Archive for March 26th, 2019

UK Parliament takes over Brexit process

UK Parliament takes over Brexit process

| 26/03/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered another resounding blow Monday night, when Parliament voted to seize control of the Brexit process from her government and more of her Cabinet ministers jumped ship. Members of the House of Commons will now put forward their own plan on how the UK will leave the European Union […]

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George Town revamp still focused on roads

George Town revamp still focused on roads

| 26/03/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Government has said that it will soon be shifting focus from expanding and changing the road network in and around the capital to different elements of the long-planned George Town revitalization project, which will include its beautification. While road works continue to dominate the project and suck up most of the cash allocated to […]

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CO2 up as global energy demand soars

CO2 up as global energy demand soars

| 26/03/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The world consumed record levels of energy last year, pushing up CO2 emissions to alarming levels, despite mounting evidence of its links to climate change. A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), released Monday, reveals that global energy use in 2018 increased at nearly twice the average rate of growth since 2010, […]

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New legislation to cut charity risks

New legislation to cut charity risks

| 26/03/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Several pieces of legislation will come into force next week that are designed to protect non-profit organisations and charities from financial crime and clarify the regime surrounding NPOs and civil organisations that could be misused. The Non-Profit Organisations (Amendment) Law, 2018 (Commencement) Order, 2019 and Non-Profit Organisations (Registration Application) (Amendment) Regulations, 2019 will come into […]

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Teenager denies WB beach mugging

Teenager denies WB beach mugging

| 26/03/2019

(CNS): Joshua Bush (18) pleaded not guilty to robbery on Friday, when he appeared in Grand Court in connection with a mugging at the West Bay Cemetery Beach last summer. Bush has denied being one of three people who attacked a man walking near the beach at around midnight on 7 July. The robbers reportedly […]

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Drone ban enforced to protect royals

Drone ban enforced to protect royals

| 26/03/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS)) As Cayman gears up for the arrival of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, agencies across government are on high alert to ensure the security of the royal couple during their 24-hour visit. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) is implementing airspace restrictions, which will largely impact drones. […]

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Cayman workers sent $235M to home countries

Cayman workers sent $235M to home countries

| 26/03/2019 | 88 Comments

(CNS): Expatriate workers in the the Cayman Islands sent home a record-breaking amount of cash last year through money service companies, according to statistics from the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. People sent almost $235 million to numerous countries around the world, but the largest amount, around $133 million or 58%, went to Jamaica. The Philippines […]

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Developers vulnerable to money laundering

Developers vulnerable to money laundering

| 26/03/2019 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Developers who are selling their expensive properties directly to customers are not subject to any oversight, which the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force has said leaves them vulnerable to money laundering and terrorist financing. In the recently published mutual evaluation report for the Cayman Islands that outlined some of the threats this jurisdiction faces […]

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Why make it so difficult to see the royals?

Why make it so difficult to see the royals?

| 26/03/2019

I have been reading how there are going to be many opportunities for the public to see Prince Charles and Camilla during the royal visit this week, and we are being encouraged to attend events and greet them. However, I have also read about the numerous traffic diversions and parking restrictions that are being put […]

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