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Drone ban enforced to protect royals

Drone ban enforced to protect royals

| 26/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS)) As Cayman gears up for the arrival of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, agencies across government are on high alert to ensure the security of the royal couple during their 24-hour visit. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) is implementing airspace restrictions, which will largely impact drones. […]

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Why make it so difficult to see the royals?

Why make it so difficult to see the royals?

| 26/03/2019

I have been reading how there are going to be many opportunities for the public to see Prince Charles and Camilla during the royal visit this week, and we are being encouraged to attend events and greet them. However, I have also read about the numerous traffic diversions and parking restrictions that are being put […]

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MLA wants law securing top CS jobs for Caymanians

MLA wants law securing top CS jobs for Caymanians

| 22/03/2019 | 124 Comments

(CNS): The independent member for George Town Central, Kenneth Bryan, has filed another private member’s motion for debate in the Legislative Assembly, when the legislators meet next month, seeking to secure and reserve senior positions in the civil service and public authorities for Caymanians. Bryan is trying again to get the government to make a […]

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Public urged to come out and welcome royals

Public urged to come out and welcome royals

| 21/03/2019 | 64 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have released the schedule for the planned visit by Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, to the Cayman Islands next week as part of the couple’s two-week Caribbean tour. The heir to the British throne and the Duchess of Cornwall will be in Cayman for a little over one day, but they […]

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Cayman has golden last day at Special Olympics

Cayman has golden last day at Special Olympics

| 21/03/2019

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s athletes added five more gold medals to their collection on the final day of competition at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, 20 March. The basketball team beat their Indian counterparts 31-26 in a close gold-medal match that was decided in overtime. On the track, the 800m […]

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Ethics board chair in dark over missing law

Ethics board chair in dark over missing law

| 20/03/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Rosie Whittaker-Myles, chair of the Standards in Public Life Commission, said that neither she nor the members had been given any new information about the long missing law to underpin the work of that commission, which was passed by legislators almost six years ago but has never been implemented. Speaking to the Public Accounts […]

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Inspectors: Prospect improves as Savannah struggles

Inspectors: Prospect improves as Savannah struggles

| 19/03/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Education inspectors have found that Prospect Primary School is improving, though it fell short of receiving a ‘good’ result because of a few areas that still need work, but Savannah Primary is still struggling. While Prospect was rated ‘satisfactory’ overall with many areas found to be ‘good’, Savannah was ‘weak’ in the majority of […]

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Carnival raises more cruise port concerns

Carnival raises more cruise port concerns

| 19/03/2019 | 74 Comments

(CNS): Local activists opposed to government’s proposed cruise berthing facility have raised concerns about the latest actions of Carnival cruise line both across the region and here locally after it dropped a Caribbean island from its itineraries and pulled out of business with at least one long-standing local watersports company in the Cayman Islands. Last […]

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Traders to get slots in public beach revamp

Traders to get slots in public beach revamp

| 18/03/2019 | 64 Comments

(CNS): Local traders who are currently touting their wares on Seven Mile Public Beach will be given designated slots in a “designated vendor village”, according to a statement about the start of a $3 million project to enhance recreational areas at the beach. The work started Monday morning and is expected to take around four […]

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CIFA accounts reveal fraud allegations

CIFA accounts reveal fraud allegations

| 18/03/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): An audit of the Cayman Islands Football Association by Grant Thornton has revealed some details of the alleged fraud perpetrated against the local football body by former executives. In one of three audits of CIFA’s books, which the current president recently said would not be made public, former CIFA president Jeffrey Webb and his […]

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First woman president of UCCI inaugurated

First woman president of UCCI inaugurated

| 15/03/2019

(CNS Local Life): Outlining a vision of the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) as “key to national prosperity” and promising that “the success of our students will be the stars that guide us through the night sky”, Dr Stacy McAfee officially took up the mantle as UCCI president and CEO on Tuesday, 12 […]

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