Archive for November 2nd, 2016

Cayman presses UK officials for changes to FFR

Cayman presses UK officials for changes to FFR

| 02/11/2016 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Cayman’s finance and economic development minister has been pressing UK officials to make changes to the Framework for Fiscal Responsibility, which is now part of the Public Management and Finance Law. Marco Archer, along with Financial Secretary Kenneth Jefferson and Premier Alden McLa [...]

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Crown challenges jail times in high-profile cases

Crown challenges jail times in high-profile cases

| 02/11/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): As the Court of Appeal opens this week, the prosecution is on the list for this winter sitting challenging the sentences handed down by judges in two high profile cases. While it is not uncommon for those convicted of crimes to appeal their sentences or convictions, the crown is taking advant [...]

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Gang violence increases in West Bay

Gang violence increases in West Bay

| 02/11/2016 | 86 Comments
(CNS) Updated with corrected location: Following a series of violent incidents in West Bay, the acting commissioner of police issued a warning to gang members Tuesday that the RCIPS is coming for them. Last night two gunmen indiscriminately opened fire on people at Super C’s Bar and Restaurant i [...]

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Merren’s appeal in US opposed by prosecutors

Merren’s appeal in US opposed by prosecutors

| 02/11/2016 | 40 Comments
(CNS): The US authorities that convicted Caymanian businessman Bryce Merren (49) on drug conspiracy charges last year have asked the court to dismiss his appeal against sentence as he has already agreed to waive his rights to challenge the negotiated nine-year jail term. They said that his “bald a [...]

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JMC focuses on pensions for UK citizens in OTs

JMC focuses on pensions for UK citizens in OTs

| 02/11/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): As the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) meeting kicked off on Tuesday, the question of pensions and healthcare for retired British citizens living in the territories appeared to dominate the talks. Peter Hayes, the FCO’s director of the overseas territories, opened [...]

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FBI appeal for info on Lee disappearance

FBI appeal for info on Lee disappearance

| 02/11/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): More than 18 months after comic book artist Norman Lee (47) went missing while snorkelling off the coast of the Wyndham Reef Resort in East End, the Federal Bureau of Investigations in Miami has issued an appeal for information about his disappearance. Offering a $10,000 reward, the FBI appea [...]

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Status scam suspect claimed he gave Bush $250k

Status scam suspect claimed he gave Bush $250k

| 02/11/2016
(CNS): Paul Hume Ebanks put the blame for his troubles on the shoulders of McKeeva Bush and members of the UDP when he gave evidence this week, refuting the charges against him regarding a massive status grant scam. Ebanks claimed that he gave the former premier around $250,000 from people he recrui [...]

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Premier plies UK MPs with free beer

Premier plies UK MPs with free beer

| 02/11/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): British MPs were given a taste of the Cayman Islands this week as officials handed out free beer, courtesy of Caybrew, at the Strangers’ Bar in the House of Commons in London. Premier Alden McLaughlin served up the booze to the UK politicians during a meet and greet aimed at promoting the j [...]

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Veteran PPM member surveys public ahead of campaign run

Veteran PPM member surveys public ahead of campaign run

| 02/11/2016 | 49 Comments
(CNS): Lucille Seymour, who says she expects to throw her hat in the political ring again to try to win a seat in George Town, is undertaking a survey to find out what the people want rather than telling them what she stands for. Seymour said that as a founding member of the PPM she […] [...]

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Woman dead after car pitches into canal

Woman dead after car pitches into canal

| 02/11/2016 | 19 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED 2 Nov: Police have now confirmed that the woman killed when her car plunged into canal in Prospect, Monday, was Audrey Nugent (53) from George Town. Police are investigating the circumstances leading to Nugent’s death but they had stated that they do not suspect foul play. [...]

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