Archive for May 25th, 2018

CIG creates new department of ‘WORC’

CIG creates new department of ‘WORC’

| 25/05/2018 | 75 Comments
(CNS): Government’s much-anticipated merger of the work permit and residency elements of the immigration department with the workforce development agency will be known as WORC, according to a press release issued Friday. The establishment of this new department, Workforce Opportunities and Res [...]

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Sub-tropical Storm Alberto kicks off the season

Sub-tropical Storm Alberto kicks off the season

| 25/05/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The National Hurricane Center in Miami has confirmed the emergence of Sub-tropical Storm Alberto. At 10:00am the weather system was located about 55 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico, and around 195 miles southwest of the western tip of Cuba. The storm is moving toward the north-northeast nea [...]

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UK’s BOT minister to make first trip to Cayman

UK’s BOT minister to make first trip to Cayman

| 25/05/2018 | 62 Comments
(CNS): The UK’s minister with responsibility for the British Overseas Territories will be visiting the Cayman Islands for the first time next week as part of a regional tour to discuss hurricane preparedness and the controversial move to impose public registers of beneficial ownership on the t [...]

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Rivers battles with definition of ‘economic substance’

Rivers battles with definition of ‘economic substance’

| 25/05/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers has said there are still questions regarding the expectations of the European Union on the definition of “sufficient economic substance”, which is the key to Cayman’s future cooperation. Rivers is currently in Europe attending meetings [...]

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Maths professor had tens of 1000s of child porn images

Maths professor had tens of 1000s of child porn images

| 25/05/2018 | 79 Comments
(CNS): Dr Pierre Michel Pavlov Rameau, a former lecturer at the University College of the Cayman Islands, was in possession of tens (possibly hundreds) of thousands of pornographic images when he was arrested last year, the court was told when he appeared at a sentencing hearing Thursday. The crown [...]

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Visitor numbers remain strong on land and sea

Visitor numbers remain strong on land and sea

| 25/05/2018 | 7 Comments
(CNS): As the tourism sector faces the start of the slow season, so far there has been no let-up in the continued growth in visitor numbers, both at the airport and the cruise terminals. The arrival of 39,057 visitors last month was just a 0.33% increase on April last year but despite the very smal [...]

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Police name visitors who died in local waters

Police name visitors who died in local waters

| 25/05/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Police have now confirmed the identities of the latest two visitors from the United States to lose their lives in Cayman waters. Peter Stuart Schilke (57) from Connecticut died following a snorkelling trip off the East End coast on Saturday, 19 May. And Walter Franklin Steele (83) from North [...]

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Car thieves strike again stealing Honda Civic

Car thieves strike again stealing Honda Civic

| 25/05/2018 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Police are seeking help from the public to track down a stolen 2000 white Honda Civic, registration #131 066, which was taken from outside a home on Shedden Road yesterday. The car thieves struck sometime between 12:15am, when the owner parked the vehicle, and 7am Thursday, when he discovere [...]

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Dash cam evidence: On Cayman’s roads (Part 1)

Dash cam evidence: On Cayman’s roads (Part 1)

| 25/05/2018
(CNS Local Life): Are you tired of taking your life in your hands just getting to work? Does the standard of driving on the roads of the Cayman Islands drive you nuts? Well here’s your chance to vent some of your frustrations. With the increase of dash cams, a lot of those ‘yikes!’ moments are [...]

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