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GT shooting marks first murder in 2018

GT shooting marks first murder in 2018

| 21/01/2018 | 9 Comments
(CNS): UPDATED A man has died after he was shot multiple time on Saturday night in George Town. Police have not yet revealed the full details of the killing but said they were called to the scene where the man was gunned down at around 9:20 yesterday evening on Eastern Avenue, in the car park of W [...]

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Premier accuses CJ of not having a plan

Premier accuses CJ of not having a plan

| 19/01/2018 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Comments by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie about government’s failure to address the much-needed court-house were refuted by the premier during his Chamber of Commerce Legislative Lunch speech Thursday, though he acknowledged the much-needed facility has been under discussion for a decad [...]

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Premier rails against lack of praise

Premier rails against lack of praise

| 19/01/2018 | 81 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin told a room full of business delegates that things were going very well for Cayman but took aim at populist rhetoric, negative public comments and a critical local media for not shouting from the rooftops about Cayman’s success story. The leader of the current U [...]

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Chief justice accuses CIG of ignoring judicial crisis

Chief justice accuses CIG of ignoring judicial crisis

| 18/01/2018 | 122 Comments
(CNS): Chief Justice Anthony Smellie pulled no punches in his address at the 2018 Opening of the Grand Court Wednesday, when he criticised the government for failing to understand the constitutional crisis in the justice system and the urgent need for a new court-house. He has raised the issue almos [...]

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Government still breaking spending rules

Government still breaking spending rules

| 17/01/2018 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) has concerns that government officials are still not following the proper process when it spends public money especially when contracting sole suppliers to do government business. In her latest report reviewing government’s financial reporting, al [...]

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CIG accounts almost there after a decade of trying

CIG accounts almost there after a decade of trying

| 17/01/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The auditor general has produced a report analysing the government’s financial accounts for the year ending June 2016 and for the first time since the accounting system changed in 2005, none of the 42 entities audited received an adverse or disclaimed opinion and 30 managed an unqualif [...]

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Cops and DoA focus on dangerous dogs

Cops and DoA focus on dangerous dogs

| 17/01/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): After three feral dogs chased and bit a cyclist on Friday, the RCIPS and the Department of Agriculture have joined forces to round up ferocious, stray or out-of-control dogs. The cyclist, who was riding along Finch Drive in West Bay, was bitten on his ankle as he tried to fend the dogs off. N [...]

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Local musician critical after shooting

Local musician critical after shooting

| 16/01/2018 | 72 Comments
(CNS): Dexter Bodden, a well-known local musician, is in hospital in critical condition after he was shot by a lone gunman outside his home in George Town yesterday evening. The police said that Bodden, who is also known as the Calypso Cowboy, had arrived at his house at the junction of Avon Way and [...]

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Officials call for civil servants’ payoffs to be public

Officials call for civil servants’ payoffs to be public

| 16/01/2018 | 32 Comments
(CNS): Public Accounts Committee Chair Ezzard Miller and the auditor general have both said that the amount paid to senior civil servants who are let go from government should be made public because the people are ultimately footing the bill. With unsubstantiated claims from numerous sources that th [...]

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CIG to meet EU and OECD on ‘economic substance’ issue

CIG to meet EU and OECD on ‘economic substance’ issue

| 16/01/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Officials from the financial services ministry have confirmed that Cayman has been invited to a meeting with the European Union and the OECD, along with five other jurisdictions, on the latest European grey-list. The ministry said the informal voluntary meeting was to discuss the definition [...]

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Police on the scene of George Town shooting

Police on the scene of George Town shooting

| 15/01/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Police are at the scene of a shooting that happened at around 6:30 this evening on Eastern Avenue near to the junction of Avon Way. One man has been taken to hospital with a gunshot wound, a spokesperson from the RCIPS confirmed in a brief alert about the shooting. Eastern Avenue was partial [...]

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