Archive for September 22nd, 2016

Child protection training stepped up in schools

Child protection training stepped up in schools

| 22/09/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): A group of over 170 teachers, deputy principals, counsellors and pastoral support staff from government schools have taken part in child protection training to help them recognise the indicators of abuse or neglect and learn how to respond and report abuse, the education ministry stated Thursday. Given a noticeable rise in the amount of cases […]

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PPM starts campaign against Mac’s claims

PPM starts campaign against Mac’s claims

| 22/09/2016 | 58 Comments

(CNS): The People’s Progresssive Movement, a.k.a. the Progressives, has begun an online campaign disputing the claims that have been consistently made by Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush in various public forums about their track record. With six months to go before Nomination Day and the official start of the 2017 General Election campaign, the ruling party […]

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CIG seeks more control over hospital with board change

CIG seeks more control over hospital with board change

| 22/09/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): One of the many pieces of legislation that government plans to steer through the Legislative Assembly next month is a small but nevertheless significant change that government hopes will help it keep a tighter rein on the hospital. The Health Services Authority Law (2016) Revision, which was published on the government gazette earlier this […]

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Another suspect charged with underage sex crime

Another suspect charged with underage sex crime

| 22/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local man has been charged with sex-related crimes and was expected in court Wednesday. The RCIPS said the 48-year-old man from Bodden Town was charged by police today with gross indecency with a minor and indecent assault on a minor. Police have moved quickly in the case regarding an incident that involved a young […]

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Bodden Town teenager denies raping little boy

Bodden Town teenager denies raping little boy

| 22/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local man who was a minor when he allegedly committed the sex-related crime has pleaded not guilty to four counts of rape and indecent assault on a little boy who was described by the court as being between four and six years old at the time of the assaults. The young man from […]

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Zika cases still confined to GT, meetings set

Zika cases still confined to GT, meetings set

| 22/09/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have said there are now 12 confirmed cases of locally acquired Zika virus in Cayman. Three more positive tests results were received this week for people with no relevant travel history, all of whom live in George Town. There will be a series of public meetings starting next week to address concerns, especially for pregnant women. Since […]

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MLAs lament long list of laws

MLAs lament long list of laws

| 22/09/2016 | 39 Comments

(CNS): With close to 30 pieces of legislation on the agenda for the next meeting of the Legislative Assembly, the independent members claim to have been burning the midnight oil in order to scrutinize the upcoming bills. Criticising government for the number of laws coming before the parliament in this next session, North Side MLA […]

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Jobless total falls to new low of 3.9%

Jobless total falls to new low of 3.9%

| 22/09/2016 | 50 Comments

(CNS): A new Labour Force Survey has found that the total number of people out of work in the Cayman Islands this spring had fallen to 3.9%, the lowest jobless figure since 2007. The latest report from the Economics and Statistics Office indicates that the rate of unemployment among locals has also fallen significantly, from […]

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Helper accuses boss and his friend of rape

Helper accuses boss and his friend of rape

| 22/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A Jamaican woman who was working as an evening child-minder told the court Wednesday that she was raped by two men while she was completely intoxicated. The helper said that one of the men was her boss and the other was his friend, whom she barely knew. But only the second man appeared in the […]

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