Archive for March, 2016

Serial burglar faces near 8-year jail term

Serial burglar faces near 8-year jail term

| 30/03/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A 29-year-old man from George Town who stole more than $150,000 worth of jewellery when he broke into a Prospect home in December 2013 was handed a lengthy prison term by a Grand Court judge recently as a result of his serial offending. Otis Myles was sentenced to seven years and nine months in […]

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Survey finds 98% of job seekers not work ready

Survey finds 98% of job seekers not work ready

| 30/03/2016 | 74 Comments

(CNS): A survey conducted by the National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) of its registered clients who asked for support has found that 97.8% of local job seekers who responded were not work ready and have multiple barriers to getting a job. The survey is part of a newly released government report that has found a […]

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Generation loss causes outages across Grand Cayman

Generation loss causes outages across Grand Cayman

| 30/03/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Officials from CUC have confirmed that the loss of “some generation at the power plant” in the industrial area of George Town caused outages from West Bay to East End on Tuesday evening, which saw some customers without power for close to two hours. The electricity supply failure began around 7:12pm in some areas, […]

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Teenager charged after police recover gun

Teenager charged after police recover gun

| 29/03/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): An 18-year-old man from George Town has been charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm following a police chase in the early hours of Good Friday, in which officers recovered a gun. The young man was apprehended at around 2:00am on 25 March following a report to 911 that two men had a weapon […]

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Shots fired during weekend rumble at GT bar

Shots fired during weekend rumble at GT bar

| 29/03/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is investigating reports that shots may have been fired at a George Town bar on Sunday night. Police learned Monday that there was a brawl involving a number of people at Campbell’s Bar on Portland Round at around 10:30pm on 27 March and that gunshots were heard during the altercation. The police were […]

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Two women treated after street brawl

Two women treated after street brawl

| 29/03/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Police are looking for witnesses to a fight involving two women in George Town on Watlers Road on Monday night (28 March). Police said they were called to the scene of the brawl just before 10pm and found both women cut and bleeding. They were both taken to the George Town Hospital by ambulance and […]

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Premier blames opposition for CoP’s costly departure

Premier blames opposition for CoP’s costly departure

| 29/03/2016 | 65 Comments

(CNS): The premature departure of the police commissioner has proved an expensive exercise and compounded leadership problems, the premier has said, as he pointed the finger of blame at the opposition benches. Alden McLaughlin said he had been in discussions with the governor regarding matters of concern at the RCIPS but public criticism and the […]

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Baines to quit one year early

Baines to quit one year early

| 29/03/2016 | 148 Comments

(CNS): Police Commissioner David Baines is to quit his post one year before his contract expires but the governor’s office has confirmed that the beleaguered RCIPS boss will still be paid until the end of his contract next June.  In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, the governor offered her continued support to Baines as she […]

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Speaker sets special meeting for next month

Speaker sets special meeting for next month

| 29/03/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Hopes by opposition members that the speaker of the House would call a much earlier meeting of the Legislative Assembly to debate two motions relating to the management of the police service have been dashed. The speaker has confirmed the parliament will not sit until Wednesday, 13 April, just twelve days before the already […]

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Missed the deadline for permanent residency application

Missed the deadline for permanent residency application

| 29/03/2016 | 0 Comments

I am a civil servant who has worked here for 10 years now under government contract. When I made the decision to apply for permanent residency, which is a very big life decision, I was four months past the period allowed to apply. I was told that at this time I have lost my right […]

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Bush’s ex-assistant admits daughter got $60k+ grant from NBF

Bush’s ex-assistant admits daughter got $60k+ grant from NBF

| 28/03/2016 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Richard Parchment, the former chief political assistant to McKeeva Bush when he was premier, has admitted that his daughter was one of only a handful of Caymanian students who received annual scholarship grants worth more than $60,000 from the Nation Building Fund to play basketball. Appearing as a witness before the Public Accounts Committee last […]

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