Archive for October 10th, 2019

Respect for each person’s opinion

Respect for each person’s opinion

| 10/10/2019 | 90 Comments

Patrice Donalds-Morgan writes: Well, the date for the people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing facility has been set. It’s exciting, isn’t it? This whole process has been a beacon of democracy at work and the Cayman Islands has made history as the first British Overseas Territory to ever bring a people-initiated referendum. As Caymanians, we […]

Continue Reading

Gov’t compliance with procurement rules queried

Gov’t compliance with procurement rules queried

| 10/10/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Public Accounts Committee Chair Ezzard Miller remains concerned, following the latest PAC meeting, that government is not complying with its own new rules on procurement. Although new legislation has been implemented and a new more transparent, independent regime created to manage how government buys goods and services, Miller is worried the new rules are […]

Continue Reading

Senior cop alarmed by DUI increases

Senior cop alarmed by DUI increases

| 10/10/2019 | 84 Comments

(CNS): There is not sign of any reduction in the number of drivers getting behind the wheel drunk, according to the RCIPS, and Superintendent Robert Graham said he was alarmed by the amount of people consuming alcohol and then driving home. In September a total of 27 people were nabbed by officers for driving under […]

Continue Reading

CIG spends $217K public cash on port promo

CIG spends $217K public cash on port promo

| 10/10/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Since government began its ‘Support The Port’ campaign to promote, market and advertise the proposed cruise berthing and expanded cargo facility in George Town, it has spent more than CI$217,000 of public money or public services. Documents released to a CNS reader under the FOI law show that the administration received over CI$87,000 worth […]

Continue Reading

Pirates plan raid on plastic

Pirates plan raid on plastic

| 10/10/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Pirates will be joining forces with a local NGO next month for a raid on plastic at Safehaven. The Pirates Week Festival announced this week that it has brought back the beach clean-up to this year’s festival and will be partnering with Plastic Free Cayman. Melanie McField, Pirates Week General Manager, said that anyone […]

Continue Reading

Ministry ignores questions over dump

Ministry ignores questions over dump

| 10/10/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): This Friday marks the two-year anniversary since government picked the DECCO-led consortium to deal with the long-awaited waste management project and tackle the ever-growing dump in George Town. But despite the passage of 24 months, no contract has been signed and the ministry continues to ignore questions about the status of the talks or […]

Continue Reading