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Who will be fired over CarePay? Saunders asks

Who will be fired over CarePay? Saunders asks

| 11/10/2017 | 107 Comments
(CNS): Around a dozen public officials were involved in the contract for a hospital card payment system, CarePay, that eventually landed then HSA chair Canover Watson in jail, and during a Public Accounts Committee hearing on Tuesday MLA Chris Saunders wanted to know if anybody would be sacked over [...]

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MLA takes aim at hospital’s management

MLA takes aim at hospital’s management

| 10/10/2017 | 68 Comments
(CNS): The representative for Bodden Town West made it clear he was far from impressed by the answers given to the Public Accounts Committee Tuesday by Health Services Authority bosses. Chris Saunders, who is an accountant, said the numbers in the hospital accounts simply did not add up and he had s [...]

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DoE confirms coral damage from Kittiwake

DoE confirms coral damage from Kittiwake

| 09/10/2017 | 96 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: The Department of Environment completed a preliminary assessment Monday of the damage that the sunken wreck, USS  Kittiwake, has caused to coral in the area after the artificial reef shifted during the recent high seas from Tropical Storm Nate. Officials said the wreck’s movem [...]

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Cops face weekend of violence

Cops face weekend of violence

| 09/10/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Police arrested 34 people over the weekend for various offences, from violent assaults to outstanding warrants. A teenage girl and a 49-year-old man are two of the suspects who remain in police custody after two particularly violent but separate incidents on Friday and Saturday night in West [...]

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Motorcyclist killed in crash with truck

Motorcyclist killed in crash with truck

| 08/10/2017 | 36 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: Police have confirmed that the man who was killed following a collision in East End involving a motor bike and a truck near to the blow-holes Sunday was 30-year-old Caymanian Tonie Rodrigues of East End. The RCIPS said that emergency services responded to the scene of the colli [...]

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DG quashes damaging rumours after Compass blunder

DG quashes damaging rumours after Compass blunder

| 06/10/2017 | 112 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: The fallout of a completely false story published by the Cayman Compass this morning, both in print and online, about a highly respected, very senior civil servant prompted Deputy Governor Franz Manderson to issue a statement Friday evening to stress how factually wrong the article wa [...]

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MLA calls for clarity on job criteria

MLA calls for clarity on job criteria

| 06/10/2017 | 72 Comments
(CNS): The independent member for George Town Central is calling for a national list of jobs, clarifying the criteria, to help address the mounting concerns about rogue employers manipulating recruitment to favour cheap labour over locals. Kenneth Bryan plans to file a private member’s motion [...]

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Armed cops called to school fight

Armed cops called to school fight

| 06/10/2017 | 79 Comments
(CNS): The head of John Gray High School has confirmed that there was a series of violent incidents at the school at the end of last week and the beginning of this that have resulted in arrests after armed police were called to the school. But he said the situation has been dealt with “firmly [...]

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Pension exodus emerging as reality

Pension exodus emerging as reality

| 05/10/2017 | 183 Comments
(CNS): The predicted exodus of expatriate workers as a result of  changes to the pensions law appears to be becoming a challenging reality for Cayman. From small businesses losing experienced staff to mass departures from larger employers, the warnings that more than two thousand people could leave [...]

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Customs officer suspended in corruption case

Customs officer suspended in corruption case

| 04/10/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): An unidentified senior female customs officer has been suspended from her job as a result of allegations of corruption, Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said in a release Wednesday. No details have been revealed about the latest law enforcement official to be placed on required leave as [...]

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Plea deal law proposed for crime witnesses

Plea deal law proposed for crime witnesses

| 04/10/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Legal authorities in the Cayman Islands are contemplating a new piece of legislation to allow prosecutors to cut a deal with criminal witnesses to reduce their sentences for related convictions or to help a witness evade prosecution. Cayman currently has no formal plea deal system and when wi [...]

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