Archive for June 17th, 2019

Over 700,000 greens now culled

Over 700,000 greens now culled

| 17/06/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The nationwide culling programme to control the explosion in the invasive green iguana population is back on target after 100,000 corpses were taken to the dump in May, and at the half-way mark this month another 53,000 had been culled. Between the beginning of the cull last October and the end of last week […]

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Major mixed-use project on CPA agenda

Major mixed-use project on CPA agenda

| 17/06/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): When it meets this week, the Central Planning Authority is expected to consider a new application for a proposed mixed-use $30 million development in Grand Harbour, which would include shops, restaurants, a roof-top bar, offices and apartments, as well as a gym, a raised pool deck and a jogging track. The application under the […]

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Baptist school has work to do, inspectors find

Baptist school has work to do, inspectors find

| 17/06/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): School inspectors graded the First Baptist Christian School as ‘satisfactory’ but also highlighted a number of important areas where the school was judged weak, leaving it with work to do to improve the education it offers. Inspectors said the school, whose students are aged from 5 to 11, needs to improve the entire curriculum, […]

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Jamaican killed in WB violence

Jamaican killed in WB violence

| 17/06/2019

(CNS): A 42-year-old man from Jamaica who was living in West Bay died as a result of a stab wound to his chest Sunday night (16 June) during what appears to have been a serious incident of domestic violence, in which a woman and two children were also stabbed. The police and emergency services were […]

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Auditor warns gov’t about travel expenses

Auditor warns gov’t about travel expenses

| 17/06/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Some government departments are still not justifying their travel expenses and the auditor general is warning public sector accountants that there should be business cases for entertainment, hospitality and travel costs because the area is vulnerable to “abuse and misuse”. In her latest report reviewing the state of government’s financial reporting, Sue Winspear said […]

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Car import figures soaring

Car import figures soaring

| 17/06/2019 | 64 Comments

(CNS): Statistics revealed in the Legislative Assembly earlier this month show that car imports to Cayman have been increasing steadily since 2009. Over the last decade more than 31,000 cars have been brought to Cayman, according to figures from customs, and well over half of those vehicles were imported since the beginning of 2016. Last […]

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Cabinet’s failure: no referendum law

Cabinet’s failure: no referendum law

| 17/06/2019 | 30 Comments

‘A. Caymanian’ writes: In the spirit of transparency and good governance as the Cayman Islands deals with the first people-initiated referendum, it is troubling that there is currently no referendum law or guidelines in existence in order to ensure a clear and objective set of rules to aid the Cabinet, Elections Office and the public […]

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Sunrise Cottage residents moved east to west

Sunrise Cottage residents moved east to west

| 17/06/2019

(CNS Local Life): The six residents of Sunrise Cottage, the oldest of the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) live-in facilities for seniors, were moved out of their East End home and into the Golden Age Home in West Bay last month, as part of a plan to build a new residence in the […]

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Civil service running up overtime bills

Civil service running up overtime bills

| 17/06/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The auditor general has noted that government has been running up overtime bills for civil servants across a number of departments, leading to budget overruns, as a result of a number of vacancies across the civil service. In Sue Winspear’s latest report on the state of public finances, the independent auditor warned government that […]

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Jewel thief suspect charged with burglary

Jewel thief suspect charged with burglary

| 17/06/2019

A 38-year-old man from George Town has been has been charged with burglary in connection with a break-in on 12 April at a home off Walkers Road, where a quantity of jewellery was taken. He has also been charged with attempted burglary at a house on Coralstone Way, Bodden Town, earlier this month where a […]

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