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Shelters open following 7.7 earthquake

Shelters open following 7.7 earthquake

| 28/01/2020 | 84 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 5:38pm: Government schools will be closed tomorrow to facilitate structural assessment following Tuesday afternoon’s 7.7 magnitude earthquake. The Red Cross Shelter on Huldah Avenue is opening at 6.30pm and the Aston Rutty Civic Centre on Cayman Brac is already open as a shelter in case they are needed, Hazard Management Cayman Islands have […]

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Public access to court hearing

Public access to court hearing

| 24/01/2020 | 9 Comments

On behalf of all who are involved with the public interest activities and efforts of the Concerned Citizens Group, we would like to publicly thank most sincerely all of you who came to the Court House on Thursday, 9 January, to give moral support to the cause for preserving and regaining beach accesses in the […]

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Ombudsman offers info on data protection

Ombudsman offers info on data protection

| 23/01/2020

(CNS Local Life): The Office of the Ombudsman will be holding a meet and greet inside the Government Administration Building on Tuesday morning, 28 January, in recognition of International Data Privacy Day, which will be celebrated in the Cayman Islands for the first time, following the commencement of the Data Protection Law (DPL) on 30 […]

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Caribbean should unite against new ‘pirates’

Caribbean should unite against new ‘pirates’

| 19/01/2020 | 47 Comments

Mario Rankin writes: Why do some shipping companies that have their headquarters in one country register their ships in another country? In the maritime industry this is known as “Flags of Convenience”. While this practice is controversial, it became popular 100 years ago when US ships were trying to get around Prohibition (ban of alcohol) […]

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Man abducts woman at knife-point

Man abducts woman at knife-point

| 14/01/2020

(CNS): A 21-year-old man has been charged with a list of offences, including abduction, after he forced a woman into his vehicle at knife-point last Thursday, 9 January, and drove off with her to the Morgan’s Harbour area of West Bay. Police say that the victim had left work at another location when she was […]

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Matrimonial vows of UDP and PPM

Matrimonial vows of UDP and PPM

| 14/01/2020 | 34 Comments

Mario Rankin writes: The 2005-2009 election cycle resulted in the PPM-led government, the administration that piloted the Cayman Islands headfirst into a global recession, despite being warned by local and foreign consultants that we were not immune or exempt from this potential collapse. In the words of then minister of education, Alden McLaughlin, “only God” […]

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Protect Cayman’s marine life

Protect Cayman’s marine life

| 14/01/2020 | 30 Comments

Courtney Platt writes: Nassau Grouper recovery in the Sister Isles is going well, which is wonderful news for their tourism attraction. But, please notice the very brief mention of the less than 500 remaining island-wide in Grand Cayman. The other five species of large groupers are not much better off here either. We closed the […]

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Cayman Eco offers free ‘climate science lunch and learn’

Cayman Eco offers free ‘climate science lunch and learn’

| 09/01/2020

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Eco, a local environmental non-profit organisation, is aiming to educate the general public in the Cayman Islands on the threats presented by global climate change by offering free ‘climate science lunch and learn’ sessions for local businesses. Tammy Kelderman, an environmental sociologist and founder of Cayman Eco, explained that 97% of […]

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Looking back, moving forward

Looking back, moving forward

| 17/12/2019 | 37 Comments

CPR Cayman writes: With the holidays around the corner and the referendum delayed, CPR Cayman wishes to take this opportunity to ensure that the public understands what has happened and that individuals are aware of what they can do to continue to advocate for transparency and a brighter future for Cayman.

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Governor recruiting officers for Cayman Regiment

Governor recruiting officers for Cayman Regiment

| 13/12/2019 | 58 Comments

(CNS): The next step towards the development of the Cayman Islands’ own armed defence force has begun with the launch of the recruitment process for the commanding and junior officers, according to a release Friday from the Governor’s Office. The successful candidates for the six junior officer posts for the new Cayman Regiment will receive […]

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Civil suits in the Cayman Islands

Civil suits in the Cayman Islands

| 11/12/2019 | 18 Comments

Anonymous writes: The bar is set astonishingly low to bring a case or claim in the Cayman Islands, and the statute of limitations means a vexatious claim can hang out there in the fog for over six years before getting to any type of evidentiary review, like a preliminary case management hearing.

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