Archive for February 20th, 2018

Roulstone moved to HR job weeks after OMB appointment

Roulstone moved to HR job weeks after OMB appointment

| 20/02/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Less than four weeks after Sharon Roulstone was appointed to the Office of the Ombudsman to handle complaints about the civil service, senior officials have announced that she is being seconded to the National Human Resources Department to head up the new department. Government began the recr [...]

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Auditor invites public opinion on oversight

Auditor invites public opinion on oversight

| 20/02/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): With plans to undertake five performance audits this year, looking at education, diversifying the economy, efficiency of the court system, improving financial accountability and transparency, and government’s use of outsourced services, the Office of the Auditor General is asking the public [...]

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Rapist jailed for 13 years

Rapist jailed for 13 years

| 20/02/2018 | 50 Comments
(CNS): Marlon Porter, who was found guilty of raping a woman during a four-hour ordeal at a remote location in George Town in 2016, has been jailed for 13 years. The 37-year-old man was convicted last October by a jury of rape, assault and causing harassment and distress after he had also threatene [...]

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Logic accused of pirating Winter Olympics

Logic accused of pirating Winter Olympics

| 20/02/2018 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The owner of Cayman 27, which has the exclusive rights to broadcast the 2018 Winter Olympics, has accused its rival cable firm of illegally broadcasting coverage. Having served the firm with a cease and desist order, Cayman 27 officials said Logic has now ‘blacked out’ the games. Hurl [...]

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Scientists warn sea level rise will be dramatic

Scientists warn sea level rise will be dramatic

| 20/02/2018 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Millions of people living in low-lying areas such as the Cayman Islands are at increased risk that rising oceans will have a greater impact and be harder to stop or reverse than previously believed, despite cuts in emissions, scientists say in a new study. Sea level rise is a major consequenc [...]

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Ministry mum on dump director’s status

Ministry mum on dump director’s status

| 20/02/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): The health ministry is still refusing to comment on the situation that has emerged at the Department of Environmental Health since the director went on some form of extended leave against the backdrop of allegations that the ministry had asked for his resignation. A catalog of issues, includi [...]

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Success of GM mozzie project queried by MRCU

Success of GM mozzie project queried by MRCU

| 20/02/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Government has cancelled a planned national roll-out of the controversial genetically modified mosquito project by the UK-based firm Oxitec. Nancy Barnard, the acting director of the Mosquito Research and Control Unit, told CNS that the decision not to expand the experimental method for suppr [...]

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