Archive for December, 2019

Men stabbed during East End fight

Men stabbed during East End fight

| 10/12/2019

(CNS): Two men were taken to hospital late last night after they were both stabbed during a fight in East End. Police said that at around midnight Monday, 9 December, they were called to Sea View, near the intersection with Welcome Way, in the vicinity of a bar, believed to be Pirates Cove. Officers learned […]

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CIG expects 35,000+ work permits in 2020

CIG expects 35,000+ work permits in 2020

| 09/12/2019 | 111 Comments

(CNS): Government is expecting to process around 41,000 work permits next year, which means that well over 35,000 permits are likely to be granted, according to the labour ministry’s chief officer. The information was just one of a number of revelations during the recent Finance Committee hearings that pointed to Cayman’s growing population and the […]

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Audit struggles to measure court efficiency

Audit struggles to measure court efficiency

| 09/12/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Measuring the cost and efficiency of administering justice in Cayman’s lower courts proved difficult for the Office of the Auditor General after a review found limited performance information and gaps throughout the system, including over the new courthouse investment. Auditor General Sue Winspear said the business case for the project was still in draft, […]

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Opinion poll on hold till new vote date

Opinion poll on hold till new vote date

| 09/12/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): MLA Kenneth Bryan (GTC), who is planning to conduct a nationwide people’s opinion poll on Referendum Day to gauge voters’ positions on three key areas of potential public policy, has deferred the survey until a new voting day is set. Following the stay last week by the courts on the cruise port referendum until […]

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Cousteau claims comments ‘misconstrued’

Cousteau claims comments ‘misconstrued’

| 09/12/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Jean-Michel Cousteau of the Ocean Futures Society has issued another statement about the Cayman Islands’ cruise port project where he appears to walk back a statement made last week, but it is still not clear where he stands on the potential destruction of at least a dozen acres of some of Cayman’s healthiest reefs. […]

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7MB wall continues to stir up trouble

7MB wall continues to stir up trouble

| 09/12/2019 | 113 Comments

(CNS): A clear message was delivered at the weekend on the five-foot wall directed by the Central Planning Authority between the newly revamped Seven Mile Public Beach and the West Bay Road. As the barrier continues to stir up public anger, vandals took to using spray paint, writing “Tear down this wall” across it. Meanwhile, […]

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South African crowned Miss Universe

South African crowned Miss Universe

| 09/12/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Zozibini Tunzi (26) from South Africa was crowned Miss Universe 2019 at the beauty pageant in Atlanta Sunday night, beating 90 other women from across the world. Puerto Rico’s Madison Anderson was runner-up and Sofia Aragon from Mexico achieved third place. During her Q&A Tunzi said, “I grew up in a world where a […]

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Earthquake shakes Cayman awake

Earthquake shakes Cayman awake

| 09/12/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): A short earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale shook many Caymanians awake early Monday. The tremour happened at around 1:15am less than 50 miles off the coast of East End but lasted for only a brief moment, according to those who felt it and posted on social media. It was said by the […]

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Moses to talk to operators in port firing line

Moses to talk to operators in port firing line

| 09/12/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The tourism minister has said he will have “conversations” with the dozens of watersport operators, as well as bars, shops and other businesses set to close as a result of the proposed cruise port project. While government has heavily promoted this project as being about making sure Cayman remains in the cruise business in […]

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Gov’t says energy policy is a priority

Gov’t says energy policy is a priority

| 09/12/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Despite government’s very ambitious plan to wean Cayman off fossil fuels over the next decade, so far little concrete action has been taken to make the dramatic changes needed to meet the goal of cutting fossil fuel use by 70% here over the next 17 years. But the government has nevertheless said it is […]

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No sign of ethics law for Anti-Corruption Day

No sign of ethics law for Anti-Corruption Day

| 08/12/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Commission for Standards in Public Life (CSPL) both issued press releases on Friday to mark International Anti-Corruption Day and outline Cayman’s efforts to combat public corruption. But neither said much about the long-awaited implementation of the Standards in Public Life Law. The CSPL said Cayman was playing its […]

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