Archive for September 18th, 2018

DoE explains magnitude of green iguana cull to LA

DoE explains magnitude of green iguana cull to LA

| 18/09/2018 | 93 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment director spelled out to the Legislative Assembly on Thursday the magnitude of the challenge presented by the number of invasive green iguanas on Grand Cayman ahead of the planned cull. In order to make an impact on the growing population and ensure the cull’s success, cullers will have to kill […]

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Premier in Barbados touting e-gov initiatives

Premier in Barbados touting e-gov initiatives

| 18/09/2018 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin spoke at the Central Bank Meets Blockchain Conference in Barbados today on what officials said was the “ongoing successes of the Cayman Islands in its continuing work to  improve e-government services and embrace digital technologies and industries”. McLaughlin joined a number of other speakers at the conference, including Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley. […]

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Thieves target four GT cars in overnight break-ins

Thieves target four GT cars in overnight break-ins

| 18/09/2018 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Thieves broke into four cars overnight in the Fairbanks area of George Town, police said Tuesday morning after officers were called out to reports of belongings being stolen and cars ransacked. All four break-ins happened in Outpost Street and Fairbanks Road. The police began receiving reports at 6:00 this morning. In the first case the […]

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Poachers undermine conservation efforts

Poachers undermine conservation efforts

| 18/09/2018 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment recovered dozens of illegal conch and lobsters taken out of season from the Barkers area on Sunday, which were donated to the Pines Retirement Home. The poached catch was seized following an operation in West Bay by DoE conservation officers, who recovered 43 conch and seven lobsters that were illegally taken […]

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UK-Cayman row over cooperation intensifies

UK-Cayman row over cooperation intensifies

| 18/09/2018 | 79 Comments

(CNS): The row between the Cayman Islands Government and the UK intensified on Monday, as Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials stood by the National Crime Agency’s complaints, while Premier Alden McLaughlin continued to deny that Cayman was the cause of the disagreement over what the UK says is the declining co-operation compared to other territories.

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Rivers heads to Brussels to keep Cayman off blacklist

Rivers heads to Brussels to keep Cayman off blacklist

| 18/09/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers is in Brussels this week with the aim of keeping the Cayman Islands from being blacklisted by the European Union at the end of this year over concerns about unfair tax practices. The Cayman government has been engaging with the financial services sector here and is currently drafting legislation to […]

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Man sustains injuries after bar brawl with women

Man sustains injuries after bar brawl with women

| 18/09/2018 | 3 Comments

(CNS): An man was taken to hospital on Friday night following an altercation between him and two women, all of whom knew each other, in the car park of a North Side bar, according to the RCIPS. Police were called to the scene at around 11pm and the man was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, […]

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Republic Bank pushes bid for Cayman National

Republic Bank pushes bid for Cayman National

| 18/09/2018 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Republic Bank TT (Barbados) Ltd (RBTTBL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Ltd (RFHL), has signed “an implementation agreement” with Cayman National Corporation Ltd in its continued efforts to take over the local financial institution. Shareholders have been offered $6.25 per share from Republic, which is seeking to acquire between 51% and 75% […]

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