Archive for February 6th, 2017

PPM to reveal candidates in six weeks

PPM to reveal candidates in six weeks

| 06/02/2017
(CNS Elections): The Progressives will not be unveiling the slate of candidates it will field in the forthcoming general election and the constituencies they will stand in until Saturday 18 March — just 11 days before Nomination Day. The ruling party’s pre-election conference will take place at [...]

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BOT passports now need ‘live’ signatures

BOT passports now need ‘live’ signatures

| 06/02/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): From now on, when people receive their new British or British Overseas Territories Citizens (BOTC) passports, they will have to physically sign them, as the UK passport office has dropped the digital signature in preference of a ‘live’ one. The new “sign after receipt” policy [...]

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Local blood bank begins drive for 500 donors

Local blood bank begins drive for 500 donors

| 06/02/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Blood Bank is hoping to find 500 new donors by the end of 2017, and towards this end it hosted its first major blood drive on 28 January at the recent Taste of Cayman Food Festival, where 30 people signed up. Judith Clarke, Laboratory Manager at the Health Services Authori [...]

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O’Dea denies approving Syed salary advance

O’Dea denies approving Syed salary advance

| 06/02/2017
(CNS): The former chair of the UCCI board told the court Monday that he never approved a $71,400 salary advance that Hassan Syed gave himself when he was president of the college, less than six months before he left the island. Conor O’Dea said that when he learned of the advance several months la [...]

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Baroness to chair Brexit talks Tuesday

Baroness to chair Brexit talks Tuesday

| 06/02/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin will be attending discussions on Brexit with the leaders of other British Overseas Territories (BOTs) and UK officials Tuesday. Baroness Anelay, the minister responsible for the BOTs, will chair the talks about what the UK’s exit from the European Uni [...]

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Prison recruits learn how to use force

Prison recruits learn how to use force

| 06/02/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The nine new recruits for Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) have been trained in how to use force if necessary as part of their basic training. Prison Director Neil Lavis explained that the purpose of the programme is to prepare prison officers on the use of proper respon [...]

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Premier courts Chinese in London

Premier courts Chinese in London

| 06/02/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The premier went to work on his government’s goal to court Chinese investment Monday when he met with the Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, at the Chinese Embassy in London. Alden McLaughlin is leading a delegation to the UK for Brexit talks with Foreign and Commonwea [...]

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Police chopper tracks teen on stolen bike

Police chopper tracks teen on stolen bike

| 06/02/2017
(CNS): A 16-year-old boy was arrested by police on Sunday after the RCIPS helicopter tracked the youngster, who was riding a stolen bike without a helmet and without plates. Police said the teen was spotted at about 3:30pm (5 February) in the Harbour House Marina area of Prospect. Coordinating with [...]

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Suspect dealer arrested in restaurant

Suspect dealer arrested in restaurant

| 06/02/2017
(CNS) A 36-year-old man from George Town was expected in court Monday to answer drug offence charges after he was arrested for allegedly dealing drugs in a restaurant in the capital last week. Police said the man was arrested on 2 February while he was at a restaurant on North Church Street, which [...]

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Prison turns to private sector for inmate rehab

Prison turns to private sector for inmate rehab

| 06/02/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Due to a shortage of staff, the prison service is turning to the private sector to help rehabilitate and retrain inmates who will be due for release. Although nine new recruits have now begun training to become prison officers, Cayman Islands jails are around 35% understaffed, the prison mana [...]

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Cruise passenger fined $1,000 over ammunition

Cruise passenger fined $1,000 over ammunition

| 06/02/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Narciso Barrios was fined $1,000 when he appeared in court Friday in connection with the discovery of three live rounds of .22 calibre ammunition in his bag at the cruise dock in George Town this week. Barrios, who is from Panama, was a passenger on the Monarch, which was here on Wednesday. H [...]

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