Archive for February 9th, 2021

Cabinet ordered to release Smith Cove minutes

Cabinet ordered to release Smith Cove minutes

| 09/02/2021 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Not everything that is documented in government’s Cabinet meetings can automatically be withheld from public scrutiny, Ombudsman Sandy Hermiston has found in her latest ruling. A freedom of information request made by Alric Lindsay for an extract of Cabinet minutes relating to the now cancelled Smith Barcadere project and the decision to waive planning […]

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‘Off-the-books’ project shows need for transparency

‘Off-the-books’ project shows need for transparency

| 09/02/2021 | 19 Comments

Alric Lindsay writes: On 23 December 2019, a request for quotations for the Smith Barcadere Redevelopment Project (RFQ) was issued and published on the Cayman Bonfire Hub. The RFQ was an invitation by the Cayman Islands Government to prospective respondents to submit non-binding quotations for The Smith Barcadere Redevelopment Project. The scope of the project included […]

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Private SEN school ‘weak’ say inspectors

Private SEN school ‘weak’ say inspectors

| 09/02/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): A private sector specialist school touting itself as offering “excellent instruction” and an “excellent reputation” was found to be ‘weak’ in the majority of quality indicators measured by school inspectors. The Cayman Learning Centre offers classes and tuition for children who need additional learning support but also has a full time special needs school […]

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Illegal security working nightspot doors

Illegal security working nightspot doors

| 09/02/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Some nightclubs and bars are using unlicensed security guards and service companies, the police found when they conducted checks at certain establishments. The RCIPS said that several businesses are breaching the Private Security Services Act by employing illegal personnel, and issued a reminder that all security business and officers need specific licences to operate, […]

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CAL issues invitation to see Max 8s take off

CAL issues invitation to see Max 8s take off

| 09/02/2021 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The public is invited to drop by the Cayman Airways hangar on Owen Roberts Drive, Grand Cayman, anytime between 10am and 2pm this Saturday to walk through the national airline’s new Boeing 737-8 aircraft and watch them on training flights. The controversial plane has got the green light to return to the skies, nearly […]

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Cannabis raid on Doctors Express ruled illegal

Cannabis raid on Doctors Express ruled illegal

| 09/02/2021 | 165 Comments

(CNS): A judge has found that a raid at Doctors Express in 2019, when police seized medical cannabis from the physicians at the private medical clinic, was illegal. The decision was based on an unlawful warrant, which in turn was based on an unlawful cease notice issued by the chief medical officer. In his ruling […]

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Developers warned to maximise set-backs

Developers warned to maximise set-backs

| 09/02/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Impending sea level rise and the impacts of climate change that Cayman will witness in the coming years are still not being taken seriously and the Department of Environment is warning developers that stretching set-backs to the letter of the law puts their projects at serious risk. In submissions to the Central Planning Authority […]

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