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ACC makes arrest in another mystery probe

ACC makes arrest in another mystery probe

| 02/03/2021

(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission reported Tuesday that a 27-year-old public servant from East End was arrested Tuesday for various corruption offences but gave no details about the case. The unidentified man is suspected of committing fraud on the government, bribery and breach of trust, contrary to the Anti-Corruption Law. The ACC said he had been […]

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Co-conspirator accuses local in guns-ganja case

Co-conspirator accuses local in guns-ganja case

| 02/03/2021

(CNS): Dencle Vic Barnes (50) from George Town has been charged with serious firearms and drug offences based on evidence given by his alleged co-conspirator in a case based on a discovery by police at Spotts Beach last year. Barnes is facing a number of charges relating to the importation of 45lbs of ganja and […]

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Police struggle with distressed woman

Police struggle with distressed woman

| 02/03/2021

(CNS): Police struggled to deal with a woman who was intoxicated and appeared to be suffering with significant mental health issues on Saturday, following a report that she was throwing rocks at traffic on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway. When police officers in uniform arrived at the scene close to SafeHaven at around 11pm, the woman […]

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Most ministers face head-to-head battles

Most ministers face head-to-head battles

| 02/03/2021

(CNS): With the exception of Roy McTaggart, all members of Cabinet running to retain their seats in the upcoming election are facing head-to-head races. Although this could make the campaign tougher than it might have been if they were facing multiple challengers to split the opposition vote, Premier Alden McLaughlin nevertheless expressed confidence on Monday […]

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Four development deals still secret

Four development deals still secret

| 02/03/2021 | 174 Comments

(CNS): Government signed at least four non-disclosure agreements with developers for major projects over the last administration in which duty or fees have been waived. But voters will not get to see what revenue has been forfeited, for what reason and who benefits, at least not before the elections. CNS made a freedom of information […]

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85% of over 60s get first COVID shot

85% of over 60s get first COVID shot

| 01/03/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Government is inching towards its first vaccination target of inoculating 90% of the over 60s with both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. On Monday officials said that 85% of the over 60s have had one shot, which means the mandatory 14-day quarantine remains in place for at least another few weeks. In total, over […]

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50 contenders declare for 2021

50 contenders declare for 2021

| 01/03/2021

(CNS): The snap election called by Premier Alden McLaughlin appears to have had an impact on the potential field of candidates for this general election. Just fifty people have formally declared for the 2021 race for the 19 constituencies, the lowest number of runners for several general elections. There are many more head to head […]

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Ex-DoT deputy to ‘drive trust’ in government

Ex-DoT deputy to ‘drive trust’ in government

| 01/03/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Oneisha Richards-Scotland, a former deputy director of marketing and promotions at the Department of Tourism, has been appointed to the governments top communication job to “drive public trust and engagement in government priorities”. Richards-Scotland was seconded to the Cabinet Office in November 2019 and will take over her new role there in May when […]

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Premier ‘bags’ his new Cabinet job

Premier ‘bags’ his new Cabinet job

| 01/03/2021 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has his eye on being the next financial services minister and combine that with his current portfolio of international affairs after the elections next month, as he expects the new government to be the third consecutive PPM-led administration. McLaughlin laid claim to the Cabinet job as he spoke to the press […]

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New T&B applications shoot up in 2020

New T&B applications shoot up in 2020

| 01/03/2021 | 11 Comments

(CNS): There were 3,861 applications for new trade and business licences in 2020, a near 23% increase in applications for new start-ups from 2019. Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) reported a significant increase in applications for both renewals and new business licences last year as people […]

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Election observers to monitor remotely

Election observers to monitor remotely

| 01/03/2021

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has told CNS that discussions are underway with the Elections Office about how Cayman can have its own independent observers on the ground for the April elections, since as the COVID-19 pandemic means that overseas observers will not be coming. The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK Branch (CPA UK) will conduct virtual […]

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