Archive for September, 2018

TS Kirk expected to dissipate as it moves into Caribbean

TS Kirk expected to dissipate as it moves into Caribbean

| 27/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): On again, off again Tropical Storm Kirk was moving through the Lesser Antilles packing winds of 50mph as the National Hurricane Centre released its afternoon bulletin. Weather officials in Cayman said the storm posed no immediate threat to Cayman despite heading in our direction as it was expected to dissipate before reaching us. Kirk is […]

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Scammers impersonate social media profiles

Scammers impersonate social media profiles

| 27/09/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Police are warning social media users to be careful of scammers impersonating the profiles of public figures to manipulate others into giving out banking and other security information. Since June, the RCIPS said the Financial Crimes Unit has received a number of reports of attempted scams using the networking site LinkedIn. These generally involve […]

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NRA to host Cayman’s first road safety week

NRA to host Cayman’s first road safety week

| 27/09/2018 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority (NRA) has announced plans for the first-of-its-kind conference next week focusing on road safety. The conference opens on Monday, 1 October, and includes not just the authority responsible for building safe roads but other stakeholders including the police and the motor insurance sector. Billed as Road Safety Week, the conference […]

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Neighbour furious over vegetation destruction

Neighbour furious over vegetation destruction

| 27/09/2018 | 93 Comments

(CNS): A long time resident on Seven Mile Beach area said he is absolutely furious with his neighbours after coming home from an overseas trip to find the vegetation around his home destroyed, especially a mature sea grape tree. Former auditor Chris Johnson said it was a “sign of the times when neighbours in Cayman […]

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Absence of DoE stumps minister’s panel

Absence of DoE stumps minister’s panel

| 27/09/2018 | 193 Comments

(CNS): Many questions posed by the public at Wednesday night’s meeting about the controversial cruise berthing facility related to the environment, as well as who is bidding and who is paying. But the panel assembled by the tourism ministry were, in many cases, stumped by the questions. In a meeting lasting five hours, dozens of […]

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Port extends suspension of director

Port extends suspension of director

| 27/09/2018 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The beleaguered director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands, Clement Reid, who has been on required leave since May, had that suspension extended for another three months in August, minutes from the directors’ board meetings have revealed. Throughout the meetings last month the directors were told that police inquiries, which were triggered […]

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Rubber pile owner installing sprinkler to prevent fire

Rubber pile owner installing sprinkler to prevent fire

| 26/09/2018 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service said that checks today at the site in South Sound where the mound of shredded rubber tyres is being stored revealed no new signs of smoke or fire. They also said the owners are in the process of installing a water sprinkler system to provide a constant water supply on top […]

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WORC takes on former immigration chief

WORC takes on former immigration chief

| 26/09/2018 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Jeremy Scott, a former assistant chief immigration officer, has been recruited to the government’s new employment unit, the Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC), as a deputy director. Officials said that Scott has 21 years of experience with the immigration department and will have oversight of all compliance activities at WORC’s internal operations and with its […]

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Ministry claims vote will sink cruise port

Ministry claims vote will sink cruise port

| 26/09/2018 | 118 Comments

(CNS): Hours before Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell is set to host a public meeting in George Town about the government’s controversial cruise port project, the ministry is pushing back against the growing public demand for national vote on the proposal, claiming that a referendum, whatever the result, will curtail the entire project. In responses to […]

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Videoed assault lands suspect in court

Videoed assault lands suspect in court

| 26/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A West Bay man who had a ‘starring’ role in a video that went viral on social media this week has been formally charged with assault ABH and was expected in Summary Court today, Wednesday. Adam Bodden (33) is accused of assaulting another man outside the Tahu Bar and Restaurant, in the Caribbean Plaza […]

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Airport audit to remain under wraps

Airport audit to remain under wraps

| 26/09/2018 | 41 Comments

(CNS): An interim progress report on the airport redevelopment project conducted by the Office of the Auditor General will remain under wraps for several more months because it is “a live project” that is “still commercially sensitive”.  The review, which is believed to confirm wide speculation about cost overruns being at least 20% more than […]

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