Archive for August 26th, 2019

35% of new education staff Caymanian

35% of new education staff Caymanian

| 26/08/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Ministry of Education have revealed that of the 80 vacant posts in government schools for this academic year, over one third (28) have been filled by Caymanians. This includes 14 teaching assistants, one newly qualified and five experienced teachers, as well as two promotions to principal and several other specialist roles. […]

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Police taser suspect in wake of fight

Police taser suspect in wake of fight

| 26/08/2019

(CNS): A 20-year-old man from George Town was taken to hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning after police fired a stun gun at him as they tried to break up a fight on the West Bay Road. Police said the man was one of many people involved in the melee at the Caribbean […]

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Police seek mugger on bicycle

Police seek mugger on bicycle

| 26/08/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the lookout for a man, described as tall, slim with low-cut hair, who escaped on a bicycle after robbing a man in the street in George Town in the early hours of Sunday. The victim was on School Road at around 3:15am on 25 August when he was attacked by the […]

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Man charged after woman stabbed in head

Man charged after woman stabbed in head

| 26/08/2019

(CNS) UPDATED: A 29-year-old man from Bodden Town has now been charged with assault GBH after a woman he was travelling in a car with sustained stab wounds to her head. A report was made to 911 at around 2:00 Sunday morning that a man had been overheard threatening to stab a woman he was […]

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WORC gears up for job portal launch

WORC gears up for job portal launch

| 26/08/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) has said it will soon be launching the portal JobsCayman, the first step in an entirely online national work placement system, which will allow registered users to access vacancies posted by registered employers. Officials said the aim is to offer a better system for Caymanians looking for work. […]

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Education ministry and lost opportunities

Education ministry and lost opportunities

| 26/08/2019 | 28 Comments

Are you kidding me? The Ministry of Education is changing the curriculum AGAIN? Instead of changing the damn curriculum every four years, why not work on fixing the BROKEN public education system in this country? What is happening in public education in this country should be consider CRIMINAL!

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Ten unnamed small businesses get public cash

Ten unnamed small businesses get public cash

| 26/08/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Small Business Association has handed out ten grants to local micro and small commercial operations of up to $5,000 as part of its partnership with government. The businesses involved have not been identified, though a spokesperson for the CISBA said that four of them are start-ups, five existing operations that are […]

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Near 94% of petition verified

Near 94% of petition verified

| 26/08/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Elections officials have verified 4,960 signatures calling for a referendum on the question of government’s proposed cruise berthing project in the George Town Harbour. By 4pm on Saturday, the office had just 332 names left to check in order to reach the required 25% of the electorate to trigger the national vote. The campaigners […]

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‘Dangerous’ driver turns out to be med-emergency

‘Dangerous’ driver turns out to be med-emergency

| 26/08/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Police came to the rescue of a woman in Bodden Town last week after reports of a car driving dangerously on Shamrock Road, in the vicinity of Countryside, on Wednesday afternoon. Officers who were called to the report tracked the vehicle to an address in the Northward area, where they found a woman in […]

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Key concerns over cruise port project, Part 2

Key concerns over cruise port project, Part 2

| 26/08/2019 | 17 Comments

(CPR Cayman): As our Islands approach the first people-initiated referendum, critical data that voters need to make a truly informed decision on the Cruise Berthing Facility has still not been made public. The government should release any undisclosed information that they do hold immediately, and the referendum date should be scheduled to allow for the […]

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TS Dorian could be season’s first hurricane

TS Dorian could be season’s first hurricane

| 26/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): At 8am on Monday morning Tropical Storm Dorian was moving west towards the Windward Islands at around 14 mph with winds of near 60mph. While Dorian is a small cyclone, forecasters are predicting that it will be a hurricane by the middle of this week. Following a very slow start to the season, TS […]

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