Archive for August, 2017

WB man admits illegal guns but denies drug charges

WB man admits illegal guns but denies drug charges

| 30/08/2017
(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 [...]

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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 recrui [...]

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MLA deserters cost PPM government cash and grief

MLA deserters cost PPM government cash and grief

| 29/08/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The three MLAs who deserted the PPM government benches during the last administration cost the public purse $16,300 in additional constituency allowances, the parliament heard Friday, much to the amusement of members. When asked by Kenneth Bryan, the independent member for George Town Central [...]

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CIG lacks data of migrating Caymanians

CIG lacks data of migrating Caymanians

| 29/08/2017 | 67 Comments
(CNS): Government has no data at all on the number of Caymanians that have left the country to live and work elsewhere. Recent anecdotal evidence suggests that the number of local people leaving the island long-term or permanently in order to find work or better career opportunities and advancement [...]

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Aerial spraying underway ahead of peak mozzie season

Aerial spraying underway ahead of peak mozzie season

| 29/08/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The Mosquito Control and Research Unit (MRCU) has begun its seasonal aerial operations over mosquito breeding swamps in the Sister Islands and Grand Cayman. The familiar red and white plane will be spraying across Little Cayman and Cayman Brac from today, 29 August, to 1 September and island- [...]

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Gov’t to create asylum tribunal for Cuban refugees

Gov’t to create asylum tribunal for Cuban refugees

| 29/08/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The premier told members of the Legislative Assembly Friday that the number of irregularly landed Cubans seeking political asylum is increasing and so the amount of time they are spending in the local detention centre is also getting longer. As a result, the government is in the process of es [...]

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CIG’s proposed land sell-off remains secret

CIG’s proposed land sell-off remains secret

| 29/08/2017 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Government’s plans to sell off crown land, even though the public purse is no longer in the red, raised concerns for the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recently because the list of proposed sites that may be sold remains under wraps. Members asked why the list hasn’t been made public [...]

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Prison targets specialist areas to help inmates

Prison targets specialist areas to help inmates

| 28/08/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Senior prison staff from HMP Northward will be heading off to the UK soon to take part in specialist training relating to gang violence. The prison service clinical team, forensic psychologist Nina Welsh and correctional counsellor Rachel Whitlock will be undertaking a course on managing gang [...]

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Investigation begins into early morning car fire

Investigation begins into early morning car fire

| 28/08/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Police and the Cayman Islands Fire Service are investigating an early morning car fire in George Town at the weekend. Police said that the blaze was reported to the 911 communication centre at around 1:45am on Saturday. The police and fire crews were sent to the fire outside a home on Birch [...]

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West Bay man charged over ‘fridge disturbance’

West Bay man charged over ‘fridge disturbance’

| 28/08/2017
(CNS): Police arrested and charged a 48-year-old man from West Bay at the weekend on suspicion of a burglary that took place on Friday. Few details of the burglary have been released but police said the man is alleged to have entered a unit at an apartment complex in the district and “disturbe [...]

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65lb ganja haul seized by West Bay cops

65lb ganja haul seized by West Bay cops

| 28/08/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Around 65lbs has been seized by police following a drug bust at a house in the Mount Pleasant area of West Bay. The police raided a house on Sunday morning along with officers from the customs and immigration departments. The police gave no other details of the raid and made no mention of an [...]

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