Archive for February, 2017

Motion not harming offshore, MLAs insist

Motion not harming offshore, MLAs insist

| 28/02/2017 | 65 Comments
(CNS): As the row rolls on between the opposition and government benches over the Legal Practitioners Bill, Arden McLean, the independent member from East End, has denied that the controversial motion he filed at the Legislative Assembly is intended to harm the offshore sector for political gain. Sp [...]

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Unsure about roundabout right of way

Unsure about roundabout right of way

| 28/02/2017
When exiting the Butterfield roundabout (by AL Thompson’s) heading to Camana Bay, who has right of way to merge, if two cars are turning off at the same time? I understood it was always the right-hand lane which had priority, but my Canadian work colleague believed it was the inside lane who had p [...]

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Private eyes on tail of MLAs

Private eyes on tail of MLAs

| 27/02/2017 | 136 Comments
(CNS): MLA Alva Suckoo has claimed that private investigators from overseas are following him and the other independent members of the Legislative Assembly in what they believe is an attempt to find something that can be used to discredit or manipulate them because of their opposition to governmentâ [...]

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Major gaps in search & rescue revealed

Major gaps in search & rescue revealed

| 27/02/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Cash, people and better use of existing resources and agencies are all needed to improve the issues surrounding the search and rescue service in Cayman, according to a report made public Monday. The report by the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) found there are a “number of c [...]

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Public urged to look out for wanted man

Public urged to look out for wanted man

| 27/02/2017 | 68 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS is asking the public to call 911 or contact the police immediately if they see Martin Anthony Trench (31), of Jamaica, who may be in this jurisdiction illegally and is potentially armed and dangerous. Police said that Trench is believed to have arrived on Grand Cayman recently. They [...]

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Plan needed to replace aging fire service fleet

Plan needed to replace aging fire service fleet

| 27/02/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Chief Fire Officer David Hails has indicated that the Cayman Islands Fire Service may need to replace all its vehicles soon, following the completion of a recent fleet evaluation by two overseas experts. The fire boss said that the average life expectancy of fire vehicles is around ten years [...]

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Skills gap remains a challenge for RCIPS

Skills gap remains a challenge for RCIPS

| 27/02/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has become the latest leader of the RCIPS to point to the “skills gap” among officers working for the service. For more than a decade, almost every commissioner that has come from overseas has highlighted competency issues and the need to “professionalise [...]

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Man charged with New Year’s Day rape

Man charged with New Year’s Day rape

| 27/02/2017
(CNS): The police have charged Seigal Taylor (38), from West Bay, with rape and indecent assault in connection with an incident that happened on New Year’s Day but was not reported to police until more than a week later. Taylor was arrested Friday and charged Sunday. A 20-year-old woman from  [...]

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Suspect denies busy night of break-ins

Suspect denies busy night of break-ins

| 27/02/2017
(CNS): Gary Steven Oliver has pleaded not guilty to charges of trying to break into a car rental office and an office equipment shop in a burglary spree August 2015. When he appeared in court Friday, the Bodden Town man denied the attempted burglary at Marshall’s Rent-A-Car in George Town near [...]

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Drugs found on empty boat discovered off NWP

Drugs found on empty boat discovered off NWP

| 27/02/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS) Updated 3:30pm Monday: Police have now confirmed that a large quantity of ganja was found aboard the boat discovered partially submerged about two to three miles off North West Point, West Bay, on Sunday morning. The police helicopter continued searches for anyone who may have been on board M [...]

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MLAs ‘grossly irresponsible’, says Panton

MLAs ‘grossly irresponsible’, says Panton

| 24/02/2017 | 141 Comments
(CNS): The minister responsible for the offshore sector has described a motion by two independent opposition MLAs seeking the prosecution of attorneys and law firms as “grossly irresponsible” as it is an unwarranted attack on the very foundations of the country’s financial service sector and t [...]

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