Archive for September 26th, 2017

Board and staff still face 800+ PR applications

Board and staff still face 800+ PR applications

| 26/09/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board and the Department of Immigration administrative staff assigned to reviewing the backlog of residency applications still face a pile of more than 800 applications, officials confirmed Tuesday. Although they have made considerable progress ove [...]

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Probation boss to take temporary reins at community affairs

Probation boss to take temporary reins at community affairs

| 26/09/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Teresa Echenique has been appointed as acting chief officer for the Ministry of Community Affairs when Dorine McGee (nee Whittaker) makes her sudden departure at the end of this week. Echenique, who is a Caymanian, is currently the director of the Department of Community Rehabilitation (DCR), [...]

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Trailer smashes car in another major collision

Trailer smashes car in another major collision

| 26/09/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): There was no let-up for the RCIPS traffic unit Tuesday, after a busy weekend of crashes and smashes on local roads. Just before 7:45 this morning another collision on Huldah Avenue saw the emergency services out in force when a trailer from a truck unhitched and collided with a vehicle that [...]

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Cayman prisoner challenges transfer to UK

Cayman prisoner challenges transfer to UK

| 26/09/2017 | 81 Comments
(CNS): A Caymanian prisoner serving a life sentence for murder who was recently transferred to Belmarsh Prison in the United Kingdom has filed an application for judicial review challenging the transfer on human rights and procedural grounds. Osbourne Douglas (31) from George Town, who was convicte [...]

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Woman describes four-hour rape ordeal

Woman describes four-hour rape ordeal

| 26/09/2017
(CNS): A Jamaican woman who lives in the Cayman Islands, testifying in court Monday, described details of what she said was a four-hour rape ordeal in January last year. The jury hearing the case against Marlon Ricardo Porter (37), who is charged with rape and wounding with intent, was told by the v [...]

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Community affairs boss pushed out after PAC hearing

Community affairs boss pushed out after PAC hearing

| 26/09/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Following a shambolic performance at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) earlier this month, when it became apparent that the chief officer in the Community Affairs Ministry was mishandling the mounting social welfare problems in Cayman, Dorine McGee (nee Whittaker) has been pushed out of her [...]

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Customs takes first step on road to eliminating paper

Customs takes first step on road to eliminating paper

| 26/09/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Customs will roll out phase one of its transition to an online process that will eventually eliminate paper documents. Step one in a five-phase roll-out that is likely to take years to complete will begin on 1 November and officials say this first phase will make clearing goods easier for imp [...]

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Miller calls for transparency in MLA pay

Miller calls for transparency in MLA pay

| 26/09/2017 | 62 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has called for a new pay structure for politicians that he said would be more equitable and transparent. Ezzard Miller has written to the deputy governor proposing a salary pay scale that is based not just on the jobs MLAs perform but also the time they have served, whic [...]

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