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Archive for February 15th, 2016

CONCACAF embraces reforms in effort to save itself

CONCACAF embraces reforms in effort to save itself

| 15/02/2016 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The regional football association CONCACAF says it has collectively embraced the proposals for reform from FIFA and member states, including the Cayman Islands, will vote on the changes during the Extraordinary Congress later this month in Zürich. But a report by Reuters revealed that the [...]

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Cabinet rubber stamps minimum wage

Cabinet rubber stamps minimum wage

| 15/02/2016 | 36 Comments
(CNS): In just two weeks no one in the Cayman Islands should be earning less than $6 per hour as government has gazetted the National Minimum Basic Wage order to commence on Tuesday, 1 March. While 25% of the hourly rate can be made up of benefits, commission or gratuities, no worker, be they local [...]

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GT man charged in supermarket fraud

GT man charged in supermarket fraud

| 15/02/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): A 45-year-old George Town man is due in court tomorrow, accused of stealing cash “a significant amount of funds” from a local supermarket where he worked, police said. The man, who was arrested in November last year, was charged with obtaining property by deception ten days ago and ch [...]

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The high cost of corruption

The high cost of corruption

| 15/02/2016 | 25 Comments
Anonymous writes: Government will soon begin to increase taxes to pay for needed infrastructure because of continued development that is not self-funding. The general public complains about the cost of living and the business community says that the high cost of doing business contributes greatly t [...]

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DUI suspect cuts power in West Bay

DUI suspect cuts power in West Bay

| 15/02/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): An crash early Saturday morning caused a power outage for parts of West Bay that lasted several hours. The police said that a Silver Nissan Skyline had veered off the road and struck a light pole on North West Point Road in a single vehicle smash and a 21-year-old driver was arrested at t [...]

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Cool seas help LC corals recover from bleaching

Cool seas help LC corals recover from bleaching

| 15/02/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): Corals on the reefs around Little Cayman appear to be bouncing back, according to scientists on the island, who were on high alert for a possible mass mortality of corals due to bleaching last summer. Although some 60% of the corals around the island were impacted by the high water temperatu [...]

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Next election must be OMOV

Next election must be OMOV

| 15/02/2016 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Political jitters over the possibility of an early general election under the old multi-member system appear to have been allayed. In response to a letter that was sent to the governor from the recently swelled ranks of independent MLAs, the deputy governor has confirmed that the next elect [...]

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Law paves way to freedom for lifers

Law paves way to freedom for lifers

| 15/02/2016 | 12 Comments
(CNS): A new law passed in the Legislative Assembly more than one year ago came into effect today, paving the way for inmates serving a life sentence to eventually be freed. The Conditional Release Law, 2014 replaces the parole provisions in the Prison Law and is meant to create a new regime for de [...]

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Disney cruise ship brings in rescued Cubans

Disney cruise ship brings in rescued Cubans

| 15/02/2016 | 14 Comments
(CNS): A cruise ship brought in a dozen more Cuban migrants this weekend after the group was rescued off the coast of Grand Cayman, according to international reports. The Disney Wonder, which called in at George Town on Sunday, picked up the twelve men and women, who were on a makeshift vessel, at [...]

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