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School kids safe after school bus crash

School kids safe after school bus crash

| 20/01/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): All of the children on the school bus headed to Theoline McCoy Primary school (formerly Bodden Town Primary) are safe and well after a collision in Savannah on Monday morning, according to the Ministry of Education. At around 7:00am the bus and a private car crashed on Bodden Town Road close to Savannah Meadows. […]

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Crown: Care home workers  culpable for teen’s death

Crown: Care home workers culpable for teen’s death

| 20/01/2020

(CNS): Michael Stewart and Larry Levers were so “extraordinarily negligent” when they took a group of teenage boys from the Bonaventure Boys Home Home fishing in November 2015 that they are culpable for the death of 14-year-old Risco Batten, who drowned that day while in their care, the crown said as it opened the manslaughter […]

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Ex election boss to chair port board

Ex election boss to chair port board

| 17/01/2020 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Kearney Gomez, a former chief office and elections supervisor, has been appointed as the chairman of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) for the next four years, officials have now confirmed. Gomez was appointed from 2 January, according to a release from government, though it was not issued, formally announcing the appointment, […]

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Supermarket boss takes helm at Chamber

Supermarket boss takes helm at Chamber

| 17/01/2020 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Well known local supermarket owner and managing director, Woody Foster, has taken over the helm of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce following the annual general meeting earlier this month. Foster, who was president elect, takes over from Chris Kirkconnell after his year as the business body’s president. He said that the Chamber’s advocacy […]

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Premier to miss port JR for NY meeting

Premier to miss port JR for NY meeting

| 17/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin will need to keep a close eye on his WhatsApp messages next week, as he heads to New York for meetings there with Cayman Finance, if he wants to keep tabs on the legal case opening Monday regarding the cruise port referendum. A press release from his office said that he […]

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45 pieces of legislation gazetted

45 pieces of legislation gazetted

| 17/01/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Government has now gazetted 45 pieces of legislation since the beginning of the year, including new bills, amendments and regulations, which it appears the Legislative Assembly will be debating during the upcoming session due to start at the end of the month. Although the bulk of the legislation relates to the financial services sector, […]

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Over 180 parrots registered in DoE amnesty

Over 180 parrots registered in DoE amnesty

| 16/01/2020 | 29 Comments

(CNS): More than 180 parrots were registered during the Department of Environment ongoing amnesty but DoE officials believe there are many more in people’s homes. The department is urging people who have any in captivity to come clean and register them so they will be allowed to keep their pet parrots in future. The amnesty, […]

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Court project delayed by  redtape

Court project delayed by redtape

| 16/01/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has said that red-tape is holding up the redevelopment of the Scotia Building, acquired by the government more than a year ago to provide much needed new court rooms. Speaking at the annual official opening of the Grand Court, on Wednesday, he told the legal fraternity gathered for the event […]

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Jury faces 100s of dox as gold smuggling case resumes

Jury faces 100s of dox as gold smuggling case resumes

| 16/01/2020

(CNS): The trial of five men who are accused of being involved in an illegal gold smuggling venture resumed this week, after a near month-long break, with the presentation of mountains of documents. The first witness to take the stand as the crown re-opened the case was a police intelligence officer who specialises in electronic […]

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UK architects say they won $40M JGHS contract

UK architects say they won $40M JGHS contract

| 16/01/2020 | 89 Comments

(CNS): A UK-based architecture firm has announced that it has been awarded the contract to design the new John Gray High School facility, though government has not yet revealed the full details of what was understood to be a competitive bid on the international market. It was opened in February, according to the government’s procurement […]

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Margaritaville creates ‘all inclusive’ option

Margaritaville creates ‘all inclusive’ option

| 15/01/2020 | 82 Comments

(CNS): With all-inclusive resorts often seen as undermining the benefits that tourism offers the wider community and economy, news that the Margaritaville resort on Seven Mile Beach is adding an all-inclusive option to their product offering is raising some concerns of a slippery slope. CNS spoke to a number of people in the tourism sector, […]

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