Archive for October 17th, 2019

Dart’s vendor huts for 7MB revealed

Dart’s vendor huts for 7MB revealed

| 17/10/2019 | 106 Comments

(CNS): Dart has confirmed that pictures posted on social media recently of brightly coloured but very small huts are indeed their new vendor units for the Seven Mile Beach revamp project. Responding to CNS enquiries about the new kiosks, Dart officials said that they were designed to meet government specifications and to help with the […]

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MLA plans national survey on voting day

MLA plans national survey on voting day

| 17/10/2019 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The representative for George Town Central, Kenneth Bryan, is organising a national voter survey on Referendum Day to gauge public opinion on three major controversial but topical subject areas. Bryan said the issues of legalising gambling, ganja use and gay marriage are all constantly discussed but Cayman has no reliable data on what registered […]

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A master mariner on the cruise dock

A master mariner on the cruise dock

| 17/10/2019 | 47 Comments

Paul A. Hurlston writes: I started my sea career at the age of fifteen in 1946 culling turtles around the Nicaraguan coast. At the age of 16 I went to the US and joined the Merchant Navy Sailing of Foreign Flag Ships. I sailed on fruit ships, general cargo ships, oil tankers, bulk carriers, container […]

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Video shows CI’s own floating plastic patch

Video shows CI’s own floating plastic patch

| 17/10/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Video footage taken less than two miles off the George Town shoreline this week shows that the Cayman Islands is growing its own floating plastic garbage patch. The film and pictures taken by Delwin McLaughlin were re-posted all over social media and raised the alarm for local activists, especially Plastic Free Cayman, which continues […]

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Police battle rogue ‘brunch’ drivers

Police battle rogue ‘brunch’ drivers

| 17/10/2019 | 103 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has said that it has received numerous complaints about rogue driving, which is increasing the current traffic chaos. The police also raised concerns yet again over drunk drivers, in particular, drivers who attend Sunday brunches, consuming “an exorbitant amount of alcoholic beverages” and then driving home. Drinking and driving is now a […]

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Developers must register with DCI

Developers must register with DCI

| 17/10/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The deadline for property developers operating in the Cayman Islands to register with the Department of Commerce and Investment as a Designated Non-Financial Business and Profession is just two weeks away. Anyone who develops or sells property in Cayman without using a real estate agent is now required to register under new rules that […]

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Offshore lawyers sue Laundromat filmmakers

Offshore lawyers sue Laundromat filmmakers

| 17/10/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The partners of beleaguered law firm Mossack Fonseca are suing the makers of the movie The Laundromat, which is based on the Panama Papers scandal, claiming the film paints them as villains at the centre of a web of illegal offshore activities. Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca filed the legal action in the district […]

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Local dengue fever cases climbing

Local dengue fever cases climbing

| 17/10/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Following last week’s announcement of a case of locally transmitted dengue fever in a patient in East End with no travel history, public health officials have confirmed that, as of Thursday, there were six cases, three in patients that had been overseas and three who contracted it here. The Public Health Department has still […]

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New focus on domestic violence prevention

New focus on domestic violence prevention

| 17/10/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A number of government agencies and non-profit organisations have come together to form a group to tackle the persistent problem of domestic violence. Although the issue has emerged from the shadows in recent years, with people more wiling to report and talk about it, domestic violence remains a significant blight on Caymanian society. The […]

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Cayman man drugged and scammed in Florida casino

Cayman man drugged and scammed in Florida casino

| 17/10/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A 69-year-old man from the Cayman Islands was drugged and robbed of an expensive watch and over $1,000 at a casino in Hollywood, Florida, last month, according to Broward County law enforcement officials. The police there released video footage of the Caymanian man at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, which shows the […]

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