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Concerns unlawful land clearance may be quarry

Concerns unlawful land clearance may be quarry

| 19/06/2024 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The Department of the Environment and the Department of Planning have both raised concerns about an application for after-the-fact land clearing and the excavation of what was partially pristine shrubland and forest off the Queen’s Highway in East End that may actually be for quarrying and not just for farming purposes as claimed.

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Midwife and former CoP receive royal gongs

Midwife and former CoP receive royal gongs

| 20/06/2024 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Susan Doak, a local midwife of many years who retired last year after 45 years of service with the hospital, delivering over 1,270 babies, was awarded an MBE in the King’s Birthday Honours list this weekend. Meanwhile, Derek Byrne, who served as the Commissioner of Police in the Cayman Islands for nearly seven years, […]

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Masked man robs restaurant armed with machete

Masked man robs restaurant armed with machete

| 20/06/2024 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The police have opened an investigation after an early morning armed robbery at a restaurant in George Town early Wednesday morning. Shortly after 4:00am, officers responded to the report of the incident on Eastern Avenue, south of the intersection with Godfrey Nixon Way. It was said that a masked man entered the restaurant carrying […]

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CIG throwing party in Singapore for new office

CIG throwing party in Singapore for new office

| 20/06/2024 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Premier and Financial Services Minister André Ebanks will be overseas next week, leaving on Wednesday to head a delegation travelling to Singapore to open a Cayman Islands office there. The decision to follow through on the office first proposed under the previous PPM-led administration was to “establish and deepen strong public- and private-sector […]

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DoT footing bill for influencer’s pre-wedding parties

DoT footing bill for influencer’s pre-wedding parties

| 19/06/2024 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Tourism has declined to answer questions from Cayman News Service about how much it is spending on footing the bill for a TikTok influencer’s bachelorette party as well as the bachelor party for her husband-to-be in the Cayman Islands. Responding to questions from CNS about the decision to give the free […]

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LC reefs may fare better in face of bleaching event

LC reefs may fare better in face of bleaching event

| 19/06/2024 | 3 Comments

(CNS): As coral reefs around the world, including those in Cayman Islands waters, face another bleaching threat this year, scientists at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute believe the reefs around Little Cayman may prove more resilient than others in the region because they are healthier and face fewer stressors than other reefs.

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Payments for 600 ex-CS pensioners may be stopped

Payments for 600 ex-CS pensioners may be stopped

| 18/06/2024 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Pensioners in the government’s public pension scheme who haven’t completed their 2024 annual Pension Continuation Confirmation Certificate (PCCC) will have their payments stopped next month, the Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) said in a press release Tuesday. Earlier this year, over 2,600 PCCCs were sent to pensioners, but around 600 people have not returned […]

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Blood bank seeks more donors to end imports

Blood bank seeks more donors to end imports

| 18/06/2024 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Blood Bank, the only supplier of blood products on the island, is calling on members of the public to become donors, given the crucial role voluntary donations play in saving lives and maintaining public health. Last year, 1,600 people (3.5% of the population) donated blood, representing a 9% increase compared to […]

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Man hospitalised after being chopped in head

Man hospitalised after being chopped in head

| 18/06/2024 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Police are investigating a serious assault which took place in George Town during the early hours of Monday morning. Officers responded to the report that a man had been on the roadside outside an address on Shedden Road, near Main Street, at around 4:00am when he was approached by a man whom he knew. […]

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Gutting the NCA: Why no consultation?

Gutting the NCA: Why no consultation?

| 18/06/2024 | 117 Comments

Wayne Panton MP writes: It appears the UPM government is determined to undermine the National Conservation Act (NCA), Cayman’s most important piece of environmental legislation. What’s more, the government intends to gut the NCA with no mandate to do so by the people of these islands and, in fact, without any public consultation whatsoever. Why […]

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Police, CBC recruiting only Caymanians and PRs

Police, CBC recruiting only Caymanians and PRs

| 18/06/2024 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Information circulated on social media implying that the RCIPS and the Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control (CBC) have deliberately failed Caymanians in their recent local recruitment drives by hiring nationals from other jurisdictions over local candidates is false, the police said in a release.

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