Archive for September 27th, 2017

Damages claim filed against police over assault

Damages claim filed against police over assault

| 27/09/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): A legal claim has been filed in Grand Court against the police commissioner, the attorney general and police officer Michael “Bobby” Peart, who was found guilty of assaulting a man during an arrest but who walked away without sanction when a magistrate chose not to record a convic [...]

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Jail storehouse goes up in flames

Jail storehouse goes up in flames

| 27/09/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The wooden property at HMP Northward where supplies and equipment are held for the prison went up in flames in the early hours of Wednesday morning after the building’s roof was hit by lightning. The small wooden building was struck during the overnight thunder-storm at around 1:30am. B [...]

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Teen and older man charged over burned dog

Teen and older man charged over burned dog

| 27/09/2017
(CNS): A North Side teenager who was arrested in a case relating to a burned dog has now been charged with cruelty to animals. In addition, he and a 63-year-old man, also from North Side, were charged with causing unnecessary suffering and failing to exercise proper care and supervision. They have b [...]

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Info bosses take longer to respond as requests increase

Info bosses take longer to respond as requests increase

| 27/09/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The latest statistics from the Information Commissioner’s Office on the use of the Freedom of Information Law shows the number of requests made in 2016/17 increased by 21% on the previous year, which had seen a dramatic decline. But as the number of requests grew, the average time it to [...]

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Hewitt fights cost order over 2013 election challenge

Hewitt fights cost order over 2013 election challenge

| 27/09/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): John Gordon Hewitt, who was bankrupted by his efforts to unseat Tara Rivers after the 2013 election and have his wife, Velma, installed as the elected member, is back in the courts trying to overturn an order that left him liable for all of the costs for the case. Hewitt is claiming that the [...]

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Premier justifies extra cash for councillors

Premier justifies extra cash for councillors

| 27/09/2017 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has justified the difference in pay received by MLAs, saying that the representatives on the government benches have a heavier workload than those in opposition. Following calls from the opposition leader to implement a structured salary pay scale for politicians that [...]

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CPA members reveal interests

CPA members reveal interests

| 27/09/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The extent to which several members of the Central Planning Authority are involved in development and construction has been revealed after the planning department granted a freedom of information request by CNS. The request for the members’ register of interests was made following a rec [...]

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Dart puts in plans for new Foster’s store

Dart puts in plans for new Foster’s store

| 27/09/2017
(CNS Business): Cayman’s largest land owner has announced yet another venture to expand its growing property empire. Dart Real Estate has submitted a planning application to build a supermarket at the northern end of Camana Bay, which Foster’s Food Fair has agreed to lease. According to a relea [...]

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