Archive for May 5th, 2021

Gov’t to introduce prize draw for vaccines

Gov’t to introduce prize draw for vaccines

| 05/05/2021 | 241 Comments

(CNS): Government will be introducing a prize draw for people who get vaccinated to boost the numbers and use up the remaining 7,000 courses before the end of their shelf life at the end of June. The PACT held a press briefing Wednesday that focused on the new government’s first priority, which is getting Cayman […]

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End of legal turtling saved local loggerheads

End of legal turtling saved local loggerheads

| 05/05/2021 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A new academic article published in the marine science magazine, Frontiers, authored by several staff members from the Department of Environment and their partners at the University of Exeter, has used 22 years of data on local turtles to demonstrate the recovery of the populations and how that can be sustained in future, given […]

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Man guilty of hatchet attack over $20 loan

Man guilty of hatchet attack over $20 loan

| 05/05/2021 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Gioser Acosta Gonzalez has been found guilty of wounding with intent after he attacked a man with a hatchet, wounding him in the head, during an argument over a $20 loan. Justice Roger Chapple convicted Gonzalez on Monday after hearing the case without a jury in a short trial at the end of March. […]

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New line-up for ethics commission

New line-up for ethics commission

| 05/05/2021 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Local family lawyer Sonia Bush has been appointed the new chairperson of the Commission for Standards in Public Life. Bush will be serving alongside retired attorney Richard Addlestone, insolvency expert Keith Blake and banking executive Rosalie Twohey after most of the existing members step down. The appointments were made by the governor but officials […]

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Ten-storey hotel proposed for downtown GT

Ten-storey hotel proposed for downtown GT

| 05/05/2021 | 82 Comments

(CNS): A planning application has been submitted for a ten-storey hotel in central George Town on Goring Avenue and across from the Bayshore Mall, which would be the first of its kind for the capital if it is approved. Planning regulations were changed at the end of the last administration to allow for mixed-use buildings […]

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35 public audits meet deadline but legacy issues roll on

35 public audits meet deadline but legacy issues roll on

| 05/05/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The auditor general, Sue Winspear, has confirmed that the financial audits of 35 public sector entities were completed and all received unqualified audit opinions by the statutory deadline of 30 April. This represents a significant improvement on public sector financial reporting from days gone by, and Winspear highlighted the work of the outgoing Public […]

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