Archive for December 31st, 2019

Arden takes aim at trickle-down economics

Arden takes aim at trickle-down economics

| 31/12/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has said that he and members of his team reject the government’s policy of relying on trickle-down economics because it is not benefiting the Caymanian people. In his New Year message, Arden McLean said it was time the economy was built by expanding opportunities for local people rather than depending on […]

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Driver critical after another holiday crash

Driver critical after another holiday crash

| 31/12/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): One man is in hospital in serious condition after another single-vehicle crash on Cayman’s roads over the holidays. The driver in this case was in a white Kia Rio travelling westbound on the Queen’s Highway in the early morning hours of Tuesday, 31 December, when it left the road, collided with some vegetation and […]

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Garbage pick-up falls behind over holidays

Garbage pick-up falls behind over holidays

| 31/12/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health will be starting 2020 much as it has continued throughout this year, playing catch-up on garbage collection. Officials said on New Year’s Eve that the pick-ups, mostly in the Bodden Town area, which should have happened last Thursday and Friday would be dealt with today, Tuesday 31 December, and […]

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7 Caribbean countries to ban plastic in 2020

7 Caribbean countries to ban plastic in 2020

| 31/12/2019 | 71 Comments

(CNS): Seven Caribbean countries will introduce some form of single-use plastic and polystyrene ban in the New Year, but the Cayman Islands is not one of them. Although government here has been hinting that it is thinking about imposing some form of restriction, plastic use is currently entirely unrestricted, even though the Caribbean region is […]

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Gov’t to tackle traffic in 2020

Gov’t to tackle traffic in 2020

| 31/12/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS) Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that in the New Year it will be up to businesses and individuals as well as government to protect the economic prosperity and progress that he claimed Cayman is enjoying. But his government will tackle some of the challenges that this growth has caused, such as the increasing traffic […]

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Child hospitalised from troubled care home

Child hospitalised from troubled care home

| 31/12/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A teenage resident at the Frances Bodden Children’s Home was taken to hospital Christmas Eve following what is believed to be a suicide attempt. Officials from the Department of Children and Family Services have failed to respond to CNS enquiries about the incident but the RCIPS has confirmed that police and medics were called […]

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