Archive for April 3rd, 2019

Demonstrator calls for death of homosexuals

Demonstrator calls for death of homosexuals

| 03/04/2019 | 201 Comments

(CNS): A very small and apparently peaceful demonstration against the ruling by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie legalising same-sex marriage took place outside the Legislative Assembly Wednesday, as politicians inside debated a motion calling for an appeal and voiced their grievances. Despite calls from the premier for the community to be respectful to each other, one […]

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Dock backers warned ‘careful what you wish for’

Dock backers warned ‘careful what you wish for’

| 03/04/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The recent news that Carnival has created its own locally-based watersports and tour operator to divert business from long-standing Caymanian operators and funnel profits back into the cruise line’s pockets should serve as a warning to all those supporting the government’s proposed cruise berthing facility, the opposition leader has said. The move by Carnival […]

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Tattooed armed robber assaults store clerk

Tattooed armed robber assaults store clerk

| 03/04/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the lookout for a distinctive looking armed robbery suspect, described as having tattoos near his eyes and dreadlocked hair. The man who held up a store in George Town Tuesday night was of slim build with brown complexion, police said. He was wearing dark clothing and had a black shirt wrapped […]

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FCO welcomes CJ ruling, irritated by appeal

FCO welcomes CJ ruling, irritated by appeal

| 03/04/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said it welcomes the ruling by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie regarding his decision to modify the Marriage Law in the same-sex marriage case filed by Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden, but the FCO is disappointed government is choosing to appeal. The governor’s office has confirmed it will not […]

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CIG will appeal chief justice’s gay marriage ruling

CIG will appeal chief justice’s gay marriage ruling

| 03/04/2019 | 224 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH FULL STORY: Premier Alden McLaughlin has announced that he has instructed the attorney general to file an appeal against Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s ruling last Friday that legalised same-sex marriage. The government has also asked for a stay of the ruling and is hoping to overturn the landmark judgment that ushered in […]

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Visiting scientist studies invasive threat to local anole

Visiting scientist studies invasive threat to local anole

| 03/04/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Inbar Maayan, a graduate student in biology at Harvard University, spent the summer in Grand Cayman to study one of the less conspicuous invasive species that are finding their way to our shores. The impact of the brown anole on Cayman’s indigenous blue anole is an important line of research because it could help […]

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Machete wielding bar-burglar steals booze

Machete wielding bar-burglar steals booze

| 03/04/2019

(CNS): A 54-year-old-man from West Bay has been charged with aggravated burglary after he stole drinks from an unidentified resort bar in the district on two occasions last week. Police said the man was armed with a machete when he entered the bar and restaurant area of the hotel resort and stole the booze and […]

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OfReg opens discussion on fuel labelling

OfReg opens discussion on fuel labelling

| 03/04/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) is turning its attention to how gas stations are labelling and dispensing fuel and has published a discussion paper on how the companies can prevent customers from pumping the wrong gas. The regulator said the aim is to protect consumers by reducing the likelihood of drivers dispensing […]

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ESO begins work to gather annual statistics

ESO begins work to gather annual statistics

| 03/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office will begin its annual business surveys to measure the country’s economic performance in 2018 next week. The ESO needs data for the System of National Accounts (SNA), which estimates the total value of goods and services produced by the different industries in the Cayman Islands, and for the Balance […]

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Vocational school aims to boost youth employment

Vocational school aims to boost youth employment

| 03/04/2019

(CNS Local Life): Citing underreported figures for unemployment among young people, coupled with a need to provide affordable and accessible vocational training, Michael Myles, former government at-risk youth officer, is opening a facility to teach skills that he hopes will translate into job opportunities. Inspire Cayman Training (ICT) will be offering vocational skills courses at […]

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