Archive for May 9th, 2018

PAC members accuse utilities of ‘robbery’

PAC members accuse utilities of ‘robbery’

| 09/05/2018 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Members of the Public Accounts Committee appeared particularly aggrieved about the cost of some utilities when witnesses from OfReg and one of the owners of internet service provider C3 appeared before them Wednesday to answer questions about the regulation of telecommunications, fuel, electricity and water. Focusing largely on the high cost and poor quality […]

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Jailed drunk driver released pending appeal

Jailed drunk driver released pending appeal

| 09/05/2018 | 28 Comments

(CNS): A fireman from Cayman Brac who was jailed for 18 months last month following his conviction for dangerous driving and seriously injuring the driver he hit in the smash was bailed Monday pending an appeal against the sentence. Colburn Martin (26) was involved in a drunken head-on collision on the Sister Islands in the […]

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Community cop offers advice in event of robbery

Community cop offers advice in event of robbery

| 09/05/2018 | 7 Comments

(CNS): PC Jonathan Kern, a community officer who covers the Seven Mile Beach South area (Beat 9), has been helping the business owners in his beat to prevent robberies and explaining how to deal with them if they happen. While prevention was a key element, Kern said that the attendees at the training seminars had […]

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State of economy subject of new forum

State of economy subject of new forum

| 09/05/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a local economic forum later this month, with a view to updating the community on the state of Cayman’s economic growth, its key industries and the government finances, including positive developments, challenges and an outlook for the medium term. Finance Minister Roy McTaggart will deliver […]

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Victims of bus smash escape with minor injuries

Victims of bus smash escape with minor injuries

| 09/05/2018 | 28 Comments

(CNS): A bus driver and one of his passengers escaped with just minor injuries following a major collision on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway yesterday evening. At around 5pm Tuesday (8 May) the police were called to the crash just south of the Seven Mile Public Beach roundabout. A white Honda CR-V and a grey and […]

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Authority can cover airport overruns

Authority can cover airport overruns

| 09/05/2018 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Airports Authority CEO Albert Anderson is confident that overruns on the airport project will be covered by the authority and there will be no need for any government subsidy. Still unsure of the exact amount over budget the project will be when it is finished, he estimated it will be about 5%, […]

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Cruise port too expensive

Cruise port too expensive

| 09/05/2018 | 97 Comments

Dominic Dyer writes: We cannot afford to build a cruise berthing facility in George Town. This is true from both an economic and, more importantly, an environmental perspective. The current coalition government is choosing to blatantly ignore the facts presented to them, and by doing so are putting our beloved isle’s future in jeopardy.

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