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Prison investment plans too slow, says HRC

Prison investment plans too slow, says HRC

| 18/02/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): It is no secret that for many years conditions in Cayman Islands prisons have been dire and in desperate need of investment. But in a newly published document the Human Rights Commission detailed the human rights challenges, describing Cayman’s prison system as “overcrowded, chronically underfunded and in need of urgent investment”. The HRC warned […]

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Changes to law cut charity costs and red tape

Changes to law cut charity costs and red tape

| 18/02/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): An amendment to the Companies Law made at the end of last year to reduce red tape and costs for local non-profits comes into effect on Friday, 1 March. Application fees for charitable entities applying to operate as a Section 80 company will be cut from CI$1,000 to $300 and administrative fees cut from $500 […]

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West Bay school still weak, inspectors find

West Bay school still weak, inspectors find

| 15/02/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): School inspectors found that overall progress has been weak at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay during the six months since the school was last reviewed. The school’s second follow-through inspection took place on 30 January to 1 February, and while a number of improvements were identified, the standards of achievement “remained […]

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Defendants deny messages relate to bribery

Defendants deny messages relate to bribery

| 15/02/2019

(CNS): Five immigration officers and one civilian have all denied that messages between them have anything to do with a conspiracy regarding bribes paid to them to inappropriately assist people to pass an English test in order to secure work permits. Each of the defendants who have appeared in the witness box have suggested what […]

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Charles and Camilla to visit Cayman

Charles and Camilla to visit Cayman

| 15/02/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands is preparing for a major royal visit, as the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be arriving here at the end of next month. Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, will travel to Grand Cayman from Cuba, where the couple will be embarking on the first-ever official British […]

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Nearby residents concerned about KAABOO

Nearby residents concerned about KAABOO

| 15/02/2019

It may be too late to ask this, but as members of the community in the neighbourhoods around the KAABOO site this weekend, a lot of us are worried we will have issues with rowdy festival goers throughout the neighbouring area of Governor’s Harbour. We are concerned there may be people parking along our roads […]

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CIG wasted public cash on LGBT case, says HRC

CIG wasted public cash on LGBT case, says HRC

| 14/02/2019 | 132 Comments

(CNS): The Human Rights Commission has accused government of an “inexcusable waste of public funds” that are “purely for political reasons” in its fight against Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden, a same-sex couple who were refused a marriage licence last summer. In a paper submitted to the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee’s inquiry into […]

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Regulator greenlights more green energy

Regulator greenlights more green energy

| 14/02/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) has signed off on CUC opening the final 1 megawatt of capacity allocated to the power provider’s Consumer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) programme. After the initial limit of 6MW was reached in March 2017, OfReg approved another 2MW to be released in two tranches. With the first already generated, […]

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New public safety radio system goes live

New public safety radio system goes live

| 14/02/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The new upgraded national Public Safety Radio Communications System became fully operational across all three Cayman Islands when officials flipped the final switch at the West Bay bunker on Wednesday. The upgrade, which began last year, from the old 800 Megahertz radio to the new, modern Motorola P25 system has integrated all public safety radio users […]

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Cruise finance deals conflict with bid

Cruise finance deals conflict with bid

| 13/02/2019 | 91 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller has called for the tendering process for Grand Cayman’s cruise port project to be stopped and redone because government has created a serious conflict by completing a side deal with two cruise lines and starting new negotiations with several other cruise partners that he has since learned about.

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CPA orders 7MB fence moved

CPA orders 7MB fence moved

| 13/02/2019 | 109 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority has confirmed that organisers of a music festival set to take place just off Grand Cayman’s famous Seven Mile Beach this weekend have been asked to move a double line of fencing that was erected across the beach on Monday, which caused a public stir. Just one day after the […]

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