Archive for October 3rd, 2017

Lawyers reveal challenges to permanent residency refusals

Lawyers reveal challenges to permanent residency refusals

| 03/10/2017 | 96 Comments
(CNS): A firm of local attorneys has revealed that they are helping at least five applicants who have recently been refused permanent residency with appeals to the tribunal, where the detailed reasons for refusals will be revealed. In what has become a regular newsletter update to its clients that h [...]

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RCIPS sends more cops to BVI

RCIPS sends more cops to BVI

| 03/10/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Sixteen RCIPS officers deployed to the British Virgin Islands last month returned to Cayman on Monday and another 16 officers left to replace them. The second group will take over the duties their colleagues were doing to support the BVI police in providing security during the continued per [...]

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Men charged with animal cruelty appear in court

Men charged with animal cruelty appear in court

| 03/10/2017
(CNS): A teenage boy from North Side appeared in court alongside his father Tuesday, facing charges of animal cruelty in relation to a case where a dog was set on fire. Andrei James Challenger (18) is charged with cruelty to animals, causing unnecessary suffering, failing to exercise proper care an [...]

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Attorney assaulted at West Bay party

Attorney assaulted at West Bay party

| 03/10/2017
(CNS): An attorney whose workload includes legal aid and criminal defence work has been airlifted for medical treatment after he was assaulted at a West Bay party over the weekend. Police confirmed that a 28-year-old man from the district has since been arrested and is currently in custody on suspic [...]

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Rents push up cost of living

Rents push up cost of living

| 03/10/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): The average prices of goods and services in the Cayman Islands, as estimated by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), increased by 2.2% in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. The increase in the price index was largely fueled by a 7.9% rise in the price index for res [...]

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Insurance obstacle preventing necessary treatment

Insurance obstacle preventing necessary treatment

| 03/10/2017
I need an expensive procedure which is over the limits of my health insurance. I have negotiated a reduced price with the hospital if I pay them cash. However, my insurance company refuses to authorise me to proceed with the treatment, saying they will only reimburse the hospital directly, not to me [...]

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Local unemployment rises in spring survey

Local unemployment rises in spring survey

| 03/10/2017 | 36 Comments
(CNS): There was mixed news on employment rates in Cayman with the release of the Labour Force Survey Report for March 2017: the number of unemployed Caymanians was higher than the same period in 2016 but a drop when compared to the October 2016 report. The overall unemployment rate, which includes [...]

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Ombudsman says FOI is ‘inalienable right’

Ombudsman says FOI is ‘inalienable right’

| 03/10/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The new supra-ombudsman has said that the freedom of information is a vital part of government openness and transparency. Sandy Hermiston arrived in Cayman last month to take over the helm of the newly combined and challenging office of public service complains, police complaints, whistle-bl [...]

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Security guard was not victim of violence

Security guard was not victim of violence

| 03/10/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The police have now confirmed that they do not suspect foul play in what they said was the untimely death of security guard Melito Fernandes (37).  The Indian national’s body was found down on the waterfront near to Eden Rock in George Town on the morning of 20 September. Although ther [...]

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