Archive for September 22nd, 2022

Local banks begin adjusting rates after Fed hike

Local banks begin adjusting rates after Fed hike

| 22/09/2022 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Local high street banks began announcing plans to increase their own interest rates following the three-quarter percent point hike by the Federal Reserve, Wednesday. Cayman National Bank and Proven Bank (formerly Fidelity) both advised customers that their CI$ and US$ Prime Lending Rates will increase from 5.50% to 6.25% from Friday. CIBC FirstCaribbean said […]

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Suspended civil servants mostly from law enforcement

Suspended civil servants mostly from law enforcement

| 22/09/2022 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Nine of the thirteen public servants who were on required leave from the civil service in March this year, on full pay, as a result of pending criminal cases or internal probes were from law enforcement agencies. In response to a freedom of information request by CNS, the Portfolio of the Civil Service released […]

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Man due in court over bullet-proof vest

Man due in court over bullet-proof vest

| 22/09/2022

(CNS): A 51-year-old West Bay man, who was arrested in July for possessing a bullet-proof vest, has now been charged and is due to appear in court, Monday. Police seized the illegal vest during a search carried out on 1 July at an address on Pleasant Drive, West Bay. It was one of two searches […]

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Cops bust Brac man over forged notes and drugs

Cops bust Brac man over forged notes and drugs

| 22/09/2022

(CNS): A resident on Cayman Brac was arrested yesterday, for uttering a forged note and various drug offences after he tried to use a fake $100 bill at two places on the island. Police said that they were called to one of the businesses where the man had attempted to use the counterfeit bill and […]

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Ebanks latest minister to come down with COVID-19

Ebanks latest minister to come down with COVID-19

| 22/09/2022 | 6 Comments

(CNS) André Ebanks, the Minister for Financial Services and Commerce, as well as Investment, Innovation and Social Development, has tested positive for COVID-19. Ebanks (WBS) tested positive in a lateral flow test (LFT) he took Thursday morning and was said to be awaiting the results of a confirmatory PCR test when officials released the information. […]

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Engine trouble lands migrants in East End

Engine trouble lands migrants in East End

| 22/09/2022 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A boat carrying six men and one woman who were heading from Cuba to Honduras arrived in East End, off Morritts Tortuga Club at around 2:3am, Wednesday, 21 September after experiencing engine trouble, the Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) has confirmed. This latest group of seven migrants disembarked the vessel and were […]

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Bush claims harassment allegations are false

Bush claims harassment allegations are false

| 22/09/2022 | 157 Comments

(CNS): Posting on a social media forum Thursday morning, Speaker McKeeva Bush said the sexual harassment allegations against him are false and made comments likely to stir up further uncertainty over the future of the PACT Government. The West Bay veteran MP still hadn’t officially resigned from his post at the time, and despite reportedly […]

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CINWS warns of potential stormy weather

CINWS warns of potential stormy weather

| 22/09/2022 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Experts at the Cayman Islands National Weather Service are keeping a very close eye on the active tropical wave currently moving across the southeastern Caribbean and have issued a potential severe weather notice. The disturbance is forecast to move over the western Caribbean in the next five days and likely to become a tropical […]

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