Archive for October, 2016

Billionaire yacht owner settles-up for reef damage

Billionaire yacht owner settles-up for reef damage

| 31/10/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Paul Allen, the owner of the luxury 300ft mega-yacht, the MV Tatoosh, has reportedly settled with the Cayman Islands Government over the damage caused by his boat’s anchor chain to a section of coral off Seven Mile Beach earlier this year. Government has not said exactly how much the billi [...]

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Vandals knock out telecoms in Prospect for 3 days

Vandals knock out telecoms in Prospect for 3 days

| 31/10/2016 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Around 300 homes in the Prospect area lost their television, internet and telephone services last week after equipment was vandalized. The Information & Communications Technology Authority (ICTA) is working with the police, who are now investigating what was described as an act of “exte [...]

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Smith Cove spruced up to celebrate preservation

Smith Cove spruced up to celebrate preservation

| 31/10/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): The community activists who spearheaded the campaign to save Smith Cove from developers organised a community clean-up and a celebration this weekend. Soon after CNS first reported that part of the much-loved, traditional beach spot, also known as Smith Barcadere, was going to form part of a [...]

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BOT leaders to form Brexit group to engage UK

BOT leaders to form Brexit group to engage UK

| 31/10/2016 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Concerned about how the UK’s departure from the European Union over the next two years will impact their communities, leaders from the British Overseas Territories have agreed to form a group to focus on the whole question of Brexit. Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin, together with Fi [...]

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Public ethics law still on back burner

Public ethics law still on back burner

| 31/10/2016 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The revised Standards in Public Life Law that was passed in May, almost three years after the original legislation was steered through the Legislative Assembly, has still not been implemented and government officials say there is no date set for the law to come into effect. But according to t [...]

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Road poses flooding risks

Road poses flooding risks

| 31/10/2016 | 30 Comments
(CNS): One of the main reasons why the Department of Environment recommended the need for an environmental impact assessment for the proposed extension of the east-west arterial road through the central mangrove wetlands was the very real risk of flooding. The chair of the National Conservation Coun [...]

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Would-be GT voters urged to have documents ready

Would-be GT voters urged to have documents ready

| 28/10/2016 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Election officials will be going door to door in the capital this Sunday, 30 October, canvassing for eligible voters to register on the electoral roll or update the details of voters already registered but who have moved or need to update information. Voters are encouraged to have copies of s [...]

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Cops commended for saving lives

Cops commended for saving lives

| 28/10/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Five uniform support officers, two detectives and a police constable were all commended this week for professionalism and bravery while performing lifesaving efforts in the line of duty. While the police are often the subject of criticism in the community, these eight members of the RCIPS he [...]

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Teenagers arrested over Brac bar beating

Teenagers arrested over Brac bar beating

| 28/10/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Police have arrested two boys, aged 16 and 18, in connection with a violent attack on a man in a bar in Cayman Brac last week. An RCIPS spokesperson said that the teenagers, who both live on the Brac, have since been bailed but officers in the Sister Islands expect to make more arrests [&hell [...]

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Ozzie settles on policy for old folks

Ozzie settles on policy for old folks

| 28/10/2016 | 44 Comments
(CNS): The community affairs minister has announced that Cabinet has approved a policy that will deal with the issues directly impact people over the age of 65 years old for the next two decades. Government is expected to release the full policy document Monday but in statement released by the minis [...]

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Premier & Co head to London for post-Brexit JMC

Premier & Co head to London for post-Brexit JMC

| 28/10/2016 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The future of Great Britain and its dependent territories in a post-Brexit landscape will be high on the agenda next week when the UK meets with the leaders of its remaining colonies in London. Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin is travelling to the British capital today with a substanti [...]

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