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Report backs activists’ claims on beach access

Report backs activists’ claims on beach access

| 22/02/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Government’s most recent and updated review of beach access points and rights of way around all three Cayman Islands backs claims by local activists who have been raising the alarm that the majority are blocked or inaccessible in some way. The final report was published this week and sh [...]

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Court boss tells PAC situation is ‘dire’

Court boss tells PAC situation is ‘dire’

| 21/02/2018 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Court Administrator Suzanne Bothwell, appearing before the Public Accounts Committee Wednesday, told members that the situation at the court was dire. Called as a witness by the committee to talk about the qualifications for the audit of the judicial administration’s books, Bothwell was [...]

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More confusion over new licence plates

More confusion over new licence plates

| 21/02/2018
I know that DVDL is telling people to come pick up their new licence plates. To replace them, we are supposed to bring in our old plates, logbook and windscreen coupon. I’m confused why we have to peel off the old coupon to get our new plate. Seems a waste of time to do that […] [...]

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Realtor makes eleventh hour confession

Realtor makes eleventh hour confession

| 21/02/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): A real estate agent who was on trial for theft this week came clean Friday, just before his case was to go to the jury for deliberation. After admitting that he stole $43,000 from a client who was trying to buy a piece of land, Antonio “Toni” Paolini (77) will be sentenced in April [&hell [...]

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Fire crews extinguish dump blaze in 3 hours

Fire crews extinguish dump blaze in 3 hours

| 21/02/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: Officials said that the dump blaze that ignited yesterday lunchtime has been successfully extinguished after fire fighters, including off-duty personnel, worked for three hours to bring it under control. “Upon arrival, we found the fire was located on south side of the main landfi [...]

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Suspect charged over fraudulent incorporation

Suspect charged over fraudulent incorporation

| 21/02/2018
(CNS): A Bodden Town man has been formally charged with forgery and uttering a false document, the police have said. The unidentified 42-year-old man is due to appear in court on 20 March after the charges were laid Monday in relation to documents submitted by the man in 2012 and 2013 to incorporate [...]

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Roulstone moved to HR job weeks after OMB appointment

Roulstone moved to HR job weeks after OMB appointment

| 20/02/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Less than four weeks after Sharon Roulstone was appointed to the Office of the Ombudsman to handle complaints about the civil service, senior officials have announced that she is being seconded to the National Human Resources Department to head up the new department. Government began the recr [...]

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Auditor invites public opinion on oversight

Auditor invites public opinion on oversight

| 20/02/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): With plans to undertake five performance audits this year, looking at education, diversifying the economy, efficiency of the court system, improving financial accountability and transparency, and government’s use of outsourced services, the Office of the Auditor General is asking the public [...]

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Rapist jailed for 13 years

Rapist jailed for 13 years

| 20/02/2018 | 48 Comments
(CNS): Marlon Porter, who was found guilty of raping a woman during a four-hour ordeal at a remote location in George Town in 2016, has been jailed for 13 years. The 37-year-old man was convicted last October by a jury of rape, assault and causing harassment and distress after he had also threatene [...]

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Logic accused of pirating Winter Olympics

Logic accused of pirating Winter Olympics

| 20/02/2018 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The owner of Cayman 27, which has the exclusive rights to broadcast the 2018 Winter Olympics, has accused its rival cable firm of illegally broadcasting coverage. Having served the firm with a cease and desist order, Cayman 27 officials said Logic has now ‘blacked out’ the games. Hurl [...]

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Scientists warn sea level rise will be dramatic

Scientists warn sea level rise will be dramatic

| 20/02/2018 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Millions of people living in low-lying areas such as the Cayman Islands are at increased risk that rising oceans will have a greater impact and be harder to stop or reverse than previously believed, despite cuts in emissions, scientists say in a new study. Sea level rise is a major consequenc [...]

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