Archive for October, 2019

Trust: Coral relocation message misleading

Trust: Coral relocation message misleading

| 31/10/2019 | 72 Comments

(CNS): A year after its last statement on the cruise project raising concerns about the loss of marine habitat and wrecks, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands has raised new questions about coral relocation and said the message that it can be moved is misleading. The Trust warned that relocating the ancient and pristine […]

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Manhunt fails to find home intruder

Manhunt fails to find home intruder

| 31/10/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Police are investigating a report of a daylight home intruder after a resident of Palm Dale found a strange man in their house at around 10:40am on Wednesday. When the occupant of the home discovered the trespasser in their house, they called the police right away. But despite their immediate response, the man had […]

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Schools failing despite high spending

Schools failing despite high spending

| 31/10/2019 | 84 Comments

(CNS): The government is spending 66% more per student than the global average and the second highest investment per head in OECD countries, but many government schools in Cayman are still under-performing, the Office of the Auditor General found. In a report examining how effective the education ministry is at using its resources to maximise […]

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CIMA strikes off unfit directors

CIMA strikes off unfit directors

| 31/10/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority struck three directors off its registers this week, describing them all as not being “fit and proper persons” to hold the position. The authority gave few details about their removals in the relevant enforcement notices but it is understood at least one those struck off is facing fraud charges, […]

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Savannah primary fails another inspection

Savannah primary fails another inspection

| 31/10/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Inspectors found that insufficient progress had been made at Savannah Primary School when they returned for a follow-through inspection this month, after the school was graded ‘weak’ back in February. The inspectors had made six major recommendations to help elevate standards in teaching and students’ achievement in all year groups in English, maths and […]

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Job fair allegations unfair, says VIIP

Job fair allegations unfair, says VIIP

| 31/10/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Representatives from the Verdant Isle Port Partners, the preferred bidders on the government’s proposed cruise berthing project, said allegations that the job fair they hosted this week was a ploy to persuade voters to back the controversial project was unfair. But making it clear they wanted to stay out of the political fray, they […]

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Fresh conch back on menu as season opens

Fresh conch back on menu as season opens

| 31/10/2019 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Chefs can now gear up to prepare a plethora of conch and whelk dishes as the season opens tomorrow. The Department of Environment reminded fisherfolk that from 1 November until 30 April they can take five conchs daily per person or a maximum of ten per boat from local waters. Only queen conch (Strombus […]

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Premier confirms date for budget meeting

Premier confirms date for budget meeting

| 30/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Government will deliver its 2020/21 budget to the Legislative Assembly on 8 November, the premier confirmed Wednesday. After the law was changed several years ago to enable multi-year budgets, this will be the last this government presents to the parliament before the 2021 elections. The finance minister will outline the government’s projected earnings for […]

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Deceased voters to be removed from roll

Deceased voters to be removed from roll

| 30/10/2019 | 72 Comments

(CNS): Government made only two concessions during the committee stage amendments to its proposed Referendum Bill Wednesday, before the legislation was passed by members. The premier made one amendment to the draft law, paving the way for the supervisor of elections to remove the names on the current register of voters who have died before […]

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Hope for Cayman’s political future

Hope for Cayman’s political future

| 30/10/2019 | 22 Comments

Gilbert Connolly writes: For the past several months, a group of citizens has been working behind the scenes to draft a constitution for a new political party. This group comprises students, professionals, retirees, political activists and one elected politician. The group reflects the diversity of Cayman’s society. Everyone in the group had equal opportunity to […]

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Premier makes false allegation against CPR activist

Premier makes false allegation against CPR activist

| 30/10/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin made an entirely false allegation against one of the activists who has spearheaded the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, as he wound up the Legislative Assembly debate on the Referendum Bill. In a speech delivered today containing several factual inaccuracies, he accused Johann Moxam of being involved in a tender for a […]

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