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Blue iguanas’ fight for survival hangs in balance

Blue iguanas’ fight for survival hangs in balance

| 01/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Queen Elizabeth II Royal Botanic Park will soon have a fence surrounding its 65 acres to keep out unwanted predators and protect Cayman’s endemic blue iguana. Having been rescued from the brink of extinction by the team at the Blue Iguana Recovery Program (BIRP), led by Fred Burton, there are still mounting threats to the unique reptile‘s […]

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Taking a balanced view on cruise berthing

Taking a balanced view on cruise berthing

| 01/07/2015 | 0 Comments

ACT writes: There is an element of sensationalism creeping into the public debate on the cruise berthing facility. But this initiative is too important to debate on pure emotions. The Association for the Advancement of Cruise Tourism in the Cayman Islands (ACT) believes that there are a number of salient facts that everyone in the […]

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US to open Cuba embassy later this month

US to open Cuba embassy later this month

| 01/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of embassies in both Havana and Washington Wednesday after the American and Cuban governments finalized an agreement. Since December, the two countries have been negotiating to restore ties after half a century of animosity and the US embassy in Havana could open this month. Ending the freeze with […]

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Most civil servants can sign PIR petition

Most civil servants can sign PIR petition

| 01/07/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The deputy governor has confirmed that most civil servants can sign petitions relating to people initiated referendums and has recirculated the public sector policy on petitions. With the launch of a new petition Monday seeking a people’s national poll on the issue of the cruise port, civil servants have questioned whether they can safely […]

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Thieves make-off with 34-ft boat

Thieves make-off with 34-ft boat

| 30/06/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The police are appealing to the public for information regarding the theft of a boat from a dock at Raleigh Quay, in Governor’s Harbour, sometime over the last month. Police said that the owner reported the 34-ft centre console boat missing to police on Saturday but he was uncertain as to exactly when the […]

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Another top job opens in civil service

Another top job opens in civil service

| 30/06/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): As succession planning remains a key issue in the civil service, the retirement of a top public sector boss in September will open up yet another critical leadership post in government. Jen Dixon, the director of the Department of Children and Family Services, will be retiring on 1 September and officials have not revealed […]

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New election landscape has 19 seats

New election landscape has 19 seats

| 30/06/2015 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Draft maps drawn up by the Electoral Boundary Commission to introduce single member constituencies and one man, one vote in time for the 2017 general election have nineteen seats. The proposed changes to the Cayman Islands political landscape have been published on the Elections Office website and are understood to be displayed in district […]

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CONCACAF hires consultants to help clean shop

CONCACAF hires consultants to help clean shop

| 30/06/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): As the regional football body, CONCACAF, comes to terms with is central role in the ongoing FIFA scandal and criminal investigations, Ted Howard, the current acting general secretary, has confirmed that it has hired a management consultancy firm to review the federation’s operations. A release from CONCACAF Tuesday said that firm Alvarez & Marsal […]

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New pension bill aims for ‘culture of compliance’

New pension bill aims for ‘culture of compliance’

| 30/06/2015 | 27 Comments

(CNS): With hundreds of local employers failing to comply with their pension obligations, the employment minister hopes a newly drafted proposed pension bill will foster a greater culture of compliance and improve the prospects of retirement for Cayman’s pensioners. Among the numerous changes, including raising the retirement age to 65 and increasing the amount of […]

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