Archive for April 13th, 2016

CAL to begin phased replacement of fleet

CAL to begin phased replacement of fleet

| 13/04/2016
(CNS Business): Government has confirmed its approval of plans by Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) to begin phasing in a brand new fleet of modern aircraft to meet the expected growth in tourism. The national flag carrier is about to begin the tendering process to lease four new 737-8Max aircraft to rep [...]

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Minister waits on cruise port re-design

Minister waits on cruise port re-design

| 13/04/2016 | 46 Comments
(CNS): After several months of government silence on its proposed controversial cruise berthing project, the tourism minister has stated that he expects to be able to give an update on its progress in a few weeks. Moses Kirkconnell said that the ministry was still waiting to hear from the engineers [...]

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Diary reveals Bouchard’s financial insecurity

Diary reveals Bouchard’s financial insecurity

| 13/04/2016
(CNS): Extracts from a diary written by Michelle Bouchard, who is accused of stealing more than $2 million from her wealthy former boyfriend, were read to the jury this week as the crown drew its case against her to a close. Entries in the diary during the period when she met James Handford, the eld [...]

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Opposition rails against adjournment

Opposition rails against adjournment

| 13/04/2016 | 58 Comments
(CNS): The opposition members were shaking their proverbial fists at government Wednesday, accusing the PPM administration of intimidating the speaker and trying to undermine democracy, as a second attempt to call enough MLAs to address the business listed for a special meeting failed. During the af [...]

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Corbyn queries Cayman’s celebration over UK deal

Corbyn queries Cayman’s celebration over UK deal

| 13/04/2016
(CNS Business): The fact that the Cayman Islands has welcomed the recent agreement with the UK over how it will share beneficial ownership details with British law enforcement and tax authorities was used against Prime Minister David Cameron this week by the opposition leader in the British parliame [...]

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Speaker gives government MLAs second chance

Speaker gives government MLAs second chance

| 13/04/2016 | 64 Comments
(CNS): The speaker of the Legislative Assembly adjourned the special meeting today at around 10:30am until 2pm after her formal summons from the chair to members failed to produce a quorum to allow the House to meet. After Julianna O’Connor-Connolly gave members a second chance to show up for [...]

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Rapist awaits appeal decision on life term

Rapist awaits appeal decision on life term

| 13/04/2016 | 34 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal is considering whether a life sentence given to a serial rapist should be reduced to twenty years. Defence lawyer Nick Dixey argued Tuesday on behalf of his client, Jeffrey Barnes (36), that twenty years should have been the right sentence for his client bec [...]

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OCC presses staffing board to explain decisions

OCC presses staffing board to explain decisions

| 13/04/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The Office of the Complaints Commissioner has revealed in its latest work report that, following complaints by members of the public, it has made a number of recommendations over the past year to the Business Staffing Plan Board to provide clear explanations for the decisions they make and th [...]

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