Archive for March 21st, 2018

Boat in trouble rescued by private vessel

Boat in trouble rescued by private vessel

| 21/03/2018 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Police are urging mariners to ensure they have life jackets and other safety equipment before they go out on the water, after a member of the public rescued three men on board a small aluminium boat in trouble in South Sound last night. The men reported that the boat’s engine had failed at around 8:45pm Tuesday […]

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Man with learning difficulties convicted for illegal gun

Man with learning difficulties convicted for illegal gun

| 21/03/2018 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Ruben Hydes (34) was found guilty Wednesday of possessing an illegal loaded handgun, following a trial earlier this year presided over by Justice Marlene Carter, who heard the case alone without a jury. Hydes has both learning difficulties and mental health problems, which his attorney said led him to make a false confession to […]

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Public purse to pick up tab for fibre network

Public purse to pick up tab for fibre network

| 21/03/2018 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Public cash will be used to roll out the missing fibre network across the Cayman Islands after the cable companies operating on island failed to meet their obligations. Premier Alden McLaughlin told the Legislative Assembly that government would fund the much-needed network and claw back the money from the various communication companies that will […]

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Rivers debates Cayman’s role in Fintech Futures

Rivers debates Cayman’s role in Fintech Futures

| 21/03/2018 | 24 Comments

(CNS): As the GREAT Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong officially opened Wednesday, Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers took part in a panel discussion on ‘Fintech Futures’ and discussed Cayman’s role in the changing technology, which she said was disrupting the financial services industry. Rivers is part of the significant Cayman Islands delegation at the UK […]

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Woman charged with falsely claiming welfare

Woman charged with falsely claiming welfare

| 21/03/2018

(CNS): The police have charged a 64-year-old George Town woman with obtaining property by deception and providing false information to a public officer after she allegedly falsely claimed some $30,000 in welfare payments. In a press release revealing the charges, which were laid on Tuesday, the RCIPS said the woman was accused of deceiving the […]

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Cops target dump trucks and rogue drivers

Cops target dump trucks and rogue drivers

| 21/03/2018 | 57 Comments

(CNS): As police continue their traffic operations, they have been focusing over the last week on drivers in unsafe vehicles, especially dump trucks, and drunks behind the wheel. The RCIPS said officers have not only been working to “curtail road dangers” but also responding to complaints from residents in Prospect about dump trucks that are not roadworthy or […]

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Immigration officials see tourism front-line

Immigration officials see tourism front-line

| 21/03/2018 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association organised a tour of Grand Cayman’s larger hotels for immigration officials, as part of ongoing efforts to share with government the challenges that the industry claims it is facing in recruiting staff. Officials said that CITA’s Human Resources Advisory Committee, which has been in talks with government about immigration […]

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Premier calls out ex booze board chair

Premier calls out ex booze board chair

| 21/03/2018 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has described the behaviour of Woody DaCosta, the former acting chair of the Liquor Licensing Board, as “terrible” and accused him of fabricating minutes and manufacturing a meeting that did not occur. During a debate in the Legislative Assembly on a government motion to indemnify the members of that board, the […]

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