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Cabinet urged to release cruise project info

Cabinet urged to release cruise project info

| 19/09/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The campaigners who successfully petitioned to trigger a people-initiated referendum on the issue of government’s proposed cruise berthing facility have once again put pen to paper urging the Cayman Islands’ leadership to release the missing information on the project as soon as possible. After writing four times to Premier Alden McLaughlin seeking answers to […]

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Gov’t workers to ditch cars for day

Gov’t workers to ditch cars for day

| 20/09/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Hundreds of public sector workers and government employees are ditching their individual cars today in favour of car pools, buses, bicycles and their feet. The civil service is joining the globally recognised Car Free Day for the first time. Last year some 2,800 cities in 54 countries participated in the event. The commerce ministry, […]

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Minister talks regulation with offshore sector

Minister talks regulation with offshore sector

| 20/09/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers told hundreds of representatives from the offshore sector recently that government was doing all it could to deal with the new demands in financial standards. Providing a review of efforts to keep pace with new standards in tax transparency, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing, and prudential regulation, she told […]

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Cyclists and pedestrians suffer over bad driving

Cyclists and pedestrians suffer over bad driving

| 19/09/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Royal Cayman Islands Police Service statistics show that 88 cyclists and pedestrians were hit by cars last year on local roads. Three people were killed and another 57 sustained injuries, many of them serious. Although police usually issue releases when a person is killed or badly hurt on the roads, many of these collisions […]

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EIA concerns still unfounded

EIA concerns still unfounded

| 19/09/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment reviewed 140 planning and ten coastal work applications in May, June and July, but did not require any developers to conduct an environmental impact assessment. Government has pointed to this element in the National Conservation Law as one of the reasons why it created a committee to review the legislation, […]

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Activists join global demo with sunset climate strike

Activists join global demo with sunset climate strike

| 19/09/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Led by the Protect Our Future movement, young Caymanian activists will be joining in the global climate demonstration this Friday with a ‘sunset strike’ in George Town. As the Cayman Islands, like many low lying islands, face a very uncertain future as a result of global warming and rising sea levels, the younger generation […]

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Local laws under review due to vaping fears

Local laws under review due to vaping fears

| 18/09/2019 | 74 Comments

(CNS): The health ministry is reviewing local legislation in an effort to protect members of the public from the potential fatal effects that have been seen in other jurisdictions over the use of e-cigarettes and vaping. Government is aiming to implement intervention measures and ban the use of e-cigarettes by children and adolescents, as it […]

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Cayman attracts green tourism attention

Cayman attracts green tourism attention

| 18/09/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Efforts by the tourism industry and NGOs across Cayman are helping the destination earn a reputation for marine conservation. This jurisdiction has come top in several industry awards this year, including for eco-tourism. Despite government’s failure to implement enhanced marine park protections and its determination to build the controversial cruise dock, Cayman remains a […]

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Marine activist dodges charge in boat crash

Marine activist dodges charge in boat crash

| 18/09/2019 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Charges against renowned underwater photographer and environmentalist Cathy Church (74) in connection with a boat collision in January have been dropped, the police have confirmed. Church was facing charges of navigating a vessel so as to cause damage or risk of damage and a reckless and negligent act after her boat collided with another […]

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CPR expects New Year referendum

CPR expects New Year referendum

| 18/09/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Campaigners for a people-initiated referendum on the question of the proposed cruise dock have formally handed over the fully verified petition document to Cabinet. While no dates have been confirmed for the national ballot, all indications are that it is likely to take place in January next year. On Wednesday three representatives of the […]

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McAlpine makes first move on port project

McAlpine makes first move on port project

| 17/09/2019 | 73 Comments

(CNS): McAlpine, the general contractor leading the Verdant Isle Group, the winning bidder on the government’s controversial cruise project, has made an application for a coastal works licence. In its first move on the project, even though the contract with government is not yet signed, McAlpine is seeking a permit to begin bore hole testing […]

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