Archive for March 23rd, 2016

Why no change when paying for airport parking?

Why no change when paying for airport parking?

| 23/03/2016 | 0 Comments

Why doesn’t the ticket machine at the airport give change? Is that legal? Auntie’s answer: I must admit that after reading your question, I was all set to rant and rave about the state of the airport parking-ticket-payment machine at Owen Roberts. Anyone who has been in Cayman longer than a few months will certainly […]

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Syrian refugee granted asylum in Cayman dies in Jamaica

Syrian refugee granted asylum in Cayman dies in Jamaica

| 23/03/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Government officials said that one of two Syrian nationals who were granted refugee status in the Cayman Islands has died in Jamaica, where he was receiving medical treatment. The man claimed asylum in July 2013 when he was passing through Grand Cayman in transit from Cuba to Jamaica. The home affairs ministry gave no […]

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Campers urged to keep sites clean

Campers urged to keep sites clean

| 23/03/2016 | 46 Comments

(CNS): As families prepare for the traditional holiday camp-out around the islands’ beaches this Easter weekend, the Department of Environmental (DEH) is urging campers to keep sites clean and to recycle their rubbish. Littering is not only unsightly but illegal, officials said and warned that offenders can be prosecuted and fined up to $500. Fishing lines […]

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Cayman steps up focus on human trafficking

Cayman steps up focus on human trafficking

| 23/03/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Two senior government officials have begun professional training in the field of human trafficking, as government steps up its focus on the possibility that Cubans coming to Cayman could, like many migrants around the world, be victims of traffickers. Although the issues facing Cayman pale into insignificance when compared to the magnitude of the […]

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Home invaders jailed for two years in foiled burglary

Home invaders jailed for two years in foiled burglary

| 23/03/2016 | 36 Comments

(CNS):  Two local men were handed two-year jail terms after admitting an aggravated burglary at a condo in Cayman Reef Resort on the West Bay Road last November, in which the young adults left empty handed. Brandon Browning (19) and Jamie McLean (21) pleaded guilty to the home invasion, which they said happened on the […]

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Government to bring revised ethics bill to LA

Government to bring revised ethics bill to LA

| 23/03/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The premier’s office has revealed that government plans to bring a revised version of the Standards in Public Life Law, which was passed in 2014 but has never been implemented. The law caused controversy because the requirements to uphold ethical standards and reveal interests was imposed, not just on politicians and civil servants, but also […]

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High school project to restart in June

High school project to restart in June

| 23/03/2016 | 22 Comments

(CNS): After many years of problems at the new John Gray High School site, work is finally expected to restart in June, officials announced Wednesday. The education ministry has started the tendering process and adverts have been posted for potential contractors to begin the first phase of the works, a new school gym, to be […]

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Opposition calls for debate over police management

Opposition calls for debate over police management

| 23/03/2016 | 86 Comments

(CNS): The eight opposition members of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly have asked the speaker to call a special meeting of parliament to debate the management of the RCIPS, which they say is in dire need of review. The members want two motions to be addressed at the earliest opportunity and before government’s next planned […]

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PPM undermining parliament, says MLA

PPM undermining parliament, says MLA

| 23/03/2016 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The independent member for North Side told CNS that he does not know how many times he needs to raise the issue about Legislative Assembly meetings before any government will make a change and accept that the failure to convene the parliament is undermining transparency and democracy. Ezzard Miller said the lack of parliamentary […]

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Wants to be removed from register of electors

Wants to be removed from register of electors

| 23/03/2016 | 0 Comments

How do I “de-register” to vote? No longer wish to be on electoral roll. Auntie’s answer: I am afraid I have bad news for you. Once you are on the electoral roll, you basically cannot be removed. However, as the nice people at the Elections Office explained to me, there are exceptions to the whole “on […]

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Business email scammers target Cayman

Business email scammers target Cayman

| 23/03/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): There has been an increase in wire transfer frauds by email against Cayman Islands businesses and government entities, the new Cybersecurity Incident Response Team, CIRT-KY, has warned. The internet security arm of the Information and Communications Technology Authority (ICTA), CIRT-KY said the scammers are masquerading as legitimate businesses in an attempt to make unauthorised wire transfers. 

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