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WORC hires new head as transition continues

WORC hires new head as transition continues

| 22/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS) Veteran public servant Katherine Whittaker has been appointed as the new head of labour demands, development and training at the new government department that will be dealing with the country’s labour force needs and work permit issues. As Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) continues its transition to managing all aspects of employment and […]

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Premier dismisses FAC report on non-local rights

Premier dismisses FAC report on non-local rights

| 22/02/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has made it clear that he does not consider the report from the UK’s Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee on the British Overseas Territories as very significant because it does not represent the current British government’s policies. But he said that if the UK implemented the recommendations of the cross-party committee report […]

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Dart’s property empire spreads to Brac

Dart’s property empire spreads to Brac

| 22/02/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Following mounting speculation that a Dart-owned company had acquired the boutique nine-room resort, Le Soleil D’Or, on Cayman Brac, Dart Real Estate Business Development President Jackie Doak confirmed the purchase Thursday, and said the developer intends to restore the resort to full operations and retain the current staff. While it appears that Dart has […]

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St Kitts-Nevis moves towards decriminalising ganja

St Kitts-Nevis moves towards decriminalising ganja

| 21/02/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The government of the Caribbean country St Kitts and Nevis has announced plans to create a framework for the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes and the decriminalisation of small amounts of the drug for recreational use. The move comes after government largely accepted the findings of a national commission on the use of […]

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Premier announces holiday for royal visit

Premier announces holiday for royal visit

| 21/02/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has declared that Thursday, 28 March 2019, will be a public holiday in honor of the royal visit to the Cayman Islands by Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla. Describing the anticipated arrival of the royal couple next month as a the most important highlight among many for 2019, McLaughlin said the coming […]

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Disney on board with cruise project

Disney on board with cruise project

| 21/02/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Disney is now the third cruise line to agree to invest in the Cayman Islands Government’s proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Thursday. No details were revealed about the specifics but the Unity government leader told an audience of business leaders that his government was still fully committed to […]

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Underwater scooter seized, cops seek owner

Underwater scooter seized, cops seek owner

| 21/02/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is looking for the owner of an orange underwater scooter recovered during a search of a house in George Town earlier this week that is believed to have been stolen. Detectives conducting the investigation say that if anyone recognises the scooter and wants to look at it in person, […]

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Octogenarian’s ability to face charges in question

Octogenarian’s ability to face charges in question

| 21/02/2019

(CNS): The ability of an 84-year-old man who is accused of trying to kill his wife to answer the charges and stand trial is in question. William Glasgow is facing one count of attempted murder following an incident last summer at the couple’s home in Tropical Gardens, George Town, where prosecutors say he attacked his […]

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BOTs status discrimination wrong, says FAC

BOTs status discrimination wrong, says FAC

| 21/02/2019 | 163 Comments

(CNS): The denial of the right to vote or run for office to legal residents in the UK territories is wrong, a parliamentary committee has said in a report about Britain’s relationship with those territories. The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee is urging the UK government to consult with its territories to agree a pathway for […]

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Inquiry underway into simultaneous car fires

Inquiry underway into simultaneous car fires

| 20/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two car fires that happened at around 11:00pm in Windsor Park, George Town, on Tuesday night are now under investigation, but officials have not yet said whether they believe the vehicles were deliberately set alight. Fire fighters and police officers responded to one blaze at an address on Theresa Drive, where a grey Honda Civic was […]

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Police make gambling and ganja arrests in BT

Police make gambling and ganja arrests in BT

| 20/02/2019

(CNS): A 48-year-old man from Bodden Town is currently in police custody after he was arrested Tuesday for ganja and gambling offences. A second 42-year-old-man who was arrested over an illegal lottery ticket has been bailed. At around 5:40pm on 19 February, officers on patrol in Cumber Avenue stopped a man who had raised their suspicions. […]

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