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MLAs ‘grossly irresponsible’, says Panton

MLAs ‘grossly irresponsible’, says Panton

| 24/02/2017 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The minister responsible for the offshore sector has described a motion by two independent opposition MLAs seeking the prosecution of attorneys and law firms as “grossly irresponsible” as it is an unwarranted attack on the very foundations of the country’s financial service sector a [...]

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Police net 222 burglars in two years

Police net 222 burglars in two years

| 24/02/2017 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The police have arrested 222 individual burglars over the last two years, many of whom have been charged and jailed. According to the newly released crime statistics for 2016, break-ins continue to dominate offences, despite a dramatic drop in the numbers from 2015 to 2016. Burglary fell b [...]

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27ft boat stolen from Governor’s Sound

27ft boat stolen from Governor’s Sound

| 24/02/2017 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Police are appealing for information about a stolen boat which was taken from a secured anchorage inside Governor’s Sound near the mangroves by the Cayman Islands Yacht Club some time on Wednesday night/Thursday morning. The missing boat is a white 27-foot centre console, with a torn Bi [...]

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Cautions law presents second chance

Cautions law presents second chance

| 24/02/2017 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The government has steered through a piece of legislation to help first time offenders avoid a criminal record over low-level crime such as possession of ganja or disorderly conduct. Premier Alden McLaughlin who, as the home affairs minister, brought the Cautions (Adult) Bill, 2017 to the [...]

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No health co-pay yet for civil service

No health co-pay yet for civil service

| 23/02/2017 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Concerns raised by public sector workers that their salaries will be cut to cover the cost of co-paying on their health insurance cover has been allayed by the Civil Service Association president, who said that no decision had been made by government to change employee benefits. John Bothw [...]

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Syed used salary advance to pay lover’s student loan

Syed used salary advance to pay lover’s student loan

| 23/02/2017

(CNS): The former UCCI president, Hassan Syed, admitted using more than $60,000 of the salary advance he got before he resigned from the college to pay off his former girlfriend’s student loan. Syed told the court that he had received approval for the CI$71,472 salary advance from Connor O’De [...]

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ESO to begin workforce survey

ESO to begin workforce survey

| 23/02/2017 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) are urging the public to cooperate with their enumerators who will begin going door-to-door to at over a 1,000 random homes on Sunday 5 March to conduct the Labour Force Survey for this spring. The survey collects data from people cu [...]

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Police charge failed robber in cash van stick-up

Police charge failed robber in cash van stick-up

| 23/02/2017

(CNS): Jerome Cunningham (24), from George Town, was expected in court Thursday morning charged with attempted murder, wounding with intent, attempted robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm in connection with the failed robbery of a cash van in the capital on Monday night. Police said t [...]

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Public cash still needed for Turtle Centre loan

Public cash still needed for Turtle Centre loan

| 23/02/2017 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The tourism minister has told the Legislative Assembly that around $4.5 million of the public cash pumped into the Cayman Turtle Centre in the last financial year went towards paying the loan to build the facility. Moses Kirkonnell said that the outstanding debt for the facility will not b [...]

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MLAs want law firms prosecuted

MLAs want law firms prosecuted

| 23/02/2017 | 133 Comments

(CNS): A last-minute private member’s motion filed in the parliament by two opposition members is calling for some of the Cayman Islands’ major law firms to be prosecuted for breaching the existing Legal Practitioners Law. Government is due to present an updated, but still controversial, [...]

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CIG about to seek consultants to restart JGHS

CIG about to seek consultants to restart JGHS

| 23/02/2017 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The education ministry has said it will soon embark on a request for proposals for consultants to complete a business case to restart the John Gray High School project. Although the high school gym is nearing completion and McAlpine has already been contracted to do that work, the rest of [...]

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