Archive for June 4th, 2019

Simms confirmed as DEH boss

Simms confirmed as DEH boss

| 04/06/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): After almost a year acting in the job, Richard Simms has been appointed as director of the Department of Environmental Health, officials said Tuesday. Simms moved to the beleaguered department last summer from his post as director at Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services. He took over after the former boss, Roydell Carter, was […]

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Gov’t appoints new faces to key boards

Gov’t appoints new faces to key boards

| 04/06/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Government has made a number of new appointments to various boards to oversee critical areas, including the employment of expatriates and the utilities regulator. According to the government’s gazette, Carolyn Thompson (Merren), Allan Wilson and Robert Whittaker have been appointed as members of the Business Staffing Plan Board from 1 May until September 2021. […]

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North Side man dies after falling from pick-up

North Side man dies after falling from pick-up

| 04/06/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Police have now confirmed that the 65-year-old man who was pronounced dead Tuesday, having succumbed to the serious injuries he sustained early Sunday morning when he fell off the back of a pick-up truck was George Leo Kelly.  Around 11am on 2 June police and emergency services were called to a home in […]

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Referendum Q must be based on petition

Referendum Q must be based on petition

| 04/06/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): How the question for the people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing project will be phrased is becoming a significant issue now that activists have reached the required number of signatures to trigger a national poll. With the official verification of the 5,500 voter signatures due to start soon, campaigners are turning their attention towards […]

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Crown accepts plea from man who attacked mother

Crown accepts plea from man who attacked mother

| 04/06/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Prosecutors have accepted an admission by Jeffrey William Powery (33) that he seriously assaulted his mother with intent to do her harm in a violent incident in December at her West Bay home. The crown had originally charged Powery with attempted murder but he had denied trying to kill Jolene Powery, while admitting GBH […]

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Carnival cruises fined $20M for polluting sea

Carnival cruises fined $20M for polluting sea

| 04/06/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The Carnival Corporation has struck a settlement deal with US federal prosecutors over pollution and environmental law violations. The cruise company, which has made an agreement to part finance the Cayman Islands Government’s proposed controversial cruise berthing facility, has agreed to pay $20 million in a settlement for serious pollution charges. The company’s executives […]

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Suspected East End ganja dealer arrested in GT

Suspected East End ganja dealer arrested in GT

| 04/06/2019

(CNS): A 35-year-old-man from East End has been arrested on suspicion of possession of ganja with intent to supply and other related offences after police found him and two other men, who were arrested for possession, acting suspiciously near a parked car in George Town. Police on patrol around 1:30am Monday said they saw the […]

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