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BT resident drowns in waters at Breakers

BT resident drowns in waters at Breakers

| 14/01/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): A 57-year-old Filipino man who was resident in Bodden Town died Sunday after swimming in the sea off Bodden Town yesterday (Sunday, 13 January). The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said the 911 Communication Centre dispatched police and other emergency services in response to call about the incident. The man had been part of a group who […]

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Million dollar boardwalk crushed by truck again

Million dollar boardwalk crushed by truck again

| 11/01/2019 | 113 Comments

(CNS): For the second time in a matter of months, the costly boardwalk installed by government along the waterfront in South Sound has been crushed. The $1.3 million walkway has not even been formally opened yet but it has now been damaged twice by trucks. CNS understands that on this occasion the boardwalk was crushed by […]

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Starfish Point public loos get OK from CPA

Starfish Point public loos get OK from CPA

| 10/01/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority has approved an application by government to install public restrooms and a parking area at the small public beach at Starfish Point in Cayman Kai, despite objections from wealthy landowners in the area. The objectors had called in some of Cayman’s leading and pricey lawyers to help them in the fight […]

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DCI investigates pop-up beach rental

DCI investigates pop-up beach rental

| 09/01/2019 | 101 Comments

(CNS): Following a report on CNS Tuesday that a new sun lounge and umbrella beach rental had popped up on Boggy Sand Beach this week, the Department of Commerce and Investment has confirmed that it is investigating whether or not the business is legal. In addition to questions sent by CNS to various officials about […]

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PAC gets advice on how to keep eye on public cash

PAC gets advice on how to keep eye on public cash

| 08/01/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is enjoying some expert advice this week and next with a visit by Jonathan King, who is Deputy Clerk and Clerk of the Economic Policy Review Committee of Tynwald as well as Clerk of the Legislative Council on the Isle of Man. King will be reviewing and working […]

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Beach chair rental ‘pops up’ at Boggy Sand

Beach chair rental ‘pops up’ at Boggy Sand

| 08/01/2019 | 118 Comments

(CNS): West Bay residents have taken to social media demanding answers about the latest ‘pop-up’ beach chair and umbrella rental business that has appeared on Grand Cayman’s shoreline. A picture of the new commercial enterprise catering to cruise ship tourists, this one along Boggy Sand Beach, circulated yesterday but so far there are no answers […]

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CS boss declines to host referendum petition at GAB

CS boss declines to host referendum petition at GAB

| 08/01/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The battle to get civil servants to sign the petition for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise port project will not be getting any help from civil service management after it declined to host the petition at the Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue. Kenneth Bryan, the MLA for George Town Central, had approached […]

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CIG: Dutch blacklisting unjustified diversion tactic

CIG: Dutch blacklisting unjustified diversion tactic

| 07/01/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Government has accused The Netherlands of including the Cayman Islands on its separate blacklist as a way of diverting criticisms of its own tax practices by attacking legitimate tax regimes. Officials here said it was “unjustified” and “wholly lacking in fairness and credibility” to place Cayman on the list of 21 jurisdictions. Cayman found itself […]

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Government secrecy and deception is a slippery slope

Government secrecy and deception is a slippery slope

| 05/01/2019 | 66 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: The Ministry of Tourism’s refusal to release the FOI requested information on the cruise berthing project speaks volumes. Does anybody remember the public meeting hosted by the ministry on 26 Sept 2018 at the Family Life Center? The participation of the cruise lines’ representatives at the public meeting and the failure by […]

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Toddler drowns along East End shore

Toddler drowns along East End shore

| 05/01/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Police have begun an investigation into how a little girl, who was approaching her second birthday, drowned on Friday evening off the coast of East End. The toddler, who was reported missing around 6pm yesterday, was found along the shoreline by a family member before the police arrived. She was taken to hospital in […]

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Activist groups aim to create future vision

Activist groups aim to create future vision

| 04/01/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): A number of increasingly active community groups engaging in campaigns and stirring public discourse on environmental and the socio-economic issues are hosting a public awareness community event later this month with the view of creating a new 2020 vision for the country. Save Cayman, Save Barkers, Saved the Cove and the Cruise Port Referendum […]

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