Archive for May, 2019

Verification of petition raises fear of retribution

Verification of petition raises fear of retribution

| 31/05/2019 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Public sector workers who signed the petition calling for a people-initiated referendum on the government’s proposed cruise berthing facility have raised concerns that during the verification process they will be intimidated into withdrawing their support. Concerns were raised at a public meeting Thursday that once government sees the names of the more than 5,300 […]

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Cops face crime spree on Cayman Brac

Cops face crime spree on Cayman Brac

| 31/05/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Seven people have been arrested on Cayman Brac over the last two weeks for various offences, from ABH to cultivating ganja. Five people were arrested during the Braccanal Carnival festivities alone, which took place earlier this month. A 25-year-old man from the Brac was arrested and has since been charged with assault ABH and […]

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Dash cam evidence: On Cayman’s roads (Part 4)

Dash cam evidence: On Cayman’s roads (Part 4)

| 31/05/2019

(CNS Local Life): We should not forget, as it seems many drivers have, that a cyclist was recently killed on Cayman roads and many have been injured by careless drivers. So we are continuing our series on heart-in-the-mouth moments with video clips taken by a brave cyclist in the hopes that the message may get […]

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Do visitors still need to get temporary driving permits?

Do visitors still need to get temporary driving permits?

| 31/05/2019

For many years visitors to the Cayman Islands have been required to purchase a temporary driver’s permit in order to rent and/or drive a vehicle. In most cases the visitors purchased the temporary permits from the car rental agency. Recently I have read online that the temporary driver’s permit is no longer required in Cayman […]

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POF urges people to contact MLAs over NCL

POF urges people to contact MLAs over NCL

| 30/05/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Local students are not letting up on their growing campaign to force government to do more to protect Cayman’s natural environment. And with many of them concerned about the threat to the National Conservation Law and government’s current review of the legislation to water down some of the provisions, the young members of Protect […]

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Final port bids in, ministry reveals

Final port bids in, ministry reveals

| 30/05/2019 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism has said that the final stage of the procurement process for the cruise berthing facility in George Town is now underway, as the deadline for the companies fighting for the job to submit their final bid is Friday. A press release Thursday stated that once these final bids […]

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Moxam calls for gov’t to justify port ahead of vote

Moxam calls for gov’t to justify port ahead of vote

| 30/05/2019 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The success of the petition to trigger a people-initiated referendum on the question of the government’s cruise port project was down to grassroots activists behind the campaign “doing things the right way”, according to Johann Moxam, one of the organisers. By contrast, the government has gone about the process the wrong way, despite its […]

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Church schools get failing grades

Church schools get failing grades

| 30/05/2019 | 130 Comments

(CNS): Triple C School and Wesleyan Christian Academy were both rated as ‘weak’ following school inspections this month. While government schools have been accused of failing local children as many of them have had weak or just satisfactory ratings, these fee paying schools have also received failing grades. Inspectors said that the overall performance at […]

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DoE director blocked from people’s vote meeting

DoE director blocked from people’s vote meeting

| 29/05/2019 | 77 Comments

(CNS): The chief officer in the ministry overseeing the Department of Environment has blocked DoE Director Gina Ebanks-Petrie from attending a public meeting on Thursday being organised by the Cruise Port Referendum campaigners, despite the many technical environmental questions likely to arise from potential voters. The supervisor of elections, Wesley Howell, has confirmed that he […]

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Sea wasp stings land swimmers in hospital

Sea wasp stings land swimmers in hospital

| 29/05/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): At least two people were treated in hospital on Monday after several swimmers were stung by jellyfish while visiting Stingray City, according to reports from watersports operators. The Department of Environment said the jellyfish are likely to be sea wasps (Carybdea alata), a small species that is almost transparent and can deliver a nasty […]

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Bryan calls on gov’t to add Qs to port vote

Bryan calls on gov’t to add Qs to port vote

| 29/05/2019 | 77 Comments

(CNS): MLA Kenneth Bryan (GTC) is calling on government to use the opportunity of the people-initiated referendum on the cruise port project to add more non-binding but indicative questions to help it resolve some of the issues being debated in the Cayman Islands. Bryan submitted a parliamentary question for the next sitting of the Legislative […]

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