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Archive for August, 2017

Gender affairs expert stays in education ministry

Gender affairs expert stays in education ministry

| 31/08/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Tammy Ebanks, one of the islands’ foremost advocates for the rights of women and children, is remaining in the education ministry even though the gender affairs portfolio was moved to the premier’s Ministry of Human Resources and Immigration in the post-election shuffle of respons [...]

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Irma intensifies to cat 3 hurricane

Irma intensifies to cat 3 hurricane

| 31/08/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: Hurricane Irma, expected to reach the longitude of the Lesser Antilles next Wednesday, is already a category 3 hurricane, having become a tropical storm midday on Wednesday. The US National Hurricane Center predicts that it may intensify into an “extremely dangerous” categ [...]

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Flooding kills 1,200 in Asia and 39 in the US

Flooding kills 1,200 in Asia and 39 in the US

| 31/08/2017 | 33 Comments
(CNS): As the US reels from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, with large swathes of Texas and parts of Louisiana still submerged, catastrophic flooding from monsoon rains in India, Nepal and Bangladesh has impacted millions of lives and is thought to have caused the death of at least 1,200 people. Sa [...]

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Jeffers appeals ‘numbers man’ manslaughter conviction

Jeffers appeals ‘numbers man’ manslaughter conviction

| 31/08/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS): An investigation carried out by the Bermuda Police Service for the RCIPS into allegations that Cayman police officers supplied a woman in the witness protection programme with drugs found no evidence that this was true — a fact that was brought to light in the Court of Appeal this week and [...]

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ICO analyst admits headbutting cop car

ICO analyst admits headbutting cop car

| 30/08/2017 | 79 Comments
(CNS): Cory Martinson, a senior appeals and policy analyst at the Information Commissioner’s Office, has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and causing damage to a police car after a drunken night last December at the Seven Mile Public Beach. The government official was said to have cursed a [...]

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Budget scheduled for October delivery

Budget scheduled for October delivery

| 30/08/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Government is expected to deliver its first ever two-year budget in mid-October, the premier stated as the Legislative Assembly was adjourned Friday evening. This followed a three-day meeting in which the National Unity Government delivered its Strategic Policy Statement laying out the govern [...]

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No plans to move fuel depot following fire

No plans to move fuel depot following fire

| 30/08/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The planning minister has confirmed that the government has no immediate plans to move the fuel tank storage facility at Jackson Point in South Sound, George Town, despite heightened concerns following what could have been a catastrophic fire in one of the tanks last month. Joey Hew told the [...]

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Over 50 cops on extended holidays

Over 50 cops on extended holidays

| 30/08/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): There are currently 56 police officers enjoying extended paid holidays because the RCIPS got into a potentially costly situation regarding the build-up of what is known as ‘comp time’. At the end of December 2016 police officers had racked up almost 52,000 hours of overtime, extra [...]

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Confusion surrounds state of hospital drug shortages

Confusion surrounds state of hospital drug shortages

| 30/08/2017 | 78 Comments
(CNS): MLA Alva Suckoo struggled to get a comprehensive answer to a key question in parliament Friday about the problems with the supply of critical medications at the hospital pharmacy. Dwayne Seymour, the new health minister, whose chief officer was on vacation and therefore unavailable, struggled [...]

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Land list published with PAC report

Land list published with PAC report

| 30/08/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Following a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee earlier this month, PAC Chair Ezzard Miller was able to secure a copy of what has, until now, been the secret list of land parcels that the government plans to sell off. The fact that the government had not revealed the potential sales to t [...]

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Driver admits causing death a year after smash

Driver admits causing death a year after smash

| 30/08/2017 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Anthony W. Scott (23) has admitted causing the death of former NRA employee, Thomas Rupert Hubbell (44), after a road crash that happened more than a year ago. Hubbell sustained a serious head injury in the smash, which happened on Shamrock Road, near to Spotts Dock, in June last year, and wa [...]

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