Archive for November 5th, 2015

Cash wasted on ‘futile’ accounts

Cash wasted on ‘futile’ accounts

| 05/11/2015 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Without the annual reports that explain the financial statements produced by public authorities and ministries, the Cayman Islands Government continues to waste public money on meaningless accounts, officials from the Office of the Auditor General have implied. They said the failure of most g [...]

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Gun thrown from car smash

Gun thrown from car smash

| 05/11/2015
(CNS): A loaded semi-automatic pistol was thrown from a car carrying two West Bay men when the vehicle collided with a light pole following a police chase, the crown revealed in court Thursday. Austin Jackson (22) and Jordan Manderson (21) stand accused of the unlawful possession of the weapon more [...]

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Teenager missing from WB boys home

Teenager missing from WB boys home

| 05/11/2015 | 1 Comment
(CNS) UPDATED FRIDAY: Police say they are still looking for a 16-year-old boy who is a resident at Bonaventure Boys Home in West Bay and has been missing since Wednesday around 3:00pm. Luis Soler is 5’7” and weighs about 185 lbs and was wearing a black polo shirt, black pants, a white t-shirt [...]

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32,000 people ask CIG not to dredge

32,000 people ask CIG not to dredge

| 05/11/2015 | 76 Comments
(CNS): Local environmental activists opposing government’s plans to dredge George Town Harbour to make way for cruise berthing piers have collected almost 5,000 signatures on a local petition and more than 27,000 on an international one. That means more than 32,000 locals, residents and visitors a [...]

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Cops arrest elderly woman in gun case

Cops arrest elderly woman in gun case

| 05/11/2015
(CNS): An 83-year-old woman from West Bay has been arrested on suspicion of the unlawful possession of a firearm following a police raid on Thursday morning in the Logwoods area of the district. The RCIPS said that the  woman was arrested alongside a 46-year-old man after police found an unlicense [...]

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High school value loss could be as much as $40M

High school value loss could be as much as $40M

| 05/11/2015 | 63 Comments
(CNS): Last week the auditor general said that the value of the Clifton Hunter High School was at least $20 million less than it cost to build it but another report revealed today indicates that that the discrepancy may be double that figure. The latest report from the Office of the Auditor General [...]

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Audit backlog clears but no accountability

Audit backlog clears but no accountability

| 05/11/2015 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The government has very nearly cleared its backlog of outstanding accounts. However, as public authorities begin to meet the timelines in the law, problems regarding the quality and transparency of public accounts remain. The latest reports assessing the state of public finances found that  [...]

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UK’s overseas minister returns to work

UK’s overseas minister returns to work

| 05/11/2015 | 2 Comments
(CNS): The FCO minister James Duddridge is back at his post dealing with the overseas territories. The junior minister in the Foreign Office was off the job for a significant part of the year due ill health but UK officials have confirmed that the Conservative MP for Rochford and Southend East took [...]

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