Archive for October 11th, 2017

Police accountant admits breach of trust

Police accountant admits breach of trust

| 11/10/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): A police accountant pleaded guilty Wednesday to breach of trust in connection with the abuse of a Kirk’s Supermarket charge card given to the RCIPS on which she is accused of charging more than $7,000 of unauthorised spending, over $4,000 of which was never paid back. Sara Connor (39) [...]

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Jury finds accused man guilty of rape

Jury finds accused man guilty of rape

| 11/10/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Marlon Ricardo Porter (37) was convicted Tuesday of rape, assault and causing harassment and distress, following a jury trial in which the court heard that his victim suffered a four-hour ordeal. The Jamaican national will be sentenced on 23 November in relation to the attack, which took plac [...]

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Customs begins registering importers for e-system

Customs begins registering importers for e-system

| 11/10/2017
(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Customs Department will start registering importers Monday, ahead of plans to roll out a new online electronic system for entry declaration in November. The implementation of the new system will require importers to complete and submit entries electronically to cu [...]

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NAU will need to be ‘creative’ with cash, says new chief

NAU will need to be ‘creative’ with cash, says new chief

| 11/10/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The new acting chief officer in the community affairs ministry has been turning her attention to the Needs Assessment Unit and recently met with staff recently to brainstorm solutions to the challenges the department faces. Almost since its inception, the NAU has been beset with problems, ran [...]

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Driver arrested over Town Hall Road crash

Driver arrested over Town Hall Road crash

| 11/10/2017
(CNS): Police have arrested a 29-year-old woman from George Town on suspicion of dangerous driving following the crash on Town Hall Road, West Bay, on Monday morning. The woman has been granted bail while police continue their investigations into what happened. No details have been released by the [...]

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Dart consortium finally wins dump deal

Dart consortium finally wins dump deal

| 11/10/2017 | 94 Comments
(CNS): Almost seven years after the Dart Group began talking to the former United Democratic Party government about taking on the remediation of the George Town landfill, its general contracting firm, DECCO, in a consortium of local and international companies, has been selected as the preferred bid [...]

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Who will be fired over CarePay? Saunders asks

Who will be fired over CarePay? Saunders asks

| 11/10/2017 | 107 Comments
(CNS): Around a dozen public officials were involved in the contract for a hospital card payment system, CarePay, that eventually landed then HSA chair Canover Watson in jail, and during a Public Accounts Committee hearing on Tuesday MLA Chris Saunders wanted to know if anybody would be sacked over [...]

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ESO starts new job survey for HR database

ESO starts new job survey for HR database

| 11/10/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): An important step in the government’s promised overhaul of the work permit system and the country’s jobs landscape is beginning this month with a new survey by the Economics and Statistics Office. Officials from the ESO will be undertaking the first comprehensive Occupational Wage [...]

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Webb to learn his fate in January

Webb to learn his fate in January

| 11/10/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): The former Cayman Islands and regional football boss, Jeffery Webb, is now due to be sentenced for his part in the global FIFA scandal in January, according to listings from a New York court. Webb fell far from grace when he was arrested in Switzerland in a US probe into football corruption w [...]

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