Archive for October 5th, 2015

Cruise plans make negative world headlines

Cruise plans make negative world headlines

| 05/10/2015 | 110 Comments
(CNS): From dive industry magazines to high profile media houses, the government’s decision to press ahead with cruise berthing facilities in George Town Harbour and the significant coral reef destruction that it will involve is making headlines and generating negative publicity for Cayman around [...]

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New plan underway to reform CS

New plan underway to reform CS

| 05/10/2015 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Officials in government’s Strategic Reforms Implementation Unit have announced the development of a five-year strategic plan commissioned by the deputy governor which they say will change or “reimagine” the way the civil service operates. Pointing to a consultation with the gove [...]

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Men deny GBH allegations over bar fight

Men deny GBH allegations over bar fight

| 05/10/2015
(CNS): Two men from Bodden Town pleaded not guilty to grievous bodily harm charges on Friday in connection with a fight in a bar in which the victim lost an eye. Eatton Brown and Odain Ebanks denied causing GBH to the complainant during a fight at the Eveglow Bar in Bodden Town earlier this year. [& [...]

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Immigration workers busted on cocaine charge

Immigration workers busted on cocaine charge

| 05/10/2015
(CNS): Police have arrested two men who work as members of the civilian support staff in the Department of Immigration on drugs charges after they were picked up by officers on patrol near Patrick’s Island, George Town. An RCIPS spokesperson said that a uniform officer in an unmarked vehicle [...]

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Attorney describes legal aid bill as band-aid solution

Attorney describes legal aid bill as band-aid solution

| 05/10/2015 | 17 Comments
(CNS): A local lawyer has described the new legal aid bill as an “attempt by the attorney general to put more band-aids on the legal aid system” that will only oppress those charged with crimes and undermine the ability of defence attorneys to fairly represent them. The new legal aid bill is bei [...]

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Auditor recruitment underway but OCC and ICO await fate

Auditor recruitment underway but OCC and ICO await fate

| 05/10/2015 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The departure of Alastair Swarbrick is unlikely to see the auditor general’s seat vacant for very long, unlike the other independent watchdog posts. The former auditor general confirmed before his departure last week that the recruitment process for his job was already underway and the adve [...]

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Accountability will lead to raised education standards

Accountability will lead to raised education standards

| 05/10/2015 | 52 Comments
(CNS): There was not much praise for teachers and the work they do from the minister Monday in her message marking World Teachers’ Day. Just weeks after the publication of damning reports from school inspections and consultants, which concluded that the standard of education in the Cayman Isla [...]

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Gay couple begin appeal over permit refusal

Gay couple begin appeal over permit refusal

| 05/10/2015 | 50 Comments
(CNS): A former professor from the law school who was denied the right to remain in the Cayman Islands as a dependent of his lawful husband has said the couple have begun their appeal process. Dr Leonardo Raznovich and his husband, who are the first to begin a legal challenge relating to the rights [...]

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HRC calls for more support for troubled teens

HRC calls for more support for troubled teens

| 05/10/2015 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Local human rights experts have raised concerns about the lack of support for teenagers in Cayman suffering from mental health problems and the amount of abuse they are being subjected to. Having reviewed the recent reports from the World Health Organisation on Mental Health and the PAHO Adol [...]

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Coral move in excess of $40m

Coral move in excess of $40m

| 05/10/2015 | 88 Comments
(CNS): Local marine experts have said that an efforts to relocate the extensive amount of coral under threat from the proposed cruise berthing facility will cost a minimum of $40million and it is exceptionally unlikely to succeed. The latest warning from the National Conservation Council comes in th [...]

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