Archive for May 3rd, 2018

Operation Tempura spin-offs ran up AG’s lawyer bill

Operation Tempura spin-offs ran up AG’s lawyer bill

| 03/05/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Acting Solicitor General Reshma Sharma from the Portfolio of Legal Affairs told the Public Accounts Committee Thursday that spin-off litigation from the fall-out of Operation Tempura, a corruption probe into the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, accounted for a significant amount of spendi [...]

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Crown Dependencies remain target of UK MPs

Crown Dependencies remain target of UK MPs

| 03/05/2018 | 34 Comments
(CNS): The two members of the British parliament who led the cross-party campaign to force the British Overseas Territories to establish open beneficial ownership registers have said that they are continuing that campaign to ensure it also applies to the Crown Dependencies. Government and private se [...]

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Cops track down fugitive in Frank Sound

Cops track down fugitive in Frank Sound

| 03/05/2018 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Marlon Crowe (36), a Jamaican national who was wanted by the authorities on suspicion of entering the country illegally, has been arrested alongside another man accused of harbouring him. Police, customs and immigration officers carried out a joint operation at an address on Frank Sound Road [...]

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K-9 Unit gets new four-legged recruit

K-9 Unit gets new four-legged recruit

| 03/05/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): A two-year-old Dutch herder (or shepherd) called Athena has joined the RCIPS K-9 Unit. The specialist four-legged new recruit is trained to pursue, track and apprehend suspects, and to locate property that criminals may drop or try to dispose of when the dog is in hot pursuit. The police said [...]

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Police record 40+ burglaries on new crime map

Police record 40+ burglaries on new crime map

| 03/05/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS is now revealing details of burglaries on a monthly basis after adding a pin map, yesterday to its new website. There were 43 reported burglaries in April across all of the districts, with more than half happening in George Town, where 23 break-ins occurred, and there were 12 in B [...]

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Officials begin pre-season hurricane exercises

Officials begin pre-season hurricane exercises

| 03/05/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS): With just four weeks to go before the start of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, relevant government officials began their preparation exercises this week. The National Hazard Management Council met Tuesday at the start of the National Hurricane Exercise, which has been named for Kirkland N [...]

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PAC queries health insurance sector profits

PAC queries health insurance sector profits

| 03/05/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): The private health insurance sector in the Cayman Islands made profits of well over CI$50 million in 2016 while many people here struggle to access insurance, can barely afford it or are inadequately covered, which was a key item on the Public Accounts Committee agenda Wednesday, when the hea [...]

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Awarding Jacques Scott for going green

Awarding Jacques Scott for going green

| 03/05/2018
(Auntie): One of the CNS team went into a Jacques Scott the other day to buy a bottle of wine and the staff packed it into a paper bag. CNS was told their shops no longer use plastic bags as part of their efforts to be environmentally friendly. The company should be applauded for that […] [...]

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