Archive for February 15th, 2019

West Bay school still weak, inspectors find

West Bay school still weak, inspectors find

| 15/02/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): School inspectors found that overall progress has been weak at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay during the six months since the school was last reviewed. The school’s second follow-through inspection took place on 30 January to 1 February, and while a number of improvements were identified, the standards of achievement “remained […]

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Defendants deny messages relate to bribery

Defendants deny messages relate to bribery

| 15/02/2019

(CNS): Five immigration officers and one civilian have all denied that messages between them have anything to do with a conspiracy regarding bribes paid to them to inappropriately assist people to pass an English test in order to secure work permits. Each of the defendants who have appeared in the witness box have suggested what […]

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CEOs increasingly worried about global economy

CEOs increasingly worried about global economy

| 15/02/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Nearly 30% of business leaders believe that world economic growth will decline in 2019, compared to just 5% last year, according to the results of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ latest annual survey of more than 1,300 CEOs. Graeme Sunley, Territory Leader, PwC Cayman Islands, said that despite Cayman’s competitive advantages, in the changing world the jurisdiction will still need to work […]

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Cayman remains dengue free despite regional outbreak

Cayman remains dengue free despite regional outbreak

| 15/02/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Pubic officials have investigated 19 patients in the Cayman Islands over the last month to ensure they were not suffering from dengue, as a result of a regional outbreak of the fever which is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquitoe. The Public Health Department said that it it has received test results for 13 cases, all of […]

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RCIPS invests in eco-beach buggies

RCIPS invests in eco-beach buggies

| 15/02/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has purchased two new, fully-electric all-terrain vehicles to add to its fleet and provide officers with improved capabilities to conduct patrols along the beach and in off-road areas. The RCIPS said this week that police officers expect to test out the new machines this weekend. when they will […]

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Charles and Camilla to visit Cayman

Charles and Camilla to visit Cayman

| 15/02/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands is preparing for a major royal visit, as the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be arriving here at the end of next month. Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, will travel to Grand Cayman from Cuba, where the couple will be embarking on the first-ever official British […]

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Nearby residents concerned about KAABOO

Nearby residents concerned about KAABOO

| 15/02/2019

It may be too late to ask this, but as members of the community in the neighbourhoods around the KAABOO site this weekend, a lot of us are worried we will have issues with rowdy festival goers throughout the neighbouring area of Governor’s Harbour. We are concerned there may be people parking along our roads […]

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Cayman escapes Europe’s dirty money list

Cayman escapes Europe’s dirty money list

| 15/02/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government was able to breathe a sigh of relief this week when the European Commission revealed its revised blacklist of countries with what it considers weak anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regimes. This jurisdiction avoided the list of 23 countries, along with all of the British Overseas Territories with financial centres. But […]

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