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Concrete and codes challenge GT revamp

Concrete and codes challenge GT revamp

| 19/07/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Plans to regenerate and reinvigorate George Town are still, after more than six years, in the very early visionary stages and the ambitious project is facing numerous challenges, from the amount of concrete and asphalt needed to problems with building codes and planning regulations. During a public meeting in the capital Thursday, the team […]

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Schools face legal requirement on bullying

Schools face legal requirement on bullying

| 19/07/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): All schools in the Cayman Islands will be required by law to introduce and follow written anti-bullying policies once new legislation is passed. The Law Reform Commission is circulating a draft amendment to the Education Law that calls for the mandatory implementation of disciplinary penalties on students who contravene school policy and relevant regulations. […]

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$3M 7MB upgrade in final phase

$3M 7MB upgrade in final phase

| 19/07/2019 | 52 Comments

(CCNS): The long promised upgrade for the Seven Mile Public Beach is heading into its final phase next month, officials said in a press release. The $3 million enhancement was promised by Dart as part of its lucrative deal with government that converted a huge swathe of the investor’s land into beachfront property, enhancing its […]

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Financial planning experts answer readers’ questions

Financial planning experts answer readers’ questions

| 19/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands is considered a rich country with all the trappings of wealth, but there is growing anxiety about personal finances among the local population and this jurisdiction has recently been ranked as world’s most costly place to live. So, earlier this month we invited readers to send in questions about […]

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LGBT people face toxic rhetoric

LGBT people face toxic rhetoric

| 18/07/2019 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Activists from the local organisation promoting equality for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community have raised concerns about the escalation of “toxic rhetoric” they are facing with an increase in rallies and events targeted against them and their demands for their rights to be respected.

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Manager to offer insight into GT facelift

Manager to offer insight into GT facelift

| 17/07/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Almost four years since the planning ministry last held a public meeting on the proposed revitalisation of George Town, it is finally hosting another one tomorrow evening. The public is invited to attend the newly christened Constitutional Hall in the centre of the capital to hear an update from Colin Lumsden, the George Town Manager […]

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Developer snubs Beach Bay residents

Developer snubs Beach Bay residents

| 17/07/2019 | 112 Comments

(CNS): The residents of Beach Bay say they have lost all confidence in the developer proposing to build a huge resort in the heart of their community after he snubbed their invitation to a meeting in favour of a tête-à-tête with Cabinet ministers. Around 40 people showed up at the Savannah Primary School hall on Tuesday […]

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Cayman ranked as world’s most costly place

Cayman ranked as world’s most costly place

| 17/07/2019 | 110 Comments

(CNS): It will come as no surprise to Caymanians and residents that they are living in the world’s most expensive place, regardless of government’s efforts to convince the population that inflation is under control, when a dozen eggs is more than double the price of almost anywhere else in the world. Cayman tops both lists […]

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Pedro says ‘ravers’ breached contract

Pedro says ‘ravers’ breached contract

| 16/07/2019 | 93 Comments

(CNS): Residents around the Pedro St James historic site were furious this weekend when a ‘rave’ at the location got out of hand. But the Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) has said that organisers of the event were in breach of the rental terms and they will not be allowed to host any more similar events […]

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No charges yet against cop accused of bank job

No charges yet against cop accused of bank job

| 15/07/2019

(CNS): A police officer who was arrested last week after he was accused of being involved in the burglary of a bank three years ago has not been charged yet, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has confirmed. Wade Gordon (46) was arrested Thursday in connection with a break-in at the Royal Bank of Canada. […]

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DoA to trial sargassum as fertiliser

DoA to trial sargassum as fertiliser

| 15/07/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Agriculture is set to test out some of the sargassum seaweed that temporary workers on the NiCE project are currently clearing from local beaches. Most of the seaweed that has been plaguing local beaches is being collected and taken to the George Town Landfill, where it is being weighed and deposited, […]

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