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Archive for June 11th, 2015

Chamber wants boycott reversed, weekly paper to go daily

Chamber wants boycott reversed, weekly paper to go daily

| 11/06/2015
(CNS Business): The Chamber of Commerce has called on government to repeal its advertising boycott of The Cayman Compass that was passed in the Legislative Assembly this week, saying it “sets a dangerous precedent” and undermines the principle of a free press. Meanwhile, the public sector ad ba [...]

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Labour and pension boss resigns

Labour and pension boss resigns

| 11/06/2015 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Mario Ebanks, the director of the Department of Labour and Pensions, has resigned from his position as well as his role as Acting Superintendent of Pensions. Ebanks told CNS that he had submitted his resignation to the employment ministry in April and had announced his impending departure to [...]

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Ritz $6.2M duty debt still unpaid

Ritz $6.2M duty debt still unpaid

| 11/06/2015 | 117 Comments
(CNS): Government has still not collected on debt of more than six million dollars owed to the public purse from duty concessions given to the developer of the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. The financial secretary said that legal questions remain about who now owes the cash because the concessions wer [...]

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Cubans rescued from sinking raft at sea

Cubans rescued from sinking raft at sea

| 11/06/2015 | 9 Comments
(CNS): A group of Cuban migrants who were stranded at sea off the coast of Little Cayman yesterday were rescued by local marine police in a joint operation with the police helicopter. Two of the group of 18 have been hospitalized and the other 16 are now being held at the Immigration Detention Centr [...]

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Marine park enhancement back on agenda

Marine park enhancement back on agenda

| 11/06/2015 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment is back at work on the enhancement of the local marine park system. Having launched a public consultation period at the end of 2012 to gauge community support for the expansion of local marine protection, the project had taken a back seat to the implementation of [...]

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Police take new approach to public outreach

Police take new approach to public outreach

| 11/06/2015 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS management has revealed a new approach to communicating with the public and will be conducting a series of “community clinics” as an alternative to poorly attended police public meetings. Acting superintendent of District Operations Angelique Howell said the police will host a [...]

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CCTV planned for Lighthouse School

CCTV planned for Lighthouse School

| 11/06/2015 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Education officials are planning a list of changes at Grand Cayman’s special needs school, including the installation of cameras to keep an eye on what is happening there following the exposure of a catalogue of shocking behavior at the school by educators. From teachers impersonating the [...]

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