Archive for March 3rd, 2020

Civil service pay-offs still causing audit concerns

Civil service pay-offs still causing audit concerns

| 03/03/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Government’s efforts to keep a lid on the details of the pay-offs it has made, and continues to make, to senior civil servants who have left the public sector under questionable circumstances are still raising issues for the Office of the Auditor General. In her latest report looking at government finances, Auditor General Sue […]

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Expert issues warning about rock iguanas

Expert issues warning about rock iguanas

| 03/03/2020 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Fred Burton, manager of the Department of Environment Terrestrial Resources Unit who was fundamental in bringing Grand Cayman’s endemic blue iguana back from the brink of extinction, is warning that the Cayman Islands needs to act now to save the Sister Islands rock iguana on Little Cayman before it, too, faces extinction. A recent […]

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Team returning from DR ‘very low risk’

Team returning from DR ‘very low risk’

| 03/03/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A local sports group travelling back to the Cayman Islands from the Dominican Republic has a very low risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the Public Health Department determined after consulting with the team about its itinerary during their visit to the country. There has been just one confirmed case of COVID-19 […]

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Couple arrested for criminal trespass in EE

Couple arrested for criminal trespass in EE

| 03/03/2020

(CNS): Two people from North Side were arrested in East End on Sunday on suspicion of criminal trespass, going equipped for stealing, and possession and consumption of ganja. The RCIPS said that shortly before 1:00am on 1 March, officers on patrol in East End came upon a vehicle parked suspiciously at an address on Sea […]

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Ethics law depends on board members’ honesty

Ethics law depends on board members’ honesty

| 03/03/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The regulations accompanying the Standards in Public Life law, which finally came into effect on Sunday, have confirmed that people serving as directors on government boards and commissions have no need to reveal anything about their private finances unless they believe it may conflict with their role. Board members simply have to sign a […]

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Clarity needed on who runs the court, says DG

Clarity needed on who runs the court, says DG

| 03/03/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Questions about the efficiency of the Cayman Islands court system that were raised in a report by the auditor general were the focus of a Public Accounts Committee hearing Monday, when the deputy governor revealed that, when it comes to the administration, who runs what is not entirely clear. Franz Manderson said that while […]

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