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Cruise port project and possible global recession

Cruise port project and possible global recession

| 22/08/2019 | 33 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: I would like to state for the public record that MLAs Kenneth Bryan, Chris Saunders, Alva Suckoo and Ezzard Miller all assisted the Cruise Port Referendum group to gather signatures for the petition to trigger a people-initiated referendum under S.70 of the Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009.

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Is stamp duty paid on leases?

Is stamp duty paid on leases?

| 21/08/2019

Why rent when it seems you have to pay for stamp duty on your lease agreement no matter the length of time on your lease? I’ve never paid this stamp duty but if it is the case, it makes more sense to buy. Can you confirm that lease agreements regardless of the length of time […]

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Key concerns over cruise port project, Part 1

Key concerns over cruise port project, Part 1

| 19/08/2019 | 38 Comments

(CPR Cayman): As the Elections Office verification process passes 88% and the first constitutionally enshrined people-initiated referendum becomes a certainty, much of the critical data Caymanian voters will need to be able to truly make an informed decision has still not been made public by the government.

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Why Christmas cards arrived this summer?

Why Christmas cards arrived this summer?

| 08/08/2019

Last week three Christmas cards arrived in my Cayman Brac post office box, two from within the Cayman Islands and one from the UK. While it’s always fun to get Christmas mail in the middle of summer, I’m very curious about where it’s been all this time. Are there deep dark corners of the postal […]

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Does government keep tally of Caymanian staff?

Does government keep tally of Caymanian staff?

| 08/08/2019

When they compile public sector statistics, how do they know if people are Caymanian? From what I have read, there is no central record, and being born here or having a Cayman passport means nothing. Read Auntie’s answer and comment on CNS Local Life

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How to handle cyber bullying?

How to handle cyber bullying?

| 02/08/2019

What is the procedure for dealing with online harassment in Cayman, and the protection of children involved? What happens in the cases of photos and/or videos posted of minors? Read Auntie’s answer and comment on CNS Local Life

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Cayman’s first governor Athel Long dies

Cayman’s first governor Athel Long dies

| 01/08/2019

(CNS Local Life): Athel Charles Ethelwulf Long, Cayman’s first governor, has passed away seven months after turning 100 years old. He served as the islands’ last administrator from 1968-1971, after which he was sworn in as governor when the title was changed, holding that post until 1972. In a statement offering his condolences to Long’s […]

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Students ready to take green action in Cayman

Students ready to take green action in Cayman

| 01/08/2019

(CNS Local Life): Two students from the Cayman Islands recently took part in an Ocean Heroes Boot Camp in Vancouver, Canada, where they met with international green leaders and received advice on how to develop and deliver their campaign to preserve and protect Cayman’s environment. Representatives from groups including the Captain Planet Foundation, Lonely Whale […]

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Cayman draws with Haiti, falls in Olympic bid

Cayman draws with Haiti, falls in Olympic bid

| 30/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s U23 national football team came up short in their bid to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, after Haiti scored a tying goal in the final minutes of their Sunday, 27 July match, for a 2-2 result. After losing 1-0 to Grenada Wednesday, Cayman needed to beat Haiti by two […]

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Verdant Isle and cruise lines win port bid

Verdant Isle and cruise lines win port bid

| 26/07/2019 | 147 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The tourism ministry has given the controversial cruise and cargo port project tender to the McAlpine-led consortium known as Verdant Isle. The premier made the announcement in the Legislative Assembly Friday, adding that no contracts would be signed before 1 October to “allow for the completion of the people-initiated petition verification” process. It […]

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Cayman takes hard loss in Olympic qualifier

Cayman takes hard loss in Olympic qualifier

| 26/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): Hosts Cayman lost the opening match of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers 1-0 against Grenada in the first night of action at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex Wednesday, 24 July, despite creating more scoring chances than their opponents. The team, however, is determined to put that result behind them as they prepare for […]

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