Archive for March 12th, 2018

Scotiabank to consolidate branches at digital centre

Scotiabank to consolidate branches at digital centre

| 12/03/2018 | 51 Comments
(CNS): Scotiabank is planning to close two of its branches and consolidate to a new digital centre at Camana Bay. The bank says its HQ near Grand Harbour will remain open but the former George Town HQ and its smaller branch in the Strand will close when it moves to the new location. Officials said [ [...]

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Tsunami exercise planned to check responses

Tsunami exercise planned to check responses

| 12/03/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Officials have said that local authorities will be joining in a Caribbean-wide tsunami response exercise on Thursday in order to evaluate plans and communications strategies, increase preparedness, and improve regional coordination. Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) Deputy Director [...]

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Webb loses appeal against FIFA fine

Webb loses appeal against FIFA fine

| 12/03/2018 | 23 Comments
(CNS): FIFA has rejected an appeal by former VP Jeffrey Webb against a fine imposed on him for his part in the massive corruption scandal. In addition to the millions of dollars he has handed over to the US authorities for his convictions in relation to the bribery investigation, Webb faces a fine i [...]

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Water Authority encourages conservation

Water Authority encourages conservation

| 12/03/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Water Authority has noted that in contrast to warnings of drought in the latest bulletin from the Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network, local forecasts suggest that Cayman could see higher than usual rainfall in this region for the next few months. But WA officials said [...]

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One charged in robbery and cop shoot-out

One charged in robbery and cop shoot-out

| 12/03/2018
(CNS): Odain Ebanks (24) has been charged with a list of serious offences in relation to a robbery in Bodden Town earlier this month that was followed by a shoot-out with the police in the Prospect area of George Town. The local man, who has been remanded in custody, denies being one of two robbers [...]

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Stephens leaves before official deportation

Stephens leaves before official deportation

| 12/03/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Ato Modibo Stephens has left the Cayman Islands before an official deportation order could be served. Stephens, who was convicted last year of ‘sexting’ with one of the underage athletes he was coaching, was facing deportation in relation to that conviction but he left for the Uni [...]

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Police investigate truck fire in Windsor Park

Police investigate truck fire in Windsor Park

| 12/03/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Police are now investigating what caused a truck blaze in George Town early Monday morning. No one was hurt and no other property was damaged when flames engulfed a white Ford F-150 in Windsor Park, on July Street, at around 4:30am today. Fire fighters doused the blaze before it caused furthe [...]

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Jamaican trio charged with list of crimes

Jamaican trio charged with list of crimes

| 12/03/2018
(CNS): Three men who were nabbed by the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit last week following the interdiction of a suspected drug canoe are facing a long list of charges, including possession of an unlicensed gun and drug importation. After a brief Summary Court appearance today, Owen Omar Reid, Fitzroy Ot [...]

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Planning approves mental health facility

Planning approves mental health facility

| 12/03/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The government’s long-term residential mental health hospital earmarked for East End has received the go-ahead from the Central Planning Authority, and the Ministry of Health can now move forward with construction of the facility, which should be complete by the tail end of next year. Th [...]

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