Archive for October 7th, 2019

Cargo distraction to cruise vote, says Miller

Cargo distraction to cruise vote, says Miller

| 07/10/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Ezzard Miller, the MLA for North Side, has welcomed the referendum bill for the national vote on the cruise berthing project but said that adding the cargo issue to the question is a distraction because it was never cited on the petition. The former opposition leader told CNS that 19 December was not the […]

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POF activists battle Brac beaches

POF activists battle Brac beaches

| 07/10/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Students on Grand Cayman leading the environmental charge locally were recruiting new supporters in Cayman Brac at the weekend. Activists from the Protect Our Future campaign as well as Plastic Free Cayman and the National Trust visited schools and hosted a meet and greet at Popo Jeb’s Pizza to discuss the issues and help […]

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Four more years for top cop

Four more years for top cop

| 07/10/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Police Commissioner Derek Byrne will be staying in his top police job for another four years. Governor Martyn Roper said Monday that his contract has been extended until the end of September 2023. The governor said Byrne, who has proven more popular than previous foreign commissioners with the public, was a dedicated leader who […]

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Dart explores art at Hyatt and grows Camana Bay

Dart explores art at Hyatt and grows Camana Bay

| 07/10/2019 | 60 Comments

(CNS): A spokesperson for the Dart Group said it is exploring the possibility of using some of the old Hyatt structures for an art installation. CNS made enquiries after readers spotted activity going on at the former hotel site, which was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan some 15 years ago. The island’s largest developer is also […]

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OfReg seeks access to power provider’s books

OfReg seeks access to power provider’s books

| 07/10/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): OfReg has begun a public consultation on proposed new accounting rules for the electricity sector that the authority said will protect consumers by strengthening its capacity to detect abuses of market power and unfair pricing. While the public continues to demand that OfReg deal with the fuel providers, as that is seen as the […]

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Forum aims to fill gaps in financial crime fight

Forum aims to fill gaps in financial crime fight

| 07/10/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): As Cayman works to fill the gaps in its regime dealing with financial crime that were identified by the Financial Action Task Force, and battles potential black-listing, the Financial Crime Investigation Unit (FCIU) held a forum recently for industry stakeholders to improve their awareness regarding professional money laundering, how to spot terrorism financing, and […]

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Judge quits Grand Court bench

Judge quits Grand Court bench

| 07/10/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Justice Ingrid Mangatal is to leave the Grand Court bench at the end of this month at the age of just 54, but officials have given no indication of the reason. Justice Mangatal was appointed as a full-time judge on 1 January 2015 after a recommendation by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission. But […]

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Baby burial trial stalls over health reports

Baby burial trial stalls over health reports

| 07/10/2019

(CNS): Psychiatrists instructed by defence attorneys representing a man accused of trying to bury a toddler alive have said he is suffering from serious mental health problems that affected his awareness of his own actions. Travis Webb (26) was arrested last November and later charged with attempted murder, which he has since denied. His trial […]

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Deals signed with builders on mental health centre

Deals signed with builders on mental health centre

| 07/10/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Three local contractors that have been selected to work on the government’s proposed long-term residential mental health facility in East End signed their contracts last week, government officials said in a release. Government had to tender the project several times after it struggled to find a single general contractor that was available to do […]

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Cruise lines still polluting

Cruise lines still polluting

| 07/10/2019 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Environmental credentials claimed by the cruise lines partnering with the Verdant Isle group during their recent visit to the Cayman Islands rang hollow after a US federal judge said that Carnival Corporation was still not doing enough to fix the ocean pollution it caused. Activists campaigning against the cruise port that Verdant Isle has […]

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Public purse lost $1M on failed customs IT

Public purse lost $1M on failed customs IT

| 07/10/2019 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The financial secretary told the Public Accounts Committee last week that the customs department was forced to write off over CI$970,000 from last year’s budget after it invested in a technology system that didn’t work.

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library