Archive for December 24th, 2015

Panton battles latest blacklist

Panton battles latest blacklist

| 24/12/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton is still battling to get the Cayman Islands taken off the latest blacklist, maintaining that the inclusion of Cayman on the European blacklist of financial centres was completely inappropriate and misinformed. However, he said that stigma and the position taken by some nations on tax competition made the battle […]

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Woman bailed after arrest in car smash

Woman bailed after arrest in car smash

| 24/12/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The road crash toll continued rising on Christmas Eve when a 21-year-old driver smashed into a parked  car outside a home during an early morning crash Thursday. Police said the West Bay woman, who was driving a blue Chevrolet, collided with a Honda Civic parked in the yard of a home on July Street in […]

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Post office to pilot CIG’s first electric car

Post office to pilot CIG’s first electric car

| 24/12/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The first ever electric vehicle to join the government’s fleet of cars is a new post office van. With a price tag of $36,520, the van is expected to save the public purse some $4,000 in annual fuel costs and cut maintenance expenses by 40%, paying for itself within five years. The post office […]

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Gas price fall not enough, says activist

Gas price fall not enough, says activist

| 24/12/2015 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The cut in the pump price of fuel to just under $4 at some local gas stations is not enough, local activists said as they announced plans to pump up the pressure on government to in turn press the two bulk fuel importers to cut prices by much more. George Ebanks, the spokesperson for […]

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Cayman has plenty to give thanks for, says premier

Cayman has plenty to give thanks for, says premier

| 24/12/2015 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Given the “tragedy, turmoil and treachery” in the rest of the world, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Cayman was “blessed beyond measure” in his annual Christmas message. Accepting that there are issues, he urged everyone to count their blessings and be thankful this season. “In a world where so much seems to be going wrong, we […]

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