Archive for March 2nd, 2020

Judge orders port referendum law quashed

Judge orders port referendum law quashed

| 02/03/2020 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has been ordered to quash the referendum law it passed to pave the way for the people’s vote on the cruise port project. Justice Tim Owen, who had found that the legislation was incompatible with the constitution, said in his latest ruling on the remedy following the judicial review that […]

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OECD warns of global economic slump due to COVID-19

OECD warns of global economic slump due to COVID-19

| 02/03/2020 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is warning governments that the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, could cause significant economic disruption, with travel and tourism included as industries that will be most affected. More than 90,000 people have now been infected with COVID-19 globally and about half of them have recovered. More than 3,000 people […]

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Dump fire contained but still burning

Dump fire contained but still burning

| 02/03/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A small but deep-seated fire at the George Town landfill, which has been burning since at least Saturday morning when it was discovered, is proving hard to completely extinguish. According to an update issued Monday afternoon, Cayman Islands Fire Service crews, working with staff from the Department of Environmental Health, are still battling the […]

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West Bay burglar turns himself in

West Bay burglar turns himself in

| 02/03/2020

(CNS): In the early hours of Saturday morning, 29 February, the occupants of an address on West Bay Road, north of Marsh Road, discovered a stranger in their home. The man, who was seen in the residence around 1:15am, fled the location with an undisclosed quantity of cash. However, later that day, a 54-year-old man […]

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Man charged after stabbing in East End

Man charged after stabbing in East End

| 02/03/2020

(CNS): A 23-year-old man from East End has been charged with wounding in relation to a stabbing that happened last week at an address on Sea View Road, East End. The RCIPS said that early on the morning of Wednesday, 26 February, officers were called to the scene following a report of an assault. Two […]

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A call for new political leaders

A call for new political leaders

| 02/03/2020 | 43 Comments

Gilbert Connolly writes: Elected politicians are the only group of Caymanian workers that are protected from competition from qualified expats in the workplace. The Cayman Islands Constitution prohibits expats from serving in the Legislative Assembly. This begs the question: how would Caymanian politicians fare against expat politicians who have the advantage of a first-class education […]

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Bryan blocks meeting to debate ousting speaker

Bryan blocks meeting to debate ousting speaker

| 02/03/2020 | 177 Comments

(CNS): The special meeting of the Legislative Assembly to debate a no confidence vote in House Speaker McKeeva Bush and elect a new deputy speaker will not take place because Kenneth Bryan (GTC) voted against it at a meeting of opposition members over the weekend. Under the Constitution, seven MLAs can force a meeting of […]

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#sheissupported protest launches movement

#sheissupported protest launches movement

| 02/03/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): A protest against domestic and workplace violence outside the Glass House on Friday morning, sparked by the violent assault of a bar manager involving the speaker of the House last weekend, was to show public support for all victims, not just the victim in this case, according to the organiser, Angela Pretorius. The event […]

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