Archive for September, 2017

Ex-CIO settles with Cayman government

Ex-CIO settles with Cayman government

| 30/09/2017 | 66 Comments
(CNS): Almost three years after she was suspended from her job as chief immigration officer for undisclosed allegations of misconduct, Linda Evans has retired from the civil service, officials said in a press release issued late Friday afternoon. The brief government statement revealed that Evans wa [...]

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Archer lands top job at CI Stock Exchange

Archer lands top job at CI Stock Exchange

| 29/09/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Questions about what Marco Archer would do after his unexpected defeat at the polls in May were answered Friday, when officials from the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange revealed that the former award-winning finance minister was taking over the post of chief executive officer at the exchange. A [...]

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7MB condo intruder guilty of sex crime

7MB condo intruder guilty of sex crime

| 29/09/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): Ronnie Rodney Ebanks (49) from West Bay was found guilty Friday of indecently assaulting a tourist in February. Following a judge-alone trial in August, Ebanks was convicted of entering a condo at Christopher Columbus on West Bay Road, where he sexually assaulted a woman who was visiting Ca [...]

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Miller calls for transparency on relief visa policy

Miller calls for transparency on relief visa policy

| 29/09/2017 | 100 Comments
(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller says he is fully behind the need to offer visas and temporary evacuations to the citizens of BVI and other territories as the countries attempt to rebuild their business economy after the devastation from hurricanes Irma and Maria. However, he has called on the [...]

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Minister denies cover-up over traffic charge

Minister denies cover-up over traffic charge

| 29/09/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): PPM minister Roy McTaggart, who is facing charges of careless driving in connection with an old traffic case going back almost two years, has denied any cover-up of the case and told CNS that since he was charged, the matter has been in the public domain. McTaggart, who is now the finance min [...]

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Suspected Jamaican killer fights deportation

Suspected Jamaican killer fights deportation

| 29/09/2017 | 61 Comments
(CNS): A Jamaican national who is currently being held on remand at HMP Northward, having been charged with illegal landing, is fighting deportation to his native country over fears he could be executed because he is a murder suspect there. The Jamaican authorities believe O’Brian Ellis, from West [...]

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Driver flees scene after causing crash

Driver flees scene after causing crash

| 28/09/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Police are on the lookout for the driver of a silver Honda that collided with a red Ford Explorer near the Butterfield Roundabout last night. The Honda did not stop and left the scene before police arrived. Traffic police and the emergency services were called to the location just before 11:0 [...]

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Dan Scott takes helm of new education board

Dan Scott takes helm of new education board

| 28/09/2017 | 41 Comments
(CNS): Dan Scott, managing partner at Ernst and Young, has been appointed to lead the new Cayman Islands Education Council, according to the latest edition of the government’s Gazette. Scott, who has served, and continues to serve, on numerous other government boards, is the first private sect [...]

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Visiting student dodges jail over ‘souvenir’ bullet

Visiting student dodges jail over ‘souvenir’ bullet

| 28/09/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): A 19-year-old visiting student from Honduras, who had been arrested at the Grand Cayman airport, was fined $800 when she appeared in court earlier this week. The young woman had been in the Cayman Islands visiting relatives who live and work here, but said she had inadvertently carried a bull [...]

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ESO to start autumn labour count

ESO to start autumn labour count

| 28/09/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): In order to maintain a high level of accurate data on the local workforce in the Cayman Islands, the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) will begin the 2017 autumn Labour Force Survey on Sunday. Trained interviewers from the office will visit 1,500 randomly selected sample households in the [...]

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LLB doctored minutes in ‘Peanuts’ fiasco

LLB doctored minutes in ‘Peanuts’ fiasco

| 28/09/2017 | 116 Comments
(CNS): The former Liquor Licensing Board (LLB), chaired by Woody DaCosta, doctored the minutes of a March board meeting, made up policy and took decisions outside its remit, but government officials nevertheless concluded the members at the time acted in good faith regarding a disputed booze licence [...]

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