Archive for June 29th, 2018

New system to detect uninsured drivers

New system to detect uninsured drivers

| 29/06/2018 | 63 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’ Licensing database in real-time. Joey Hew, […]

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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 of School Road. The […]

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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 not just about the animal and plant species […]

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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 arrivals surpassed the previous year’s figures. Collectively, visitors have spent around […]

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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 the financial system […]

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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 (NWDA), is expected to open in January. Speaking in the […]

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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 | 0 Comments

(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 business, insisted that the matter was an administrative mistake […]

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