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400+ more voters join new register

400+ more voters join new register

| 20/01/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has finalised figures on the revised register of electors that is set to become effective on 1 April subject to objections or claims raised during the revision period, which opens Tuesday. The new lit of voters shows another significant increase compared to the list that came into effect at the beginning […]

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School kids safe after school bus crash

School kids safe after school bus crash

| 20/01/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): All of the children on the school bus headed to Theoline McCoy Primary school (formerly Bodden Town Primary) are safe and well after a collision in Savannah on Monday morning, according to the Ministry of Education. At around 7:00am the bus and a private car crashed on Bodden Town Road close to Savannah Meadows. […]

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DPP: Appeal court sends strong deterrent message

DPP: Appeal court sends strong deterrent message

| 20/01/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The lengthy tariffs that prosecutors secured in the Grand Court over the last few years for killers now serving life sentences in HMP Northward were all upheld by the Court of Appeal in 2019, which the director of public prosecutions said serves as an important deterrent. In his address at the opening of the […]

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Another Cabinet member on the road

Another Cabinet member on the road

| 20/01/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): While the premier, the attorney general, the financial affairs minister and the governor are all in New York this week, the infrastructure minister is also on the road as he heads to Jamaica for a conference, officials have revealed. Joey Hew is attending the fourth annual Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF 2020) in Kingston, 21-22 […]

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CUC’s CORE programme closed to new clients

CUC’s CORE programme closed to new clients

| 20/01/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): CUC has revealed its Consumer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) programme is now fully subscribed and closed to new private customers. The quota for the initiative, designed to encourage people to produce their own renewable energy while staying on the grid, is full except for one remaining megawatt allocated to the public sector. This means […]

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Gov’t presses on to meet CFATF requirements

Gov’t presses on to meet CFATF requirements

| 20/01/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Alongside the raft of legislation government has drafted to address the gaps in Cayman’s regime for combating financial crime identified in a report last year, it is continuing with an intensive training programme for all stakeholders. Trainers for the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) visited earlier this month to guide supervisors here through […]

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Caribbean should unite against new ‘pirates’

Caribbean should unite against new ‘pirates’

| 19/01/2020 | 37 Comments

Mario Rankin writes: Why do some shipping companies that have their headquarters in one country register their ships in another country? In the maritime industry this is known as “Flags of Convenience”. While this practice is controversial, it became popular 100 years ago when US ships were trying to get around Prohibition (ban of alcohol) […]

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Ex election boss to chair port board

Ex election boss to chair port board

| 17/01/2020 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Kearney Gomez, a former chief office and elections supervisor, has been appointed as the chairman of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) for the next four years, officials have now confirmed. Gomez was appointed from 2 January, according to a release from government, though it was not issued, formally announcing the appointment, […]

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Supermarket boss takes helm at Chamber

Supermarket boss takes helm at Chamber

| 17/01/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Well known local supermarket owner and managing director, Woody Foster, has taken over the helm of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce following the annual general meeting earlier this month. Foster, who was president elect, takes over from Chris Kirkconnell after his year as the business body’s president. He said that the Chamber’s advocacy […]

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Premier to miss port JR for NY meeting

Premier to miss port JR for NY meeting

| 17/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin will need to keep a close eye on his WhatsApp messages next week, as he heads to New York for meetings there with Cayman Finance, if he wants to keep tabs on the legal case opening Monday regarding the cruise port referendum. A press release from his office said that he […]

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45 pieces of legislation gazetted

45 pieces of legislation gazetted

| 17/01/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Government has now gazetted 45 pieces of legislation since the beginning of the year, including new bills, amendments and regulations, which it appears the Legislative Assembly will be debating during the upcoming session due to start at the end of the month. Although the bulk of the legislation relates to the financial services sector, […]

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