Archive for June 19th, 2018

Chopper and JMU rescue kite-surfer

Chopper and JMU rescue kite-surfer

| 19/06/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The police helicopter and the Joint Marine Unit were deployed Saturday afternoon to rescue a kite-surfer who found himself in trouble out at sea off the coast of Barkers. The police received a report from the surfer’s friends, who had lost sight of him when they were all out on the wate [...]

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Rogue driver triggers police chase

Rogue driver triggers police chase

| 19/06/2018
(CNS): The police helicopter, the K9 Unit and police officers on patrol were all involved in a car chase in the early hours of Saturday morning, pursuing what they believed to be a drunk driver but who turned out to be in car he had “borrowed” without permission. At around 12:20am office [...]

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Finance expert moves to community affairs

Finance expert moves to community affairs

| 19/06/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): André Ebanks has been appointed as the deputy chief officer for the Ministry of Community Affairs, in a change of direction for his government career. Ebanks was previously the senior legislative policy adviser in the financial services ministry, where he helped draft legislation such as the [...]

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Firetruck swipes SUV at major GT junction

Firetruck swipes SUV at major GT junction

| 19/06/2018 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Police were on the scene of yet another alarming collision in George Town on Tuesday, after a firetruck reportedly collided with an SUV, flipping the vehicle into the air. The crash happened just after 2pm at the junction of Shedden Road and North Sound Road in central George Town, close to J [...]

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Businesses promised smoother path to opening day

Businesses promised smoother path to opening day

| 19/06/2018 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Government is promising the business community a smoother path to opening up a business with the implementation of amendments to the Trade and Business Licensing Law that have now come into effect. Largely related to the application process for a T&B licence, officials are claiming that w [...]

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ACC arrests two public officers in new probe

ACC arrests two public officers in new probe

| 19/06/2018
(CNS): Two public officials were arrested by police and anti-corruption investigators Tuesday, in what appears to be a new inquiry by the Anti-Corruption Commission, which is tasked with tackling graft and fraud within government and public authorities. There is no indication yet from the ACC as to [...]

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Disease strikes rare coral at 7MB dive site

Disease strikes rare coral at 7MB dive site

| 19/06/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment has begun investigating a case of disease which is infecting a rare type of coral that is recognised as a threatened species. What is believed to be an outbreak of black band disease, possibly white plague and even red plague, though the exact cause has not yet b [...]

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