Archive for October 13th, 2015

Environmental protection set up at East End cop shop

Environmental protection set up at East End cop shop

| 13/10/2015 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Environmental enforcement officers now have a permanent operational base in East End as a result of a partnership with the police. The RCIPS have joined forces with the Department of Environment and have given office space to the DoE for operational purposes at the East End Police Station. Deploying from there, enforcement officers will […]

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Fuel petition expected to be longest for many years

Fuel petition expected to be longest for many years

| 13/10/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Thousands of people have put their name to a petition backing government’s plans to hold the bulk fuel importers accountable for the prices at the gas pumps, and George Ebanks, the chair of the organisation behind it, is hoping to hand over a petition with a record-breaking number of signatures when he leads a march to the Legislative Assembly […]

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Carnival gives backing to CIG pier plan

Carnival gives backing to CIG pier plan

| 13/10/2015 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Government may have secured its first commitment from one cruise line for the development of piers in George Town, CNS has learned. During talks at last week’s Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) conference in Mexico, officials managed to secure at least some commitment for the project from Carnival. Sources tell CNS that the commitment is […]

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Cultural change is biggest challenge in CS reform

Cultural change is biggest challenge in CS reform

| 13/10/2015 | 71 Comments

(CNS): The head of the unit which is tasked with reforming the way the civil services operates has said that one of the biggest challenges is to change the culture in public sector management. Mary Rodrigues, who is heading up Project Future, has said that the civil service must embrace the concept of business cases […]

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CIG seeks better terms for mortgage initiative

CIG seeks better terms for mortgage initiative

| 13/10/2015 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is renewing the Government Guarantee Home Assisted Mortgage (GGHAM) Programme as a result of significant success in helping more than 300 local families buy their own home. The National Housing Development Trust, which is working with CIG on the initiative said officials are currently trying to provide more lenient terms for […]

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B&B hosts to face daily fines after amnesty

B&B hosts to face daily fines after amnesty

| 13/10/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Unlicensed property owners subletting guest rooms, apartments or houses to tourists have been given until the end of the year to comply with the licensing and fee regime before government begins issuing daily $100 fines, official from the Hotel Licensing Board have said. An amnesty, which began on 1 October, will last until […]

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Trouble and turbulence at the Turtle Farm

Trouble and turbulence at the Turtle Farm

| 13/10/2015 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Recent revelations regarding the cover-up of mass deaths and disease at the Cayman Turtle Farm last year and the efforts of management to try and prevent the media from publishing details of the director losing his temper in a personnel meeting caught on video have raised further questions in the community about the viability […]

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