Archive for July 16th, 2019

Petition verification almost halfway there

Petition verification almost halfway there

| 16/07/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has issued an updated tally of the number of signatures on the Cruise Port Referendum petition that they have now verified. As of Monday evening, less than three weeks after the formal process began, 2,362 signatures have already been verified, which is 44.6% of the number required to trigger a people’s […]

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Baby blues hatch in wild

Baby blues hatch in wild

| 16/07/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Researchers working on the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme discovered the first wild hatchling of 2019 at the weekend. Pictures of the baby blues captured by the programme’s manager, Luke Harding, and posted on social media show that the species is breeding in the wild in Cayman once again, after being very close to extinction.

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Cruise lines suck up passenger spend

Cruise lines suck up passenger spend

| 16/07/2019 | 34 Comments

Mario Rankin writes: The cruise industry business model has changed radically and aggressively in the last fifteen years, ensuring they attain most of the money passengers spend, and they should no longer be viewed as an ideal “partner” for most countries of the Caribbean, more importantly the Cayman islands.

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Pedro says ‘ravers’ breached contract

Pedro says ‘ravers’ breached contract

| 16/07/2019 | 93 Comments

(CNS): Residents around the Pedro St James historic site were furious this weekend when a ‘rave’ at the location got out of hand. But the Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) has said that organisers of the event were in breach of the rental terms and they will not be allowed to host any more similar events […]

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PAHO issues warning about heatwaves

PAHO issues warning about heatwaves

| 16/07/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): With weather forecasters calling for a heatwave this summer in the Caribbean region, as well as in Europe and other parts of the northern hemisphere, the Pan-American Health Organization is urging countries to come up with contingency plans to address the potential impact on people’s health and save lives. This current heatwave is expected […]

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More laws coming to address CFATF criticisms

More laws coming to address CFATF criticisms

| 16/07/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Government is bringing another batch of laws relating to the offshore sector when the Legislative Assembly meets later this month. Most of the bills are designed to enhance the existing anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regime and to meet the criticisms contained in the latest report by the Caribbean Financial Action […]

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OfReg rejects water company rate hike

OfReg rejects water company rate hike

| 16/07/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator has rejected an application by the private sector water company to increase its rates. Cayman Water Company Ltd supplies water to residents in West Bay and Seven Mile Beach and it already charges more than the government-owned Water Authority – Cayman, which supplies the rest of the Cayman Islands. In a […]

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CITA denies airport concerns

CITA denies airport concerns

| 16/07/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association has accused CNS of misinterpreting a statement they sent to us after we put questions about the airport woes to the organisation, which is meant to represent the interests of the diverse range of businesses that make up the tourism industry. The president has said she believes her statement […]

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‘Silversides show’ threatened by port

‘Silversides show’ threatened by port

| 16/07/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Activists opposing the development of the proposed cruise berthing facilities in the George Town Harbour reminded people on social media this weekend about one of the many natural wonders that will be lost if the project goes ahead. The arrival of the silversides this month at Eden Rock and Devil’s Grotto is a spectacular […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library