Archive for October 31st, 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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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library