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Only 19 Chamber members back port plan

Only 19 Chamber members back port plan

| 28/07/2015 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce Council has said it supports the development of the cruise sector and cargo port improvements, although the organisation’s survey results on the issue do not appear to back the government’s plans. Following the publication of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on the current proposal, only 19 of its over 600 member businesses backed […]

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Hurley’s to make more local TV after station buyout

Hurley’s to make more local TV after station buyout

| 28/07/2015 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Hurley’s Entertainment begins its move into the world of television this week after its purchase of Cayman27 from Logic was approved by the ICTA and completed. Randy Merren, the owner of the local broadcast company, said viewers can look forward to more original local programming as his licence has strict requirements for the new TV station […]

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Saharan dust keeps storms at bay

Saharan dust keeps storms at bay

| 28/07/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): With August just around the corner, the time when we can expect an increase in stormy weather in the region, experts are saying that this season the Atlantic is very unlikely to cause much hurricane trouble. Wind sheer, El Nino and lower than average Atlantic ocean temperatures are contributing to the quiet fronts and […]

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Featured comment: Legalising gay unions

Featured comment: Legalising gay unions

| 28/07/2015 | 88 Comments

‘Anonymous’ writes: Is this about conservative religious intolerance and bigotry, generated by a belief in a book that is far younger than most realise? Are we seriously saying that our lives should still be dictated to by stories interpreted in the Dark and Middle Ages by lonely, celibate fanatics whose path to righteousness was through […]

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FCCA wants ‘eco-friendly’ piers

FCCA wants ‘eco-friendly’ piers

| 28/07/2015 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The support of the cruise ship industry will be crucial to ensuring the costly proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town will produce a return and not leave a gaping hole in government’s still precarious financial recovery. The Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) has told CNS that the cruise lines are supportive of an […]

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Fire devastates GT family yard

Fire devastates GT family yard

| 27/07/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A major fire in Windsor Park blazed through a house and apartments in a family yard Friday night, leaving 17 people homeless, including several children, aged between one to fourteen years old. The wooden homes were destroyed in a matter of minutes after the fire started at around 9:30pm (24 July). Despite the shocking devastation suffered by the […]

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Butt dialing adds to 911 workload

Butt dialing adds to 911 workload

| 27/07/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Calls to the emergency service centre in Grand Cayman increased by more than 20.5% in the last financial year, the Department of Public Safety Communications has revealed in their annual report, but officials say the increase is down to “abandoned or hang-up calls” as a result of people butt dialling 911 or letting the […]

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CIG reveals figures on lost homes

CIG reveals figures on lost homes

| 27/07/2015 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Over the last seven years just under 200 homes have been taken from families by local retail banks as a result of foreclosures, according to data released by government ministers Friday — a figure that is far less than the thousands some activists were concerned had been taken. But with a surge in repossessions […]

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Summit for a better understanding of our future wellbeing

Summit for a better understanding of our future wellbeing

| 27/07/2015 | 9 Comments

George R. Ebanks writes: I am not sure if it should be hosted by our government or the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, but a “Summit” needs to be called and held, preferably in an open arena, where our financial institutions and service providers can be called together with our government hierarchy to openly discuss, […]

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