business): The Chamber of Commerce has denied that the business community has easy access to work-permits. In response to comments made by Community Affairs Minister Osbourne Bodden in the Legislative Assembly last week, the Chamber’s executive council has taken aim at local politicians, stating, “It’s time respected members of government stopped blaming business owners for […]

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82% defaulted on UDP mortgage plan

82% defaulted on UDP mortgage plan

| 27/10/2015 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The community affairs minister said the UDP government’s Save the Mortgage programme did not work and delinquency rates showed few mortgages were saved. In a short statement on Monday evening before the LA adjourned, Osbourne Bodden said that the only people who benefitted from the government-backed programme were the banks. Lending institutions received more […]

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Police recover 35 packages of ganja

Police recover 35 packages of ganja

| 27/10/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Thirty-five compressed packets of ganja have been recovered in connection with the drug smuggling operation in North Side that RCIPS officers interrupted on Sunday. Detectives from the Drugs and Serious Crime Task Force (DSCTF) continued their search Tuesday for the four men understood to have been aboard a suspected Jamaican drug canoe that entered Cayman […]

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Three car pile-up stalls George Town traffic

Three car pile-up stalls George Town traffic

| 27/10/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Drivers travelling on North Sound Road in George Town are being urged by police to avoid the roundabout near A.L. Thompson’s store as a result of three-car collision, which has blocked traffic across Godfrey Nixon Way and the North Sound Road. Motorist travelling north toward the Esterly Tibbetts Highway should avoid the area until the […]

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Gun case thrown out over lack of evidence

Gun case thrown out over lack of evidence

| 27/10/2015 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Two men walked free from court Monday after an acting judge of the Grand Court threw out the case against them for possession of two illegal firearms and ammunition. The handguns in question were recovered by police during a raid at a North Side house earlier this year, and while traces of the defendants’ DNA […]

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Cutting waste cornerstone of new policy

Cutting waste cornerstone of new policy

| 27/10/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): With just six years life left in the George Town dump, the newly published National Waste Management Strategy has a heavy focus on the reduction and reuse of rubbish to dramatically cut what goes into the landfill. The government is hoping that by getting people to reduce the amount of waste they produce, reusing, […]

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