Archive for January 29th, 2016

Independents jittery over early poll

Independents jittery over early poll

| 29/01/2016 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The five independent members now sitting on the opposition benches have written to the governor to try and head off the possibility of early elections, in reaction to comments by the premier about this possibility. Now that three government backbench MLAs have crossed the floor of the House to the opposition benches, the PPM-led coalition’s majority is […]

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Cops qualify for community crime fight

Cops qualify for community crime fight

| 29/01/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Ten RCIPS officers have graduated from a course in community policing, which, it is hoped, will improve local policing on the ground. The call for officers who are permanently immersed in the community and visibly on the streets is one of the most common requests from members of the public when they meet with […]

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Cayman hedge fund cancellations spike

Cayman hedge fund cancellations spike

| 29/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The number of hedge funds registered in the Cayman Islands has fallen after cancellations more than doubled new authorisations in the final quarter of 2015, leaving Cayman’s hedge fund count sitting just below the 11,000 level, against a background of significant volatility in investment markets. At the end of 2015 there were 10,940 funds […]

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Minister: Cruise lines must pay for port

Minister: Cruise lines must pay for port

| 29/01/2016 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The actual cost of constructing the proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town remains a mystery but whatever the bill, it will not be paid by the Cayman Islands Government, according to Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell, who said Wednesday that the cruise lines must bear the responsibility for the cost of the piers. As Cabinet […]

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Crown: Watson defence ‘fanciful’

Crown: Watson defence ‘fanciful’

| 29/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The deputy director of public prosecutions took just over four hours yesterday to summarise the crown’s case against Canover Watson for corruption in relation to a hospital contract. Patrick Moran described explanations given by the former HSA board chair for some of the incriminating evidence as “so fanciful it is almost insulting”, as he argued […]

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