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Archive for May, 2017

JOCC leads ethics, Miller stays at PAC, Rivers takes on OCC/ICO

JOCC leads ethics, Miller stays at PAC, Rivers takes on OCC/ICO

| 31/05/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Following the pomp and ceremony of Wednesday morning’s proceedings in the Legislative Assembly, in the afternoon members got down to their first task to elect the chairs and members of the various parliamentary committees. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly will lead the Register of Interests Comm [...]

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Premier laments near election miss

Premier laments near election miss

| 31/05/2017 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin pointed out that the PPM was a hair’s breadth away from having a majority government, as he spoke about the election result in his address following the Swearing-in Ceremony Wednesday. He said things “could have been very different”, but that was how things were [...]

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Fraudulent email on election scandal circulating

Fraudulent email on election scandal circulating

| 31/05/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Officials are warning that an apparently salacious but totally fraudulent email that purports to be from Supervisor of Elections Wesley Howell is not coming from the Elections Office email servers and that anyone who recieves the email should not forward it or click on the links. The email cl [...]

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Mac sets out his speaker’s stall

Mac sets out his speaker’s stall

| 31/05/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): As he was sworn in as speaker of the Legislative Assembly Wednesday, McKeeva Bush, the leader of the CDP, signaled that he is likely to be a less conventional supervisor of the parliament than Cayman has been accustomed to. Bush told the other 18 members of the LA that the role of speaker cou [...]

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Ezzard to lead opposition benches

Ezzard to lead opposition benches

| 31/05/2017 | 39 Comments
(CNS): As MLAs were sworn into the Legislative Assembly this morning, the only surprise in the proceedings so far was when Ezzard Miller, the independent member for North Side, was appointed as the opposition leader and not Arden McLean, as many expected. With the government benches full, at least f [...]

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More officials arrested in immigration corruption case

More officials arrested in immigration corruption case

| 31/05/2017
(CNS): Two more public officials have been arrested in connection with the ongoing corruption investigation into the immigration department. A statement released by the Anti-Corruption Commission Wednesday said that this morning its own investigators along with RCIPS officers picked up a man from th [...]

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BT man suffers cracked skull in baseball bat assault

BT man suffers cracked skull in baseball bat assault

| 30/05/2017
(CNS): A 24-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a Bodden Town man was assaulted with a baseball bat on Saturday afternoon in Seaside Way and sustained a serious head injury. At 3:51pm on 27 May, police and emergency services were called to the premises, where [...]

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Ministers selected but portfolios not set

Ministers selected but portfolios not set

| 30/05/2017 | 54 Comments
(CNS): The new Cabinet ministers have now been selected but details of the ministries and their portfolio of subjects has yet to be confirmed. At Wednesday’s Swearing In Ceremony, Progressives Leader Alden McLaughlin will once again be sworn as premier, while CDP Leader McKeeva Bush will be taking [...]

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Election cash could fuel next controversy

Election cash could fuel next controversy

| 30/05/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): All 61 candidates who campaigned in the elections now have until the end of June to complete their reports on the cash they spent over the eight weeks between Nomination Day and the General Election on 24 May. But the issue could prove to be the next controversial topic following the election [...]

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Man remanded following assault on police

Man remanded following assault on police

| 30/05/2017
(CNS): Garfield Silburn Jr (21) was remanded in custody Monday after he appeared in court on charges relating to burglary and assaulting police, as he reportedly attempted to resist arrest during an incident in Prospect last Thursday. He faces a list of charges, including grievous and actual bodily [...]

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Suspect cocaine dealer nabbed by plain-clothes cops

Suspect cocaine dealer nabbed by plain-clothes cops

| 30/05/2017
(CNS): Undercover police officers arrested a 27-year-old man at a licensed premises Sunday evening on suspicion of drug dealing, the RCIPS said in a release Tuesday, but did not say at which bar or even in which district the arrest took place. Police said the man was detained by plain-clothes office [...]

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