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Cyclists and pedestrians suffer over bad driving

Cyclists and pedestrians suffer over bad driving

| 19/09/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Royal Cayman Islands Police Service statistics show that 88 cyclists and pedestrians were hit by cars last year on local roads. Three people were killed and another 57 sustained injuries, many of them serious. Although police usually issue releases when a person is killed or badly hurt on the roads, many of these collisions […]

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Doctors raided over legal cannabis

Doctors raided over legal cannabis

| 19/09/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Customs and Border Control (CBC) officers raided Doctors Express, a medical practice in George Town, on Wednesday evening and seized “a large quantity of CBD (Cannabis) oils/vapes”, even though all the doctors at the clinic are registered practitioners. No arrests have been made and CBC Director Charles Clifford has said that because it is […]

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Cabinet urged to release cruise project info

Cabinet urged to release cruise project info

| 19/09/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The campaigners who successfully petitioned to trigger a people-initiated referendum on the issue of government’s proposed cruise berthing facility have once again put pen to paper urging the Cayman Islands’ leadership to release the missing information on the project as soon as possible. After writing four times to Premier Alden McLaughlin seeking answers to […]

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EIA concerns still unfounded

EIA concerns still unfounded

| 19/09/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment reviewed 140 planning and ten coastal work applications in May, June and July, but did not require any developers to conduct an environmental impact assessment. Government has pointed to this element in the National Conservation Law as one of the reasons why it created a committee to review the legislation, […]

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Marine activist dodges charge in boat crash

Marine activist dodges charge in boat crash

| 18/09/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Charges against renowned underwater photographer and environmentalist Cathy Church (74) in connection with a boat collision in January have been dropped, the police have confirmed. Church was facing charges of navigating a vessel so as to cause damage or risk of damage and a reckless and negligent act after her boat collided with another […]

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CPR expects New Year referendum

CPR expects New Year referendum

| 18/09/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Campaigners for a people-initiated referendum on the question of the proposed cruise dock have formally handed over the fully verified petition document to Cabinet. While no dates have been confirmed for the national ballot, all indications are that it is likely to take place in January next year. On Wednesday three representatives of the […]

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McAlpine makes first move on port project

McAlpine makes first move on port project

| 17/09/2019 | 69 Comments

(CNS): McAlpine, the general contractor leading the Verdant Isle Group, the winning bidder on the government’s controversial cruise project, has made an application for a coastal works licence. In its first move on the project, even though the contract with government is not yet signed, McAlpine is seeking a permit to begin bore hole testing […]

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National Trust dismisses chair’s ‘conflict’

National Trust dismisses chair’s ‘conflict’

| 16/09/2019 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has said that the involvement of Andrew Gibb, the chair of its elected council, in the controversial plan for a massive resort development in Beach Bay does not pose a problem for the NGO. At a recent Central Planning Authority meeting, Gibb spoke for the developers of […]

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Minister paints false picture on coral relocation

Minister paints false picture on coral relocation

| 16/09/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that CI$10 million has been earmarked for coral relocation from the $200 million budget for the proposed cruise and cargo facility in George Town, despite warnings from the Department of Environment and the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) that such a venture is doomed to fail. Kirkconnell has […]

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Man critically injured in 3-vehicle crash

Man critically injured in 3-vehicle crash

| 15/09/2019

(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: Police are appealing for witnesses to the serious smash in Bodden Town on Saturday night in which one man was seriously injured. Officers said he remains in hospital in a critical condition as they urged anyone with information to contact the traffic unit. A 31-year-old man has already been arrested on suspicion […]

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Court managers under investigation

Court managers under investigation

| 13/09/2019 | 36 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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