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Airport runway work delayed

Airport runway work delayed

| 14/08/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Plans to extend and repave the runway at the Owen Roberts International Airport next month have been postponed, officials said Tuesday. In a press release, the Cayman Islands Airport Authority said that “unexpected extended contract negotiations” had led to part of the work being put off, though some elements of this outside phase of […]

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Law firm register established

Law firm register established

| 07/08/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): All law firms and sole practitioners operating in Cayman must register with a new legal regulator before the end of this month, as government presses on with the job of meeting the latest international rules for the financial sector. The newly formed Cayman Attorneys Regulatory Authority (CARA) has begun to build its regulatory oversight […]

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CAL struggles as Max 8s still parked

CAL struggles as Max 8s still parked

| 07/08/2019 | 95 Comments

(CNS): The problem of operating Cayman Airways Ltd’s international flight schedule with only three jet planes, while its two brand new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft remain grounded, is beginning to bite for the airline. Officials apologised for a number of delays over the past week, as maintenance issues on two of the working fleet […]

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Minister, premier and speaker on Jamaica trip

Minister, premier and speaker on Jamaica trip

| 06/08/2019 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Agriculture Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, Premier Alden McLaughlin and Speaker McKeeva Bush are all in Clarendon, Jamaica, this week attending the 67th Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show. Officials said the trip was an important item on the Ministry of Agriculture’s annual agenda, while the premier said it was a chance to learn from Jamaican […]

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CPA says no to chicken farm

CPA says no to chicken farm

| 05/08/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Another attempt by a company wanting to create a chicken farm and egg processing plant in East End has been rejected by the Central Planning Authority. Toepaz Ltd made a second application for an $800,000 facility housing 10,000 chickens on over ten acres in the Sunnyfield Road area of the district. But the proximity […]

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Airport seeking bids for new lounge

Airport seeking bids for new lounge

| 05/08/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) is adding another new element to the redevelopment and expansion of Owen Roberts Airport and is seeking experienced bidders to build and run a “luxury” full-service passenger lounge at the terminal. Officials said they would be hosting a meeting for potential experienced bidders this week for the new […]

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Consumer protection still in consultation

Consumer protection still in consultation

| 05/08/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Work on consumer protection legislation that was first circulated as far back as 2015 remains in the consultation phase, as the business community had asked for even more time to submit proposals. Answering a question from opposition MLA Chris Saunders (BTW) in the LA last month, Attorney General Sam Bulgin said that the Law […]

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Flow closing WB shop

Flow closing WB shop

| 05/08/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Flow has announced the closure of its store at Heritage Square in West Bay, as the once leading local telecommunications company shrinks its footprint in Cayman even further. In the notice about the store’s closure, which was texted to customers and posted on social media, Flow claimed it was closing the shop to improve […]

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CUC profits fuelled by hotter weather

CUC profits fuelled by hotter weather

| 05/08/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Sales and profits were up for Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider at the end of June compared to the same time last year, as a result of an increase in air-conditioning use, the company said. The second quarter of this year had an average temperature a full degree higher than in 2018, boosting CUC’s […]

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Taxi fares hiked but still no meters

Taxi fares hiked but still no meters

| 01/08/2019 | 213 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Transport has introduced a national taxi fare schedule as part of the recently gazetted Traffic Regulations, which will see prices increase from midnight tonight. The fares, which many believe are already prohibitively expensive, have increased only slightly, according to an MoT release. It appears to be a hike of around 10%, […]

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CJ finds law firm breached confidentiality

CJ finds law firm breached confidentiality

| 30/07/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): One of Cayman’s leading law firms was found by the chief justice to have breached the confidentiality of one of its own clients to another in what was described as an “exceptionally complex cross-border case”. According to lawyers from Etienne Blake, who defended the various aggrieved parties, their information was given to another Walkers […]

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