Archive for March 10th, 2016

Customs find ganja on Jamaican fishing boat

Customs find ganja on Jamaican fishing boat

| 10/03/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): An undisclosed quantity of drugs was found aboard a Jamaican fishing boat that was towed into the George Town Harbour on Tuesday, after the 90-foot vessel ran into engine trouble. Customs officers working with immigration said they seized “a moderate amount of vegetable matter resembling ganja” when the boat, Shiloh, was brought in during an […]

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French bank facing Cayman labour scandal

French bank facing Cayman labour scandal

| 10/03/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): BNP Paribas has come under fire locally for reportedly laying off Caymanian employees, attracting the attention of labour enforcement officers, who are said to have visited the bank’s offices in Cayman. CNS Business understands that several Caymanians have been laid off by the French bank, which operates in Cayman providing a range of banking […]

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Blame governments, not cops

Blame governments, not cops

| 10/03/2016 | 24 Comments

Anonymous writes: The truth of the matter is that Cayman does not have a real ocean search and rescue helicopter that can handle a combination of high winds, rain, darkness, rough seas and elongated time in the air. It is both the UK and Cayman Islands Governments, not the RCIPS, that needs to be blamed. If […]

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CPA chair admits dismissing technical advice

CPA chair admits dismissing technical advice

| 10/03/2016 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The chair of the Central Planning Authority (CPA) admitted dismissing advice from government experts at the Water Authority – Cayman, the National Roads Authority, the Department of Environment and even the planning department because, he said, his board members know what they are doing. Although no one on the CPA has professional and academic expertise in […]

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Governor to investigate search operation

Governor to investigate search operation

| 10/03/2016 | 58 Comments

(CNS): As criticisms of the police over the search and rescue operation for two children and three men missing at sea continued, the Cayman Islands governor announced Thursday that she was carrying out an independent review at the request of the police commissioner. Her announcement came just hours after the opposition leader filed a private member’s motion calling on government […]

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CIG spent $444k on 750 workers in clean-up project

CIG spent $444k on 750 workers in clean-up project

| 10/03/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman government’s Christmas clean-up was lauded a success this week by Community Affairs Minister Osbourne Bodden, who noted that 752 people were able to get some work over the holiday season and that the project cost $25,000 less than it was budgeted for, as he announced that there would be another clean-up later in the […]

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Activists plan picket at bulk fuel depots

Activists plan picket at bulk fuel depots

| 10/03/2016 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Members of a local activist group, frustrated with government’s inaction over fuel prices, are taking to the streets again to voice their concerns. ‘Cayman Is Fed Up With High Gas Prices’ has scheduled a picket at the fuel importers’ main depots, a gas station boycott, a carpool/bus week and another public march to bring […]

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Jury opts for least serious charge in knife attack

Jury opts for least serious charge in knife attack

| 10/03/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A jury of three men and four women took less than three hours to find David Bodden not guilty of attempted murder or grievous bodily harm (GBH) but instead found him guilty of the lesser charge of unlawful wounding in relation to a daylight knife attack on Blake Barrell. After a morning of summing […]

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