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No rules expected over referendum spending

No rules expected over referendum spending

| 14/10/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): There will be no cap on the amount of money that either side of the cruise port referendum can spend on their campaign, nor will there be any lawful limit on the use of the public purse by government to persuade voters to stay home or vote ‘yes’. The absence of legislation supporting the […]

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CIG seeks help with ‘brand’ building

CIG seeks help with ‘brand’ building

| 14/10/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has issued a request for proposals to find a “creative agency specialising in brand strategy and visual identity”, according to documents posted on its central portal for procurement. The RFP, which was published Friday by the Cabinet Office, is seeking an experienced firm that can help the administrative arm of […]

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Midnight robbers strike in Rock Hole

Midnight robbers strike in Rock Hole

| 14/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Two men robbed another man of his wallet and mobile phone around midnight on Saturday night-Sunday morning on Rock Hole Road in George Town, police have said. The victim was walking along the road when he was approached by the robbers, who demanded cash before hitting him on the head with an object. He […]

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HSA moves towards small BT hospital

HSA moves towards small BT hospital

| 14/10/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Plans for a small satellite public hospital in Bodden Town, first announced by the minister in April, appear to be moving forward after the Health Services Authority issued a statement about a request for proposals (RFP) for architectural drawings. In a press release Friday HSA CEO Lizzette Yearwood said the new facility is part […]

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Judge urged not to send ‘national treasure’ to jail

Judge urged not to send ‘national treasure’ to jail

| 14/10/2019 | 41 Comments

(CNS): A judge was urged by a defence attorney not to send local musician Dexter Bodden (61) to jail, when he appeared in court on Friday to face a charge of wounding. Nicholas Dixey described his client as a “national treasure” who brings enormous pleasure to people through his music. Bodden pleaded guilty earlier this […]

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Partner quits Maples over assault charge

Partner quits Maples over assault charge

| 14/10/2019

(CNS): David Marshall (49), a partner at Maples, has left his job, the law firm has confirmed, following his arrest earlier this month over allegations he violently assaulted his wife in a Miami hotel. According to law enforcement officials in Florida, he has been charged with aggravated battery. Marshall’s biography and other details were removed […]

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Verdant: moving coral won’t fully mitigate impact

Verdant: moving coral won’t fully mitigate impact

| 14/10/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The consortium picked by government to build the controversial cruise berthing project has admitted that plans to relocate and cultivate coral will not fully mitigate the impact of the project on the marine environment. Although members of Verdant Isle expressed high confidence earlier this month that moving the pristine ancient coral from George Town […]

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Trust reinstates conflicted chairman

Trust reinstates conflicted chairman

| 14/10/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has reinstated architect Andy Gibb as chairman of its board, even though he recently resigned over his conflict regarding the proposed Beach Bay hotel development, which the Trust opposes. Gibb represented the investors behind the controversial development at a recent Central Planning Authority meeting, which caused considerable […]

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Armed cops get new adapted SUVs

Armed cops get new adapted SUVs

| 14/10/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has added four new Chevrolet Tahoes to its fleet specifically for the Firearms Response Unit. The SUVs have been purpose-built to police specifications and will provide enhanced tactical options and more officer safety, police said. They have been fitted with upgraded emergency lighting and reflective decals to identify the armed unit to […]

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Local dengue case reported to HSA

Local dengue case reported to HSA

| 14/10/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A local resident who has contracted dengue fever has no recent travel history, public health officials are warning as they urged people to take precautions against mosquito bites. Dengue, which is transmitted by the bite of Aedes aegypti, causing cyclical outbreaks every three years or so, is an infectious disease that can be deadly. […]

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Cayman to create military regiment

Cayman to create military regiment

| 11/10/2019 | 152 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands is taking its first step towards having its own armed defence force, the governor’s office has announced. The revelation that the UK has agreed to help Cayman develop its own military regiment came as Mark Lancaster, UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces, was visiting the jurisdiction. Officials said the […]

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