Archive for May 26th, 2016
(CNS): The government will soon be selecting a team of engineering consultants to design and cost a change to the proposed cruise berthing facility to put the piers in much deeper water in an effort to mitigate the massive environmental damage that the project is likely to cause to the marine habit, including coral reefs […]
(CNS): The animal rights charity that has been campaigning for the Cayman Turtle Farm to be transformed into a true conservation facility has condemned the release of 15 farmed yearlings into the wild. World Animal Protection said the relaunch of the controversial release programme was putting the wild turtle populations in jeopardy because only last […]
(CNS): Chief Superintendent Kurt Walton has been promoted to Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) after what officials described as a comprehensive local recruitment process. The senior Caymanian officer, who has been in the service since leaving school, will take up the new post after Deputy Commissioner Stephen Brougham, retires in […]
(CNS): Osbourne Douglas (29) and Justin Ramoon (24) were found guilty Thursday of killing Jason Powery following a judge alone trial last month. Justice Charles Quin said he was satisfied beyond all reasonable doubt that it was Ramoon who had shot the West Bay man in the face using a loaded 9mm handgun given to […]
(CNS): Concerned by an unsatisfactory level of academic achievement and an increase in behavioural problems at Savannah Primary School, the Parent-Teacher Association has launched a petition to make the education ministry address inadequate staffing resources. Ahead of the budget, due to be delivered on Monday, the PTA said they want to see increased resources for […]
(CNS Business): French bank BNP Paribas is closing one of its two remaining branches in the Cayman Islands, as it continues to scale back its international offshore operations, having closed two Cayman subsidiaries in 2015. However, it will retain a banking presence in Cayman, which it does not classify as a “fiscal paradise”.
(CNS): Local telecommunications provider Flow was re-routing internet traffic Thursday morning after a physical fibre cut in Miami in the early hours of Wednesday morning caused an internet outage. Officials said that traffic was re-routed automatically to the secondary backup circuit but traffic was impacted through yesterday and today. Local users reported to CNS that […]
(CNS): The RCIPS has located a woman who had been missing and wanted by police for more than six months. Before Jaesha Hendrix (22), also known as Jaesha Solomon and ‘Maliya’, was found in Bodden Town early Thursday morning, she had last been seen on 23 October at the Lakeside Apartments off the Esterly Tibbetts Highway. […]
(CNS): Government will have collected over $696 million in fees, taxes and other revenues when the current fiscal year ends next month, according to Premier Alden McLaughlin. Coupled with the revenue from statutory authorities and government companies and less the operating expenses of $563 million, the government will have a $145m surplus.
(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health has confirmed it will be taking over the collection of recyclable materials that the public leaves at supermarkets next month, after the private sector firm that has been operating the service announced it was pulling out. The DEH said that the recent request for proposals had only one bidder […]