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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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Trust joins protest against beach ‘enhancement’

Trust joins protest against beach ‘enhancement’

| 11/02/2020 | 123 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands issued a statement via social media on Tuesday morning stating clearly that the NGO does not support plans put forward by the Cayman Islands Government to “enhance” Smith Barcadere. The Trust’s post echoes concerns from the People for the Protection of Smith Barcadere, a group formed to […]

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Head-on collision on Cayman Brac

Head-on collision on Cayman Brac

| 10/02/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Two vehicles collided on Cayman Brac Friday night after one of them swerved into the opposite lane. Police said that just before 11:20pm on 7 February, police and other emergency services responded to a 911 call about a crash involving two vehicles along South Side West Road.

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Driver arrested after smash on Shamrock Road

Driver arrested after smash on Shamrock Road

| 10/02/2020

(CNS): A 29-year-old man from West Bay was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident following a three-car collision Sunday night on Shamrock Road in the vicinity of the Savannah Rubis service station. Police said that shortly before 10:00PM on 9 February, a red Honda Civic collided with a green Chevrolet which […]

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Elderly visitor died after Jet Ski collision

Elderly visitor died after Jet Ski collision

| 10/02/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): A 69-year-old visitor from the United States died on Sunday afternoon after two personal watercraft collided off Seven Mile Beach. Police said that at around 12:30pm on 9 February they received a report of the collision in the water near Piper Way. The rider of one of the Jet Skis was severely injured and […]

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