Archive for September 30th, 2019

Port bid partners to meet stakeholders

Port bid partners to meet stakeholders

| 30/09/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Representatives from the cruise lines and the engineering firm that are involved in the Verdant Isle group, which was selected by government to build the cruise berthing facility if it goes ahead, will be meeting with government and other stakeholders here in Cayman this week. In a press release the group said that these […]

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Ex NDC boss takes up senior ministry job

Ex NDC boss takes up senior ministry job

| 30/09/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Joan West-Dacres has been appointed as the new deputy chief officer at the Ministry of Community Affairs. Dacres was the director of the National Drug Council for more than twelve years, where she was instrumental in developing the research the council uses to help stakeholders develop programmes and policies based on accurate and locally […]

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$50 will lift lid on company directors

$50 will lift lid on company directors

| 30/09/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): An amendment to the Companies Law passed in the Legislative Assembly in July comes into effect tomorrow, allowing members of the public to pay $50 to search the General Registry and find out who the directors are for a specified company for both local businesses registered here as well as foreign offshore companies, including […]

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Woman jailed over ‘dodgy’ beauty shots

Woman jailed over ‘dodgy’ beauty shots

| 30/09/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A woman who claimed she was injecting her clients with beauty vitamins to help moisturize their skin has been jailed for five months after a court found she was more than likely injecting a type of silicone into their faces. Zunilda Anaya Baldovino, an unlicensed beauty therapist, was found guilty earlier this year of negligence […]

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New voter list grows to 21,217

New voter list grows to 21,217

| 30/09/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The electoral roll has grown by over one hundred new voters, the Elections Office said in a release confirming the new register of electors for 1 October. The new official list has reached 21,217 after 65 names were removed and 116 Caymanians registered before 1 July. The next list, which comes out in January, […]

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DEH still struggling with garbage collection

DEH still struggling with garbage collection

| 30/09/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health offered apologies to the public once again this weekend after garbage collection services fell behind schedule. Officials blamed “a temporary shortage of equipment this past week” for the delay in pick-up and said management was working to ensure that collection of the affected areas, largely in Bodden Town, would […]

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Mother of 8 facing jail for violent attack

Mother of 8 facing jail for violent attack

| 30/09/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): A mother of eight children who attacked a woman with what was believed to be a kitchen cleaver after she saw her husband on the victim’s lap in the restaurant that the coupled owned is now facing a lengthy period in jail. The court heard Friday that Leleith Monique Welcome-Campbell (36) had committed the […]

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Climate policy gathers eight years of dust

Climate policy gathers eight years of dust

| 30/09/2019 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Cayman is not doing anywhere near enough to prepare for the onslaught of climate change, despite being a low lying small island country on the front line of sea level rise, experts have said. A climate change policy formulated in 2011 has been gathering dust in the Ministry of Environment because no minister has […]

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Transplant council meets for first time

Transplant council meets for first time

| 30/09/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The Human Tissue Transplant Council (HTTC) held its first ever meeting recently, government officials stated in a release on Friday. The council was appointed by Cabinet to give advice to the health minister and ministry on the collection and use of human tissue for medical purposes and to monitor tissue donation by living people […]

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OfReg proposes auction to attract green power

OfReg proposes auction to attract green power

| 30/09/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (Ofreg) has published a consultation document on a proposed renewable energy auction scheme to attract providers of renewable energy. The idea is to have procurement auctions that will promote the steady deployment of green energy and keep the market competitive. OfReg said it would issue requests from potential […]

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August visitors increase 10%

August visitors increase 10%

| 30/09/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The record-breaking tourism numbers continued this summer for overnight guests. After a great June and July, August completed the season with an increase of 9.99% on last year, making it the best August on record with 37,356 people staying overnight in Cayman. The total of overnight guests for the year is already at 369,650, […]

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