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Archive for November 30th, 2015

No local alerts during very quiet season

No local alerts during very quiet season

| 30/11/2015 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Hurricane season is over but there were no disruptions to life in the Cayman Islands over the last six months as none of the 11 storms that formed this season came even close to the area. In the Legislative Assembly last week MLAs expressed relief that the quiet season predictions were accura [...]

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Earnings cap on seamen benefits increases

Earnings cap on seamen benefits increases

| 30/11/2015 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Veteran retired seamen who already have a personal income of up to $3,000 per month will now be able to claim the ex-gratia benefit as the community affairs minister has increased the previous cap from a household income of $2,000pcm in line with the monthly allowance for other benefits. In t [...]

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Archer aims to hold CS bosses accountable

Archer aims to hold CS bosses accountable

| 30/11/2015 | 23 Comments
(CNS): The minister of finance has revealed that amendments to the Public Management and Finance Law next year will include powers for his ministry to enforce compliance and hold chief officers accountable over public finances. Marco Archer said sanctions are proposed that aim to improve the quality [...]

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Teen was Bonaventure resident

Teen was Bonaventure resident

| 30/11/2015 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The local teenager who lost his life in the sea on Sunday was a resident of the Bonaventure Boys Home in West Bay, officials from the Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports have confirmed. The 14-year-old boy was on a group trip organised by the home when he got into difficulties in [...]

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Local power cuts continue in wake of major outage

Local power cuts continue in wake of major outage

| 30/11/2015 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Following the more than five-hour blackout across Grand Cayman through Thursday and Friday night, there were more sporadic and localised cuts in the power supply on Friday and Saturday. In its last annual report CUC, Grand Cayman’s electricity supplier, continues to report a more than 99.97 [...]

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Aunt Julia dies aged 106

Aunt Julia dies aged 106

| 30/11/2015 | 19 Comments
(CNS): There was an outpouring of tributes across the Cayman Islands today as the sad news broke regarding the death of the national cultural icon, Aunt Julia. Aged 106, Julia Hydes was one of the oldest people in the country when she passed away Monday morning. Given the esteem she was held in the [...]

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Eden’s resignation was a ‘shock’

Eden’s resignation was a ‘shock’

| 30/11/2015 | 88 Comments
(CNS): The revelation that Anthony Eden (70) was resigning from the PPM Thursday came as a “shock” to some members of the government, inside sources told CNS, even though the premier said it was not a surprise to him. It was understood that Eden, like the rest of the government, was comfortable [...]

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Murdered child’s parents sure about killer’s identity

Murdered child’s parents sure about killer’s identity

| 30/11/2015
(CNS): Devon Anglin’s defence counsel sought to cast doubt on the eyewitness testimony of the parents of Jeremiah Barnes, who was shot and killed when he was just four years old when the family stopped to get gas at Hell Service Station in West Bay in February 2010. Giving evidence last week in [...]

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Watson worked to save CarePay, claims lawyer

Watson worked to save CarePay, claims lawyer

| 30/11/2015
(CNS): Canover Watson’s involvement in the day-to-day affairs of AIS (Cayman) Ltd was because someone needed to keep the important CarePay project on track, the jury heard Friday, not because he was taking a cut. The defence attorney representing the local businessman and former chair of the Heal [...]

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Jobs available in Christmas clean-up operation

Jobs available in Christmas clean-up operation

| 30/11/2015 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Government has found the necessary funding to provide three weeks work for unemployed locals to undertake the Christmas clean-up operation. People employed under the National Community Enhancement Project 2015 will be doing repairs and maintenance, gardening, cleaning parks, beaches and roads [...]

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DoE urges people not to encourage poachers

DoE urges people not to encourage poachers

| 30/11/2015 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The much-anticipated local lobster season opens Tuesday but the Department of Environment officials are reminding members of the public not to encourage poachers and not to buy more than the legal limits. The goal of the regulations that control the take of lobster and conch from Cayman water [...]

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