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Man and machine clean up sargassum

Man and machine clean up sargassum

| 22/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A combination of specialist machinery and a group of workers has had a significant impact in the battle against sargassum seaweed on local beaches. A small crew of six people on the extended National Community Enhancement Project (NiCE) cleaned up the coastline at the South Sound ramp and board walk, the Frank Sound ramp, […]

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Jewellers warned of sector’s financial risks

Jewellers warned of sector’s financial risks

| 22/08/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): It is no longer just offshore financial institutions that are vulnerable to money laundering. Industries as diverse as real estate and jewellers are also at risk of being used to disguise the source of assets. Dealers in precious metals and stones (DPMS) were recently warned by government officials at a special workshop organised for […]

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Cruise port project and possible global recession

Cruise port project and possible global recession

| 22/08/2019 | 33 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: I would like to state for the public record that MLAs Kenneth Bryan, Chris Saunders, Alva Suckoo and Ezzard Miller all assisted the Cruise Port Referendum group to gather signatures for the petition to trigger a people-initiated referendum under S.70 of the Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009.

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Police warn public over ‘fake cop’

Police warn public over ‘fake cop’

| 21/08/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has issued a warning that someone has been posing as a member of its service and accepting complaints and corresponding with members of the public about police matters using a fake email address. Police said that Bodden.lason@rcips.ky is not a real email address and there is no one working for the service […]

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Police come to rescue of stranded boat

Police come to rescue of stranded boat

| 21/08/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): On Tuesday the Joint Marine Unit, assisted by the police helicopter and the US Coast Guard, came to the rescue of a stranded boat, which had four people on board, that was running out of fuel some 70 miles off the coast of the Cayman Islands. Police were alerted that something might be wrong […]

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Is stamp duty paid on leases?

Is stamp duty paid on leases?

| 21/08/2019

Why rent when it seems you have to pay for stamp duty on your lease agreement no matter the length of time on your lease? I’ve never paid this stamp duty but if it is the case, it makes more sense to buy. Can you confirm that lease agreements regardless of the length of time […]

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Acting SG secures job after open process

Acting SG secures job after open process

| 21/08/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Reshma Sharma, who has been the acting solicitor general for more than two years, has been formally appointed to the post. Following what was described by officials as a “rigorous open recruitment process”, Sharma was given the job some three weeks ago. Already very experienced in the role of solicitor general, she is currently […]

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Case against immigration boss opens 3yrs after arrest

Case against immigration boss opens 3yrs after arrest

| 21/08/2019

(CNS): The assistant chief immigration officer for compliance, Jeannie  Lewis (59), finally had her day in court on Wednesday, three years after she was arrested during a bust at her home in Savannah. Lewis is accused of allowing her sons to deal drugs from that home and knowingly harbouring an illegal immigrant, charges she emphatically denied […]

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Ombudsman looking at cop response to violence report

Ombudsman looking at cop response to violence report

| 21/08/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has confirmed that their response to a violent attack on security guards and other staff in the Scotts Marina and George Town Yacht Club area on Sunday night has been referred to the Office of the Ombudsman for investigation. Since the incident, in which one guard was critically […]

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Cullers bag over 850,000 greens

Cullers bag over 850,000 greens

| 21/08/2019 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The nationwide cull aimed at making a very serious dent in the invasive green iguana population has seen more than 850,000 carcasses taken to the dump since the project began some ten months ago. Despite a surge in cull numbers through May and June, with around 222,000 iguanas killed over those two months, wet […]

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Appeal court to hear first challenges to life tariffs

Appeal court to hear first challenges to life tariffs

| 20/08/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal summer session opens this week, the first criminal cases that the higher court will hear relate to the tariffs handed down to a number of prisoners serving life sentences for murder and rape.

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