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Climate change: are adults doing ‘nothing’?

Climate change: are adults doing ‘nothing’?

| 14/02/2020 | 73 Comments

Tammy Kelderman writes: Greta Thunberg, Swedish teen climate change activist, and her young followers claim that the adults have done “nothing” to help curb climate change in any meaningful way. It has been at least three decades since climate change first became widely known as a threat to humanity and we are all on the […]

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Employment survey begins in March

Employment survey begins in March

| 12/02/2020 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) will begin its Spring Labour Force Survey (LFS) next month to collect data on people in the Cayman Islands who are employed, those looking for work, as well as those who are not in the workforce. Beginning on Sunday, 8 March, trained interviewers will visit 1,500 randomly selected […]

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Commission preparing for ethics law

Commission preparing for ethics law

| 12/02/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Commission for Standards in Public Life is preparing for the Standards in Public Life Law coming into force, with Regulations to follow shortly afterwards, following Premier Alden McLaughlin’s statement in the Legislative Assembly on 31 January that this would happen in the very near future. Saying that the commission members were “encouraged” by […]

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Religious freedom, LGBTI people and MLAs

Religious freedom, LGBTI people and MLAs

| 12/02/2020 | 63 Comments

Dr Leonardo Raznovich writes: A person that is struggling with their sexual orientation may often feel lonely, vulnerable and confused. They may also feel a sense of rejection from society or may even be ostracised by their friends, family and loved ones, people to whom they would ordinarily first look for guidance and support. This […]

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Cayman’s efforts to avoid blacklist fails

Cayman’s efforts to avoid blacklist fails

| 12/02/2020 | 177 Comments

(CNS): Despite passing a raft of laws in the Legislative Assembly to avoid being blacklisted by the European Union, it appears that the Cayman Islands will be added to the EU’s list of jurisdictions with lax standards for financial crime. The Financial Times has reported that while both Cayman and the British Virgin Islands were […]

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Cruises disrupted by disease outbreak

Cruises disrupted by disease outbreak

| 12/02/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): While one of Princess Cruise Line’s ships is stuck in quarantine at the Japanese port of Yokohama following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus on board, another ship in its fleet is heading back to the US, having been denied entry into Trinidad and Tobago after more than 350 passengers began suffering with a […]

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Emergency warnings to include mobile app

Emergency warnings to include mobile app

| 12/02/2020 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Phase II of the National Emergency Notification System (NENS) will include the creation of a new mobile alert application, which will be implemented in the next three months, officials said following a special meeting of the National Security Council last week. The public will be able to download the app free of charge and […]

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Tough times no excuse to rob

Tough times no excuse to rob

| 11/02/2020 | 88 Comments

“Tired” writes: As a 21-year-old Caymanian with no further education, it is HARD. I graduated when I was 16 and started working that year. I’ve been at the same job ever since. There are jobs for young Caymanians but you tell them to go get a job at Burger King and get off their ass […]

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CAL adds flights for stranded passengers

CAL adds flights for stranded passengers

| 11/02/2020 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways has said that the partial opening of the Owen Roberts International Airport Monday evening did not allow inbound jet flights to land. The airline therefore added two jet flights to Grand Cayman Tuesday, one from Miami and one from Cayman Brac, as well as several domestic flights Monday evening. The ORIA runway […]

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Cayman develops online AML learning platform

Cayman develops online AML learning platform

| 11/02/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): As part of continuing efforts by the Cayman Islands to fill gaps in its regime dealing with financial crime identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and avoid potential black-listing, the government, with support from Cayman Finance, has developed online learning modules relating to anti-money laundering, countering terrorist financing, and countering proliferation financing […]

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Runway asphalt ramp damaged by aircraft blast

Runway asphalt ramp damaged by aircraft blast

| 11/02/2020 | 76 Comments

(CNS): The damage to the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport, which caused it to be closed Monday afternoon, was caused by aircraft blast “lifting” the temporary asphalt ramp that had been placed the evening before, Sunday 9 February, according to the Cayman Islands Airport Authority. The work was part of the “runway rehabilitation” project […]

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