Archive for January 2nd, 2014

DVDL deputy is new acting director at DVES

| 02/01/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Richard Simms has been appointed as Acting Director of the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES), effective 1 January 2014, following the departure of John Carey from the post as Director on 31 December. Simms has been seconded from Department of Vehicle and Driver’s License (DVDL) where he has been Deputy Director, and his position there has been temporarily filled by  Mario M. Ebanks, who has been appointed as Acting Deputy Director of DVDL, effective 1 January 2014. Both appointments have been approved by the chief officer of the Ministry of Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure, Alan Jones.

A release from DVES said that Simms brings a wealth of leadership, knowledge and experience to the post and it is envisioned that he will be a valuable asset to the DVES during this secondment. He will be assisted by the Deputy Director Stephen Quinland.

Ebanks is the current Finance Manager at DVDL, according to a release from that department. During his tenure at DVDL he has been involved in a number of projects assisting the Deputy Director and Director. He has a wealth of experience in financial and other related human resources matters that will greatly assist the department during Simms's absence. 

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Two serious road accidents early New Year’s Day

| 02/01/2014 | 15 Comments

(CNS): A young man has been airlifted off-island in critical condition and another is in hospital in George Town as a result of two road crashes in the early hours of Wednesday 1 January. Police say that at 3:08am yesterday the RCIPS responded to a report of a serious accident involving one vehicle that had collided with a utility pole in the vicinity of 1290 Bodden Town Road. The 21-year-old driver was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town in critical condition and airlifted off island for treatment the same day (1 January 2014). And a two-vehicle accident on Crew Road, George Town, which involved a Ford Ranger and a Honda car, was reported to the police at 4:22 Wednesday morning.

The 48-year-old driver of the Ford Ranger was not admitted to hospital. However, a 39-year-old man who was driving the Honda is said to be in stable condition and undergoing treatment at the George Town hospital.


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