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Archive for June 17th, 2015

Mac backs off port idea

Mac backs off port idea

| 17/06/2015 | 60 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has said government needs to re-think its position on the George Town cruise berthing facility after the recently published environmental impact assessment (EIA) revealed the extent of the damage and disruption the project would cause to marine life in the George Town ha [...]

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Red Cross calls for better treatment of refugees

Red Cross calls for better treatment of refugees

| 17/06/2015 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Government needs to improve the way it treats the Cuban refugees that find their way to Cayman, a local charity has stated. With almost two dozen migrants currently awaiting deportation at the detention centre in Fairbanks, the Cayman Islands Red Cross said that no single agency can address t [...]

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Police patrol nets two burglary suspects

Police patrol nets two burglary suspects

| 17/06/2015 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Two men from the Dominican Republic have been arrested on suspicion of burglary after they were netted by uniformed officers on patrol in South Sound over the holiday weekend. The two men, who are both work permit holders, are currently in police custody as the police seek a third man in conn [...]

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Government agrees to juggle cash for North Side school

Government agrees to juggle cash for North Side school

| 17/06/2015 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The government has committed to finding some $300,000 for additional classrooms and a staff room at the Edna Moyle Primary School in North Side after desperate pleadings from the district’s MLA, Ezzard Miller. In Finance Committee Wednesday Miller received support from the opposition a [...]

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Cayman on new EU blacklist

Cayman on new EU blacklist

| 17/06/2015
(CNS Business) Updated: Government appeared to brush off the latest blacklisting of the Cayman Islands when it released a short statement on Wednesday at around 5pm following revelations by the EU that the jurisdiction had been cited as facilitating tax evasion. “It is unfortunate that the EU [...]

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Gang feuds behind latest GT violence

Gang feuds behind latest GT violence

| 17/06/2015 | 50 Comments
(CNS): The violence on the streets of George Town Tuesday is connected to the ongoing West Bay gang feuds. Both men involved in the crash and fight have connections to the recent trial and acquittal of Jose ‘Pito’ Sanchez for the murder of Special Olympian Solomon “Solly” Webster.  [...]

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Floating dock idea sinks in EIA

Floating dock idea sinks in EIA

| 17/06/2015 | 11 Comments
(CNS): The idea of a floating dock as an alternative to the proposed concrete piers for cruise ship berthing appears to have been sunk in the environmental impact assessment recently released for public consultation. The consultants question the technical feasibility of the proposal because despi [...]

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