Archive for March, 2016

Governor releases Tempura documents

Governor releases Tempura documents

| 31/03/2016 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Having spent thousands of dollars fighting orders from the Information Commissioner’s Office to do so, the governor’s office has finally released the Aina Report on Operation Tempura, written on behalf of then Governor Duncan Taylor in response to a lengthy complaint made by Martin Po [...]

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American visitor dies off Public Beach

American visitor dies off Public Beach

| 31/03/2016 | 34 Comments
(CNS) Updated Friday: Police officers and emergency services were called to Public Beach in West Bay Thursday afternoon regarding a report of an unconscious man in the water.  The man, who has now been named as Yanbin Liu, a visitor from the state of North Carolina, was transported to the Cayman Is [...]

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Teenage boy found safe

Teenage boy found safe

| 31/03/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS) Updated: Mario Ebanks Jr was found in West Bay yesterday just after 2:00pm and police say he is in good health. The police had asked for the public’s help to locate 16-year-old Mario Ebanks of West Bay, who had not been home since Saturday night, 26 March. The RCIPS said at the time that [&h [...]

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Burglars target St Ignatius

Burglars target St Ignatius

| 31/03/2016 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Some time since the beginning of the Easter break, burglars entered the St Ignatius High School on Walkers Road, ransacked an office and stole electronics and other items. The police were called around 11:30am Wednesday when the burglary was discovered but the RCIPS could not say when the cri [...]

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Wanted man caught and charged with burglary

Wanted man caught and charged with burglary

| 31/03/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): A 47-year-old man from Bodden Town who was wanted for burglary and other offences was arrested Monday morning after been recognised and tracked around Bodden Town by an alert local police officer. Police said he was arrested on 28 March at around 11:00am and subsequently charged with burglary [...]

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Customs boss plugging gaps to maximise revenue

Customs boss plugging gaps to maximise revenue

| 31/03/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The collector of customs has revealed that there are challenges with the computer system at the customs department, which is not working as effectively as it could be. Charles Clifford explained that the system acquired by customs was not tailor-made and as a result there are shortcomings. Bu [...]

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Miller warns PAC will call for sanctions

Miller warns PAC will call for sanctions

| 31/03/2016 | 44 Comments
(CNS): As the Public Accounts Committee prepares reports based on the recent hearings scrutinising a number of reports by the Office of the Auditor General, the chair has warned he will be raising his concerns over evidence given by two chief officers and will be asking the deputy governor to discip [...]

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Rivers calls for job transparency

Rivers calls for job transparency

| 30/03/2016 | 129 Comments
(CNS): The employment minister is calling for all jobs available in the Cayman Islands to be posted with the National Workforce Development Agency and not just before a work permit is coming up for renewal. Tara Rivers said that she wants to see employers reveal all the jobs not held by locals long [...]

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Former Cayman prosecutor under fire in TCI top post

Former Cayman prosecutor under fire in TCI top post

| 30/03/2016 | 1 Comment
(CNS): John Masters, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the Turks and Caicos Islands and a former senior prosecutor in the Cayman Islands, is under investigation by the country’s Integrity Commission. According to reports from TCI media, a number of complaints have been made about Master [...]

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NBF was rigorously managed, claims CoS

NBF was rigorously managed, claims CoS

| 30/03/2016 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The former chief of staff in the premier’s office when McKeeva Bush was at the helm of the last UDP government has denied that the Nation Building Fund was not properly managed. Leonard Dilbert condemned the findings of the Office of the Auditor General and claimed he was not given a chance [...]

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Cayman Airways plane damaged by private jet

Cayman Airways plane damaged by private jet

| 30/03/2016 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has launched an investigation into an incident last week in which the newly purchased Cayman Airways Express Saab 340 aircraft was damaged by a private jet at the airport on Grand Cayman. A release Wednesday morning by the airline said that on the [...]

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