Archive for June 6th, 2019

Ships diverted from Havana may call on Cayman

Ships diverted from Havana may call on Cayman

| 06/06/2019 | 98 Comments

(CNS): Cruise lines are having to make adjustments to the itineraries for dozens of ships after the sudden change to US government policy on travel to Cuba. Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Holland America, Seabourn, NCL and MSC have all been impacted by the Trump administration’s new restrictions on Americans travelling to the neighbouring island, forcing cruise […]

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Cash seized, 4 arrested in gold ‘smuggling’ case

Cash seized, 4 arrested in gold ‘smuggling’ case

| 06/06/2019

(CNS): Police have confirmed that four foreign nationals have been arrested and a small private plane and a large quantity of cash seized during the course of a joint investigation by the RCIPS and Customs and Border Control relating to the movement of gold through the Cayman Islands. CNS learned earlier this week that law […]

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People urged to lobby MLAs over NCL threat

People urged to lobby MLAs over NCL threat

| 06/06/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): At an educational meeting hosted by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands Wednesday night, attendees were urged to contact their MLAs and lobby them about concerns over mounting threats to the environment, especially from development, and to offer their support for the National Conservation Law. Many people in the audience felt that there […]

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Bracker petitions for decriminalisation of ganja

Bracker petitions for decriminalisation of ganja

| 06/06/2019 | 73 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH PETITION: Elvis McKeever, from Cayman Brac, has begun a petition calling on the government to change the law and decriminalise the cultivation of ganja for medical purposes and permit personal recreational use of of the plant. McKeever was arrested recently after police seized almost four dozen marijuana plants he had allegedly grown […]

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Email mix-up kept opposition from conference

Email mix-up kept opposition from conference

| 06/06/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Opposition MLAs missed the anti-corruption seminar this week because the invitations were sent to the wrong email addresses, though this does not explain why all of the members from the government benches failed to show up. Commissions Secretariat Manager Deborah Bodden said that the gov.ky emails were used for the invitations for all 19 […]

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Cruise activists to meet governor

Cruise activists to meet governor

| 06/06/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Volunteers behind the petition for a people-initiated referendum on the question of whether or not the Cayman people support government’s plans for a cruise berthing facility in George Town will meet the governor tomorrow, ahead of submitting the more than 5,500 signatures to the Elections Office. Activists said that they will now take the […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library