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Prison boss quits months after signing new contract

Prison boss quits months after signing new contract

| 22/11/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS): UPDATED: Neil Lavis, the director of HM Cayman Islands Prison Service, has resigned less than six months after signing a new contract. Ministry officials issued a formal press release, Wednesday, after Lavis handed in his resignation, Monday. The director has not said why he is leaving but co [...]

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CIG spends $1M to learn it can’t afford court

CIG spends $1M to learn it can’t afford court

| 21/11/2017 | 97 Comments
(CNS): The government has spent more than a $1 million over the last decade exploring the possibility of building a new courthouse, only to discover it can’t afford it. Court Administrator Suzanne Bothwell told Finance Committee last week that the much needed facility is still several years aw [...]

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ACC make 13th arrest in corruption probe

ACC make 13th arrest in corruption probe

| 21/11/2017
(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission say that investigators have now made the thirteenth arrest in an ongoing case that began in January of this year. Officers arrested a 31-year-old woman from Prospect Tuesday morning on suspicion of bribery of a public officer, fraud on the government and breach [...]

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Government won’t tax banks for education fund

Government won’t tax banks for education fund

| 21/11/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The premier told members of the Legislative Assembly that his government would consider the idea of an education fund that could help plug the budget gaps and cover more scholarships for Caymanians, but he said his administration was not prepared to raise the cash by putting a tax on the spre [...]

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Five on trial over violent gun fuelled feud

Five on trial over violent gun fuelled feud

| 21/11/2017
(CNS): Five people from West Bay crammed into the dock in the Grand Court Monday, as the crown opened its case against the group in relation to an attempted murder outside a West Bay Road nightclub earlier this year. Malik Mothen (35), Tashika Mothen (29), Kashwayne Hewitt (20), Daniella Tibbetts (2 [...]

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Traffic infractions cause cops continued concern

Traffic infractions cause cops continued concern

| 20/11/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Police have once again highlighted the number of traffic infractions over the weekend, Friday to Sunday, with officers making multiple arrests on the roads, from driving without a licence to drunk drivers speeding and causing crashes. Six people were arrested on suspicion of DUI, two for driv [...]

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University calls for input on search for new president

University calls for input on search for new president

| 20/11/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Roy Bodden, the president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, will be retiring next year, and in preparation for his departure the UCCI board is consulting with stakeholders about the job description before it advertises the vacancy. Officials said the next president will be expe [...]

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3 Honda SUVs stolen in George Town in one day

3 Honda SUVs stolen in George Town in one day

| 20/11/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Between one o’clock in the morning on Sunday and 3:00pm the same day police dealt with three reports of stolen Honda CRV-SUVs from three different locations around George Town. In a bizarre coincidence, the first report of a stolen vehicle came into police at just after 1:00am on 19 Nov [...]

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Customs officer charged in cocaine conspiracy

Customs officer charged in cocaine conspiracy

| 20/11/2017
(CNS): David Lobo (32), who works as a customs officer, was remanded in custody Monday after appearing in court facing cocaine charges. The Bodden Town man was arrested in June in relation to a drug conspiracy alongside two Venezuelan nationals and a Colombian but he was not charged until today. Lob [...]

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Police arrest suspect dealer at West Bay Road bar

Police arrest suspect dealer at West Bay Road bar

| 20/11/2017
(CNS): Late Sunday night police officers were called to an undisclosed bar close to Public Beach on the West Bay Road, where they arrested a 39-year-old George Town man on suspicion of possession of cocaine and ganja with intent to supply, as well as other drug-related offences. The police said the [...]

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George Town man charged with burglary

George Town man charged with burglary

| 20/11/2017
(CNS) A 30-year-old man from George Town who was arrested Friday has been charged with aggravated burglary and common assault and was due to appear in court Monday.  The local man was charged in connection with a daylight burglary on Friday 27 October in the Washington Boulevard area of George Town [...]

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