Archive for October 25th, 2018

Cullers must seek green light from property owners

Cullers must seek green light from property owners

| 25/10/2018 | 73 Comments

(CNS): As cullers gear up to begin the full-scale attack on the invasive green iguana next week, the Department of Environment said they must obtain permission from property owners to go onto their land to track the pest. Over 340 people are expected to take part in the cull across Grand Cayman. The DoE called […]

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Local first time buyers’ tax concession increased

Local first time buyers’ tax concession increased

| 25/10/2018 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Concessions on stamp duty for Caymanians buying their first home or land to build on will be increased in the New Year, when the threshold before people pay the tax will be increased from $100,000 to $150,000 on land and from $300,000 to $400,000 on built property. Government said the increase was designed to help […]

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CIG releases bills to end immigration department

CIG releases bills to end immigration department

| 25/10/2018 | 28 Comments

(CNS): With government planning to return to the Legislative Assembly in mid-November, it has now published a number of bills for final public consultation ahead of the anticipated parliamentary debates on the end of the immigration department. Several of the new draft laws relate to the impending split of the current department into two entities, […]

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Clampdown coming on illegal ‘numbers’ racket

Clampdown coming on illegal ‘numbers’ racket

| 25/10/2018 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government posted a flurry of legislation to its Gazettes website Wednesday, ahead of next month’s Legislative Assembly meeting, including a bill that will increase the penalties for illegal gambling, as the authorities move to clamp down on a growing problem that fuels other crimes. Although the bill provides for heavier punishments […]

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Premier told FCO what he wanted in a governor

Premier told FCO what he wanted in a governor

| 25/10/2018 | 77 Comments

(CNS): As the relationship between London and the Cayman Islands continues to be delicately balanced, the premier has said that he “offered advice” to the FCO about what he wanted in a governor before Martyn Roper was selected, and had held up Helen Kilpatrick as an example. In a statement released by his office on […]

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