Archive for January 20th, 2020

400+ more voters join new register

400+ more voters join new register

| 20/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has finalised figures on the revised register of electors that is set to become effective on 1 April subject to objections or claims raised during the revision period, which opens Tuesday. The new lit of voters shows another significant increase compared to the list that came into effect at the beginning […]

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DPP: Appeal court sends strong deterrent message

DPP: Appeal court sends strong deterrent message

| 20/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The lengthy tariffs that prosecutors secured in the Grand Court over the last few years for killers now serving life sentences in HMP Northward were all upheld by the Court of Appeal in 2019, which the director of public prosecutions said serves as an important deterrent. In his address at the opening of the […]

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Another Cabinet member on the road

Another Cabinet member on the road

| 20/01/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): While the premier, the attorney general, the financial affairs minister and the governor are all in New York this week, the infrastructure minister is also on the road as he heads to Jamaica for a conference, officials have revealed. Joey Hew is attending the fourth annual Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF 2020) in Kingston, 21-22 […]

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CUC’s CORE programme closed to new clients

CUC’s CORE programme closed to new clients

| 20/01/2020 | 52 Comments

(CNS): CUC has revealed its Consumer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) programme is now fully subscribed and closed to new private customers. The quota for the initiative, designed to encourage people to produce their own renewable energy while staying on the grid, is full except for one remaining megawatt allocated to the public sector. This means […]

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Gov’t presses on to meet CFATF requirements

Gov’t presses on to meet CFATF requirements

| 20/01/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Alongside the raft of legislation government has drafted to address the gaps in Cayman’s regime for combating financial crime identified in a report last year, it is continuing with an intensive training programme for all stakeholders. Trainers for the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) visited earlier this month to guide supervisors here through […]

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Smith Cove revamp stirs up trouble

Smith Cove revamp stirs up trouble

| 20/01/2020 | 160 Comments

(CNS): Plans to ‘enhance’ Smith Barcadere in South Sound is stoking backlash because people want the public beach left in its natural state. Government purchased more land in what is also known as the Smith Cove area in 2016 after it all came under threat from development and a public campaign was launched to save […]

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School kids safe after school bus crash

School kids safe after school bus crash

| 20/01/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): All of the children on the school bus headed to Theoline McCoy Primary school (formerly Bodden Town Primary) are safe and well after a collision in Savannah on Monday morning, according to the Ministry of Education. At around 7:00am the bus and a private car crashed on Bodden Town Road close to Savannah Meadows. […]

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Crown: Care home workers  culpable for teen’s death

Crown: Care home workers culpable for teen’s death

| 20/01/2020

(CNS): Michael Stewart and Larry Levers were so “extraordinarily negligent” when they took a group of teenage boys from the Bonaventure Boys Home Home fishing in November 2015 that they are culpable for the death of 14-year-old Risco Batten, who drowned that day while in their care, the crown said as it opened the manslaughter […]

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