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When will the airport runway project take off?

When will the airport runway project take off?

| 19/01/2017
A year or so ago our tourism minister revealed plans to begin extending the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport. I have not heard a peep since. Is this initiative alive or dead? [...]

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Government purchase of land by Smith Cove

Government purchase of land by Smith Cove

| 16/01/2017
After recently spending a glorious afternoon at Smith Barcadere, I am curious to know what progress has been made by government in the purchase of the land adjacent to the beach. As was clear from the Save the Cove campaign, this is an issue near and dear to the hearts of Caymanians and visitors a [...]

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Policy advice

Policy advice

| 13/01/2017 | 25 Comments
MM writes: My knees get weak and I shudder whenever one of our elected representatives come forward and say, “I will be hiring a consultant to…”. My issue with this is that political candidates come forward so boastfully during their campaign attempting to indicate that they, at th [...]

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Vetting the Register of Electors

Vetting the Register of Electors

| 13/01/2017 | 0 Comments
The Elections Office has been working commendably to encourage as many young persons as possible to register to vote. This registration drive seems to include Caymanians who are 17 years old and will turn 18 before Election Day. Young persons who are Caymanian “by entitlement” under the Immigrat [...]

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The right of an ex-convict to stand for election

The right of an ex-convict to stand for election

| 09/01/2017
Can an ex-convict run for political office in the Cayman Islands? Auntie’s answer: The elections questions continue in the run-up to May. Once more, I approached the Elections Office, an Ask Auntie Award winner, for help. The Cayman Islands Constitution sets out the qualifications and disqualific [...]

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Harsher penalties for harbouring illegals needed

Harsher penalties for harbouring illegals needed

| 09/01/2017 | 64 Comments
(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, a declared candidate for George Town Central, close to the area where police shot and killed a Jamaican man thought to be here in the Cayman Islands illegally, says the penalties for whoever he was staying with while he was here need to be strictly enforced. There are two issue [...]

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Ask Auntie 2016 Awards

Ask Auntie 2016 Awards

| 08/01/2017
(Auntie): As we start a new year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the individuals at various government and private entities who helped answer the many questions my faithful readers sent in throughout 2016. I am so pleased to find that most of the people who read this column under [...]

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Brac airport reopens for small aircraft

Brac airport reopens for small aircraft

| 07/01/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Following the accident Thursday on the Cayman Brac runway, in which one of the fire trucks overturned during a routine speed test, authorities say that the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport reopened for the smaller Cayman Airways Limited aircraft Thursday evening, though the jet servi [...]

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Southwest flights to Grand Cayman to begin in June

Southwest flights to Grand Cayman to begin in June

| 06/01/2017
(CNS Business): Southwest Airlines has filed an application with the US Department of Transportation to serve Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport daily from Fort Lauderdale beginning 4 June 2017, provided the service receives requisite governmental approvals. On the same date, the a [...]

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Fatal police shooting in Windsor Park

Fatal police shooting in Windsor Park

| 06/01/2017 | 155 Comments
(CNS) Updated 2:40pm Friday: The RCIPS has confirmed that a man was shot and killed by police officers early this morning in the Windsor Park area of George Town. Police said the incident occurred during a pre-planned firearms operation, for which they had a search warrant to look for both a firearm [...]

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Ten days left to register to vote in 2017

Ten days left to register to vote in 2017

| 06/01/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The clock is ticking for new voters to register so that they can participate in the May 2017 General Election. The deadline for new voters to sign up is 16 January, which is also the date by which those already on the electoral roll must change their name, occupation or street address, becaus [...]

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