Archive for August 30th, 2017

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 government’s goals over the next three years and the groundwork for the […]

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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 Legislative Assembly during the recent […]

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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 work or vacation time that they had not […]

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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 throughout the day to address questions about his new […]

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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 the public […]

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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 was in a […]

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WB man admits illegal guns but denies drug charges

WB man admits illegal guns but denies drug charges

| 30/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A West Bay man who was arrested after a drug bust at a Mount Pleasant house last month has admitted possessing two illegal guns and ammunition but has denied drug dealing offences. Ralstan Ebanks (41) is looking at a minimum seven-year term in jail after pleading guilty Friday to possessing a .38 revolver, a […]

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9/10 jobs held by locals in bulk of CIG

9/10 jobs held by locals in bulk of CIG

| 30/08/2017 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Acting Deputy Governor Gloria McField-Nixon has revealed that, with the exception of four agencies, almost nine out of ten civil servants are Caymanians. While the entire civil service is made up of just under 75% local workers, just four departments still have relatively high overseas recruitment, bringing down the overall figure, which in the […]

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