Archive for August 13th, 2018

Ex-civil servant facing jail time for $30K theft

Ex-civil servant facing jail time for $30K theft

| 13/08/2018 | 59 Comments
(CNS): Trisha Marissa Jackson (39), a former facilities manager with the government who recently pleaded guilty to stealing around $30,000 from the public purse over a near five-year period while she worked as a civil servant, will be going to jail, the court warned on Monday. Following a sentencing [...]

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Police appeal for witnesses to Saturday night stabbing

Police appeal for witnesses to Saturday night stabbing

| 13/08/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The police have begun an investigation into a violent incident on Friday-Saturday night in downtown George Town where at least two men received stab wounds. They are appealing for witnesses to the fight, which they believe happened during an event on Harbour Drive in the early hours of Satur [...]

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Drunken crash lands visitor in jail

Drunken crash lands visitor in jail

| 13/08/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS): A 32-year-old Honduran national appeared in court Monday after spending the weekend in jail as a result of a crash in the early hours of Saturday morning in West Bay, in which he was suspected of drinking and driving. Omar Banegas has been charged with a list of offences that began when he ra [...]

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CIMA signs deal with American insurers group

CIMA signs deal with American insurers group

| 13/08/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to help insurance supervisors in the United States and Cayman Islands coordinate on regulatory issues with the goal of efficient, fair, safe and stabl [...]

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Community affairs CFO moving to WORC

Community affairs CFO moving to WORC

| 13/08/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Joel Burke, the chief financial officer at the Community Affairs Ministry, has become the first person identified to take a permanent job at the government’s new department, Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), which is expected to be up and running in January. Burke has [...]

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Manderson backs CoP’s move to recruit residents

Manderson backs CoP’s move to recruit residents

| 13/08/2018 | 117 Comments
(CNS): Acting Governor Franz Manderson has backed a move by Police Commissioner Derek Byrne to recruit foreign residents for entry-level positions to the RCIPS after the opposition called on him to prevent the change in policy. Manderson said that locals would still be given priority, even though th [...]

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Changes are cutting bureaucracy, claims CIG

Changes are cutting bureaucracy, claims CIG

| 13/08/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): Officials from the elected and administrative arm of the Government of National Unity have claimed that a number of measures being introduced to the public sector are cutting red-tape, improving efficiency and helping implement the 5-Year Strategic Plan. They include the Department of Immigra [...]

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Public purse bulging as surplus grows

Public purse bulging as surplus grows

| 13/08/2018 | 59 Comments
(CNS): With earnings up more than 8% and spending down by 5%, the government coffers are overflowing at the year’s halfway mark, with the surplus running at more than $201 million, about 50% higher than the budget forecast. Finance and Economics Minister Roy McTaggart released the unaudited fi [...]

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Dog poop and leash laws

Dog poop and leash laws

| 13/08/2018
I will be moving to Grand Cayman and bringing my dog. Is there anywhere I can walk my dog or let him off the leash? [...]

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