Archive for May 6th, 2015

Mac seeks to oust CoP and officials from ACC

Mac seeks to oust CoP and officials from ACC

| 06/05/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has filed what could prove to be another controversial private member’s motion in the Legislative Assembly, requesting not just the removal of the commissioner of police (CoP) from the Anti-Corruption Commission but the complaints commissioner and the auditor general as well to create an entirely independent body. The motion is similar to […]

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Local men saved from sinking canoe in North Sound

Local men saved from sinking canoe in North Sound

| 06/05/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Joint Marine Unit saved the lives of two local men Tuesday, the RCIPS has revealed. A search and rescue operation took place yesterday night following a distress call received by 911 at 11:23pm indicating that a boat was taking on water off the north coast of Grand Cayman. An RCIPS spokesperson said the […]

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Driver charged with GBH after mowing down tourists

Driver charged with GBH after mowing down tourists

| 06/05/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS) Police have now charged an unnamed 49-year-old George Town man with a number of driving-related offenses after he hit two visitors who were walking on the pavement on the West Bay Road earlier this year. An RCIPS spokesperson said the man was charged yesterday with dangerous driving, leaving the scene of an accident and […]

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Reef preservation, not recovery, priority for Cayman

Reef preservation, not recovery, priority for Cayman

| 06/05/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): With some 80% of the National Conservation Law now implemented, the Department of Environment has emphasized the importance of protecting local coral reef systems and not depending on restoration to save them in the future. When it comes to damage from ships’ anchors, the NCL will help the DoE to enforce the law but it […]

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Local passport production moves to UK

Local passport production moves to UK

| 06/05/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands passports will no longer be produced on-island and applications for new or renewals of local passports will now be sent to the UK. Officials said that from Friday 8 May the local Passport and Corporate Services Office in George Town will no longer accept C1 and C2 application forms. 

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Budget meets all FFR ratios

Budget meets all FFR ratios

| 06/05/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Government has confirmed that the finance minister will present the 2015/16 budget to the Legislative Assembly and the country on Friday 15 May. While Minister Marco Archer was keeping the details of the spending plan close to his chest this week, he confirmed that there will be no new taxes and, for the first […]

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District boundaries

District boundaries

| 06/05/2015 | 13 Comments

Attila the Hun writes: The current debate being raged by the Caymanian Compass, the leader of the opposition (LOO) and the premier (although he seems to have backed off and is leaving the fight to LOO) to combine the two districts of North Side and East End into one electoral district, returning one representative, has […]

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HSA invests $5M in MRI machine

HSA invests $5M in MRI machine

| 06/05/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Hospital’s new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine has set the bar high for the standard of medical imaging in the Cayman Islands.The Health Services Authority (HSA) and members of 3T Cayman said the brand new 3.0 Tesla MRI machine puts Cayman firmly on the map when it comes to the […]

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Access limited on GT road as work presses on

Access limited on GT road as work presses on

| 06/05/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): As government presses ahead with road works in the capital as a prelude to the rejuvenation of George Town, overnight work is set to start on Godfrey Nixon way on Wednesday. The National Roads Authority (NRA) will be closing night-time access to the link road from Eastern Avenue Wednesday night until the evening work to […]

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