Archive for July 18th, 2019

Caribbean hotbed of pollution, report warns

Caribbean hotbed of pollution, report warns

| 18/07/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Marine pollution is threatening the economic prosperity of the Caribbean, especially its smaller islands, according to a recent report by the World Bank. Over-fishing, coral reef decline and plastic are all major threats, and the report found that Caribbean beaches could have three times the amount of plastic than the global average, largely due […]

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Minister lobbies US officials

Minister lobbies US officials

| 18/07/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers continued her efforts to “dispel harmful myths about the Cayman Islands” last week with another trip to Washington DC. Rivers met with Justin Muzinich, the deputy secretary of the US Treasury, as well as US senators, members of Congress, senior Congressional staff, and other federal agency officials to lobby […]

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LGBT people face toxic rhetoric

LGBT people face toxic rhetoric

| 18/07/2019 | 79 Comments

(CNS): Activists from the local organisation promoting equality for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community have raised concerns about the escalation of “toxic rhetoric” they are facing with an increase in rallies and events targeted against them and their demands for their rights to be respected.

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DPP denies wrongly influencing case

DPP denies wrongly influencing case

| 18/07/2019

(CNS): Patrick Moran, the acting director of public prosecutions, has denied that one of his prosecutors acted improperly over a criminal case that was recently heard in Summary Court, in which a Cayman Airways pilot dodged a conviction after she was charged with DUI and assaulting a police officer. The case stirred up some concerns […]

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Can Cayman residents be covered by US insurer?

Can Cayman residents be covered by US insurer?

| 18/07/2019

I’ve just retired and my wife isn’t working. I have permanent residence and my wife is here as my dependent. After being on the SHIC plan through my employer for years and realising it barely covers anything, we were very worried about being able to afford our health insurance in retirement. But we found a […]

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