Archive for December 13th, 2018

Health City aims to save lives with new ICU

Health City aims to save lives with new ICU

| 13/12/2018

(CNS Local Life): The East End hospital founded by world-renowned heart surgeon Dr Devi Shetty has expanded its services with the opening of a new state-of-the-art medical intensive care unit. It was officially opened Monday, 10 December, with a celebration which included the India-based physician who told the audience that the “best was still to […]

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OTEC refutes OfReg CEO’s claims over cost

OTEC refutes OfReg CEO’s claims over cost

| 13/12/2018 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Cayman OTEC International Ltd, a company proposing to build an ocean thermal energy conversion plant of the North Coast of Grand Cayman, has said the acting CEO of OfReg, Gregg Anderson, was incorrect when he told Finance Committee recently that the project rate is too high to be viable. In a press release from the company about […]

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Police report George Town crime spike

Police report George Town crime spike

| 13/12/2018 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Police in George Town are urging residents to take extra care of their homes and cars after a spike in both residential burglaries and vehicle break-ins around the capital. The RCIPS has received reports of and is now investigating seven house break-ins, five of which were in Windsor Park, and six thefts from cars […]

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Special court to tackle domestic abuse

Special court to tackle domestic abuse

| 13/12/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The police, prosecutors, courts and community rehabilitation have entered into a wide agreement that they all hope will help improve and fast-track the handling of domestic abuse cases in the Cayman Islands. The deal paves the way for a specialist court as well as more focused support services for victims. Domestic violence was not […]

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US could end up on EU blacklist, say officials

US could end up on EU blacklist, say officials

| 13/12/2018 | 63 Comments

(CNS): As the European Union updates its blacklist of global financial centres, the United States could end up on the list next year, Bloomberg has reported. Many critics of the attacks on offshore centres have often pointed to the hypocrisy relating to how onshore financial centres in major countries are given a pass while offshore […]

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Conservation law makes it to five years intact

Conservation law makes it to five years intact

| 13/12/2018 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The National Conservation Law marked its 5th anniversary on Thursday still intact, despite ongoing concerns over government plans to review and water down the legislation, which was originally steered through the Legislative Assembly with unanimous support on 13 December 2013. Wayne Panton, the former environment minister, the only minster to ever hold the portfolio […]

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Can expat kids be kept out of school?

Can expat kids be kept out of school?

| 13/12/2018

Does the government keep track of children attending school on island? Cayman is very transient. Is it possible to move to the island with my family and not enroll my children in school? How is that monitored, aside from nosy neighbours? However, if ever questioned, the person could lie and say they were homeschooling. Can […]

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DEH increases recycle containers for holidays

DEH increases recycle containers for holidays

| 13/12/2018 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has added three new recycling containers to two of its supermarket recycling depots, with more on the way. Two more skips have been placed at the recycling depot located at Kirk Market for plastic and mixed paper and an additional skip went to Hurley’s in Grand Harbour for plastics. “We […]

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UK prime minister hangs on to job after party vote

UK prime minister hangs on to job after party vote

| 13/12/2018 | 8 Comments

(CNS): A vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May’s leadership of the Conservative Party was defeated Wednesday, allowing the beleaguered British leader to hang on to her job in the face of continuing chaos in UK politics circulating around the country’s attempts to leave the European Union. However, although her leadership cannot be […]

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OfReg presses fuel suppliers on price

OfReg presses fuel suppliers on price

| 13/12/2018 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Duke Munroe, who is responsible for the regulation of the local fuel sector within the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg), has told CNS that the regulator has intervened to persuade the local fuel suppliers to drop the price of fuel by more than they had intended and much sooner. While OfReg continues to conduct […]

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Missing West Bay man found safe

Missing West Bay man found safe

| 13/12/2018 | 9 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Jude Theobalds (36) has been found, police said Thursday after releasing a request for help to find the missing man Wednesday. Thanking the public for their help the RCIPS said he had been located today and appeared to be in good health but gave no other details. He was reported missing after he […]

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