Archive for October 30th, 2017

Booze and rain fuel more road crashes

Booze and rain fuel more road crashes

| 30/10/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Police dealt with 30 crashes on Cayman’s roads this weekend caused by a combination of wet conditions and drunk drivers. At least four people were arrested for drinking and driving and police are also on the lookout for a driver who fled the scene after mowing down a cyclist. “We saw [...]

Continue Reading

Consumer protection bill goes public

Consumer protection bill goes public

| 30/10/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): A new piece of legislation designed to safeguard the interests of consumers when it comes to the supply of goods and services has been published for public comment. The draft bill follows an earlier public consultation on a discussion paper to formulate the law and assess public sentiment on [...]

Continue Reading

Burglar makes off in victim’s car

Burglar makes off in victim’s car

| 30/10/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Victims of a home burglary overnight on Thursday-Friday also had their car stolen after the villain or villains also made off with their stuff in the resident’s 2005 pearl white Toyota Ipsum, registration 166-429. The burglary and auto-theft in Dewsbury Avenue, Bodden Town, were report [...]

Continue Reading

Two-year budgets to offer long term ‘dividends’

Two-year budgets to offer long term ‘dividends’

| 30/10/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The minister of finance has said that the adoption of a two-year budget cycle will not only allow government ministers to devote more time to developing policy and to the needs of constituents but it will “yield significant dividends in terms of the efficiency and productivity”. [...]

Continue Reading

Kids arrested after chase following boat theft

Kids arrested after chase following boat theft

| 30/10/2017
(CNS): Police were on the heels of four young men Sunday night who are believed to have stolen a number of items, including flare-gun cartridges, from a boat in Shorewinds Trail area of West Bay. 911 received a call around 11:30pm yesterday reporting the theft by four boys, who fled the scene on bic [...]

Continue Reading

Police urge public to secure homes against burglars

Police urge public to secure homes against burglars

| 30/10/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Following reports of two burglaries in the Rum Point Drive area where culprits gained entry through unlocked doors, police are reminding members of the public to ensure their doors and windows are securely locked, especially in the evening. “Securing points of entry is one of the most stra [...]

Continue Reading

Risks remain on major CIG projects, warns OAG

Risks remain on major CIG projects, warns OAG

| 30/10/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): As government gears up to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on capital projects over the next five years, the Office of the Auditor General is warning that there are still risks regarding the use of public cash on these big government developments. Auditor General Sue Winspear said that m [...]

Continue Reading

Bidders on port prequalified, premier tells LA

Bidders on port prequalified, premier tells LA

| 30/10/2017 | 83 Comments
(CNS): Bidders interested in constructing the controversial and costly cruise berthing facility in George Town have been prequalified, the premier revealed Friday, but gave away no details of which firms are involved. He also revealed that talks with the cruise lines over their committment are not f [...]

Continue Reading

Police charge 2nd suspect in GT gang shooting

Police charge 2nd suspect in GT gang shooting

| 30/10/2017
(CNS): A 20-year-old-man has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit a crime, as a result of a reported gang related shooting in Mary Street, George Town, back in June. He is the second man to be arrested in connection with the incident that began at the Roof Top B [...]

Continue Reading

2017 generates bonus surplus

2017 generates bonus surplus

| 30/10/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): The public purse appears to have earned a bonus this year as forecasts suggest that government’s surplus for the 18-month financial period from July 2016 to December 2017 is $8.9 million more than predicted. Finance Minister Roy McTaggart told his political colleagues on Friday that by [...]

Continue Reading

Cayman News Service