Archive for September 1st, 2016

Privatisation idea for schools shelved

Privatisation idea for schools shelved

| 01/09/2016 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Considerations that Education Minister Tara Rivers had given to private-public partnerships in the government education system have been shelved. The minister has confirmed that in the short term the ministry will not be introducing charter, grant-maintained or academy-type schools that involve privatisation or partnerships with private sector entities. Reporting on the progress made in […]

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Criteria set to help NCC pick land for conservation

Criteria set to help NCC pick land for conservation

| 01/09/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Department of Environment has come up with a list of criteria to help the National Conservation Council select potential sensitive habitats on land across the Cayman Islands to purchase and preserve. The public consultation period for people to nominate areas is open until the end of October, and in order to help pick […]

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Woman admits dealing ganja in drug conspiracy case

Woman admits dealing ganja in drug conspiracy case

| 01/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 21-year-old local woman pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to supply ganja when she appeared in Grand Court Wednesday, in connection with a drug dealing conspiracy that involves a total of nine people. Jaesha Hendrix admitted conspiring with Alex Ebanks, who was sentenced last week to six and a half years in jail for […]

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Immigration statistics reveal over 24,000 overseas workers

Immigration statistics reveal over 24,000 overseas workers

| 01/09/2016 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Statistics from the immigration department that are much more up to date than those revealed by the Economics and Statistics Office in the quarterly report last week show that there are more than 24,000 workers in Cayman from 122 different countries. The figure includes workers on full and temporary permits as well as employees in […]

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Ganja haul washes up at Beach Bay

Ganja haul washes up at Beach Bay

| 01/09/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Ten packages of compressed and wrapped ganja washed up on a Bodden Town beach this week, police have confirmed. On Monday, 29 August, at around 1pm police received information about a suspicious package on the beach in the Beach Bay area of the district, the RCIPS said. They sent officers to the scene, who […]

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Owner appeals for help to find stolen boat

Owner appeals for help to find stolen boat

| 01/09/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): A 26-foot boat has been stolen from a dock in Cayman Kai and the owner is appealing to the public to help him find it. The Dusky vessel, which has a green t-top and a 250 Evinrude engine, was stolen from the owner’s dock on Water Cay Road in Cayman Kai, North Side, sometime […]

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Swiss open new football probe on Germany’s 2006 World Cup

Swiss open new football probe on Germany’s 2006 World Cup

| 01/09/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The FIFA corruption scandal that has shaken the entire football world has moved to Germany. Swiss authorities have now launched an investigation into the German Football Association and four officials, including veteran international football star Franz Beckenbauer. The probe is looking at allegations of fraud, criminal mismanagement, money laundering and misappropriation over the 2006 […]

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