Archive for May 4th, 2016

Warm weather and new customers boost CUC profit

Warm weather and new customers boost CUC profit

| 04/05/2016
(CNS Business): Both the weather and an increase in customers helped to drive profits up for Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) in the first quarter of this year, despite increased depreciation, maintenance and amortization costs, according to results released by the power provider on Grand Cayman. T [...]

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CIG tries again to make ethics bill work

CIG tries again to make ethics bill work

| 04/05/2016 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Amendments were made Monday to the much-anticipated Standards in Public Life Bill, which was passed almost two years ago but never implemented because of opposition from people serving on government boards over the requirements of the law. The revised legislation passed through the Legislativ [...]

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Thieves make off with church safe, laptop and SUV

Thieves make off with church safe, laptop and SUV

| 04/05/2016 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Police are on the hunt for a white and beige 2005 Ford Expedition, registration number 106 642, which was stolen from outside the Agape Church during a burglary at the weekend. Police said they responded to the break-in report on Saturday morning at around 5am at the church on Fairbanks Road. [...]

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Travellers urged to guard against yellow fever

Travellers urged to guard against yellow fever

| 04/05/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): With the emergence of a yellow fever outbreak in Africa and parts of Asia, public health officials here are urging travelers to take precautions as the disease is spread by the usual culprit, the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The mosquito, which is hard to control because it lives and breeds close [...]

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FIFA seeks lifetime football ban for Webb

FIFA seeks lifetime football ban for Webb

| 04/05/2016 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Cayman’s fallen football hero, Jeffrey Webb, is facing a lifetime ban from the sport as FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, opened formal proceedings against him this week. The ethics case is based on the final report of the investigatory c [...]

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Stealing food out of necessity not a crime, Italian high court rules

Stealing food out of necessity not a crime, Italian high court rules

| 04/05/2016 | 28 Comments
(CNS): A homeless man who was sentenced in 2013 to six months in jail and fined around €100 fine (US$115) for stealing €4.07 (US$4.50) worth of cheese and sausage from a supermarket in Genoa, Italy, has seen his conviction overturned after a court rule that taking food out of necessity is not a [...]

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