Archive for February 27th, 2020

CIG tackling rising rent and house prices

CIG tackling rising rent and house prices

| 27/02/2020 | 184 Comments

(CNS): The explosion in the cost of rent on Grand Cayman, which many believe is exacerbated by the growth locally in the use of short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, plus the rising property prices, often blamed on foreign investment, is having a huge effect on the cost of living. In response, Housing Minister Dwayne Seymour […]

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Suspect arrested for drug, robbery and gun crime

Suspect arrested for drug, robbery and gun crime

| 27/02/2020

(CNS): A driver who was stopped by police around noon on Tuesday, 25 February, along Academy Way in George Town was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to supply as well as in relation to a robbery that took place at Shedden Road, George Town, on 21 February, police said Thursday.

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Deputy speaker resigns on principle

Deputy speaker resigns on principle

| 27/02/2020 | 97 Comments

(CNS): Following news that the speaker of the Legislative Assembly is taking a “leave of absence” in light of his alleged assault of a woman last weekend, MLA Bernie Bush has announced his resignation as deputy speaker with immediate effect. While the premier apparently approves of the speaker’s temporary leave, Bush’s statement reflected the outrage […]

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Old fuel tanks contaminate soil at ORIA

Old fuel tanks contaminate soil at ORIA

| 27/02/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Ongoing upgrades at the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) have uncovered an old but previously unknown issue, namely contaminated soil from old tanks at the site of the old Rubis fuel farm. The Cayman Islands Airports Authority said the problem was discovered during excavation for the construction of the new aircraft parking area at […]

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Cayman meets CFATF assessment deadline

Cayman meets CFATF assessment deadline

| 27/02/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Following the blow to the Cayman Islands financial sector after it was blacklisted by the European Union as being non-cooperative on tax issues because it missed the deadline to pass relevant laws, Cayman continues efforts to get on good international standing on other fronts, namely to be seen as a jurisdiction that does not […]

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Mac’s leave of absence unconstitutional, MLA says

Mac’s leave of absence unconstitutional, MLA says

| 27/02/2020 | 99 Comments

(CNS): North Side MLA Ezzard Miller has noted, in response to House Speaker McKeeva Bush’s announcement that he is taking a leave of absence from the post, that there is nothing in the Cayman Islands Constitution that allows for such a move. Having been the first MLA to publicly call for Bush’s resignation or removal […]

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