Archive for January 29th, 2019

Text translations ‘best guess’, witness admits

Text translations ‘best guess’, witness admits

| 29/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The lead translator who worked on phone messages that form a major part of the crown’s case against seven defendants accused of making or taking bribes in a conspiracy surrounding the immigration department’s English language tests told a court that the job of translating these texts was extremely challenging, with many being just a […]

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Driver smashes up police car in hit-and-run

Driver smashes up police car in hit-and-run

| 29/01/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): A police car was extensively damaged after it was hit by another car, which skidded into its path at around 3:30 Saturday morning. Officers in the RCIPS vehicle had just turned from Sticky Toffee Lane onto Batabano Road in West Bay when the civilian car travelling at high speed in the opposite direction crashed […]

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Car thief makes off with cash in multiple break-ins

Car thief makes off with cash in multiple break-ins

| 29/01/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is on the lookout for one or more thieves who made off with cash and personal items from five car break-ins around the Savannah Avenue area of Bodden Town this weekend. Police said they received the reports on Sunday from vehicle owners in Savannah Avenue, Jim Bodden Avenue, Lancelot Drive […]

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Bodden Town church and school to become shelters

Bodden Town church and school to become shelters

| 29/01/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Work on the Bodden Town Church of God multi-purpose hall to convert it into a hurricane shelter as well as progress on adapting the primary school will see the hurricane shelter provision in the district improve considerably, though neither facility will be ready for this season. Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo thanked government this week […]

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Conspirator admits helping women pay test bribes

Conspirator admits helping women pay test bribes

| 29/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A woman who has admitted her part in a conspiracy at the immigration department, in which people from Spanish-speaking countries seeking work permits pass their English test even though they don’t speak the language, told a court on Friday that she helped four of her relatives get jobs and organised bribes. She told them […]

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Growing business buoys shipping registry

Growing business buoys shipping registry

| 29/01/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry enjoyed its second best year ever in 2018, and for the first time in its 115-year history ended last year with 2,215 vessels registered — 1,897 pleasure vessels and 318 commercial vessels. The registry has a total of 5.6 million gross tonnes, which is a 8.5% net increase on the previous […]

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7MB earmarked as first planned area

7MB earmarked as first planned area

| 29/01/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): If the framework supporting the Central Planning Authority’s current project to review the Cayman Islands National Development Plan is adopted, Seven Mile Beach would become the first planned area in the country. According to the National Planning Framework (NPF), which is now under public consultation for an additional month, there will be area plans […]

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Stay-over spend eclipses cash from cruisers

Stay-over spend eclipses cash from cruisers

| 29/01/2019 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Figures from the Department of Tourism based on exit surveys taken by overnight and cruise guests through 2018 has revealed the money spent by stay-over visitors is, more than ever, eclipsing cruisers’ cash contribution and calling into question, yet again, government’s insistence that without a cruise berthing facility the tourism sector will implode. Last […]

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