Archive for April 29th, 2016

Cubans crammed on 25ft boat off Brac coast

Cubans crammed on 25ft boat off Brac coast

| 29/04/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): A group of nineteen Cubans were in local waters Friday but continued on with their journey. Officials said that 18 men and one woman were packed aboard a 25-foot boat with no shade, which arrived off Cayman Brac around 7:00 this morning. They were met by the local authorities but left the isl [...]

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Law changed to allow medical suits

Law changed to allow medical suits

| 29/04/2016 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Government steered through a critical amendment to the Health Services Authority Law Friday in order to address a clause that has been in the legislation for twelve years and resulted in a shocking court judgment in February preventing a family from claiming damages due to negligence in conne [...]

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Private use of government vehicles

Private use of government vehicles

| 29/04/2016
What is the government policy on using vehicles belonging to government and its statutory authorities for personal errands and to pick up directors’ children from school using staff as drivers? Auntie’s answer: While you asked two questions, they are really just different parts of the same issu [...]

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CIFA opens nominations for president

CIFA opens nominations for president

| 29/04/2016 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association will be holding its Extraordinary Congress on 28 May and nominations for the post of president are now open. The job became vacant last year after the arrest and later conviction of former CIFA president, Jeffrey Webb. Acting President Bruce Blake, who [...]

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Brothers charged with murder decline to offer evidence

Brothers charged with murder decline to offer evidence

| 29/04/2016
(CNS): The two George Town brothers charged with the murder of Jason Powery, who was gunned down outside a bar last summer, will not take the stand in their own defence. As the crown closed its case Thursday afternoon, attorneys representing Osbourne Douglas and Justin Ramoon told the court the defe [...]

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Mac vows to fund Meals on Wheels

Mac vows to fund Meals on Wheels

| 29/04/2016 | 58 Comments
(CNS): Leader of the Opposition McKeeva Bush told government that “talk is cheap” after several ministers and backbenchers got up to praise the Meals on Wheel programme during a debate in the Legislative Assembly Thursday. Debating a private member’s motion brought by Bush asking government t [...]

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Drugs fuelled 43% of prisoner’s crimes

Drugs fuelled 43% of prisoner’s crimes

| 29/04/2016 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Drug use was cited as the direct or indirect reason for a significant number of prisoners’ crimes, according to the results of a survey undertaken by the National Drug Council in 2013. At the time, just over a third of inmates (35%) were serving time for drug convictions but more than 4 [...]

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Cayman under cyber-attack, says ICTA

Cayman under cyber-attack, says ICTA

| 29/04/2016 | 11 Comments
(CNS): As local telecommunications provider Flow issued another alert about phishing scams impacting its customers, the managing director of the Information & Communications Technology Authority warned that Cayman is being targeted by cyber criminals. Earlier this week Flow warned customers abou [...]

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