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Premier to deliver latest policy statement

Premier to deliver latest policy statement

| 29/03/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin will be delivering his government’s Strategic Policy Statement for 2020 and 2021 some time next month after the Legislative Assembly meets Wednesday for the first time this year. The statement will set out the government’s broad spending priorities for the next two years, paving the way for the budget process to […]

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Ex-customs officer facing long jail term

Ex-customs officer facing long jail term

| 28/03/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): David Lobo (33), a former customs officer convicted in a cocaine smuggling ring with four other men earlier this year, is expected to be given a lengthy jail term on Friday after the lawyers in the case made their final submission to a judge this week. Lobo, who is from Bodden Town, was the […]

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Prince opens ‘people’s airport’

Prince opens ‘people’s airport’

| 28/03/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, officially opened what the deputy premier called the ‘people’s airport’ on Wednesday evening in front of a cheering crowd in a short but well orchestrated ceremony. The royal couple touched down at Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts Internal Airport (ORIA) just before 4:00pm in the RAF Voyager, which brought […]

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Miller calls for new approach to board selection

Miller calls for new approach to board selection

| 27/03/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller, who is also Public Accounts Committee chairman, is calling for a different approach to appointing members to public sector boards, noting that government has been recycling the same old members for decades. In the PAC hearing last week, Miller said that the only reason why government was struggling to find […]

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George Town revamp still focused on roads

George Town revamp still focused on roads

| 26/03/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Government has said that it will soon be shifting focus from expanding and changing the road network in and around the capital to different elements of the long-planned George Town revitalization project, which will include its beautification. While road works continue to dominate the project and suck up most of the cash allocated to […]

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Developers vulnerable to money laundering

Developers vulnerable to money laundering

| 26/03/2019 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Developers who are selling their expensive properties directly to customers are not subject to any oversight, which the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force has said leaves them vulnerable to money laundering and terrorist financing. In the recently published mutual evaluation report for the Cayman Islands that outlined some of the threats this jurisdiction faces […]

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Son denies trying to kill his mother

Son denies trying to kill his mother

| 25/03/2019

(CNS): Jeffrey William Powery (33) pleaded guilty on Friday to wounding with intent in connection with charges against him for an attack on his mother at her West Bay home. Powery has denied trying to kill her but has admitted a violent assault that left Jolene Powery (58) in a coma more than three months […]

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Witnesses needed in fatal Brac hit-and-run

Witnesses needed in fatal Brac hit-and-run

| 24/03/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed, or has information about, the death of Mitchell Marvin Ryan (55) in a fatal hit-and-run on Cayman Brac early Friday morning to contact them. Officers from the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit on Grand Cayman are on the Brac to help local officers with the ongoing investigation […]

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Suckoo quits official opposition group

Suckoo quits official opposition group

| 22/03/2019 | 131 Comments

(CNS): Alva Suckoo, the member for Newlands, has parted company with the current opposition group and resigned as deputy leader of the official opposition. Suckoo, who has not given a reason for his decision, told CNS, “I remain part of the opposition to the government and will continue to represent my constituents and the people […]

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MLA wants law securing top CS jobs for Caymanians

MLA wants law securing top CS jobs for Caymanians

| 22/03/2019 | 127 Comments

(CNS): The independent member for George Town Central, Kenneth Bryan, has filed another private member’s motion for debate in the Legislative Assembly, when the legislators meet next month, seeking to secure and reserve senior positions in the civil service and public authorities for Caymanians. Bryan is trying again to get the government to make a […]

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Brac man killed in early morning hit-and-run

Brac man killed in early morning hit-and-run

| 22/03/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal hit-and-run in the early hours of Friday morning in which an as yet unidentified man, believed to be in his 50’s, was killed on Cayman Brac. The emergency services were called to Watering Place Road, near to the La Esperanza bar, around 4:00 this morning after […]

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