Archive for January 12th, 2021

Daggaro begins work despite appeals

Daggaro begins work despite appeals

| 12/01/2021 | 124 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH NATIONAL TRUST COMMENT: The mysterious aviation company, Daggaro, that has been given approval to create a helicopter-pad and related buildings near to the airport on Cayman Brac began work on Tuesday, deeply upsetting local residents owing to the destruction of an important natural heritage site. Even though appeals have been filed against […]

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UK court to decide if gay marriage lawful

UK court to decide if gay marriage lawful

| 12/01/2021 | 70 Comments

(CNS): The controversial same-sex marriage suit brought by Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden will go before the UK Privy Council in six weeks time, according to the updated schedule for the high court. The senior judges will be the final arbitrators on whether or not the Cayman Islands Bill of Rights requires marriage to accommodate […]

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Rare twin blues hatched at park

Rare twin blues hatched at park

| 12/01/2021 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust has described the arrival of twin iguanas as a “once in a blue moon” event after the rare baby blue pair hatched this season at the Blue Iguana Conservation (BIC) facility. Although it is not the first time for blue iguanas, it is still uncommon to see twin hatchlings. The twins […]

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Chamber pushes vaccine so borders can open

Chamber pushes vaccine so borders can open

| 12/01/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Chamber of Commerce President Woody Foster is the latest voice pressing for people across the community to be vaccinated so Cayman can open its boarders. More than 40,000 adults must receive both doses of the vaccine for the community to acquire protection through herd immunity, and Foster is urging government to firm up a […]

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Foldats takes top job in Summary Courts

Foldats takes top job in Summary Courts

| 12/01/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Valdis Foldats has been appointed chief magistrate following the retirement of Nova Hall. Foldats will take up the top job on the Summary Court bench next month following the internal recruitment by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission, which recommended the long-serving magistrate for the job. Chief Justice Anthony Smellie said Foldats is a […]

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Request issued for rollout of National ID card

Request issued for rollout of National ID card

| 12/01/2021 | 80 Comments

(CNS): The government has taken the first step in its planned rollout this year of a national identification system, as it issued a request for proposals to develop the programme. The e-Government team in the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure is looking for a suitable company to create the “suite of services and technology […]

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Rookie coastguard officers begin training

Rookie coastguard officers begin training

| 12/01/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Six women and ten men began training this week for the most recent arm of Cayman’s ever-growing uniform branches of government. The Cayman Islands Coast Guard started its first ever recruit programme following a summer recruitment drive, which whittled down 300 Caymanian applicants to the 16 who have now begun this eight-week training course. […]

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Constitution dictates speaker’s removal

Constitution dictates speaker’s removal

| 12/01/2021 | 57 Comments

Ezzard Miller writes: The question Caymanians must answer is: Given our Christian heritage that has demanded very high standards of morals and ethics, particularly from our leaders, is it OK for McKeeva Bush to remain in the speaker’s position while serving a 60-day imprisonment sentence for criminal offences related to beating a woman?

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