The Ministry of Education wishes to inform the general public that it is now receiving applications for local scholarships for the 2018/2019 academic year. The application period is open from 1st March 2018 and closes 30th April 2018. Those who wish to learn more information are able to attend information sessions in Cayman Brac and Grand […]
The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) in Grand Cayman, including its Business Licensing Counter on the first floor of the Government Administration Building, will close at 12 noon on Friday, 23 March 2018 to facilitate staff training. DCI’s main office will reopen on Monday, 26 March 2018 at 8.30 am, and the counter will reopen at 9 am. DCI staff apologise for any […]
The Needs Assessment Unit (NAU) staff meeting is being brought forward a week. It will now take place on Thursday, 22 March 2018, consequently the NAU in Grand Cayman will close for the afternoon from noon and the NAU in Cayman Brac will be closed for the whole day. Both offices will also be closed for […]
Please be advised that the RCIPS Criminal Records Office and the Security and Firearms Licensing Unit in Windjammer Plaza on Walkers Road will close at 2pm on Wednesday, 21 March in order to facilitate a staff meeting. The RCIPS apologizes for any inconvenience.
As part of the construction and redevelopment works being carried out at the Owen Roberts International Airport, please note the following update with respect to the new Security Screening Checkpoint Entry at the airport: Please be advised that the ORIA Security Screening Checkpoint entry will be relocated effective tomorrow morning, Thursday, 15 March.
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- Boat in trouble rescued by private vessel(CNS): Police are urging mariners to ensure they have life-jackets and other safety equipment before they go out on the water, after a member of the public rescued three men on board a small aluminum boat in trouble in South Sound last night. The men reported that the boat’s engine had failed at around 8:45pm Tuesday evening, […]
- Man with learning difficulties convicted for illegal gun(CNS): Ruben Hydes (34) was found guilty Wednesday of possessing an illegal loaded handgun, following a trial earlier this year presided over by Justice Marlene Carter, who heard the case alone without a jury. Hydes has both learning difficulties and mental health problems, which his attorney said led him to make a false confession to […]
- Public purse to pick up tab for fibre network(CNS): Public cash will be used to roll out the missing fibre network across the Cayman Islands after the cable companies operating on island failed to meet their obligations. Premier Alden McLaughlin told the Legislative Assembly that government would fund the much-needed network and claw back the money from the various communication companies that will […]
- Rivers debates Cayman’s role in Fintech Futures(CNS): As the GREAT Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong officially opened Wednesday, Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers took part in a panel discussion on ‘Fintech Futures’ and discussed Cayman’s role in the changing technology, which she said was disrupting the financial services industry. Rivers is part of the significant Cayman Islands delegation at the UK […]
- Woman charged with falsely claiming welfare(CNS): The police have charged a 64-year-old George Town woman with obtaining property by deception and providing false information to a public officer after she allegedly falsely claimed some $30,000 in welfare payments. In a press release revealing the charges, which were laid on Tuesday, the RCIPS said the woman was accused of deceiving the […]
- Cops target dump trucks and rogue drivers(CNS): As police continue their traffic operations, they have been focusing over the last week on drivers in unsafe vehicles, especially dump trucks, and drunks behind the wheel. The RCIPS said officers have not only been working to “curtail road dangers” but also responding to complaints from residents in Prospect about dump trucks that are not roadworthy or […]
- Immigration officials see tourism front-line(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association organised a tour of Grand Cayman’s larger hotels for immigration officials, as part of ongoing efforts to share with government the challenges that the industry claims it is facing in recruiting staff. Officials said that CITA’s Human Resources Advisory Committee, which has been in talks with government about immigration […]
- Premier calls out ex booze board chair(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has described the behaviour of Woody DaCosta, the former acting chair of the Liquor Licensing Board, as “terrible” and accused him of fabricating minutes and manufacturing a meeting that did not occur. During a debate in the Legislative Assembly on a government motion to indemnify the members of that board, the […]
- CIG proposing health insurance plan for over 65s(CNS): The government is embarking on a public consultation on the idea of a Standard Health Insurance Contract for seniors in the Cayman Islands aged 65 and older. The Health Insurance Commission (HIC) and Department of Health Regulatory Services (DHRS) have created a survey seeking opinions on how Cayman can best meet the unique healthcare needs […]
- Police seeking teenager missing from girls home(CNS): The police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down 15-year-old Motesha Mothen, who was last seen at school yesterday (19 March). The teenager, who is a resident of the Frances Bodden home in Bodden Town, was wearing her John Gray High School uniform when she left for school on Monday but did not […]