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Seeing can mean believing

Seeing can mean believing

| 02/09/2015 | 11 Comments

Miss Represented writes: The annual release of the ever improving results from the government schools has yet again stirred up debate, fuelled in the main by those that doubt their legitimacy. In some ways this skepticism about government data is not without foundation. Other arms of government have fudged figures in the past, yet the […]

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Sickness breaks out at Red Bay Primary

Sickness breaks out at Red Bay Primary

| 02/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): An outbreak of possible food poisoning at the Red Bay Primary School has triggered a major clean-up operation at the canteen during the first week back to school. Education officials said some students and teachers were taken ill after lunch Wednesday and the Department of Environmental Health was called in to investigate. 

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Advisor raises option of alternative justice

Advisor raises option of alternative justice

| 02/09/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Police in Cayman are unable to exercise any discretion when it comes to offences, leaving all charging decisions to the director of public prosecutions (DPP), who has a stark choice between charging or dismissing. As a result. the country may be missing out on alternative ways of addressing less serious crime that could reduce […]

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Burglars go back to school for crime spree

Burglars go back to school for crime spree

| 02/09/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Burglars made off with a fax machine, lap top, phone and other items after two separate school break-ins this week. Police said that teachers and staff discovered the break-in at Savannah Primary School on Sunday 30 August after the premises had been secured the night before following a uniform sale ahead of the new […]

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US & Swiss agencies set to reveal more on FIFA probes

US & Swiss agencies set to reveal more on FIFA probes

| 01/09/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Swiss authorities have confirmed that they will be holding a joint press conference in Zürich later this month with the US Department of Justice to speak about their respective investigations into the FIFA corruption scandal. US Attorney General Loretta Lynch and her Swiss counterpart, Michael Lauber, will talk to the press on 14 […]

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General secretary resigns from CIFA

General secretary resigns from CIFA

| 01/09/2015 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Paul Macey has resigned from the Cayman Islands Football Association just days after he and most of the other members of its executive committee were re-instated during the annual general meeting on Saturday. The news comes against the backdrop of a possible local corruption probe into the local football body after its annual audit […]

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Ministry defends choice of consultants

Ministry defends choice of consultants

| 01/09/2015 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The Education Ministry has roundly defended its decision to choose consultants with no experience at all inspecting government schools anywhere to conduct its baseline inspection of all the Cayman Islands’ government schools. The ministry has also strongly refuted accusations that this report has been doctored, as turned out to be the case with a […]

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Shapps: Civil liberties should be for all

Shapps: Civil liberties should be for all

| 01/09/2015 | 46 Comments

(CNS): The UK’s temporary overseas territories minister has said that the British government will not intervene regarding local legislation to provide for same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands but he made it clear that liberty is for everyone and not just some groups. As Cayman faces the question of addressing civil unions for members of […]

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Cops net one machete robber, hunting for another

Cops net one machete robber, hunting for another

| 01/09/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the hunt for a second suspect in a street mugging on Monday evening after one man was arrested. Two men armed with a machete held up a 45-year-old man from West Bay in the Banana Walk area of Cruz Lane in central George Town at around 5:30pm, according to a police […]

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