Archive for November 2nd, 2015

No sell-off in first phase of public sector reform

No sell-off in first phase of public sector reform

| 02/11/2015 | 11 Comments
(CNS): The government has published a programme brief outlining its plans for public sector reform under the banner of Project Future but there will be no sell offs or privatisation of government services among the 17 projects identified in the first phase. Based on the EY report published last year [...]

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Driver charged with jogger’s death

Driver charged with jogger’s death

| 02/11/2015
(CNS): A 25-year-old man has been charged with killing Marcia Donaldson (46) earlier this year as she was jogging on South Sound Road. The man was charged with causing death by careless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with the death of Donaldson, who was hit by a car [...]

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US now more secret than Cayman

US now more secret than Cayman

| 02/11/2015
(CNS Business): Despite the constant criticism of the Cayman Islands as a so-called tax haven by US politicians and media, in the latest edition of the Financial Secrecy Index, compiled by the Tax Justice Network, the United States is placed above the Cayman Islands in its rankings. The report, whic [...]

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Senior manager fired from prison in video probe

Senior manager fired from prison in video probe

| 02/11/2015 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The chief officer in the Ministry of Home Affairs has confirmed that an internal prison investigation at HMP Northward into the placing of unauthorised video equipment in a staff member’s office has partly concluded. “As a result, the employment of a senior manager within the prison s [...]

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Police bag three more suspect burglars

Police bag three more suspect burglars

| 02/11/2015 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Three more suspected burglars were off the streets Monday following three further arrests and subsequent charges over the weekend in connection with recent burglaries in West Bay. A 21-year-old man from the district was arrested on Friday in connection with a burglary on 23 October, and a 25 [...]

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Appeal court to hear cases from murder to corruption

Appeal court to hear cases from murder to corruption

| 02/11/2015 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Prisoners serving life sentences for serious crimes and offenders who have been convicted but have not yet served a day in jail are included in a diverse list for the appeal court this month. Over the next few weeks, President of the Cayman Islands Appeal Court Sir John Chadwick, John Marti [...]

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Cops round up alleged offenders

Cops round up alleged offenders

| 02/11/2015 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Police arrested people for a wide range of offences this weekend when they rounded up 21 suspects on Friday and Saturday. On the road, officers made arrests for driving while disqualified or not being qualified, driving without Insurance and DUI, while on the streets and outside bars, the pol [...]

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Formal guidelines issued on jail time

Formal guidelines issued on jail time

| 02/11/2015 | 3 Comments
(CNS): The chief justice has published a new set of formal sentencing guidelines to help Cayman Islands judges balance all of the factors involved in sentencing those convicted of serious and common crimes. Based on the work of the Criminal Justice Reform Committee, chaired by Justice Charles Quin, [...]

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Cayman needs to talk about ganja laws

Cayman needs to talk about ganja laws

| 02/11/2015 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The local health authority’s leading psychiatrist, Dr Marc Lockhart, believes the Cayman Islands must start to talk about the medical properties of ganja and the current legislation, which is criminalising young people. Lockhart told an audience at last week’s National Healthcare Confere [...]

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Bodden Town to get 5MW solar farm

Bodden Town to get 5MW solar farm

| 02/11/2015 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Cayman’s first commercial alternative energy facility is to be built in Bodden Town. CUC has awarded a contract for 5 megawatt (MW) plant to be built by Entropy Cayman Solar Limited on a 20-acre site. It will include over 21,000 poly-crystalline photovoltaic (solar) modules each with a DC-r [...]

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