Archive for October 2nd, 2018

Drivers urged to follow rules around schools

Drivers urged to follow rules around schools

| 02/10/2018 | 30 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS is imploring drivers to adhere to the rules of the road, especially when it comes to driving in and around school zones and when close to school buses. Police in the traffic unit said that since the return to school, they have seen a tremendous increase in traffic, especially befor [...]

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JMU rescues three poorly equipped vessels

JMU rescues three poorly equipped vessels

| 02/10/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Officers on board the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit vessel, the Niven D, answered three separate distress calls on Sunday afternoon, from two wave runners and a boat. In each case the officers found that those aboard were poorly equipped and ill-prepared to be at sea. As weekend calls for help and [...]

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Premier adds lunch in Athens to Euro trip

Premier adds lunch in Athens to Euro trip

| 02/10/2018 | 16 Comments
(CNS): After rubbing shoulders with European royalty in the playground of the rich and famous in Monaco, the premier lunched with Greek shipping magnates, having added Athens to his European trip this week. According to a press release from his office, Premier Alden McLaughlin, along with officials [...]

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Abuse led to 800% budget overrun at dump

Abuse led to 800% budget overrun at dump

| 02/10/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Government has finally released a series of internal audit reports documenting abuse and mismanagement of overtime payments at the Department of Environmental Health, which led to an eye-watering 2016/17 budget overspend of 796% — more than CI$2.24 million. The audit, which started in Nove [...]

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Pro-port lobby used ‘bots’ to cheat polls

Pro-port lobby used ‘bots’ to cheat polls

| 02/10/2018 | 112 Comments
(CNS): The battle between those who oppose the government’s proposal to develop a cruise berthing facility in central George Town and those supporting the project has been intensifying on social media of late, and manipulating public opinion is becoming a key part of the polarised positions. I [...]

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Scammer denies household goods con

Scammer denies household goods con

| 02/10/2018
(CNS): A woman who was convicted in 2015 of stealing $20,000 in a permanent residency scam and is awaiting trail over another massive immigration fraud, in which she is charged with conning her victims out of almost $2 million, pleaded not guilty on Friday to further deception charges. Judith Dougl [...]

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CNS raises profile of job seekers with video resumes

CNS raises profile of job seekers with video resumes

| 02/10/2018
(CNS Local Life): In a recent column, “CNS offers help to job seekers“, Auntie explained how CNS is hoping to give job seekers an additional and positive way to reach potential employers. We are offering space to present video resumes, which is a growing trend worldwide and gives people looking [...]

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Ombudsman works through 100+ old cop complaints

Ombudsman works through 100+ old cop complaints

| 02/10/2018 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The Office of the Ombudsman is in the process of dealing with more than 120 complaints about the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service that it has received since it was established at the beginning of this year, most of which are historical grievances going back as far as 2010. Ombudsman Sandy [...]

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New Sunday booze rules confirmed

New Sunday booze rules confirmed

| 02/10/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Following the annual Liquor Licensing Board meeting last month and the amendments to the law regarding alcohol sales, the government has now gazetted the new permitted hours during which licensees can trade, depending on their type licence. The biggest change is that licensed premises covere [...]

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Police urge vigilance as thieves target parked cars

Police urge vigilance as thieves target parked cars

| 02/10/2018 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Police are urging car owners not to leave valuables visible in their vehicles after they received seven reports of thieves targetting parked cars overnight on Saturday-Sunday at two separate locations while the owners attended events nearby. Four of the reports involved vehicles parked on Ped [...]

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