Archive for January 23rd, 2018

Fired civil servant looking to appeal decision

Fired civil servant looking to appeal decision

| 23/01/2018
I lost my job in the civil service due to what I believe was a false report filed on me. I also do not think the circumstances of my case were investigated properly. Is there an independent entity that could look into this and if it finds I was unfairly dismissed order my reinstatement? [...]

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Crown: Watson got CI$5.5M in CarePay fraud

Crown: Watson got CI$5.5M in CarePay fraud

| 23/01/2018 | 64 Comments
(CNS): Prosecutors are arguing that the former chair of the Health Services Authority, Canover Watson, personally benefited to the tune of more than CI$5.5 million as a result of his part in the fraud perpetrated against the hospital with his long-time friend and business partner, Jeff Webb. Watson [...]

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Business licence regime faces overhaul

Business licence regime faces overhaul

| 23/01/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The local trade and business licensing regime is set to undergo another review in a bid to introduce tiered fees reflecting the size of businesses, more support for small businesses and to cut red tape. Premier Alden McLaughlin told an audience of local Chamber of Commerce members last week t [...]

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Police arrest suspect in Saturday night killing

Police arrest suspect in Saturday night killing

| 23/01/2018
(CNS): A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Jamaican man on Saturday night on Eastern Avenue, George Town. The victim, who is the first person to be murdered in Cayman this year, was 28 years old and lived in Cayman. He has still not been identified by police, thoug [...]

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Police seeking teen school runaway

Police seeking teen school runaway

| 23/01/2018 | 32 Comments
(CNS): Police are appealing to the community for assistance in finding a 13-year-old girl who ran away from school on Friday. Hayleigh Sciamonte absconded from John Gray High School during the morning’s lessons  on 19 January and her caregivers have not seen her since then. Hayleigh went miss [...]

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Driver critical after Newlands smash

Driver critical after Newlands smash

| 23/01/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The driver of a Honda Integra is in critical condition at the Cayman Islands Hospital with life-threatening injuries following a two-car crash on Hirst Road, Newlands, last night. Police officers came upon the scene just before 9:30 yesterday evening, Monday 22 January, and the RCIPS is appe [...]

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Severe weather events top risk table for 2018

Severe weather events top risk table for 2018

| 23/01/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Risk report has found that environmental issues, particularly extreme weather events, dominate the concerns of geo-political experts for the year ahead. While the annual report, which is based on surveys and research, is forecasting economic growth [...]

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Auditor general warns SAGCs are under strain

Auditor general warns SAGCs are under strain

| 23/01/2018 | 57 Comments
(CNS): Well over half of all statutory authorities and government companies that are managed as autonomous public sector entities are running at a loss and under considerable strain, the auditor general has warned. Sue Winspear said more than eight SACGs had ended the last five years with deficits i [...]

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