Archive for February 25th, 2016

Scammer took $20k in PR con

Scammer took $20k in PR con

| 25/02/2016 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Judith Douglas, who pleaded guilty to nine counts of obtaining property by deception in connection with a permanent residency scam in 2009 and 2010, took more than $20,000 from her victims, the court heard Thursday. Douglas, who appeared in the dock alongside Marcia Hamilton, was one of three women involved in the PR con, in […]

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Suspected smuggler netted off NS coast

Suspected smuggler netted off NS coast

| 25/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 59-year-old man from West Bay has been arrested and police are looking for at least two other men who fled after police intercepted a suspected drug boat on Tuesday night. The vessel, which appeared to be engaged in smuggling activities, was spotted two miles off the north coast at about 9pm on 23 February […]

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Police restore dedicated officers to Traffic Unit

Police restore dedicated officers to Traffic Unit

| 25/02/2016 | 45 Comments

(CNS): A dozen people were killed on the roads in the Cayman Islands last year, three times the number in 2014, despite a whopping 79% increase in the number of tickets issued to drivers for speeding, which police said was due to increased enforcement. With more than 2,000 road accidents in 2015, the RCIPS management has shifted staff around […]

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Home repossession up by over 34%

Home repossession up by over 34%

| 25/02/2016 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Local banks repossessed 22 homes, amounting to $4.2 million, in the third quarter of 2015, which the Economics and Statistics Office said was “significantly higher” than just three foreclosures in the same quarter of 2014, amounting to just $338,000. According to the latest official economics report, at the end of October last year, 148 properties, amounting to US$35.1 million, were […]

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Mac and JOCC escape PAC grilling

Mac and JOCC escape PAC grilling

| 25/02/2016 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Neither the of the country’s two former premiers will be called to answer allegations that public cash was mishandled in their respective ministries during the previous UDP administration. Public Accounts Committee Chair Ezzard Miller said he and the members had decided that playing the “blame game” would not help them ensure that the fiscal abuse […]

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Local economy grew steadily through 2015

Local economy grew steadily through 2015

| 25/02/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands economy grew steadily last year and government officials are now on course to meet growth predictions for the calendar year, according to the Third Quarter Economic Report 2015 from the Economics and Statistics Office. The report found that overall economic activity in Cayman grew by an estimated 1.6% in the first nine months of 2015 and that […]

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