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NiCE work extends to new areas

NiCE work extends to new areas

| 15/11/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): With a surprisingly large number of people signing up for the government’s Christmas clean-up, after a decline in numbers in the summer and last year, new work has been added to the programme. In addition to the usual work on roadsides, parks and beaches, including the sargassum seaweed onslaught, some of the more than […]

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Key port info coming after referendum

Key port info coming after referendum

| 15/11/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): During the second public meeting about the proposed cruise pier project officials made it clear that much of the information about the environmental impact will not be available until next year. The public will also not see the final business case justifying the controversial proposal until after the referendum on it. When asked specific […]

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Local jobless rate at 4.8%

Local jobless rate at 4.8%

| 14/11/2019 | 99 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: According to the 2019 Spring Labour Force Survey, compiled by the Economics and Statistics Office, the Cayman Islands’ overall unemployment rate increased from 2.8% in the Autumn 2018 report to 3%. However, this is an improvement on the Spring of 2018. Reading from the latest survey, Finance Minister Roy McTaggart revealed that the […]

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Teenage boy found safe

Teenage boy found safe

| 14/11/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Police say that 16-year-old Ethan Ebanks, who went missing on Monday, has been located and appears to be in good health. The RCIPS thanks the public for their assistance in this matter. The teenager was reported him missing on Wednesday.

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Written questions only at pro-port meetings

Written questions only at pro-port meetings

| 13/11/2019 | 86 Comments

(CNS): Members of the public hoping to engage directly with government and its selected partners proposing to build the cruise berthing facility were disappointed when they attended the public meeting Wednesday evening and found there was a written-only questions policy. At the first government meeting on the issue in over a year, people were expecting […]

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Trust and CPR taking port battle to court

Trust and CPR taking port battle to court

| 13/11/2019 | 76 Comments

(CNS): Both the National Trust for the Cayman Islands and campaigners behind the petition for a referendum on the cruise port have sent formal legal letters to the government warning of their intention to take legal action. Both the Trust and the Cruise Port Referendum group are seeking a postponement of the referendum until environmental […]

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New EIA for port remains in question

New EIA for port remains in question

| 13/11/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): At the first of a series of government-hosted public meetings about the proposed cruise piers, executives from the winning bid for the project implied that they are seeking to avoid a fully revised environmental impact assessment. In the absence, once again, of any representatives from the Department of Environment, government officials and the bidders […]

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Gov’t to take on housing challenge

Gov’t to take on housing challenge

| 12/11/2019 | 89 Comments

(CNS): The premier has announced a number of measures that he claimed his government will be introducing over the next two years to tackle the mounting problem in the Cayman Islands of unaffordable housing. With rents soaring and developers concentrating on building luxury condos, working Caymanians can no longer afford to buy a home and […]

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Gov’t and bidders to meet public on port

Gov’t and bidders to meet public on port

| 11/11/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Over three months after announcing a consortium involving cruise lines, a marine engineering firm and a local contractor had been selected as the preferred bidder on the cruise port project, the tourism ministry and those bidders will all come face to face with the public. Government will be hosting a series of public meetings […]

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Equality means marriage, say LGBTQ activists

Equality means marriage, say LGBTQ activists

| 11/11/2019 | 54 Comments

(CNS): As government drags its heels over an order to implement a legal framework equivalent to marriage for same-sex couples, a local group advocating for LGBTQ equality in Cayman has said that until same-sex couples can marry, they will not be equal. Following the appeal court ruling overturning the chief justice’s decision to legalise gay […]

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Fines for data law breaches outlined

Fines for data law breaches outlined

| 11/11/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Ombudsman has published guidelines outlining the various circumstances that could lead to a fine for entities that breach the new Data Protection Law, which came into force in September. “Guidance on Monetary Penalty Orders” explains the details of how a company could be fined up to $250,000 for serious cases […]

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