Archive for November 16th, 2017

Private pensions and healthcare draining public coffers

Private pensions and healthcare draining public coffers

| 16/11/2017 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has made his most emphatic statement yet about private sector health insurance and pensions failing the people of the Cayman Islands, describing them during Tuesday’s Finance Committee meeting as breaking the government coffers. McLaughlin said government could not continue to carry people who cannot afford health cover when they retire because […]

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Suspect smugglers use cosmetics to hide coke

Suspect smugglers use cosmetics to hide coke

| 16/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): In what appears to be a classic case of drug mules being used to smuggle class A narcotics, the Customs Department arrested two people at Owen Roberts International Airport Saturday after finding around 2lbs of cocaine concealed in hair products bottles. Officers arrested a 25-year-old Jamaican man for the importation of cocaine, possession of […]

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Renewed calls for missing teen and boater

Renewed calls for missing teen and boater

| 16/11/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS): UPDATED Following renewed calls from the police for information on two missing people officers confirmed that a teenage runaway reported missing last week has been found safe and well. But there is still no news regarding a boater who was reported missing at sea last month. The RCIPS said Thursday that Roseanna Redden (16), […]

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Cops seize gun and loaded magazine following call out

Cops seize gun and loaded magazine following call out

| 16/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police officers responding to a 911 call early this morning about a disturbance involving damage to property at a gas station off Walkers Road in George Town recovered a handgun and a loaded magazine from a car that left the scene. When police attended the gas station around 2:30am on Thursday, 16 November, some of […]

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Corruption probe reaches a dozen arrests

Corruption probe reaches a dozen arrests

| 16/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Investigators involved in the ongoing investigation into corruption at the immigration department made their twelfth arrest Thursday. In another brief and limited statement, officials said that a 26-year-old woman from George Town was taken into custody this morning, but there was no indication whether or not this latest person is a public official or not. […]

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Victim attacked with bottles outside bar

Victim attacked with bottles outside bar

| 16/11/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is investigating a violent assault at around 2:00 this morning, Thursday 16 November, near to Tropical Plaza, off Smith Road in George Town. Police said they were dispatched to the area following a 911 call to report an assault where bottles were being thrown at a man who was on the ground […]

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No record of Florida fugitive in Cayman

No record of Florida fugitive in Cayman

| 16/11/2017 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Local authorities say they have no record of a fugitive from Pasco County, Florida, being in the Cayman Islands, following news reports in the United States that Joseph Burke (53) may have fled here after scamming another man out of $100,000 in a house sale con. “Currently there is no record of the individual being […]

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Domestic workers will be included in survey

Domestic workers will be included in survey

| 16/11/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office will begin visiting sample homes across Cayman where domestic workers are employed as part of the 2017 Occupational Wage Survey (OWS). The ESO has already started surveying businesses and government departments, but beginning today, Thursday 16 November, trained enumerators will start visiting households that directly employ helpers, gardeners and other […]

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