Archive for August 5th, 2019

Public sector headcount increased 3.1% in 2018

Public sector headcount increased 3.1% in 2018

| 05/08/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The number of public sector workers across core government as well as the statutory authorities and government companies (SAGC) increased to 6,429 by the end of last year. According to the government human resources report for 2018, which was presented to the Legislative Assembly last month, over the last few years there has been […]

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CPA says no to chicken farm

CPA says no to chicken farm

| 05/08/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Another attempt by a company wanting to create a chicken farm and egg processing plant in East End has been rejected by the Central Planning Authority. Toepaz Ltd made a second application for an $800,000 facility housing 10,000 chickens on over ten acres in the Sunnyfield Road area of the district. But the proximity […]

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Airport seeking bids for new lounge

Airport seeking bids for new lounge

| 05/08/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) is adding another new element to the redevelopment and expansion of Owen Roberts Airport and is seeking experienced bidders to build and run a “luxury” full-service passenger lounge at the terminal. Officials said they would be hosting a meeting for potential experienced bidders this week for the new […]

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Volunteers say beach trash home-grown

Volunteers say beach trash home-grown

| 05/08/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Volunteers who joined in Plastic Free Cayman’s monthly beach clean-up this past weekend are warning about an increase in home-grown trash along the shoreline. While beach clean-ups usually involve clearing garbage that has washed up, this month’s clean-up at South Sound beach revealed much more home-generated litter on land here. The 33 volunteers picked […]

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Consumer protection still in consultation

Consumer protection still in consultation

| 05/08/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Work on consumer protection legislation that was first circulated as far back as 2015 remains in the consultation phase, as the business community had asked for even more time to submit proposals. Answering a question from opposition MLA Chris Saunders (BTW) in the LA last month, Attorney General Sam Bulgin said that the Law […]

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Flow closing WB shop

Flow closing WB shop

| 05/08/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Flow has announced the closure of its store at Heritage Square in West Bay, as the once leading local telecommunications company shrinks its footprint in Cayman even further. In the notice about the store’s closure, which was texted to customers and posted on social media, Flow claimed it was closing the shop to improve […]

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Dirt bike rider killed in WB crash

Dirt bike rider killed in WB crash

| 05/08/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): A young dirt bike rider was pronounced dead at the Cayman Islands Hospital early Monday morning, some eight hours after he was involved in a crash on Watercourse Road in West Bay on Sunday evening. The police said that the rider, who was travelling northeast near Ruby Lane, lost control of the bike and […]

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CUC profits fuelled by hotter weather

CUC profits fuelled by hotter weather

| 05/08/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Sales and profits were up for Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider at the end of June compared to the same time last year, as a result of an increase in air-conditioning use, the company said. The second quarter of this year had an average temperature a full degree higher than in 2018, boosting CUC’s […]

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Cruise petition at three-quarter mark

Cruise petition at three-quarter mark

| 05/08/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has verified around 75% of the petition calling for a people’s referendum on the cruise berthing project. By Saturday afternoon the signatures of 3,958 people were confirmed, leaving just over 1,300 verified signatures needed to trigger the national vote. Following last week’s press conference, the premier indicated that the petition would […]

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Glasgow uni to pay £20M in slave reparations

Glasgow uni to pay £20M in slave reparations

| 05/08/2019 | 100 Comments

(CNS): Having received millions of pounds in grants from British slave owners throughout the 19th century, the University of Glasgow has entered into a unique deal with the University of the West Indies to pay £20 million to fund an institution to work on solutions to Caribbean development issues. In a press release about the […]

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