Archive for February 12th, 2019

Lands Commission OKs 7MB fencing

Lands Commission OKs 7MB fencing

| 12/02/2019 | 74 Comments

(CNS): The Public Lands Commission has confirmed that there is nothing unlawful about the fencing that has been erected on Seven Mile Beach in connection with the musical festival taking place at the weekend on Dart-owned land to the east of Seven Mile Beach and north of the Kimpton resort. Public concerns were raised yesterday […]

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Gunman makes off with bag in doorstep robbery

Gunman makes off with bag in doorstep robbery

| 12/02/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): An armed masked man made off with a bag containing personal items after a doorstep robbery outside a George Town home early on Tuesday morning. The victim was outside his house on Greenwood Drive at around 12:30am when he was approached by the masked robber, who appeared to be carrying a gun. The robber demanded his phone, […]

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CIG working to offset inflation, says minister

CIG working to offset inflation, says minister

| 12/02/2019 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Finance Minister Roy McTaggart said government was “committed to continuously looking for ways to offset the burden of inflation on the average Caymanian”, in response to CNS enquiries about the issue, which has raised real concern among readers. The minister told us that the rising prices Cayman faces are largely external in nature, driven by international […]

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Cayman won’t be bullied by ‘jealous’ rivals

Cayman won’t be bullied by ‘jealous’ rivals

| 12/02/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands will not be bullied by countries that cannot compete with this jurisdiction on a level playing field, Premier Alden McLaughlin told an audience at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit last week. Outlining the challenges that the islands’ offshore sector continues to face, he said the decision by the Dutch government in December […]

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Jowell all but concedes on civil unions

Jowell all but concedes on civil unions

| 12/02/2019 | 150 Comments

(CNS): The constitutional expert representing the Cayman government in its defence of a legal claim by two women wishing to marry all but conceded that there was little he could do to argue against the need for introducing civil partnerships in the Cayman Islands, which would allow same-sex couples to have some form of legal […]

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GT man charged with a dozen offences

GT man charged with a dozen offences

| 12/02/2019

(CNS): A 21-year-old man from George Town, who allegedly began his crime spree in October, was charged on Monday with a total of twelve offences, including arson and assaulting a police officer. Police said in a press release that  he had been charged with two counts of causing fear or provocation of violence in relation to […]

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Concerns raised over fencing on 7MB

Concerns raised over fencing on 7MB

| 12/02/2019 | 136 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: As organisers of the forthcoming music festival complete the preparations on the site owned by the Dart Group, a long line of double fencing has appeared on Seven Mile Beach running parallel to the location. The festival organisers have now responded to CNS inquiries claiming that permission for the fence was granted as […]

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