Archive for March 13th, 2018

Still no chairperson for conservation council

Still no chairperson for conservation council

| 13/03/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Three months after Christine Rose-Smyth resigned from her position as chair of the National Conservation Council, government officials have still not appointed a replacement. The NCC is scheduled to meet Wednesday for its first meeting of 2018, when it will be dealing with a wide range of is [...]

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Dart gets to work immediately on extension

Dart gets to work immediately on extension

| 13/03/2018 | 137 Comments
(CNS): Grand Cayman’s largest developer, landowner and investor wasted no time getting down to work on the controversial tunnel this week after the Central Planning Authority granted one of Dart’s network of companies planning permission to extend the length of the underpass by another 1 [...]

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Coordination and upgrades improve police and fire service

Coordination and upgrades improve police and fire service

| 13/03/2018 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Better coordination between the RCIPS and the Cayman Islands Fire Service, as well as technical advances and new equipment, have played a part over the last few weeks in improving the effectiveness of the two critical emergency services. The police and fire fighters worked very closely last m [...]

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Workshops planned to prevent baby turtle deaths

Workshops planned to prevent baby turtle deaths

| 13/03/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment is organising free workshops for architects and electricians this month to help in the fight against the light pollution, which causes numerous baby turtle deaths every nesting season. Last year the number of turtle nests laid in the Cayman Islands was encouragi [...]

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Cops keep up pressure on drunk drivers

Cops keep up pressure on drunk drivers

| 13/03/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Over the last two weeks police have arrested 15 drivers for DUI and another ten people for other traffic related offences. Despite the recent spike in violent crime, traffic police have continued their efforts to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the roads. Six of the fifteen were arreste [...]

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Consultants and temps cost public $38.5M in 5yrs

Consultants and temps cost public $38.5M in 5yrs

| 13/03/2018 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands central government spent more than CI$38.5 million on consultants and temporary staff between June 2012 to June 2017, according to a new report from the Office of the Auditor General (OAG). The latest audit into how the government is spending public cash once again raises [...]

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Police widen attempted child abduction case

Police widen attempted child abduction case

| 13/03/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): The police are warning the people of West Bay that a predator targeting children may be at large in the district after investigators received more reports of man seen behaving in a suspicious manner near children at the weekend. Following the report of the attempted abduction on Up the Hill [...]

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Three charged in immigration corruption inquiry

Three charged in immigration corruption inquiry

| 13/03/2018
(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission has charged three people in connection with a long-running investigation into corruption at the immigration department. Over a year after the first arrests were made, and three years after the alleged offences, two Caymanian women, who were described as public o [...]

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CIG discusses EU concerns with financial sector

CIG discusses EU concerns with financial sector

| 13/03/2018 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers and Premier Alden McLaughlin have met with members of the Cayman Islands’ financial services industry associations to discuss the commitments government made to the European Union to keep it off of the latest blacklist, though no details have been [...]

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