Archive for July 10th, 2018

Ethics body sought meeting with governor

Ethics body sought meeting with governor

| 10/07/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): With no sign of a start date for the Standards in Public Life Law, which remains the unfulfilled commitment to keep politicians and senior public servants honest, the commission established under the Constitution to keep an eye on the morals and integrity of government had sought a meeting wi [...]

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Immigration tracks down convicted drug dealer

Immigration tracks down convicted drug dealer

| 10/07/2018 | 46 Comments
(CNS): A man who was in the Cayman Islands illegally has been apprehended and is currently in immigration custody as a result of reports made to the department by members of the public about him. The man, who has not been named, is from Saint Vincent but had been deported from the UK following his [...]

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Small local law firm merges with global offshore player

Small local law firm merges with global offshore player

| 10/07/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): After 20 years as a small but full service law firm in Grand Cayman, Solomon Harris is merging with the much bigger offshore law firm, Bedell Cristin. Founded in 1998 and employing 28 people, the local firm will be re-branded as the Cayman arm of the larger global player. Bedell Cristin [...]

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$220k cash seized in West Bay drug bust

$220k cash seized in West Bay drug bust

| 10/07/2018 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Police and customs officers arrested three people and seized an undisclosed quantity of ganja and cocaine as well as CI$220,000 in cash following a raid which took place over two days at a West Bay house. The joint operation began at around 3:40pm on Thursday, 28 June, at an undisclosed addr [...]

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Hawaii first place to ban toxic sunscreen

Hawaii first place to ban toxic sunscreen

| 10/07/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The governor of Hawaii, David Ige, signed legislation last week prohibiting the sale or distribution of suntan lotions that contain toxic chemicals in the state from 2021, becoming the first place to ban oxybenzone and octinoxate. Researchers say these toxins are linked to widespread coral r [...]

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Public sector grows by more than 4%

Public sector grows by more than 4%

| 10/07/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Public sector workers employed by both core government and its authorities and companies reached a high of 6,250 people at the end of last year, according to the Annual HR Report 2016-17 released by the Portfolio of the Civil Service last month. The 4.6% increase in headcount was driven by a [...]

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Former UK health minister takes over FCO

Former UK health minister takes over FCO

| 10/07/2018 | 7 Comments
(CNS): British Prime Minister Theresa May selected Jeremy Hunt to replace Boris Johnson as foreign secretary in Monday’s Cabinet reshuffle, which was triggered by the resignations of both Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis. Backbencher Dominic Raab has finally made it to the front bench [...]

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Octogenarian charged with trying to kill wife

Octogenarian charged with trying to kill wife

| 10/07/2018
(CNS): An 83-year-old Caymanian man from George Town appeared in summary court on Monday, facing attempted murder charges following a violent assault on his wife last week. William Glasgow was arrested after the attack at the couple’s home in Tropical Gardens last Wednesday night. The victim, [...]

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