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Governor reviews extradition request

Governor reviews extradition request

| 20/01/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands governor has not yet certified a request by the Turkish government to extradite a German citizen who was arrested on an Interpol warrant in Cayman when he arrived here on a cruise ship last November. Celal Kildag (58) appeared in court Friday on the eve of the legal deadli [...]

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Ministry admits second WB teacher on leave

Ministry admits second WB teacher on leave

| 20/01/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS): Education officials have confirmed that a second teacher at the primary school in West Bay had been placed on required leave by the department in November over an allegation of assault on a student. The revelation came at a meeting with the press Thursday, where Education Minister Tara Rivers [...]

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Five arrested in immigration corruption probe

Five arrested in immigration corruption probe

| 19/01/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Five people have been arrested by investigators from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), with the assistance of the RCIPS, on suspicion of bribing public officials, fraud on government and breach of trust. While the ACC and police gave no details about the case, the home affairs ministry co [...]

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Ministry denies school mould problem

Ministry denies school mould problem

| 18/01/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The education ministry has denied that a West Bay school has been condemned because of mould or that any notices have been sent to parents of children attending Sir John A Cumber Primary School that it will be rebuilt over the summer. Ministry officials dismissed claims posted on social media [...]

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Speeding lawyer lied to court again

Speeding lawyer lied to court again

| 18/01/2017 | 70 Comments
(CNS): Simon Courtney, a corporate lawyer jailed last year for mowing down two tourists walking along the West Bay Road while he was driving a souped-up sports car after a champagne brunch, was accused of lying to the court again in another case of dangerous driving. Magistrate Valdis Foldats descri [...]

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Over 21,000 registered to vote

Over 21,000 registered to vote

| 17/01/2017 | 49 Comments
(CNS): After a surge in registration over the last few days of the Election Office drive, more than 21,000 people are expected to be eligible to vote in the historic general election on 24 May. Supervisor of Elections Wesley Howell said that over 300 new voter registration applications were received [...]

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Consultants to cost new Sunrise Centre

Consultants to cost new Sunrise Centre

| 17/01/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The education ministry has awarded a contract to Rider Levett Bucknall to come up with an outline business case (OBC) for the new Sunrise Adult Training Centre (SRC). Officials said the consultants will review the cost of possible options to develop a new and expanded facility in a more centr [...]

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Suspect bites cop during arrest

Suspect bites cop during arrest

| 16/01/2017
(CNS): Police management raised concerns Monday about the abuse and violence police officers endured over the weekend while carrying out arrests in the wake of three separate incidents. Suspects accused of DUI, burglary and one wanted on a warrant were involved in assaults on five police officers, o [...]

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Work to start on young offenders unit

Work to start on young offenders unit

| 14/01/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): The government has said that it is staring work on a long-awaited facility to house young offenders that have been jailed by the courts, which will finally see juveniles separated from adult prisoners. The Cayman government has been breaching its own Constitution for several years because th [...]

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CIG seeks input ahead of UK-Brexit talks

CIG seeks input ahead of UK-Brexit talks

| 13/01/2017 | 86 Comments
(CNS): As government leaders prepare for their trip to London for a special Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) meeting in February to discuss the impact of Britain’s departure from the European Union, the Cabinet Office is seeking the public’s views on Brexit. Officials said [...]

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CIG may fund struggling artists

CIG may fund struggling artists

| 13/01/2017 | 86 Comments
(CNS): The plight of local artists who struggle to make end meets and cover basic needs, such as health insurance, during periods when they cannot sell their work could be funded by public cash, officials have said, as part of a support system for the local arts. As government engages in a public co [...]

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