Archive for December 2nd, 2016

Man arrested in teen water death

Man arrested in teen water death

| 02/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 63-year-old man from George Town has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and child cruelty in connection with the death of 14-year-old Risco Batten, who drowned while on a swimming trip last November. Police said the man was arrested on Tuesday and has since been bailed. No other details were released by the […]

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Ex-pats get window to access pension cash

Ex-pats get window to access pension cash

| 02/12/2016 | 85 Comments

(CNS): The employment ministry has announced that the first of a long list of amendments made in May to the law dealing with the mandatory pension regime in the private sector will come into effect on New Year’s Eve. But it will take more than three years before the entire piece of legislation and regulations will […]

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The plight of pensioners

The plight of pensioners

| 02/12/2016 | 49 Comments

MM writes: Government must address the amount of funds paid to retired civil servants on ex-gratia pensions. This amount is currently set at CI$300 per month for anyone who was employed for less than 10 years or CI$500 per month to anyone who was employed for 10 or more years with the government prior to […]

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GT man charged with stabbing victim in neck

GT man charged with stabbing victim in neck

| 02/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 38-year-old man from George Town is expected to appear in court today to face a list of offences regarding a stabbing on Monday night on Webb Road, off North Sound Way. The victim had arrived at the George Town hospital with a stab wound to his neck sometime after 9:30pm on 28 November […]

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Owners urged not to leave boat fuel tanks full

Owners urged not to leave boat fuel tanks full

| 02/12/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Boat owners are being urged by the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit to take extra security measures with their boats to avoid what the police described as “opportunistic thefts”. Officers warned owners not to leave too much fuel in the tanks aboard their boats to make them less attractive. Aside from locking their vessels, officers said […]

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Senior fire officer denies Heroes Day hit-and-run

Senior fire officer denies Heroes Day hit-and-run

| 02/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A senior officer with the Cayman Islands Fire Service appeared in court this week in connection with a Heroes Day hit and run in January 2015, when a 14-year-old boy was badly injured. Almost two years after John Bodden was alleged to have hit two brothers riding a bicycle, his trial for careless driving and […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library