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Clifton Hunter still ‘weak’, say school inspectors

Clifton Hunter still ‘weak’, say school inspectors

| 11/04/2019 | 69 Comments

(CNS): The overall performance of Clifton Hunter High School was rated weak again by education inspectors, showing that the government’s flagship school has shown no improvement since its review last year. In the Office of Education Standards’ latest report on the school in Frank Sound they said the standard of teaching was ‘weak’ and most […]

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Appeal court grants stay in gay marriage case

Appeal court grants stay in gay marriage case

| 10/04/2019 | 221 Comments

(CNS): Sir John Goldring said that it was “not without hesitation” that the Court of Appeal granted government a stay on the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands on Wednesday, blocking the impending first gay wedding ever be held in the country. The president of the appeal court said that they could not […]

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CIG hangs appeal on same trial arguments

CIG hangs appeal on same trial arguments

| 10/04/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government began ratcheting up costs to the public purse in its fight against the legalisation of same-sex marriage on Tuesday during its first appearance in the appeal court asking for a stay on the implementation of Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s landmark ruling. It also began airing the appeal grounds, which appear […]

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Appeal court mulls stay of gay marriage law

Appeal court mulls stay of gay marriage law

| 09/04/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal is expected to deliver a decision Wednesday on the government’s application for a stay of Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s 29 March ruling, in which he legalised same-sex marriage. The ruling came after he found in favour of a case brought by Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden. But Premier […]

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Over 90 derelict cars removed from streets

Over 90 derelict cars removed from streets

| 08/04/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has removed 93 derelict vehicles from Grand Cayman over the last month as part of ongoing efforts to address some of the long-standing nuisances on the island, officials said. But given the equipment challenges the department is facing, it temporarily procured the services of private firm Bodden’s Heavy […]

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LGBTI community comes out of its shell

LGBTI community comes out of its shell

| 08/04/2019 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Hundreds of people came out on Sunday to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community for the first ever ‘Out of Our Shells’ march in Cayman. In a very peaceful and colourful event after several days of unpleasant attacks from lawmakers aimed at them, the LGBTI community demonstrated they were undeterred in […]

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‘I’ve never received a dollar from prostitution’ claims Myles

‘I’ve never received a dollar from prostitution’ claims Myles

| 05/04/2019

(CNS): Wayne Carlos Myles (38), who is facing several charges of pimping, emphatically denied the allegations against him on Thursday, when he took the stand to give evidence. “I have never received a dollar from any individual in respect to aiding prostitution,” he said, adding that he had no knowledge of any prostitution in the […]

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HRC: Appeal in same-sex marriage case ‘unarguable’

HRC: Appeal in same-sex marriage case ‘unarguable’

| 04/04/2019 | 199 Comments

(CNS): The Human Rights Commission has said that government’s decision to appeal Chief Justice Antony Smellie’s judgment in the same-sex marriage petition will fail because the grounds are “weak to the point of being unarguable”. The HRC said government’s decision to commit hundreds of thousands of dollars of public money to appeal, based only on […]

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Demonstrator calls for death of homosexuals

Demonstrator calls for death of homosexuals

| 03/04/2019 | 201 Comments

(CNS): A very small and apparently peaceful demonstration against the ruling by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie legalising same-sex marriage took place outside the Legislative Assembly Wednesday, as politicians inside debated a motion calling for an appeal and voiced their grievances. Despite calls from the premier for the community to be respectful to each other, one […]

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FCO welcomes CJ ruling, irritated by appeal

FCO welcomes CJ ruling, irritated by appeal

| 03/04/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said it welcomes the ruling by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie regarding his decision to modify the Marriage Law in the same-sex marriage case filed by Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden, but the FCO is disappointed government is choosing to appeal. The governor’s office has confirmed it will not […]

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OfReg opens discussion on fuel labelling

OfReg opens discussion on fuel labelling

| 03/04/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) is turning its attention to how gas stations are labelling and dispensing fuel and has published a discussion paper on how the companies can prevent customers from pumping the wrong gas. The regulator said the aim is to protect consumers by reducing the likelihood of drivers dispensing […]

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