Archive for February 26th, 2018

A shout-out from Auntie

A shout-out from Auntie

| 26/02/2018
In the almost two years since this column began, I have answered hundreds of questions from readers and attempted to find the answers to more. Along the way, I have encountered very helpful and responsive people both in the public and private sector. I have also found myself spending months and even [...]

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Ed ministry in legal fight with rejected local applicant

Ed ministry in legal fight with rejected local applicant

| 26/02/2018 | 157 Comments
(CNS): The education ministry is pursuing a judicial review of a Civil Service Appeals Commission (CSAC) decision after it found in favour of a Caymanian candidate who claimed she was wrongfully rejected for the post of HR director in that ministry as a result of discrimination. The issue has caused [...]

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Chamber looks to nurture local entrepreneurs

Chamber looks to nurture local entrepreneurs

| 26/02/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce wants to encourage more young Caymanian entrepreneurs and help them understand that owning and building a business is a legitimate path to a successful future. New Chamber President, Paul Byles, told CNS that young people with an adequate education and the necessary [...]

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PR backlog falls after 1,300+ applications reviewed

PR backlog falls after 1,300+ applications reviewed

| 26/02/2018 | 63 Comments
(CNS): There are just 263 applications for permanent residency waiting to be considered, officials said Monday, with 1,340 applications having been reviewed since the process was restarted after being stalled for several years over legal issues. Figures released by the immigration department coverin [...]

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Ministry urges charities to register before fees imposed

Ministry urges charities to register before fees imposed

| 26/02/2018 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Local charities and non-profit organisations (NPOs) are being urged by the financial services ministry to register before the 15 June to ensure they meet the new deadline and take advantage of the current $300 application fee waiver. Filing by 15 June will allow applications to be processed [...]

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Centre releases 15 turtles at Barkers

Centre releases 15 turtles at Barkers

| 26/02/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Turtle Centre (formerly the Cayman Turtle Farm) released 15 turtles in the sea at Barkers National Park in West Bay last week as part of its conservation efforts. Officials from the facility said the turtles will join the other 31,000 that have been released into the ocean since t [...]

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Officials try to contain hand, foot and mouth outbreak

Officials try to contain hand, foot and mouth outbreak

| 26/02/2018 | 11 Comments
(CNS): With more than 60 reported cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, the Public Health Department said it is “working robustly” with relevant partners to monitor, mitigate and contain the outbreak. Normally a summer virus impacting children, this highly infectious disease can also [...]

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Man accused of holding woman against her will

Man accused of holding woman against her will

| 26/02/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS): A 25-year-old man from George Town has been charged with assault and wrongful confinement following an incident on Saturday, 10 February, involving a woman known to the man. Police said the man was expected in court to face the charges Monday. The RCIPS said they received the report on Thurs [...]

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Plan underway to manage hazardous materials

Plan underway to manage hazardous materials

| 26/02/2018 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is supporting the Cayman government in a project to develop a Hazardous Materials Management Response Plan for the country because, according to officials, no one is tracking what happens to dangerous substances once they arrive here. Hazard Managemen [...]

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Local man admits having illegal gun

Local man admits having illegal gun

| 26/02/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Kenny Ray Sitaram (25) has become the latest young man to admit the illegal possession of a firearm and is now looking at serving at least seven years in jail. The George Town man was pulled over in November on  Smith Road by police, who found an unlicensed semi-automatic pistol and four rou [...]

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Man faces trial for 4 counts of child rape

Man faces trial for 4 counts of child rape

| 26/02/2018
(CNS): A 27-year-old George Town man is to face trial over allegations that he raped a child some 14 years ago, when he was only 13 years old and his victim was just six years old. The man is facing four counts of rape that stretch over a 9 year period until 2013. The rapes […] [...]

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