Archive for July 9th, 2018

Marine park expansion under review again

Marine park expansion under review again

| 09/07/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Almost six years after a public consultation made it clear that the people of the Cayman Islands wanted to see the local marine parks enhanced, the environment minister has reportedly asked for another review of the proposals. The Department of the Environment has consulted, reviewed and resh [...]

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Booze and music laws face major overhaul

Booze and music laws face major overhaul

| 09/07/2018 | 66 Comments
(CNS): Commerce Minister Joey Hew has signalled his intention to overhaul the laws that govern both the sale of alcohol and the prohibition of live music at licensed premises on Sundays. Hew brought minor amendments to the legislation to the Legislative Assembly last month, paving the way for alcoho [...]

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CARICOM backs BOTs in constitutional fight with UK

CARICOM backs BOTs in constitutional fight with UK

| 09/07/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): UPDATED with comment from Premier: Caribbean leaders have expressed their solidarity with the British Overseas Territories in the region that are being adversely affected by the unilateral action of the UK to legislate domestic policy constitutionally devolved to them without the consent an [...]

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Two Hondas and a Mazda stolen in 5 days

Two Hondas and a Mazda stolen in 5 days

| 09/07/2018 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Car thieves have made off with another three vehicles over the last five days, police reported on Monday, as they asked the public to help them track down a Mazda Demio, a Honda Civic and a Honda CR-V. The first of the cars taken was the black Mazda, registration #133 583, which was stolen o [...]

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Police concerns grow over repeat teen runaway

Police concerns grow over repeat teen runaway

| 09/07/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS has put out another call urging the public to help them find 15-year-old Motesha Mothen, who ran away from the Frances Bodden Children’s Home last week. The teenager, who is originally from West Bay, left the home on Thursday and was last seen on Friday morning, 6 July, at a [...]

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Boris third minister to quit UK government

Boris third minister to quit UK government

| 09/07/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): Boris Johnson has walked out of his top job as British foreign secretary, becoming the third minister to leave Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet following a weekend at Chequers, the PM’s country retreat, where the Conservative government’s Brexit plan was hammered out. J [...]

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CIG encourages all workers to whistleblow

CIG encourages all workers to whistleblow

| 09/07/2018 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has brought a slight amendment to the Whistleblower Protection Law to emphasise the fact that the law applies to all workers — not just civil servants and public employees at government companies and statutory authorities, but to all workers in the private sec [...]

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MLA calls for research on Caymanian marginalization

MLA calls for research on Caymanian marginalization

| 09/07/2018 | 82 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo (Newlands) has called on the government to commission an independent study of the factors affecting the social mobility of Caymanians in order to inform government policy and identify the root causes of social and economic divisions and other related issue [...]

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CIG to buy $10M of beach land for public use

CIG to buy $10M of beach land for public use

| 09/07/2018 | 74 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is embarking on an island-wide spending spree to preserve beachfront property for public use in all of the districts on Grand Cayman as well as the Sister Islands. The minister for lands, Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, revealed plans by her ministry to spend $1 [...]

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Police face new robbery spike

Police face new robbery spike

| 09/07/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Police were called to the scene of two more robberies over the weekend and are now investigating four armed stick-ups against individuals and businesses since Thursday night. For the second time in a matter of days, Al La Kebab fell victim to robbers when the restaurant on Lawrence Boulevard [...]

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