Archive for June 8th, 2022

Gov’t whips through work in first Parliament of year

Gov’t whips through work in first Parliament of year

| 08/06/2022 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The government whipped through its business Wednesday, as Parliament met for only the third meeting of the 2021-2022 session and the first time members have attended the House this year. Dealing largely with amendment bills to address problems with some laws and additions to others, the most notable change was to the new Parliament […]

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Panton: Cayman must prepare for more disruption

Panton: Cayman must prepare for more disruption

| 08/06/2022 | 125 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands must expect and prepare for disruption, Premier Wayne Panton said when he addressed the RF Economic Outlook Conference on Wednesday. He said that Cayman withstood the storm of COVID-19 and is beginning to recover, helped significantly by the financial services sector, which the premier described as the lynchpin of the economy. […]

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Woman hands herself in after man stabbed

Woman hands herself in after man stabbed

| 08/06/2022

(CNS): A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of wounding after a man was stabbed in George Town in the vicinity of Albert Panton Street around 6pm on Tuesday. Police were told that two women and a man, all known to each other, became involved in an altercation. During the fight, one of the […]

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Owners warned of spike in construction gear theft

Owners warned of spike in construction gear theft

| 08/06/2022 | 8 Comments

 (CNS): Police are urging owners to protect construction tools and equipment after a string of thefts of such items from construction sites, vehicles and private residencies since the beginning of the year. Police believe that the tools are being stolen and immediately sold to other entities or individuals in the construction sector.

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Inflation running at record high of 11.2%

Inflation running at record high of 11.2%

| 08/06/2022 | 156 Comments

(CNS): The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 11.2% in the first quarter of this year when compared to the same period in 2021. All twelve CPI divisions recorded increases in average prices, with housing and utilities increasing by more than 20% and fuel by over 29% over the last 12 months. While residents of […]

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Visitors returning but challenges still ahead

Visitors returning but challenges still ahead

| 08/06/2022 | 78 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ tourism sector is beginning to recover in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with stay-over visitor arrivals in April reaching over 25,000, which is around 55% of 2019 numbers. But the signs of recovery are still beset with challenges, from airlift to the cost of living, according to both industry and […]

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