Archive for December 8th, 2016

Bean counters to cost out cruise dock

Bean counters to cost out cruise dock

| 08/12/2016 | 46 Comments

(CNS): The government has issued a request for proposal from financial experts to help it find a way to pay for the costly and controversial cruise berthing project in George Town Harbour. The Ministry of Tourism is looking for consultants to help create a financial formula and prepare the tender documents for the project following the […]

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Dart pulls up rock from Seven-mile Beach

Dart pulls up rock from Seven-mile Beach

| 08/12/2016 | 127 Comments

(CNS): Dart Real Estate had its excavators on Seven Mile Beach Wednesday as it undertook a controversial trial to take samples of beachrock from the shoreline on its land north of the new Kimpton resort. Despite advice against the work by the Department of Environment as well as the National Conservation Council and opposition from […]

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Christmas crackdown on drunk drivers begins

Christmas crackdown on drunk drivers begins

| 08/12/2016 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The police have begun the annual holiday safety campaign with a focus on drunk drivers and reducing road crashes. The first of many traffic operations that will be the cornerstone of the campaign took place on the West Bay Road Wednesday, with a boosted Traffic Management Unit. Several officers from the Special Constabulary have […]

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UK coastguard starts review of local search & rescue

UK coastguard starts review of local search & rescue

| 08/12/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Two officers from the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) have arrived in the Cayman Islands to begin a review of the local search and rescue capabilities, a project which is being funded by the British government. National Maritime Operations Commander Phil Bostock and MCA International Projects Co-coordinator Naomi Davies will be here for […]

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UK has expectations on PR issue, says governor

UK has expectations on PR issue, says governor

| 08/12/2016 | 78 Comments

(CNS): The government may soon be faced with no other choice but to grant permanent residency to many of the more than 800 applicants awaiting a decision because of the delay in resolving the human rights and legal issues surrounding the current point system. In response to enquiries from CNS about the issue, which dominated […]

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Former PA to MLAs guilty of salon robbery

Former PA to MLAs guilty of salon robbery

| 08/12/2016 | 41 Comments

(CNS): A woman who managed the George Town office of Winston Connolly and Roy McTaggart when they were both on the government benches as C4C representatives has been found guilty of three counts of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm. Christine Rae-Smith had denied the charges but was convicted following a judge alone trial […]

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Booze board gives greenlight for NYE late opening

Booze board gives greenlight for NYE late opening

| 08/12/2016 | 17 Comments

(CNS): All liquor licence holders in good standing have been given a blanket extension beyond regular closing times for New Year’s Eve, board officials have confirmed. As the year-end celebration falls on a Saturday night this year, the current music and dance legislation would mean that the party would be over before it began, as […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library