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Christmas jobs to make Cayman ‘NICE’ again

Christmas jobs to make Cayman ‘NICE’ again

| 17/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Following comments by the premier in the Legislative Assembly yesterday that government would be running the annual Christmas clean-up, officials confirmed Friday that they are now seeking applicants for the three-week programme. The National Community Enhancement Project (NICE) 2017 will pro [...]

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LA votes status for teacher, ‘lost local’ and millionaire

LA votes status for teacher, ‘lost local’ and millionaire

| 17/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Members of the Legislative Assembly voted to approve three Cabinet Caymanian Status grants Thursday for residents in three very different sets of circumstances. Chris Bounds, who taught in government schools for more than 30 years, Angelyn (nee Jackson) Zias, who was born and grew up in Cayma [...]

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MLA’s persistent CarePay inquiry shut down

MLA’s persistent CarePay inquiry shut down

| 17/11/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Persistent efforts by opposition member Chris Saunders (BTW) to get more information from the government benches about the CarePay fiasco and who else should have been held to account in connection with the scandal was shut down by the speaker of the Legislative Assembly yesterday. Saunders w [...]

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Legislators back 2-year $1.4B budget before LA adjourns

Legislators back 2-year $1.4B budget before LA adjourns

| 17/11/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Despite the criticisms hurled at government from the opposition benches during an intense week of Finance Committee, the budget got full support from the members of the Legislative Assembly Wednesday when it was put to the vote. With the exception of Bernie Bush, the CDP Unity government back [...]

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Private pensions and healthcare draining public coffers

Private pensions and healthcare draining public coffers

| 16/11/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has made his most emphatic statement yet about private sector health insurance and pensions failing the people of the Cayman Islands, describing them during Tuesday’s Finance Committee meeting as breaking the government coffers. McLaughlin said government could [...]

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Suspect smugglers use cosmetics to hide coke

Suspect smugglers use cosmetics to hide coke

| 16/11/2017
(CNS): In what appears to be a classic case of drug mules being used to smuggle class A narcotics, the Customs Department arrested two people at Owen Roberts International Airport Saturday after finding around 2lbs of cocaine concealed in hair products bottles. Officers arrested a 25-year-old Jamaic [...]

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Renewed calls for missing teen and boater

Renewed calls for missing teen and boater

| 16/11/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Police are renewing calls for information on two missing people: a teenage runaway reported missing this week and a boater who was reported missing at sea last month. The RCIPS said Thursday that Roseanna Redden (16), from Bodden Town, who is a repeat runaway from the Francis Bodden Children& [...]

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Cops seize gun and loaded magazine following call out

Cops seize gun and loaded magazine following call out

| 16/11/2017
(CNS): Police officers responding to a 911 call early this morning about a disturbance involving damage to property at a gas station off Walkers Road in George Town recovered a handgun and a loaded magazine from a car that left the scene. When police attended the gas station around 2:30am on Thursd [...]

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Corruption probe reaches a dozen arrests

Corruption probe reaches a dozen arrests

| 16/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Investigators involved in the ongoing investigation into corruption at the immigration department made their twelfth arrest Thursday. In another brief and limited statement, officials said that a 26-year-old woman from George Town was taken into custody this morning, but there was no indicat [...]

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Victim attacked with bottles outside bar

Victim attacked with bottles outside bar

| 16/11/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS is investigating a violent assault at around 2:00 this morning, Thursday 16 November, near to Tropical Plaza, off Smith Road in George Town. Police said they were dispatched to the area following a 911 call to report an assault where bottles were being thrown at a man who was on the [...]

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No record of Florida fugitive in Cayman

No record of Florida fugitive in Cayman

| 16/11/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Local authorities say they have no record of a fugitive from Pasco County, Florida, being in the Cayman Islands, following news reports in the United States that Joseph Burke (53) may have fled here after scamming another man out of $100,000 in a house sale con. “Currently there is no [...]

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