Archive for October 19th, 2015

Minister urges public participation to improve data

Minister urges public participation to improve data

| 19/10/2015 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The minister of finance and economic development stressed the importance of accurate statistics on Tuesday as he urged the community to actively contribute to the improvement of official figures in the Cayman Islands. Marco Archer said official statistics are public goods and while better da [...]

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70% of residents not eating turtle

70% of residents not eating turtle

| 19/10/2015 | 110 Comments
(CNS) Documents now attached: A new report that examined turtle consumption habits in the Cayman Islands has found that less than a third of the population is eating the national dish and that most tourists do not indulge when they visit. Only 30% of residents ate turtle over the last 12 months and [...]

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Motorbike rider injured in road crash

Motorbike rider injured in road crash

| 19/10/2015 | 32 Comments
(CNS) Updated 20 Oct: A 25-year-old Bodden Town man was seriously injured when he lost control and fell from his motorbike Sunday afternoon in Frank Sound near the junction with Seaview Road. Police said the emergency services in the Eastern Districts were notified of the crash at around 4:00pm o [...]

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Work permit system too complex to be efficient

Work permit system too complex to be efficient

| 19/10/2015 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration collects more than 11% of the government’s entire revenue, well over $70 million per year, but the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) has raised concerns that the overly-complex work permit fee system is undermining its ability to collect money [...]

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Mac turning to courts to stop SMCs

Mac turning to courts to stop SMCs

| 19/10/2015 | 31 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has said he wants a judicial review of the government’s decision to adopt the recommendations by the Electoral Boundary Commission (EBC) for electoral reform. In an impassioned speech on Friday during the debate on the government motion to accept the EBC’s report, wh [...]

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Panton still concerned over cruise project

Panton still concerned over cruise project

| 19/10/2015 | 50 Comments
(CNS): The environment minister has said that after looking at the updated Outline Business Case for the cruise ship project, he still has some concerns over this proposed plan and the impact of the indirect damage from dredging to local reefs. Wayne Panton was overseas dealing with issues relating [...]

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Kirk’s close GT stores over staff fears

Kirk’s close GT stores over staff fears

| 19/10/2015 | 93 Comments
(CNS): Management at Kirk Freeport closed its downtown stores early on Saturday in response to the peaceful protest organized by the Save Cayman campaigners over the plans for cruise piers after staff reported concerns that they would be targeted by the demonstration. Chris Kirkconnell told CNS ahea [...]

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