Archive for April 3rd, 2017

April Fools’ Day nest kicks off early turtle season

April Fools’ Day nest kicks off early turtle season

| 03/04/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS): It may have been April Fools’ Day but this was no joke: The Department of Environment received the first report for the 2017 turtle nesting season on Saturday 1 April from a resident who spotted a new nest on a Grand Cayman beach. In the twenty years that the DoE has been monitoring tu [...]

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Miller calls on ministry to look again at auditor’s health report

Miller calls on ministry to look again at auditor’s health report

| 03/04/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The former chair of the Public Accounts Committee has called on officials at the health ministry to take another look at the auditor general’s report on healthcare provision and publish a plan to address the “troubling” concerns raised by the report. On the last day of the Legislative A [...]

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Cops arrest 11 drunk drivers over weekend

Cops arrest 11 drunk drivers over weekend

| 03/04/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS traffic unit was kept busy over the weekend arresting eleven people who were found to be drunk behind the wheel. The police said that the number of people caught drinking and driving was about twice the usual weekend average but that this was down to more proactive policing rather [...]

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Ombudsman laws steered through LA

Ombudsman laws steered through LA

| 03/04/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The controversial decision by the government to merge the Information Commissioner’s Office and the Office of the Complaints Commissioner, with the additional responsibility of police complaints, was solidified in the final sitting of the Legislative Assembly with the passage of two key [...]

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Info boss presses on with fight to see Ritch Report

Info boss presses on with fight to see Ritch Report

| 03/04/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Jan Liebaers, the acting information commissioner, has confirmed that he is not giving up on the fight to see the controversial Ritch Report, a review of the government’s immigration laws and policies, which the authorities are fighting hard to keep secret. Liebaers has told CNS that his of [...]

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Teenage boy charged in street stabbing case

Teenage boy charged in street stabbing case

| 03/04/2017
(CNS) A 15-year-old boy was expected in court Monday charged with a serious offences after he allegedly stabbed another teenager in George Town last month. The accused boy, who is believed to be from the capital, has been charged with wounding with intent to commit GBH and carrying an offensive weap [...]

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Loaded guns land men 12 and 15 years in jail

Loaded guns land men 12 and 15 years in jail

| 03/04/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Two men convicted of possessing firearms have been given long jail terms by a judge following a retrial last week. Keith Rohan Montaque was handed a 15-year term and Walter Jordan McLaughlin got twelve years in jail Friday for two loaded guns found under a bed in a North Side house, where the [...]

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Education chief highlights challenges ahead

Education chief highlights challenges ahead

| 03/04/2017 | 56 Comments
(CNS): With education likely to feature heavily on campaign platforms over the coming weeks, Christen Suckoo, chief officer in the education ministry, highlighted some recent success at the ministry as well as the challenges ahead at a recent Chamber of Commerce ‘Be Informed’ presentatio [...]

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