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Archive for February 17th, 2016

ICTA to tackle network weaknesses

ICTA to tackle network weaknesses

| 17/02/2016
(CNS Business): The managing director of the telecoms regulator has revealed that his agency will be forming a working group to tackle weaknesses in the local telecommunications network after a lightning strike in Miami on Tuesday had a serious impact on local phones and internet. The major hardware [...]

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Two Cuban escapees recaptured

Two Cuban escapees recaptured

| 17/02/2016 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Two Cuban men who disappeared after a group of migrants landed at Beach Bay last month have been recaptured, officials have confirmed. The men are now back in the custody of the immigration department after they were apprehended Tuesday (16 February) around 3:00pm in the vicinity of Lantern [...]

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Cayman still Zika-free as virus spreads across region

Cayman still Zika-free as virus spreads across region

| 17/02/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The mosquito-borne Zika virus has now been recorded in 34 countries around the Americas and beyond, including in the United States, but so far the Cayman Islands has kept the illness at bay.  The acting medical officer of health said that as of Tuesday, 16 February, no cases or suspected cas [...]

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ACC finally meets with new face on board

ACC finally meets with new face on board

| 17/02/2016 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Well-known local businessman and one time politician, Norman Bodden OBE, has been appointed as the newest private sector member of the Anti-Corruption Commission, officials have told CNS. He joined the police commissioner, the acting auditor general and acting complaints commissioner at a mee [...]

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New light on Bridger probe

New light on Bridger probe

| 17/02/2016 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The decision from the Information Commissioner’s Office on Tuesday ordering the release of reports relating to Operation Tempura shed some new light on the ongoing RCIPS investigation into Martin Bridger, the former head of the discredited and controversial internal police probe. The de [...]

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Road safety urged as roadworks spread

Road safety urged as roadworks spread

| 17/02/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): With new roads and road repair work going on all over Grand Cayman, the National Roads Authority (NRA) is making safety a priority and has planned specialised training this month for road workers. The authority is also urging drivers to play their part and pay close attention to signs and con [...]

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CONCACAF drops legal action against hospitality firms

CONCACAF drops legal action against hospitality firms

| 17/02/2016 | 10 Comments
(CNS): As the corruption scandals plaguing the football world continue, the regional governing body CONCACAF has dropped its legal action against a group of hospitality companies that it had accused of defrauding the organisation and colluding with corrupt officials, including Cayman’s Jeffrey Web [...]

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Local activists take on jobless challenge

Local activists take on jobless challenge

| 17/02/2016 | 76 Comments
(CNS): A group of local activists concerned about what they see as the increasing marginalisation of  Caymanians from the job market have taken on the challenge of trying to match unemployed locals with existing vacancies. A registration drive on Thursday and Friday organised by Caymanians Against [...]

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Operators raise a stink over sewage works

Operators raise a stink over sewage works

| 17/02/2016 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Local heavy equipment operators are complaining about a Water Authority project to lay a new pipeline and say it’s more than the sewage that stinks. Caymanian subcontractors claim that, despite the availability of local machinery and operators, the US firm which secured the work was gi [...]

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ICTA to become utilities regulator

ICTA to become utilities regulator

| 17/02/2016
(CNS Business): The Information and Communications Technology Authority is in the process of transitioning into a new Public Utilities Commission (PUC), which will see the electricity, telecommunications, water and fuel regulators come under one umbrella. Among its goals is to provide a way for cons [...]

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Lightning strike in US disrupts local telecoms

Lightning strike in US disrupts local telecoms

| 17/02/2016 | 9 Comments
(CNS): A telecommunications outage on Tuesday evening impacted a number of different communication firms as operator services struggled to connect to other providers. According to the ICTA Facebook page, a lightning strike at Cable & Wireless’ MAYA1 cable terminal in Florida “linked to hardw [...]

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