Archive for July 27th, 2021

Store boss demands staff reveal vaccine status

Store boss demands staff reveal vaccine status

| 27/07/2021 | 502 Comments

(CNS): Al Thompson, the president and owner of Cayman’s largest retail hardware store, is pressing all of his staff to get vaccinated and has told them to “stop reading nonsense on social media” and “stop listening to stupid people” with no medical knowledge spreading propaganda. Falling short of mandating the vaccine in order for people […]

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NCC clarifies ability to direct CPA via DoE

NCC clarifies ability to direct CPA via DoE

| 27/07/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The National Conservation Council voted on a motion at its latest meeting to clarify its ability to delegate certain functions of the council to the director of the Department of Environment, as provided for in the National Conservation Act. Almost four years ago, the NCC delegated its power to direct agencies, mainly the Central […]

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Cop force ‘reasonable’ to stop man eating drugs

Cop force ‘reasonable’ to stop man eating drugs

| 27/07/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS) The Office of the Ombudsman has found that the level of force used by police officers on a man who was taken to hospital following his arrest, during which he was grabbed by the throat, was not unreasonable. The suspect filed a complaint about the force officers used during his arrest but Ombudsman Sandy […]

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Rutty secures a place in Cayman history books

Rutty secures a place in Cayman history books

| 27/07/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Raegan Rutty secured her place in the local history books on Saturday when she became the first ever Cayman Islands Olympic gymnast after completing the qualifying rotation in the all around competition in Tokyo. While Rutty’s scores didn’t place here into the individual or equipment finals, the 19-year-old put in a solid performance in […]

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Defence raises racism allegations in corruption case

Defence raises racism allegations in corruption case

| 27/07/2021

(CNS): A lawyer defending Evita Dixon, a former legal executive with the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) charged with a breach of trust, challenged the crown’s case against her on Monday, as he pointed to evidence that the office was a toxic environment. Courtney Griffiths QC told a jury that the black and […]

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Police policy irrational, UK court finds

Police policy irrational, UK court finds

| 27/07/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS): A group of officers who took a legal case against the RCIPS’ mandatory retirement and re-engagement policy all the way to the UK Privy council won a re-hearing in the Grand Court on the argument that the employment of retired officers as constables regardless of their rank and circumstances before retirement is irrational. While […]

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