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Shirley triumphs in port challenge

Shirley triumphs in port challenge

| 19/02/2020 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Shirley Roulstone, a leading member of the campaign for a people’s referendum on the proposed cruise project, emerged victorious on Wednesday after Justice Tim Owen QC allowed her judicial challenge to the government’s referendum law for the port. He said the law drawn up by government was, as argued, unconstitutional. Owen also ordered government […]

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Cove’s waived planning permission ‘missing’

Cove’s waived planning permission ‘missing’

| 19/02/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Despite revelations that Cabinet has waived the requirement for planning permission for the Smith Barcadere Project, there is no sign of the necessary gazette required to make the waiver lawful. While Cabinet has the power to grant a planning permission exemption, and is understood to have done so “in the public interest” in the […]

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Car smashes into wall in Pease Bay

Car smashes into wall in Pease Bay

| 18/02/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): A driver had a lucky escape Monday afternoon after the silver Honda Accord he was driving east on Bodden Town Road smashed into a wall. Police said the single-vehicle crash happened just before 4:00pm on 17 February in the Pease Bay area. Emergency services were called and he was taken to the Cayman Islands […]

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GT man arrested after gun found in raid

GT man arrested after gun found in raid

| 17/02/2020

(CNS): Police found and seized a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and nine rounds of ammunition last Thursday afternoon (13 February) during a raid in the Scranton area of George Town. A 26-year-old man from George Town was arrested and has since been charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. The man appeared in Summary […]

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Two primary schools show improvement

Two primary schools show improvement

| 17/02/2020 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Two government primary schools achieved ‘satisfactory’ grades during their recent follow-through reviews by school inspectors. Both East End and Red Bay had shown improvement, and although both received long lists of recommendations for further progress, the inspectors from the Office of Education Standards said the schools were doing better. At East End Primary inspectors […]

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Legal aid refused in ‘secret’ Dart beach access fight

Legal aid refused in ‘secret’ Dart beach access fight

| 17/02/2020 | 92 Comments

(CNS): The battle to retain the natural beauty of Smith Cove and keep the place accessible to locals is one of several ongoing beach access fights the public is now engaged in. As access to the famous Seven Mile Beach for ordinary people has virtually disappeared, a group of women from West Bay, who believe […]

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Smith Cove protestors demand halt to bid

Smith Cove protestors demand halt to bid

| 17/02/2020 | 122 Comments

(CNS): Hundreds of people turned up to a rally on Saturday at Smith Barcadere (aka Smith Cove) to show their support for the campaign to keep it in its natural state and stop government’s proposed enhancement project. Demanding that the current public tender be withdrawn and the entire project dramatically reduced to just a new […]

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List of issues lands Bible school ‘weak’ grade

List of issues lands Bible school ‘weak’ grade

| 14/02/2020 | 88 Comments

(CNS): Government school inspectors have graded the Calvary Baptist Christian Academy as ‘weak’ after they assessed the relatively new private church-linked school for the first time in January. Inspectors said in the recently published report that there were serious weaknesses in students’ attainment in all core subjects and progress in science. The school uses a […]

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CIS falls narrowly short of ‘excellent’ grade

CIS falls narrowly short of ‘excellent’ grade

| 13/02/2020 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Government school inspectors have still not given an ‘excellent’ grade to any local high schools, public or private, but Cayman International School came very close. Inspectors were clearly impressed by the independent but costly institution, which teaches around 770 students from kindergarten to high school, giving it an overall ‘good’ grade. The Office of […]

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Minister flip-flops over carnivals

Minister flip-flops over carnivals

| 13/02/2020 | 95 Comments

(CNS): Despite insisting that government wanted Grand Cayman’s rival adult carnivals consolidated into one weekend, Dwayne Seymour, the minister responsible for culture, has announced another change of plan. Now Batabano will be held on Saturday, 9 May, CayMas on Monday, 18 May (Discovery Day), and the carnival on Cayman Brac will take place as planned […]

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Emergency warnings to include mobile app

Emergency warnings to include mobile app

| 12/02/2020 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Phase II of the National Emergency Notification System (NENS) will include the creation of a new mobile alert application, which will be implemented in the next three months, officials said following a special meeting of the National Security Council last week. The public will be able to download the app free of charge and […]

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