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DG won’t comment on CS role in port promos

DG won’t comment on CS role in port promos

| 08/11/2019 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The deputy governor doesn’t believe it is necessary for him to “comment on the conduct of public servants before the referendum law was passed or before my memo was issued”, he said after CNS sent a query to his office about the appearance of government workers in pro-port videos. Following the circulation of a […]

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High spending expected in budget

High spending expected in budget

| 08/11/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Unity Government will be presenting its final budget for this administration on Friday and it is expected to be a high spending one. Premier Alden McLaughlin said it will address a range of social issues over the two-year period that it covers. He said there will be additional provision for the vulnerable, education, […]

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NiCE opens for Christmas clean-up

NiCE opens for Christmas clean-up

| 07/11/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Government will be hosting a registration session next week for unemployed Caymanians to join in the annual Christmas clean-up. The second and last National Community Enhancement (NiCE) programme for the year, the initiative aims to give work to the jobless over the holidays while sprucing up the place ahead of the festive season. Last […]

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No commitment from premier on gay unions

No commitment from premier on gay unions

| 07/11/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin welcomed the decision made by the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal on Thursday allowing his government’s appeal against the chief justice’s ruling earlier this year, which legalised gay marriage. But despite the unequivocal direction from the panel of judges who heard the appeal that government must introduce same-sex unions that are […]

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Conservation officer injured by suspect poachers

Conservation officer injured by suspect poachers

| 07/11/2019

(CNS): A senior conservation officer from the Department of Environment was injured on Tuesday when he was assaulted by suspected poachers in the Gun Bay area of East End. The officer sustained a head injury as he moved to arrest two men, who were believed to be taking conch, not only over and above the […]

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Gov’t ordered to legalise gay unions

Gov’t ordered to legalise gay unions

| 07/11/2019 | 176 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has ordered the government to immediately provide the necessary legislation, equal to marriage, for same-sex couples, after allowing its appeal against the chief justice’s legalisation of gay marriage. “Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush are entitled, expeditiously, to legal protection in the Cayman Islands which is functionally equivalent […]

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Public servants warned to stay out of campaign

Public servants warned to stay out of campaign

| 06/11/2019 | 108 Comments

(CNS): Government’s army of some 6000 workers have all been warned to stay out of the political fray relating to the forthcoming referendum. From garbage collectors to bosses all public sector employees, regardless of their jobs, have been told they must refrain from campaigning of any kind and to provide only technical expertise when called […]

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Miller launches People’s Party

Miller launches People’s Party

| 06/11/2019 | 89 Comments

(CNS): After six months of groundwork, North Side MLA Ezzard Miller has launched a new political party, which will embody his own long-held support of direct participatory democracy. Miller, who is the interim leader of the Cayman Islands People’s Party, said it has been registered with the Elections Office, paving the way for the recruitment […]

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Ganja smugglers jailed for six years

Ganja smugglers jailed for six years

| 06/11/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Two Jamaican nationals caught with more than a 1,000lbs of ganja on board a canoe this summer have been jailed for six years. In one of the stiffest penalties yet handed down to ganja smugglers, Rovan Pemo Johnson (33) and Albert Roy Campbell (59), who admitted trying to smuggle the haul with an estimated […]

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Smash-and-run driver leaves plate behind

Smash-and-run driver leaves plate behind

| 06/11/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): A driver who rear-ended another vehicle on Crewe Road, George Town, on Tuesday evening fled the scene but left his bumper behind with the registration plate attached, leaving a significant clue to his identity. Police responded to the collision near Ryan’s Retreat at about 5pm, where they learned that both cars involved were heading […]

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Thousands of scientists warn of climate emergency

Thousands of scientists warn of climate emergency

| 06/11/2019 | 76 Comments

(CNS): Over 11,000 scientists have backed comprehensive research which concludes that the world is in a climate emergency. The work is based on 40 years of data that illustrates a myriad of climate related issues. The scientists say the planet is facing “untold human suffering” and they have a moral obligation to warn humanity about […]

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