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Cruise scoping update given to EAB

Cruise scoping update given to EAB

| 21/01/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Government and Verdant Isle Port Partners, the consortium of developers picked to build the proposed cruise dock, submitted their scoping update to the Environmental Advisory Board (EAB) Tuesday, on the eve of a court case that will decide the future of this controversial facility.

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Car ignites after major crash

Car ignites after major crash

| 21/01/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A member of the public came to the rescue of a driver trapped in a BMW following a crash late Sunday night on Anton Bodden Road, Bodden Town. After the passerby managed to get the driver out of the wreckage, the car caught fire, the police said. The narrow escape happened about 11:50pm after […]

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WB home owner ordered to address landscaping issue

WB home owner ordered to address landscaping issue

| 21/01/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The persistent efforts of a member of the Concern Citizens Group to get public officials to address an encroachment of landscaping into the road at a large new house in West Bay has led planning to order the owners to remove the features, otherwise they will not be allowed to move into the home. […]

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Smith Cove revamp stirs up trouble

Smith Cove revamp stirs up trouble

| 20/01/2020 | 131 Comments

(CNS): Plans to ‘enhance’ Smith Barcadere in South Sound is stoking backlash because people want the public beach left in its natural state. Government purchased more land in what is also known as the Smith Cove area in 2016 after it all came under threat from development and a public campaign was launched to save […]

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School kids safe after school bus crash

School kids safe after school bus crash

| 20/01/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): All of the children on the school bus headed to Theoline McCoy Primary school (formerly Bodden Town Primary) are safe and well after a collision in Savannah on Monday morning, according to the Ministry of Education. At around 7:00am the bus and a private car crashed on Bodden Town Road close to Savannah Meadows. […]

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Crown: Care home workers  culpable for teen’s death

Crown: Care home workers culpable for teen’s death

| 20/01/2020

(CNS): Michael Stewart and Larry Levers were so “extraordinarily negligent” when they took a group of teenage boys from the Bonaventure Boys Home Home fishing in November 2015 that they are culpable for the death of 14-year-old Risco Batten, who drowned that day while in their care, the crown said as it opened the manslaughter […]

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Ex election boss to chair port board

Ex election boss to chair port board

| 17/01/2020 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Kearney Gomez, a former chief office and elections supervisor, has been appointed as the chairman of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) for the next four years, officials have now confirmed. Gomez was appointed from 2 January, according to a release from government, though it was not issued, formally announcing the appointment, […]

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UK architects say they won $40M JGHS contract

UK architects say they won $40M JGHS contract

| 16/01/2020 | 89 Comments

(CNS): A UK-based architecture firm has announced that it has been awarded the contract to design the new John Gray High School facility, though government has not yet revealed the full details of what was understood to be a competitive bid on the international market. It was opened in February, according to the government’s procurement […]

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Cruise line’s ‘ghost ship’  raises new concerns

Cruise line’s ‘ghost ship’ raises new concerns

| 15/01/2020 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Royal Caribbean appears to have linked the lack of cruise berthing facilities in the Cayman Islands to problems with its Western Caribbean itinerary. But more questions have been raised about this justification for the Cayman government’s cruise port project after news reports in Jamaica revealed that the cruise line is paying fees to that […]

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Absent port CFO officially retired

Absent port CFO officially retired

| 13/01/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The deputy director and chief financial officer at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI), James Parsons, has formally retired, according to a brief statement released Monday by Acting Director Joseph Woods. Parsons had been on extended sick leave for around 18 months before he retired from the job on Christmas Eve. There […]

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Developer to face CPA over land clearance

Developer to face CPA over land clearance

| 13/01/2020 | 77 Comments

(CNS): A developer who removed mangroves and other important flora from a four-acre site of land for a subdivision has been asked to appear before the Central Planning Authority to explain why it was cleared without approval. The application was adjourned last week in order to allow John Burke, the landowner who has applied for […]

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