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Activists confident as they launch ‘No’ campaign

Activists confident as they launch ‘No’ campaign

| 21/11/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cruise Port Referendum group kicked off their formal ‘No to the Port’ campaign Wednesday night on a confident note. Described as a David versus Goliath story, the volunteers and activists were positive about the road ahead. In four weeks Caymanians will go to the polls to vote for or against the proposed port […]

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MLA claims to be listening to voters on port

MLA claims to be listening to voters on port

| 21/11/2019 | 25 Comments

MLA Barbara Conolly (GTS) writes: When I campaigned during the 2017 general elections I asked the people to vote for me because I was willing to do what is right for the benefit of our people and these beautiful Cayman Islands. I have thought long and hard about the various issues surrounding the proposed cruise […]

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Prince Andrew pushed from royal duties

Prince Andrew pushed from royal duties

| 21/11/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Queen Elizabeth has moved to curtail the damaging fallout from Prince Andrew’s calamitous BBC interview last weekend about his friendship with the convicted, but deceased, child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. In an official statement released Wednesday, as criticisms of the prince mounted, the Duke of York (59) said he would “step back from public […]

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Small fire drives students out of school

Small fire drives students out of school

| 20/11/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The John Gray High School (JGHS) campus was evacuated Wednesday morning after a small fire ignited under the stairs at the doorway of one of the modular classrooms. When smoke was spotted just before 8am, the students were immediately evacuated from all buildings and taken to the school fields and muster points in line […]

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Mac steps up attacks on CPR

Mac steps up attacks on CPR

| 20/11/2019 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Speaker McKeeva Bush has directly attacked the local Cruise Port Referendum (CPR) activists who successfully campaigned to trigger a people’s referendum on the port project. At a government meeting on Tuesday, Bush made several misleading claims about the campaign and the cruise project before urging the people of West Bay not to listen to […]

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CIG secures $153M loan at 3.25%

CIG secures $153M loan at 3.25%

| 20/11/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Finance Minister Roy McTaggart revealed that Butterfield Bank has won government’s tender for a new loan to partially replace the bond debt that it will pay off in full this Friday. As Finance Committee opened Wednesday, the minister explained the 10-year-old US$312 million bullet bond will be cleared at the end of the week […]

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Beach Bay project goes back to CPA

Beach Bay project goes back to CPA

| 20/11/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority will be examining the application for a proposed ten-storey hotel and residences in Beach Bay once again on Wednesday, after the developers submitted new plans to address a list of issues raised by the CPA concerning the original plan. However, the new application has not found favour with residents in […]

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Minister dodges health cover issue

Minister dodges health cover issue

| 19/11/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The health minister said very little about the pressing issue of health insurance costs when he spoke for almost two hours on Monday during the debate on the Unity government’s $2 billion budget. Despite having some of the most intractable problems of any minister, including garbage collection failures and the increasing struggle many face […]

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BA adds 5th flight to schedule

BA adds 5th flight to schedule

| 19/11/2019 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ record-breaking overnight tourism received another boost this month after British Airways confirmed that it will be adding a fifth flight to its weekly schedule to the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands next spring. The flights from Heathrow in London will be flying into and departing from Owen Roberts Airport from April […]

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Montessori model gets another good grade

Montessori model gets another good grade

| 19/11/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Montessori School of Cayman, based in the South Sound area, became the fourth pre-school using this model given a ‘good’ grade by government inspectors. The Montessori model is dominating the successful inspection reports of early learning in Cayman, with only one other pre-school surpassing these four schools.

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LA backs CIG’s $2 billion budget

LA backs CIG’s $2 billion budget

| 19/11/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): All of the members still in the Legislative Assembly backed the government’s massive spending plan for 2020/21 when the vote was called on Monday evening for the biggest ever budget in Cayman’s history. As Premier Alden McLaughlin wrapped up the debate, he denied it was an electioneering budget, saying this was “demonstrably untrue”, as […]

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