Archive for February 29th, 2016

Bridger keeps up pressure for CIG to lift Tempura lid

Bridger keeps up pressure for CIG to lift Tempura lid

| 29/02/2016 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Since the first complaint was made back in 2010 about the way the discredited and costly Operation Tempura investigation was conducted by the one time lead investigator, Martin Bridger, and his legal advisor on the enquiry, Martin Polaine,  Bridger has not given up trying to get the full st [...]

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Environment still not on CPA agenda

Environment still not on CPA agenda

| 29/02/2016 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The Central Planning Authority is still not giving environmental considerations equal weight when making decisions about development, despite recommendations made by the Office of the Auditor General and the impending implementation of the final part of the conservation law. The director of [...]

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Cabinet set to review election law changes

Cabinet set to review election law changes

| 29/02/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The Cabinet is expected to review recommendation from the Cayman Islands Elections Office early next month regarding the legislative amendments needed to usher in electoral reform in time for the next election – whenever it happens. Staff from the office, who are busy preparing for Cayman [...]

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Dead fishermen were from Dominican Republic

Dead fishermen were from Dominican Republic

| 29/02/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Police have identified the bodies of two men found last summer in a fishing boat drifting off the coast of Little Cayman, though the cause of death could not been determined. Eduard Eugenio Taveras Toribio (37) and Manuel Henriquez (58) were discovered by officers from the RCIPS Joint Mari [...]

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Victim critical in wake of stabbing

Victim critical in wake of stabbing

| 29/02/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): A 44-year-old man who was stabbed in the early hours of Monday morning is in critical condition at the Cayman Islands Hospital. Police said they received a report at around 1:00am and when they arrived at the junction of Seymour Road and North Sound Road, they found the man with a stab wound [...]

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Gunman smashes window to get at parked driver

Gunman smashes window to get at parked driver

| 29/02/2016 | 17 Comments
(CNS): A 38-year-old man was treated at the Cayman Islands Hospital for injuries after being assaulted by a gunman early Sunday morning in George Town. Police said the man was sitting in his white Honda Civic when a man reportedly armed with a handgun smashed the car window and attacked the victim [...]

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Long road to welfare reform

Long road to welfare reform

| 29/02/2016 | 27 Comments
(CNS): A catalogue of problems with government social assistance programmes are far from being addressed as the community affairs ministry is only at the start of a long road towards welfare reform and implementing a defined policy to deal with people in the Cayman Islands in need. Dorine Whittake [...]

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Brothers to stand trial for murder in April

Brothers to stand trial for murder in April

| 29/02/2016
(CNS): Two George Town brothers charged with killing Jason Powery (20) in July last year will now face trial on 18 April after the case was adjourned over legal complications last month. Osbourne Douglas (28) and Justin Ramoon (24) are accused of the fatal shooting of the young West Bay man outsid [...]

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Government IT still under resourced

Government IT still under resourced

| 29/02/2016 | 2 Comments
(CNS): The government is still not investing enough in information technology to ensure its future security or the necessary systems required to move towards comprehensive e-government services. Computer services is still operating on half the budget it had in 2009 and is still under resourced, des [...]

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