Archive for December 15th, 2015

Cayman placed just 66th on data access global survey

Cayman placed just 66th on data access global survey

| 15/12/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands was ranked at number 66 in a recent global survey examining accessibility to government data in a list of 149 countries. Although the local freedom of information law has been lauded on the international stage, this survey by the Global Open Data Index looked at how easy it was to access […]

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Needs Assessment Unit confirms acting deputy

Needs Assessment Unit confirms acting deputy

| 15/12/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Following a competitive recruitment process, Matthew Hylton (32) has been formally appointed as deputy director at the Needs Assessment Unit (NAU), after acting in the post for some time. The young Caymanian takes up the senior position at a time when the unit is at bursting point, according to the community affairs minister. Speaking in […]

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One year on CIO remains on suspension

One year on CIO remains on suspension

| 15/12/2015 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Chief Immigration Officer Linda Evans remains on required leave, on full pay, more than one year after she was suspended over a still unresolved disciplinary issue. Eric Bush, chief officer in the home affairs ministry, said that “pending the outcome of the disciplinary process”, Evans was still on leave. “It is hoped that this […]

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Burglars steal shotgun and ammo

Burglars steal shotgun and ammo

| 15/12/2015 | 31 Comments

(CNS): A 12-gauge Maverick shotgun and several rounds of ammunition were stolen from a house in East End Monday during a daytime break-in. Police said the firearm appeared to be the only thing taken in the burglary, which happen sometime after the licensed owner secured and left his home in Farm Road at 6am and before […]

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Marine police seek answers on capsized boat

Marine police seek answers on capsized boat

| 15/12/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Joint Marine Unit is investigating the circumstance surrounding the discovery of a submerged boat (left) in the Smith Cove area, which was reported to the RCIPS around 7:30 Tuesday morning. Preliminary checks suggest that no one was on board the capsized boat and no one appears to have been injured in connection with […]

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‘We trusted Watson,’ says ministry boss

‘We trusted Watson,’ says ministry boss

| 15/12/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Having doled out some CI$1.5 million of taxpayers’ money for the national rollout of the hospital verification-payment system that never happened, the chief officer of the health ministry revealed Monday that she had never seen a contract to justify the payments in 2011 beforehand. Jennifer Ahearn said officials trusted HSA Board Chair Canover Watson […]

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