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Cultural policy to protect local artists

Cultural policy to protect local artists

| 26/04/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): A new government policy document that has now been made public aims for the first time to formally protect local artists and give them the support they need to work. After much research and a lengthy public consultation period, the premier’s ministry has shaped a policy direction for herita [...]

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Animal activists target Carnival’s turtle farm trips

Animal activists target Carnival’s turtle farm trips

| 25/04/2017 | 74 Comments
(CNS): World Animal Protection, the UK-based animal rights charity, is turning its attention to Carnival Cruise Lines as it continues its five-year campaign against the Cayman Turtle Centre (previously the Cayman Turtle Farm). This week WPA has launched a petition calling on the leading cruise line [...]

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Elections to be monitored by CPA observers

Elections to be monitored by CPA observers

| 25/04/2017
(CNS Elections): With Cayman about to engage in its first election under the new system of ‘one man, one vote’ in single-member constituencies, officials have confirmed that a team of observers will be coming to Cayman to oversee the 24 May General Election. Following on from a successful missio [...]

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DVDL replacing over 2,400 temp plates

DVDL replacing over 2,400 temp plates

| 24/04/2017 | 63 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing has revealed that there are around 2,400 temporary vehicle registration plates that now need to be replaced. In a release from the DVDL Monday, officials said that the replacement process started last week and that by the end of next month al [...]

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PPM plans to take work permits from immigration

PPM plans to take work permits from immigration

| 24/04/2017 | 89 Comments
(CNS): If re-elected to government next month, the new PPM administration will be taking work-permit decisions away from the immigration department and putting them in the hands of the employment ministry with a new human resources authority. Speaking at the Progressives’ George Town meeting o [...]

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Premier presses party message home

Premier presses party message home

| 21/04/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS Elections): The importance of having a strong team bound by agreed and cohesive policies was a major theme in Premier Alden McLaughlin’s speech as he launched the PPM’s election campaign on Cayman Brac Thursday night. With 35 independents running in the May General Election, McLaughlin stre [...]

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Hurricane Hunter to stop in Cayman

Hurricane Hunter to stop in Cayman

| 20/04/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS): The US Air Force Reserve Command’s WC-130J Hurricane Hunter and its crew as well as experts from the National Hurricane Center will be visiting Cayman next week as part of a regional tour ahead of the 2017 hurricane season, which starts in about six weeks. The news comes just after a rare s [...]

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Arden calls for taxes to pay for education

Arden calls for taxes to pay for education

| 20/04/2017 | 103 Comments
(CNS Elections): The incumbent member for East End became the first candidate in the televised election forums so far to raise the sticky issue of taxes, after several weeks of candidates rolling out wish lists, in many cases without indicating how they propose to pay for them. But Arden McLean buck [...]

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How is stamp duty assessed on inherited property?

How is stamp duty assessed on inherited property?

| 20/04/2017
I am leaving my house to my children in my will. When I die, will they have to pay stamp duty on their inheritance? If so, how would government work out what that is? [...]

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Couple arrested at airport with illegal gun

Couple arrested at airport with illegal gun

| 19/04/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): A local couple were arrested at the Owen Roberts International Airport Monday for importing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, customs officials said. The 29-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, both Caymanian, are also under investigation for a large amount of undeclared personal goods. Fo [...]

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PPM to launch campaign on Brac

PPM to launch campaign on Brac

| 19/04/2017
(CNS Election): The ruling People’s Progressive Movement has taken the unusual decision of launching their formal election campaign on Cayman Brac, rather than beginning the political roadshow in the capital, where the majority of voters live. While the two seats on Cayman Brac are being contested [...]

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