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PR applicant takes CIG to court over delay

PR applicant takes CIG to court over delay

| 06/12/2016 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Three years after government stopped hearing permanent residency claims because of a legal hurdle that officials seem unable to tackle, an applicant has finally turned to the courts for judicial review. Mark Edmunds, who works in the offshore sector and made his application to become a per [...]

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More change ahead for CS, says new leader

More change ahead for CS, says new leader

| 06/12/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): After ten years at the helm of the Cayman Islands Civil Service Association President, James Watler has stepped down and John Bothwell, senior research officer at the Department of Environment, has taken over the reins after he was selected by the membership last month to become the 22nd [...]

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Two car smash caused massive tail-backs

Two car smash caused massive tail-backs

| 05/12/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): A major car crash on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway behind Buckingham Square closed both lanes on Friday evening just after 4pm when the weekend rush hour began. Two people were said to have sustained injuries, though not life threatening, and they were taken to [...]

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GT man charged with stabbing victim in neck

GT man charged with stabbing victim in neck

| 02/12/2016

(CNS): A 38-year-old man from George Town is expected to appear in court today to face a list of offences regarding a stabbing on Monday night on Webb Road, off North Sound Way. The victim had arrived at the George Town hospital with a stab wound to his neck sometime after 9:30pm on 28 November a [...]

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CIG comes through on promised CS pay hike

CIG comes through on promised CS pay hike

| 01/12/2016 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Around 1,500 civil servants will be getting an early Christmas present form government following an announcement Thursday evening that the stagnation in public sector workers’ pay was being addressed in this month’s pay packet. Following through on a promise made in the premier’s str [...]

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Dozens of locals compete for 15 firefighter spots

Dozens of locals compete for 15 firefighter spots

| 01/12/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service has begun the competitive element of its recruitment process to fill 15 entry-level jobs. Officials said that 79 Caymanian applicants who met the criteria test when they applied took the 20 question Fire Service entry exam last week. The potential recruits w [...]

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Education plan ‘much too ambitious’

Education plan ‘much too ambitious’

| 01/12/2016 | 36 Comments

(CNS): A consultant engaged by the education ministry to review its education plan of action has described it as “much too ambitious” and warned that the content of the plan is unmanageable within the short time frame set out for implementation. The respected Canadian educational leader, Dr A [...]

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Input sought on beneficial ownership plan

Input sought on beneficial ownership plan

| 01/12/2016

(CNS Business): Government is hoping to steer through amendments to the Companies Law in January to allow the development of a centralised platform for beneficial ownership information and is seeking comment on the proposals. The financial services ministry has stated that it will not consider th [...]

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GT harbour channel markers replaced by Port

GT harbour channel markers replaced by Port

| 30/11/2016 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Staff at the Department of Environment have been unfairly criticized this week over missing channel markers in the George Town Harbour because it is the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands and not that department which is responsible for them. However, the DoE has confirmed that after con [...]

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Police save man from rough seas off BT beach

Police save man from rough seas off BT beach

| 29/11/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The police saved a man from drowning on Friday evening after he was pulled from the rough sea at around 8pm near the Bodden Town Cemetery. The 911 Communications Centre received a report that a man was seen in distress in the sea and within minutes a marine officer responded from Coewood B [...]

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Witnesses wanted in year-old teen drowning case

Witnesses wanted in year-old teen drowning case

| 29/11/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): UPDATED – The police appeal to the public to find two people who may have seen what happened to 14-year-old Risco Yaris Batten, who died swimming at the beach last year near South Sound Cemetery has paid off. The RCIPS said the couple had come forward following the release of images [...]

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