Archive for November, 2017

Customs and immigration focus on targeted intel

Customs and immigration focus on targeted intel

| 29/11/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS): A group of leaders from the Cayman Islands immigration and customs departments recently returned from a CARICOM meeting in Trinidad about the strategic and risk management approaches to border security. Both departments are tasked with tackling risks and threats related to the movement of potential terrorists, drug traffickers, deportees, prohibited immigrants, as well as drugs, […]

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BOTs pushed to do more on tax transparency

BOTs pushed to do more on tax transparency

| 28/11/2017 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the leaders of the British Overseas Territories to Downing Street Monday, after they arrived in London for the annual Joint Ministerial Council meeting this week. While the PM had good news for some territories, as her government has confirmed a new £70 million package of recovery and reconstruction support for […]

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Public beach access remains at risk

Public beach access remains at risk

| 28/11/2017 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Resolving the issues surrounding public beach access rights has been identified by the current administration as an important priority. Nevertheless, during Finance Committee earlier this month MLAs raised a number of concerns about the increasing impositions being placed on people trying to access local beaches and Attorney General Samuel Bulgin struggled to offer any […]

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DoE urges lobster lovers to stick to law

DoE urges lobster lovers to stick to law

| 28/11/2017 | 33 Comments

(CNS): With just a few days to go before the legal lobster season opens in the Cayman Islands, the Department of Environment (DoE) is reminding lobster lovers planning to go out on the water this weekend not to poach and to ensure they know, and stay within, the legal limits in order to protect them […]

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Passenger fined over import of illegal caviar

Passenger fined over import of illegal caviar

| 28/11/2017 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Government officials from the Department of Environment and customs are urging people to ensure that they have the relevant permits to import caviar after a passenger who was stopped at Owen Roberts International Airport was fined for failing to declare the product, and the lack of a CITES permit or the necessary local licences. […]

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Government’s rubbish trick

Government’s rubbish trick

| 27/11/2017 | 42 Comments

Theresa Green writes: Government’s move to take $15.6 million from the Environmental Protection Fund to pay for capping the existing landfills and help finance the proposed national garbage plan was not only wrong but part of a wider deception about this project. No one doubts the management of garbage in Cayman has been rubbish for decades […]

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Ex cop confirmed as new ministry’s No. 2

Ex cop confirmed as new ministry’s No. 2

| 27/11/2017 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Michael Ebanks, who began his public service career as a detective with the RCIPS CID but has been acting deputy chief officer at what was the Ministry of Home Affairs, has been appointed as the deputy CO at the new Ministry of Human Resources and Immigration for its Security and Public Safety Division. Ebanks’ career […]

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Illegal bikers charge cop road block

Illegal bikers charge cop road block

| 27/11/2017 | 400 Comments

(CNS): As many as one hundred people riding motorbikes charged at a police road block Sunday, throwing bottles and steering towards officers, as the RCIPS attempted to stop an unsanctioned across-island bike event. Senior police said it was “pure luck that someone was not killed”, when the gang of bikers took to the roads, pulling […]

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Fire chief applauds rescues by WB crew

Fire chief applauds rescues by WB crew

| 27/11/2017 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Chief Fire Officer David Hails has lauded his fire crews and paramedics in West Bay after two recent rescues where they managed to save the lives of visitors who got into trouble swimming and snorkelling. On Saturday, 18 November, the collaborative efforts of emergency responders saved one life and at the beginning of the […]

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Man attacked with hammer during fight

Man attacked with hammer during fight

| 27/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): An injured man was treated in hospital Friday after he was struck on the head by another man, at his place of work, with a hammer. Police said they responded to a report around noon of an altercation between two men who knew each other at a business on Portland Road, George Town. The […]

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Cayman poised to draw line on global cooperation

Cayman poised to draw line on global cooperation

| 27/11/2017 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the Paradise Papers leak was designed to influence the consideration of the latest European blacklist and if Cayman is on it next month, it could mark the end of cooperation. Speaking to members of the Legislative Assembly, he suggested that the Cayman Islands’ continuous and consistent cooperation, its adherence […]

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