Archive for March 19th, 2018

Hazard officials believe exercise will improve responses

Hazard officials believe exercise will improve responses

| 19/03/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Government officials believe their response to any future tsunami warning will improve as a result of the Cayman Islands’ participation last week in a Caribbean-wide exercise. “The purpose of the exercise was to evaluate local tsunami response plans, increase tsunami preparedness, and [...]

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Minister tweaks business licensing regime

Minister tweaks business licensing regime

| 19/03/2018 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Commerce Minister Joey Hew has said that changes to the trade and business licensing regime under a new amendment bill will help cut red tape and encourage more local people to become entrepreneurs. The amendments to the law were steered through the Legislative Assembly last week with broad s [...]

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84% of prisoners released under new law

84% of prisoners released under new law

| 19/03/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): In its first annual report, the Conditional Release Board has given an early indication of how the new legislation surrounding the release of prisoners is working, revealing that last year 84% of prisoners who had served 60% of their sentences were released on licence and so far none of them [...]

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Status proof presents challenge for local job-seekers

Status proof presents challenge for local job-seekers

| 19/03/2018 | 74 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that his ministry is considering the challenge that many local people face in proving that they are Caymanian by right when applying for work, which is seen by some as yet another barrier to employment for locals. Answering a parliamentary question from the m [...]

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Dry needle therapy leads to medical emergency

Dry needle therapy leads to medical emergency

| 19/03/2018 | 46 Comments
(CNS): A Caymanian patient of the Health Services Authority offered her heartfelt thanks to the medical staff that treated her earlier this year when she experienced a life-threatening situation after a type of acupuncture, known as deep dry needling. Debbie Pennington-Ebanks has made a full recover [...]

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Revised public ethics law still in limbo

Revised public ethics law still in limbo

| 19/03/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Some four years after the original legislation was passed and almost two years after a revised version was steered through the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly, the Standards in Public Life Law has still not been implemented. Acting Deputy Governor Gloria McField-Nixon told the LA last we [...]

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Cayman to mark major historic milestones

Cayman to mark major historic milestones

| 19/03/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Government is planning two major celebrations over the next 14 months to mark the diamond anniversaries of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms and the country’s first Constitution. Premier Alden McLaughlin told the Legislative Assembly Friday that a small project team has been assembled to [...]

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Cayman economy grew more than expected

Cayman economy grew more than expected

| 19/03/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have grown by 2.4% in the first nine months of 2017, an increase of  0.3% on the projected forecast. Officials from the Economics and Statistics Office showed economic activity was up across most sectors last year but it also l [...]

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East End timeshare developer awarded status

East End timeshare developer awarded status

| 19/03/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): David Morritt (71), the man behind the Morritt’s Resort in East End, was handed Caymanian status on Friday when the Legislative Assembly approved Cabinet’s recommendation. Government brought the motion because although he had spent almost 30 years in Cayman, the British developer [...]

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Green iguana solution may be dedicated unit

Green iguana solution may be dedicated unit

| 19/03/2018 | 52 Comments
(CNS): With a budget of just $1.1 million this year to try to make a dent in the population of green iguana in the Cayman Islands, which is now well over one million, Fred Burton, the Department of Environment‘s Terrestrial Resources Unit manager, said the challenge is significant and will not [...]

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Three Jamaicans face serious charges after drug bust

Three Jamaicans face serious charges after drug bust

| 19/03/2018
(CNS): Three Jamaican nationals who were rounded up during a police operation off the coast of South Sound last week face serious charges following their arrest. The men, aged 34, 40, and 45, have been charged with illegal landing, importation of ganja, possession of ganja with intent to supply, pos [...]

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