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Archive for November 4th, 2015

Judge cuts to chase, saves court time and money

Judge cuts to chase, saves court time and money

| 04/11/2015 | 4 Comments
(CNS): A visiting judge who is sitting in Grand Court this month helped save the public purse from a clear waste of money when he encouraged the crown not to pursue a case that was more than two years old against a local man for a minor offence. Justice Michael Mettyear, who has returned to Cayman [...]

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Police round up gang of fraud suspects

Police round up gang of fraud suspects

| 04/11/2015
(CNS): A gang of five foreign nationals from Romania, the UK and the United States have been rounded up by officers from the RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit in a suspected ATM fraud. Police said that they received information on Tuesday from a local retail bank regarding fraudulent ATM activity and enqu [...]

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Water Authority will not be sold

Water Authority will not be sold

| 04/11/2015 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The government has no plans to sell off the Water Authority anytime soon, not only because it wants to protect access to the precious commodity but also because it does not want to lose revenue from one of the few public authorities that actually provides an annual return. The recommendation [...]

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CIDB loans for public servants and small businesses

CIDB loans for public servants and small businesses

| 04/11/2015
(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Development Bank (CIDB) has introduced two loan programmes, one designed for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with proven track records for at least two years, and the other for public sector workers who want to consolidate their high-interest rate debt. [...]

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Turtle Farm critics take aim at ‘curtain of conservation’

Turtle Farm critics take aim at ‘curtain of conservation’

| 04/11/2015 | 34 Comments
(CNS): The international animal rights charity, World Animal Protection, and the conservation body, Sea Turtle Conservancy, have described the Cayman Turtle Farm’s position on its role in protecting wild green sea turtles as nothing more than a “curtain of conservation”.  Following th [...]

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Detective cleared in gun case

Detective cleared in gun case

| 04/11/2015 | 36 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS detective who took a handgun and ammunition to the airport has been cleared of any wrongdoing by both the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and the internal police Professional Standards Unit. The RCIPS confirmed that the investigation into the circumstances surro [...]

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Governor has faith in CIG’s cruise plans

Governor has faith in CIG’s cruise plans

| 04/11/2015 | 63 Comments
(CNS): The significant environmental threat to local coral reefs posed by the government’s plans for cruise berthing facilities in the George Town Harbour do not appear to be of concern to the governor, who has expressed her confidence in the process. When she arrived in the Cayman Islands in Sept [...]

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