Archive for November 2nd, 2017

Saunders calls on CIG to stop private sector’s free ride

Saunders calls on CIG to stop private sector’s free ride

| 02/11/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): The representative for Bodden Town West called into question several government policies that he said were mandating people to give money to the private sector for doing nothing. Chris Saunders took aim at the mandatory pension system, which he said was allowing pension companies to get rich [...]

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Opposition: WP increases threaten local jobs

Opposition: WP increases threaten local jobs

| 02/11/2017 | 59 Comments
(CNS): Both the opposition leader and his deputy have said budget forecasts imply that work permits are set to increase beyond the number of jobs that government believes will be created over the next two years. Ezzard Miller and Alva Suckoo said the revenue earnings government is predicting from p [...]

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North Side man missing at sea for a week

North Side man missing at sea for a week

| 02/11/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Thomas Owen Robert Bush (30) of North Side has been reported missing, having gone out to sea in a 28ft canoe a week ago, on Wednesday 25 October, with an unidentified second man. He was reported missing yesterday evening but there are few details about where he was going or who he was with. [ [...]

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Cops call for owners to claim recovered boat engines

Cops call for owners to claim recovered boat engines

| 02/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): During the course of an investigation police have recovered four boat engines and a boat console seat that are believed to have been stolen. Officers are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the owners of a black 70HP Johnson outboard engine, a grey 75HP Yamaha outboard engine, a [...]

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DVL holding hundreds of uncollected plates

DVL holding hundreds of uncollected plates

| 02/11/2017 | 62 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS and the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing are urging drivers in cars that are still displaying temporary plates to go to the DVDL to get their new and secure replacement plates.  Although the government unit is behind on the goal to replace all plates with the new [...]

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Opposition calls for single pay healthcare

Opposition calls for single pay healthcare

| 02/11/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Both Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller and opposition MLA Chris Saunders have called for a universal healthcare system for Cayman as a way of dealing with the mounting challenges and costs of healthcare provision. During the budget debate Wednesday, Miller pointed to statistics in CIMA’s [...]

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Deputy premier fails to reveal port price tag

Deputy premier fails to reveal port price tag

| 02/11/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Following the challenges made by both the premier and Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell to Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller’s belief that plans for a cruise berthing facility and an expanded cargo port would cost around $350 million, Kirkconnell, who is also the tourism minister, failed t [...]

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Beach access still under threat

Beach access still under threat

| 02/11/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has raised concerns that the Central Planning Authority is ignoring the Public Lands Law when it comes to beach access, which is why easements are still under threat and being blocked, even though the new legislation was passed in the LA earlier this year. Following news [...]

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No appeal for gun possession conviction

No appeal for gun possession conviction

| 02/11/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): A Bodden Town man was denied leave to appeal his 6-year conviction for possession of an imitation weapon with intent to resist arrest. At the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal Wednesday, it was found that Jonathan Welcome, who did not appear, had no grounds to appeal. Welcome, who was convicted [...]

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Possession, importation charges dropped in drug case

Possession, importation charges dropped in drug case

| 02/11/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The court ruled Wednesday that Troy Pearson (35), who is on trial on drug and assault charges, had no case to answer on possession of more than 100lbs of ganja with intent to supply and importation of ganja. The charges stemmed from a drug raid in May at a house in Prospect, in which [&hellip [...]

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CID hunting armed burglar after GT break-in

CID hunting armed burglar after GT break-in

| 02/11/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): The police have confirmed that they are on the lookout for a burglary suspect who was armed with a knife during an incident in George Town last Friday morning. Following comments about an armed robbery made Wednesday in the Legislative Assembly, which was alerted on the government messaging s [...]

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