Archive for July 29th, 2019

Premier sends mixed message on port vote

Premier sends mixed message on port vote

| 29/07/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin refused to say Monday whether or not he believes the cruise berthing project is a matter of national importance, but he denied that his government had plans to challenge the possibility of a referendum on the issue in court. At a press conference on the project he acknowledged the petition on […]

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Cruise fees will fund project, says CIG

Cruise fees will fund project, says CIG

| 29/07/2019 | 132 Comments

(CNS): Government began answering some questions about the cruise berthing project on Monday, following revelations on Friday that the Verdant Isle group had won the bid for the controversial development. The premier, tourism minister and other government officials insisted that the financing for the $200 million dock will be paid for from existing fees that […]

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Suspect in stabbing crashes into church

Suspect in stabbing crashes into church

| 29/07/2019

(CNS): Police have arrested a 24-year-old man from North Side on suspicion of wounding with intent, as well as a number of traffic-related offences, including drinking and driving, after he smashed his car into the church on Frank Sound Road early Monday morning. The man was believed to have been involved in a stabbing less […]

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Lord Ahmad still in OT job, for now

Lord Ahmad still in OT job, for now

| 29/07/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Lord Ahmad has so far survived Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ruthless Cabinet reshuffle and has retained his job as Minister of State for the Commonwealth at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where he remains responsible for the overseas territories. Following the new prime minister’s overhaul of the front benches, the peer, who is well-liked […]

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Woman admits stabbing love rival

Woman admits stabbing love rival

| 29/07/2019

(CNS): Lelieth Monique Welcome-Campbell (36) from George Town admitted stabbing another woman outside a restaurant on School Road earlier this month following an altercation over a man. When she appeared in Grand Court Friday, Welcome-Campbell pleaded guilty to simple wounding but denied wounding with intent. The crown agreed to accept the admission to the lesser […]

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CIG dragging out basic pay review

CIG dragging out basic pay review

| 29/07/2019 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Low paid workers facing the pinch with the ever-increasing cost of living in Cayman appear to be facing a long wait over a possible increase in the $6 national minimum wage, as government appears to be dragging its feet. The premier confirmed that his ministry was going to reconvene the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee […]

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CPR calls for transparency on cruise port

CPR calls for transparency on cruise port

| 29/07/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Now that government has announced that the Verdant Isle consortium led by local general contractors McAlpine has won the port project bid, the campaigners for a referendum have urged government to now answer the many open questions around this controversial proposal. Mario Rankin, one of the activists spearheading the campaign for a people’s vote, […]

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Cayman couple found dead in California

Cayman couple found dead in California

| 29/07/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Two Caymanians have been found dead in a remote area of California some six miles outside Charleston View, near the state line with Nevada. The bodies of Keith Henderman (74) and wife, Yvonne Blanco (69), were found by officers from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office outside a parked Toyota RAV4 that had been rented […]

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