Archive for May 3rd, 2016

EU blacklist of tax havens coming within six months

EU blacklist of tax havens coming within six months

| 03/05/2016
(CNS Business): A European-wide blacklist of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions is definitely coming and will be announced within six months, according to EU officials. Member of European Parliament (MEP) Jeppe Kofod, who is part of the TAXE2 Committee that a delegation from Cayman recently appeared [...]

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Sediment destroyed reefs in Miami during dredging

Sediment destroyed reefs in Miami during dredging

| 03/05/2016 | 36 Comments
(CNS): Over 80% of coral reefs near to the area of large-scale dredging at Miami’s port were damaged by sediment, despite a plan by the Army Corps of Engineers to minimise the damage, a new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has found. The revelation will fuel fears [...]

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CICSA not accepting co-pay on health

CICSA not accepting co-pay on health

| 03/05/2016 | 75 Comments
(CNS): Claims by Finance Minister Marco Archer that a decision has been made to have public servants pay part of their healthcare insurance by 2018 were refuted Tuesday by the Cayman Islands Civil Service Association. CICSA President James Watler said that his members had not been consulted or info [...]

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New senior cops recruited from the UK

New senior cops recruited from the UK

| 03/05/2016 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS has recruited two new officers from the United Kingdom to fill senior posts in the local police service following the departure of several high-ranking officers. In response to CNS enquiries, the police confirmed Tuesday that two superintendent positions have been filled following a [...]

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Judge ponders murder tariff for Butler

Judge ponders murder tariff for Butler

| 03/05/2016 | 49 Comments
(CNS): A Grand Court judge will deliver the first ever tariff for a murder case in the Cayman Islands on Friday when he decides the fate of Tamara Butler, who was convicted in March of killing her six-year-old daughter, Bethany, in October 2014. Justice Alastair Malcolm heard submissions Tuesday fro [...]

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Officials removed from Anti-Corruption Commission

Officials removed from Anti-Corruption Commission

| 03/05/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): An amendment to the Anti-Corruption Law, which passed unopposed through a second reading in the Legislative Assembly Monday, has removed the police commissioner, the auditor general and the complaints commissioner from the Anti-Corruption Commission, paving the way for the five-member panel t [...]

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NS man arrested for attempted murder

NS man arrested for attempted murder

| 03/05/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): A 23-year-old man from North Side has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a stabbing incident on Wednesday, 20 April, on Lariat Road. Police said the suspect is currently in police custody, while the 36-year-old male victim is still in hospital in critical but st [...]

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Golden Spoons Review: Casanova

Golden Spoons Review: Casanova

| 03/05/2016
(CNS Foodie): Casanova is considered one of the best restaurants in Cayman. It is situated right on the waterfront in George Town, and if it’s ambiance you are after, you will not be disappointed. We had a very pleasant young man as our server. When he came to the table, he enthusiastically recomm [...]

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Shedden Road fuel spill date remains mystery

Shedden Road fuel spill date remains mystery

| 03/05/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): Officials from the Water Authority do not know how long ago the fuel spill in George Town, which has contaminated the water supply to at least one customer and impacted local ground water, seeped into the land. The pollution was discovered behind the Rubis gas station on Shedden Road on 15 Ap [...]

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Police civilian staff arrested for theft

Police civilian staff arrested for theft

| 03/05/2016
(CNS): Two civilian employees of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service have been arrested on suspicion of theft. The staff members, who are understood to work in the Financial Administration Unit handling accounts receivable/payable, are both women, aged 37 and 41. They were arrested on 31 March [...]

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Man killed by own truck in tragic accident

Man killed by own truck in tragic accident

| 03/05/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS) Updated Tuesday: The man who died in Bodden Town yesterday evening had been pinned between his truck and a palm tree in his yard after the truck had shifted into gear while he was working on it, police have said. The victim was Luis Rhoden (69) of Bodden Town. Following the accident, which hap [...]

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