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Archive for February 1st, 2016

Bodden fires parting shots at government

Bodden fires parting shots at government

| 01/02/2016
(CNS Business): The departing president of the Chamber of Commerce took aim at the employment minister and the premier in his parting address last week. Barry Bodden, who had completed twelve months as the business body’s leader, criticised Tara Rivers’ failure to engage with the Chamber over th [...]

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Cops bring HR class action against RCIPS

Cops bring HR class action against RCIPS

| 01/02/2016 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Association and 13 named officers have filed a human rights petition in the Grand Courts against the police commissioner and the attorney general claiming the enforced retirement of some police officers at the age 55 and others at the age of 60 is discriminator [...]

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Nineteen people arrested over weekend

Nineteen people arrested over weekend

| 01/02/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): January ended with a spike in arrests for the RCIPS after officers rounded up 19 suspects in connection with various crimes this weekend. As well as a number of burglary suspects and a man who was charged with the illegal possession of a handgun and ammunition, the police arrested people fo [...]

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Female joggers sexually assaulted in GT

Female joggers sexually assaulted in GT

| 01/02/2016 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Police are investigating two separate indecent assaults on women who were out exercising last week on South Church Street in George Town. The sex crimes happened on Thursday morning around 7am and on Saturday morning at around 7:30am and in both cases the female victims were walking or runnin [...]

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West Bay man charged over loaded gun

West Bay man charged over loaded gun

| 01/02/2016
(CNS): A 21-year-old man from West Bay has been charged with possessing an unlicensed handgun and three rounds of ammunition following a police stop check in the district in the early hours of Saturday morning. RCIPS officers seized the gun and ammunition and arrested Justin Ebanks on Birch Tree Hi [...]

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Residents nab burglary suspect in Rock Hole

Residents nab burglary suspect in Rock Hole

| 01/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Police arrested a 43-year-old man from Bodden Town Sunday night at the scene of a burglary in Rock Hole Road, George Town. Residents at a property detained the suspect and told police he had stolen cash from inside their house. Police said he is currently in custody at George Town Police St [...]

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AIS owners question political not legal, claims QC

AIS owners question political not legal, claims QC

| 01/02/2016
(CNS): The issue of who was behind the local company that secured the lucrative hospital contract was a political issue and not a legal one, Trevor Burke QC said Friday, as he summed up the defence against corruption charges for his client, Canover Watson. He told the jury that the only reason tha [...]

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No arrests made on NYE for DUI

No arrests made on NYE for DUI

| 01/02/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS) More than 1,000 people rode the free Purple Ribbon Bus on New Year’s Eve and the National Drug Council said based on police statistics not one person was arrested for drinking and driving on the last night of the year. While the RCIPS has confirmed some road blocks took place on the ni [...]

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SEN veteran teacher takes up policy post

SEN veteran teacher takes up policy post

| 01/02/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Shari Smith has been appointed as the new Senior Policy Manager and Advisor for Inclusion in the ministry of education after more than 20 years as an educator in the special needs field. Starting at the Lighthouse School as a teacher, she was deputy principal and then principal at the school [...]

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Premier opens fire on deserters

Premier opens fire on deserters

| 01/02/2016 | 35 Comments
(CNS): Taking aim at the Independent MLAs, now dubbed ‘the over-throwers’, the premier wants to know why they are now so afraid of the democratic process. Refuting their position on the matter, Alden McLaughlin maintains that he does indeed have the constitutional option of asking the [...]

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New Miss Cayman crowned for 2016

New Miss Cayman crowned for 2016

| 01/02/2016
(CNS): Monyque Brooks (24) from West Bay was crowned the new Miss Cayman Islands on Saturday at the annual beauty pageant at the Lions Centre. Brooks also won Best Gown, Best Smile and Miss Photogenic. The runners up were Erin Hislop and Schilo Scott. However, the People’s Choice Award went to a c [...]

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