Archive for October 9th, 2019

The port: sifting through the political weeds

The port: sifting through the political weeds

| 09/10/2019 | 43 Comments

101 writes: With only ten weeks before Cayman’s historic referendum vote on the proposed cruise berthing facility, there is little balance in the information available to the general public. The government has been inept at informing the people (part of the reason for the referendum’s success), and even with the date set for the vote […]

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Test conspiracy involved employment agency

Test conspiracy involved employment agency

| 09/10/2019

(CNS): One of three woman facing corruption charges in an alleged bribery conspiracy over English language tests (ELTs) at immigration owns an employment agency, the crown told a jury Wednesday, as it opened its case. She recruited one of the crown’s witnesses through her agency to work as a janitor. But the woman from Honduras, […]

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McLean: Referendum date choice manipulative

McLean: Referendum date choice manipulative

| 09/10/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Government has picked a date close to Christmas for the referendum on the controversial cruise project to manipulate the vote, the opposition leader has stated. Arden McLean said it was the “worst possible time” and designed to discourage people from taking part in the democratic process. Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo said the premier’s […]

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Kitchen tool assault lands mother in jail

Kitchen tool assault lands mother in jail

| 09/10/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Lelieth Monique Welcome (36), a small restaurant owner from George Town and a mother of eight children, was given a 19-month prison sentence on Wednesday in connection with an assault on another woman at her restaurant with a kitchen implement, causing her a severe head injury. Welcome attacked the younger woman after her husband […]

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Burglar suspect charged 4 months after break-in

Burglar suspect charged 4 months after break-in

| 09/10/2019

(CNS): A 52-year-old man from George Town has been charged with burglary after he was arrested on Monday in connection with a break-in that happened in June. Police said the burglary was on Templeton Street in George Town, where the intruder had entered a private residence, caused damage to property and then made off with […]

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Hong Kong firm begins OfReg work on fuel prices

Hong Kong firm begins OfReg work on fuel prices

| 09/10/2019 | 58 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator, OfReg, has revealed that a Hong Kong-based firm has begun work on the long-awaited assessment of the fuel market in the Cayman Islands. OfReg said consultants from Economics Partners Limited, which won a recent tender, were here meeting with stakeholders to carry out the “market diagnostics” stage of this review of […]

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Cayman commits to public BO registers

Cayman commits to public BO registers

| 09/10/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has confirmed it will introduce the controversial public register showing the beneficial owners of all financial entities domiciled in this jurisdiction by 2023, in line with the emergence of these registers across Europe, officials said. The issue caused considerable controversy when the UK parliament passed an amended bill in May […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library