Archive for February 17th, 2020

CAYS managers revealed failings at boys home

CAYS managers revealed failings at boys home

| 17/02/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Staff employed by the CAYS Foundation, which runs the Bonaventure Boys Home in West Bay, revealed a number of shortcomings at the care facility when they gave evidence of behalf of the crown during the recent trial of Larry Levers and Michael Stewart. Both Levers and Stewart were acquitted Thursday of the manslaughter of […]

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GT man arrested after gun found in raid

GT man arrested after gun found in raid

| 17/02/2020

(CNS): Police found and seized a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and nine rounds of ammunition last Thursday afternoon (13 February) during a raid in the Scranton area of George Town. A 26-year-old man from George Town was arrested and has since been charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. The man appeared in Summary […]

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Two primary schools show improvement

Two primary schools show improvement

| 17/02/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Two government primary schools achieved ‘satisfactory’ grades during their recent follow-through reviews by school inspectors. Both East End and Red Bay had shown improvement, and although both received long lists of recommendations for further progress, the inspectors from the Office of Education Standards said the schools were doing better. At East End Primary inspectors […]

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WORC raids construction site

WORC raids construction site

| 17/02/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): An undisclosed number of people were arrested last week for immigration offences, according to a press release from government’s new employment-immigration units. Officials said that compliance officers from the Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) and Customs and Border Control carried out a raid at a large scale construction site in George Town. The […]

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Four gov’t entities miss audit deadline

Four gov’t entities miss audit deadline

| 17/02/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Auditor General Sue Winspear said she was “delighted” with this year’s financial reporting by most government entities after giving 36 out of 40 audits for the 2018 fiscal year a clean bill of health. But she has also noted continued failings in her latest report, released Monday. Despite the improvement on the chaos surrounding […]

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Legal aid refused in ‘secret’ Dart beach access fight

Legal aid refused in ‘secret’ Dart beach access fight

| 17/02/2020 | 98 Comments

(CNS): The battle to retain the natural beauty of Smith Cove and keep the place accessible to locals is one of several ongoing beach access fights the public is now engaged in. As access to the famous Seven Mile Beach for ordinary people has virtually disappeared, a group of women from West Bay, who believe […]

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January 2020 hottest month ever recorded

January 2020 hottest month ever recorded

| 17/02/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Last month was the hottest January ever recorded, according to NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Using climate records spanning 141 years, the scientists found that there has never been a warmer January than this year’s, even without an El Niño to boil up the Pacific. January 2020 marked the 44th consecutive January with temperatures […]

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Profits roll in for CUC as sales and customers grow

Profits roll in for CUC as sales and customers grow

| 17/02/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider, Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC), enjoyed another profitable year in 2019, driven by a surge in the number of customers and rising temperatures causing increasing use of air-conditioning. CUC sales increased by 6% to over 30,500 customer, and it now supplies the largest number in its history. Shareholders enjoyed a […]

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Smith Cove protestors demand halt to bid

Smith Cove protestors demand halt to bid

| 17/02/2020 | 122 Comments

(CNS): Hundreds of people turned up to a rally on Saturday at Smith Barcadere (aka Smith Cove) to show their support for the campaign to keep it in its natural state and stop government’s proposed enhancement project. Demanding that the current public tender be withdrawn and the entire project dramatically reduced to just a new […]

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