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Tech deal still not public a year after signing

Tech deal still not public a year after signing

| 16/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): More than a year after the Ministry of Commerce entered into a deal with TechCayman, a business platform with the goal of attracting information technology entrepreneurs to the Cayman Islands, government has released another, but still redacted, version of the agreement under the Freedom of Information Law. TechCayman is a partnership between Health City’s […]

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Fraudsters try to scam local booze stores

Fraudsters try to scam local booze stores

| 13/09/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A local liquor store suspicious of a large order placed by someone claiming to represent an oil and gas company in California alerted the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit to the scam, which police believe relates to stolen credit cards. Following the report from the store, police learned that other stores had been caught out […]

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Court managers under investigation

Court managers under investigation

| 13/09/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has confirmed that “an active review” of human resource “concerns” is underway at the courthouse, but no staff members have been suspended. Earlier this week CNS learned from sources at the Cayman Islands Judicial Administration that complaints had been made about at least two members of the management team regarding […]

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Fire crew returns to dump as hot spot smoulders

Fire crew returns to dump as hot spot smoulders

| 13/09/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Firefighters were dispatched to the George Town landfill again on Thursday night after smoke began emerging from near the location of last week’s fire earlier in the day. The crews worked through the night to ensure the hot spot did not reignite, after an assessment confirmed smoke was visible near to the previous fire […]

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7MB threatened by dock, say scientists

7MB threatened by dock, say scientists

| 13/09/2019 | 124 Comments

(CNS): Scientists at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute on Little Cayman have warned that the removal and destruction of bedrock, coral and sand to make way for the proposed cruise dock will have a long term negative impact on Seven Mile Beach as well as the wider health of the local marine environment. The world-respected […]

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Premier accepts inevitability of port vote

Premier accepts inevitability of port vote

| 12/09/2019 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has confirmed in black and white that his government will not attempt to dodge the call for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise port by trying to suggest it is not a matter of national importance or by manipulating the question.

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NCC seeks to protect unique Brac plant

NCC seeks to protect unique Brac plant

| 12/09/2019

(CNS Local Life): The National Conservation Council is about to embark on a public consultation to create a species conservation plan for an endemic Cayman Brac plant. Sybil’s crownbeard (Verbesina caymanensis), a small shrub unique to the Brac, was listed in 2013 as critically endangered as it is found nowhere else in the world other […]

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Webb sentencing moved to 2020

Webb sentencing moved to 2020

| 12/09/2019 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The sentencing hearing for Jeffrey Webb, who rose to the dizzy heights of global football management before being brought down in a massive FIFA scandal in 2015, has been put off for the tenth time. Although he was due to be sentenced this month, the former CIFA and CONCACAF president, who pleaded guilty to […]

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Activists urge people to vote in historic referendum

Activists urge people to vote in historic referendum

| 12/09/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Following confirmation from the Elections Office yesterday that it had fully verified the petition calling for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise port, activists behind the campaign are urging voters to turn out in record numbers and have their say on the day of the ballot. Meanwhile, the governor has committed to ensuring the […]

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Cop car crashes en route to call

Cop car crashes en route to call

| 12/09/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): An unmarked police car crashed into a light pole Thursday morning as it was responding to a call, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has confirmed. The vehicle was travelling west on Bodden Road in George Town with lights and sirens activated when the smash happened at around 9:30am today. Police said that the […]

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CPA defers Beach Bay hotel plan

CPA defers Beach Bay hotel plan

| 12/09/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Plans for a 9-storey, 100+room, $167 million hotel and resort project in the quiet residential neighborhood of Beach Bay, Bodden Town, has been deferred by the Central Planning Authority, officials have confirmed. As objectors packed Wednesday’s planning meeting when the application was heard, the CPA pressed the developers’ representatives on a number of issues […]

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