Archive for June, 2018

New system to detect uninsured drivers

New system to detect uninsured drivers

| 29/06/2018 | 62 Comments
(CNS): Drivers who allow their motor insurance to lapse while still using their vehicles on the roads will soon be detected through the new electronic vehicle registration (EVR) system and a change in the traffic law that will allow insurance companies to update the Department of Vehicle and Drivers [...]

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Machete-wielding robbers hold up barber shop

Machete-wielding robbers hold up barber shop

| 29/06/2018 | 13 Comments
(CNS) Two masked men, one of whom was armed with a machete, made off with cash and personal belongings after robbing a George Town barber shop on Thursday evening. Police said that at about 7:40pm on 28 June they received a report of the commercial robbery on Eastern Avenue, close to the junction [...]

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Conservation for people as well as wildlife

Conservation for people as well as wildlife

| 29/06/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Fred Burton, the head of the Terrestrial Research Unit at the Department of Environment, is urging the public to join in the current public consultations on the latest sites proposed as areas for permanent conservation across the Cayman Islands. Burton said that creating protected areas is no [...]

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Visitors numbers still soaring with 16% increase

Visitors numbers still soaring with 16% increase

| 29/06/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Since the beginning of 2018 the Cayman Islands has welcomed a total of 209,143 stay-over visitors, a 16.51% increase over 2017, which was already a record-breaking year. The ongoing tourism success showed no sign of declining after May became the fourteenth consecutive month when air arriva [...]

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Savings: a bigger problem than foreclosures

Savings: a bigger problem than foreclosures

| 29/06/2018 | 33 Comments
JH writes: There is a much larger problem in this economy which plays a huge part in the economic circumstances faced by the Caymanian populace at large. This issue has never been discussed, and while there are many factors involved, I will just summarise it by saying lack of savings instruments in [...]

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WORC to open for business in January

WORC to open for business in January

| 29/06/2018 | 23 Comments
(CNS): The premier said that the new labour agency, Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), which will be taking on the work permit and residency elements of the immigration department and merging them with the responsibilities that were part of the National Workforce Development Agency [...]

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Agent denies using client’s cash to save business

Agent denies using client’s cash to save business

| 29/06/2018
(CNS): Paulette Anglin-Lewis denied that she had used a client’s money to save her business instead of paying his permanent residency fees, when she took the witness stand in her own defence against theft charges on Thursday. The owner of Anglin-Lewis & Associates, an immigration services [...]

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Cayman waiting on timeline for constitutional talks

Cayman waiting on timeline for constitutional talks

| 28/06/2018 | 55 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin told his colleagues in the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly on Thursday that he has already requested a time frame from the British government for when constitutional talks can begin and said he had been assured that the dates would be settled soon. The decision to [...]

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Illegal immigrant wanted after violent encounter

Illegal immigrant wanted after violent encounter

| 28/06/2018 | 46 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Immigration (DOI) is hunting for a Jamaican national who is suspected to be in Cayman illegally and who threatened immigration officers wanting to question him with a machete when they encountered him this week in West Bay. Officials are asking the public to help locate Fab [...]

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Ex cop and former bodyguard to run EMC

Ex cop and former bodyguard to run EMC

| 28/06/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): A former police officer, bodyguard and labour department inspector who has also worked in the business world has been appointed as the new assistant director of Electronic Monitoring for the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC). Sean Vasquez will be looking after the Electronic M [...]

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Immigration bill focused on local rights

Immigration bill focused on local rights

| 28/06/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said the latest amendment to the ever-changing immigration law reflected the government’s commitment to enhance and “streamline the immigration processes directly related to Caymanians and their dependents”, when he presented the bill. He said some o [...]

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