Archive for February 18th, 2019

Miller: Cruise bid going very wrong

Miller: Cruise bid going very wrong

| 18/02/2019 | 89 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller intends to press his concerns about the failure of government to follow the necessary laws and procedures surrounding the cruise port tendering process with official bodies as well as speak out about the problems in the media. Miller told CNS that the “evidence indicates something has gone very wrong” with […]

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‘Naming and shaming’ unfair, says local woman

‘Naming and shaming’ unfair, says local woman

| 18/02/2019

(CNS): A woman who says she was wrongly ‘named and shamed’ by a blogger is urging people not to rush to judgments when reading one side of a story on social media. Giselle Johnson was arrested last month following an altercation with her ex-boyfriend after he made what she said was a false allegation against […]

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Active drug bust underway in Breakers

Active drug bust underway in Breakers

| 18/02/2019

(CNS): Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers were still on the scene of what appears to be an active drug bust in Breakers Monday lunchtime after a suspicious vessel was spotted in the area at around 6:45 this morning. As a crowd gathered at the scene, the police urged people to stay away so that they […]

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CUC reports green energy use increase of 47%

CUC reports green energy use increase of 47%

| 18/02/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Renewable energy on the CUC grid grew by 47% last year, according to the annual report of Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider. At the end of the year, 343 of its near 30,000 customers connected almost 5,000 kilowatts of renewable capacity with the Customer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) programme. Along with 5MW from the […]

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Prison investment plans too slow, says HRC

Prison investment plans too slow, says HRC

| 18/02/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): It is no secret that for many years conditions in Cayman Islands prisons have been dire and in desperate need of investment. But in a newly published document the Human Rights Commission detailed the human rights challenges, describing Cayman’s prison system as “overcrowded, chronically underfunded and in need of urgent investment”. The HRC warned […]

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Changes to law cut charity costs and red tape

Changes to law cut charity costs and red tape

| 18/02/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): An amendment to the Companies Law made at the end of last year to reduce red tape and costs for local non-profits comes into effect on Friday, 1 March. Application fees for charitable entities applying to operate as a Section 80 company will be cut from CI$1,000 to $300 and administrative fees cut from $500 […]

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DoE raises alarm over abuse of marine animals

DoE raises alarm over abuse of marine animals

| 18/02/2019 | 64 Comments

(CNS): Following a number of reports of people abusing local marine animals in and around some of Grand Cayman’s favourite attractions, the Department of Environment (DoE) is urging people to follow the law in local waters regarding the handling of starfish, stingrays, turtles and other marine life. In the last month the DoE has received […]

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