Archive for March 3rd, 2015

Cruise line coughs up $100k for reef damage

Cruise line coughs up $100k for reef damage

| 03/03/2015 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have now confirmed that talks with Carnival Cruise Line has resulted in a payment of $100,000 to the Cayman Islands National Trust towards the Magic Reef Restoration Project. Carnival has not, however, admitted any liability regarding the damage that one of its cruise ships caused when it dropped anchor in the wrong […]

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Laws cause of LA delays, premier says

Laws cause of LA delays, premier says

| 03/03/2015 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The premier has said that there is nothing deliberate or “sinister” about the long break between sittings of the Legislative Assembly. The more than five month gap is down to the preparation of important government legislation, Alden McLaughlin told CNS. He said government needed to prioritise its business and ensure the bills it will […]

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Boundary commission to meet with public in April

Boundary commission to meet with public in April

| 03/03/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The three people appointed to examine Cayman’s political landscape with a view to creating single member constituencies (SMCs) in preparation for the promised switch to one man, one vote for the 2017 election will not meet with the public until April. Commission Chair Lisa Handley, along with local attorneys Adrianne Webb and Steve McField, […]

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Cops charged in Taser shooting

Cops charged in Taser shooting

| 03/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two serving police officers have found themselves on the wrong side of the law and have been charged with common assault in connection with the use of a Taser gun last year in East End. Cardiff Robinson (30) and Austin Etienne (44), who are Jamaican nationals, appeared in court last week accused of using […]

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Cancer charity stresses importance of registry

Cancer charity stresses importance of registry

| 03/03/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Cancer Society has pointed to the pressing need for a mandatory register in Cayman for cancer cases to allow medical experts to get an understanding of the disease and hopefully save more lives. With some factions of the community opposing the mandatory registration, the charity has re-emphasised the confidentiality as well as the […]

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Systems and new kit help mitigate fire

Systems and new kit help mitigate fire

| 03/03/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The latest dump fire was contained within an hour, government officials have claimed, pointing to improvements in the team and upgraded equipment. A small surface fire ignited at the George Town landfill on Sunday around lunchtime but fire crews were on the scene fighting the flames before 1pm, and with help from the Department […]

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Future politicians to tackle debate on Sunday trading

Future politicians to tackle debate on Sunday trading

| 03/03/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): While the current government has already decided not to introduce Sunday trading in the Cayman Islands as a result of opposition from significant sectors of the community, the next generation of potential leaders will be taking the subject on in the annual Youth Parliament next week. Part of the Commonwealth Day celebrations, the debates […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library