Archive for March 20th, 2017

KPMG gets $500k job to find way to pay for cruise port

KPMG gets $500k job to find way to pay for cruise port

| 20/03/2017 | 123 Comments
(CNS): The tourism minister has awarded the contract to work out how government can finance its cruise berthing project to local consulting firm KPMG. One in a long line of consultants that have been employed to try to move what is expected to be an extremely costly project forward, the local number [...]

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Cops and social workers unite to tackle child abuse

Cops and social workers unite to tackle child abuse

| 20/03/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS has joined forces with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to create a dedicated unit to deal with the issue of child abuse from the moment of reporting through preparing a case for court. HSA counseling services are also involved in the new Multi-Agency Safeguard [...]

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NRA redirecting road for developer

NRA redirecting road for developer

| 20/03/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Residents in Beach Bay are worried that government is making changes to roads around their homes to facilitate a developer, who has yet to make any serious commitment to a proposed hotel project, that will block their beach access, and that the public purse is footing the bill. Residents in t [...]

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Unlicensed beautician still injecting faces

Unlicensed beautician still injecting faces

| 20/03/2017
(CNS): A 51-year-old Colombian woman living in Cayman who was arrested earlier this year for carrying out cosmetic procedures without a licence has been arrested again because she is continuing to practice, police said Monday. But the woman has not been charged with any offence since her arrest in J [...]

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Gun suspect defends himself at trial

Gun suspect defends himself at trial

| 20/03/2017
(CNS): Mark Llewellyn was in court Monday facing trial for the possession of a handgun and ammunition, which were found under a stove draw in his kitchen during a police raid on his apartment in North Side in June 2015. Appearing in the dock without an attorney, Llewellyn denied that the gun had any [...]

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Leslie turns to Prospect for 2017 run

Leslie turns to Prospect for 2017 run

| 20/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Local businessman and activist, Matthew Leslie, has declared his intentions to run as an independent candidate in the General Election in the new constituency of Prospect, on the borders of George Town. This is Leslie’s second attempt on the political stage; last time he end [...]

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Police chopper in entanglement with kite line

Police chopper in entanglement with kite line

| 20/03/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The line of a tethered kite, which was believed to be flying well over the legal height without permission, was struck by the police helicopter Friday, while the RCIPS Air Operations Unit was on patrol above the West Bay area. Although no serious damage was caused to the chopper’s flying ca [...]

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Nine break-ins reported over weekend

Nine break-ins reported over weekend

| 20/03/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Police said they dealt with nine break-ins this weekend across Grand Cayman at both residential and commercial premises. As well as the burglary where the police caught at least one suspect red-handed at a liquor store in West Bay, there were four other commercial break-ins and four burglarie [...]

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Athletics coach denies sex crime allegations

Athletics coach denies sex crime allegations

| 20/03/2017
(CNS): Former Caribbean track star Ato Stephens (37), who was working as a coach here in Cayman in 2015, denied sex crime charges when he appeared in court on Friday. Stephens, who was extradited from the US last month, pleaded not guilty to two counts of indecent assault and one of gross indecency [...]

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Cops nab suspect in booze shop burglary

Cops nab suspect in booze shop burglary

| 20/03/2017
(CNS): Police have arrested one man and are on the hunt for a second after they disturbed two suspects who were about to make their escape in a stolen pick-up truck after a break-in at a West Bay liquor store. Officers on patrol early Monday morning responded to an alarm at the Tortuga Rum Company [ [...]

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Teacher’s aide admits indecent assaults at primary school

Teacher’s aide admits indecent assaults at primary school

| 20/03/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): A former teacher’s aide at one of the government primary schools has changed his pleas, and after talks with prosecutors has admitted four counts of indecent assault on four different children aged between six years and ten years old. This means the young children involved will not have to [...]

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