Archive for March 7th, 2019

Turtle Centre finally pays off $50M debt

Turtle Centre finally pays off $50M debt

| 07/03/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Almost 15 years after the original Cayman Turtle Farm started borrowing the more than CI$50 million it needed to build what is now the Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Centre, officials said the debt is now clear. The loans have been serviced from money given to the Turtle Centre from the public purse over […]

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OfReg rewrites rules to satisfy stakeholders

OfReg rewrites rules to satisfy stakeholders

| 07/03/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The body established to regulate Cayman’s utilities sector and ensure fair competitive practices has redrafted rules on the penalties for any breaches of anti-competitive practices law. OfReg said this was in response to concerns by stakeholders, as the regulator released the new draft rules for final consultation this month. A release stated that when […]

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Cops clock drivers doing over 80mph

Cops clock drivers doing over 80mph

| 07/03/2019 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Drivers are being warned by police to slow down after almost a hundred speeding tickets were issued last week. Some drivers were clocked doing more than 80mph, although the top speed anywhere in the Cayman Islands is 50mph. Officers from the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit conducted a series of traffic operations as part […]

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Ex-bank boss sues for wrongful dismissal

Ex-bank boss sues for wrongful dismissal

| 07/03/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Ormond Williams, who was president of Cayman National Bank for more than 15 years before he was unexpectedly fired by its board of directors last November, has filed a legal claim in the Grand Court for wrongful dismissal. According to the court documents, Williams said he was sacked without “proper legal justification” and is […]

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Crown: Woman stole $1.9M in PR scam

Crown: Woman stole $1.9M in PR scam

| 07/03/2019

(CNS): Crown prosecutor Toyin Salako told a jury on Thursday that Judith Douglas (53) stole almost CI$2 million from just one victim in a more than five-year scam where she falsely promised to secure the man permanent residency (PR), status and a Caymanian passport. The George Town woman managed to con Nathaniel Robb, an owner […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.