Archive for May 2nd, 2018

Senior customs officer fired for gross misconduct

Senior customs officer fired for gross misconduct

| 02/05/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Collector of Customs Charles Clifford has sacked a senior customs officer for gross misconduct as a result of an incident last September inside and outside the headquarters that involved a member of the public, according to a statement. It is understood that the woman was already on required [...]

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DG sorry for garbage collection failings

DG sorry for garbage collection failings

| 02/05/2018 | 70 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has apologised for the failures of the government’s garbage collection team to reliably and effectively manage waste collection and has outlined what government is doing now and in the future to get things  back on track. However, in a statement from hi [...]

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Opposition: Lack of plan makes UK move worse

Opposition: Lack of plan makes UK move worse

| 02/05/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): Members of the opposition have echoed the sentiments of the Government of National Unity in condemning yesterday’s move by the UK Conservative government to accept an amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which will require the Cayman Islands and other British Over [...]

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Cayman Finance remains calm, Chamber outraged

Cayman Finance remains calm, Chamber outraged

| 02/05/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Jude Scott, the CEO of Cayman Finance, has responded relatively calmly to the vote in the UK parliament yesterday, which will see the British government impose a public beneficial owners register on the Cayman Islands, as he pointed to the two-year process, during which time the dialogue with [...]

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Ministry rejects need to apologise over FOI

Ministry rejects need to apologise over FOI

| 02/05/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development has made it clear that no one from there will be apologising over the alleged mishandling of a freedom of information request and has taken aim at the Ombudsman, suggesting her press release was “unwarranted”. A release from the off [...]

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CUC’s use of renewable energy up 250%

CUC’s use of renewable energy up 250%

| 02/05/2018 | 13 Comments
(CNS): As Caribbean Utilities Company published its financial results for the first quarter of 2018 this week, Grand Cayman’s power provider has also revealed an increase in renewable energy use on the grid from 1 million kilowatts to 3.5 million kilowatts — a 250% jump from the same period [...]

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Gun found in tank at customs officer’s home

Gun found in tank at customs officer’s home

| 02/05/2018
(CNS): The trial of suspended customs officer Claude Anthony Terry (36) for possession of an illegal gun opened in Grand Court this week, when the jury heard that the weapon, ammunition and pepper spray were found in a locked metal box in a water tank at his apartment on Cayman Brac in August 2016. [...]

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Bush tells BBC that Cayman is proud to be British

Bush tells BBC that Cayman is proud to be British

| 02/05/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Eric Bush, the Cayman Islands’ representative in London, told BBC Radio 4’s flagship morning news programme, Today, that the Cayman Islands is a part of the UK because it wants to be and is proud to be British. Speaking to John Humphrys in the wake of the vote in the UK parliament [...]

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