Archive for February 26th, 2019

Three immigration officers convicted in conspiracy

Three immigration officers convicted in conspiracy

| 26/02/2019 | 99 Comments

(CNS): After a trial lasting more than six weeks, it took a jury less than a day to return the verdicts in an immigration conspiracy case relating to bribes in connection with the English Language Test. Seven people, five of whom were immigration officers, were tried and only one civilian woman walked away without a […]

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New street lights to help save baby turtles

New street lights to help save baby turtles

| 26/02/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Forty special street lights have been purchased by the Department of Environment using cash from the Environmental Protection Fund to help prevent baby turtles hatching on local beaches from going the wrong way. The DoE said the new lights will be installed along roads adjacent to important turtle nesting beaches and where the most […]

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Vessels flying CI flag sail through inspections

Vessels flying CI flag sail through inspections

| 26/02/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): In 2018 just three out of hundreds of vessels flying the Cayman Islands flag were detained in ports for failing inspections conducted under international agreements, which is helping the local shipping registry become the gold standard in the maritime business. The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry said that last year it recorded a detention ratio […]

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GT hotel grows a floor and secures luxury tag

GT hotel grows a floor and secures luxury tag

| 26/02/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The NCB Group’s proposed boutique hotel project on the George Town waterfront is still on track and due to open in late 2021, the developer has confirmed. Although work appeared to have stalled on the site, NCB told CNS that it is now ready and fully prepped for construction to start in April. Work […]

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Minister hints at Barkers bar ‘success’

Minister hints at Barkers bar ‘success’

| 26/02/2019 | 129 Comments

(CNS): The tourism minister has given the first indication from a Cabinet member that the application by the owner of Calico Jack’s to clear turtle grass and build a dock in Barkers, paving the way for a new bar and tourist facility, could get the green light. Moses Kirkconnell alluded to possible “success” for Handel […]

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Premier predicts further fall in unemployment

Premier predicts further fall in unemployment

| 26/02/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that when the fall 2018 Labour Force Survey results are released by the Economics and Statistics Office, it will show that unemployment has dropped to its lowest rate in more than decade. He said the overall rate is expected to be just 2.9%, and among Caymanians it will have […]

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Cayman Airways needs TSA pre-check

Cayman Airways needs TSA pre-check

| 26/02/2019

Why doesn’t Cayman Airways participate in the US TSA pre-check programme for expedited security clearance? If I am travelling from one of the cities with competing flights to Cayman Airways (Miami, Chicago, New York) to Grand Cayman and have a choice of expedited security clearance (American, United, etc) vs the slow lanes (Cayman Airways), I […]

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