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Fitness centres warned to protect COVID data

Fitness centres warned to protect COVID data

| 29/09/2021 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Gyms, sports clubs and fitness centres have been warned by the ombudsman that they must follow data protection legislation when they check that their clients have either been fully vaccinated or have a negative PCR test to enter their facilities as part of the new COVID-19 rules. The new regulations do not require these […]

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Former C&W employee is new OfReg board chair

Former C&W employee is new OfReg board chair

| 06/09/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Rudy Ebanks has taken over the chairmanship of the Board of Directors for Utility Regulation and Competition (OfReg). The former chair of the beleaguered watchdog, Linford Pierson, resigned following the election. Although OfReg is widely considered a costly but failing watchdog that is not fit for purpose, Pierson blamed everyone but the regulator at […]

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Police urged to stop being rude to public

Police urged to stop being rude to public

| 20/07/2021 | 108 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Ombudsman has urged police officers to treat the public with more respect, because many of the complaints about the RCIPS it is handling are about officers who had been rude to the people they interacted with rather than because they were breaching the rules. In the office’s annual report for […]

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OfReg opens public opinion survey

OfReg opens public opinion survey

| 01/07/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The beleaguered utilities regulator, OfReg, is opening up itself for more direct criticism with the launch of two online customer service surveys, one for business and one for the general public. OfReg Chief Executive Officer Malike Cummings said while there is some overlap in the questions, one of the surveys is intended for operators […]

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Church schools reveal stark contrasts in standards

Church schools reveal stark contrasts in standards

| 18/06/2021 | 97 Comments

(CNS): Parents paying for their children’s education at three of Grand Cayman’s leading private church schools are getting very different results for their money. Triple C has once again been judged ‘weak’ in its latest inspection, while Cayman Prep was graded ‘good’ and only a few steps away from an ‘excellent’ rating. First Baptist Christian […]

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OfReg poses increase to domestic solar generation

OfReg poses increase to domestic solar generation

| 11/06/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator, OfReg, has said that an additional capacity of 3MW of Distributed Generation Resources (DGR) could be added to Grand Cayman’s transmission and distribution system to allow more domestic generation of renewable energy, given the level of demand, until CUC is able to complete its battery energy storage system (BESS) for its […]

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OfReg searches for more consultants

OfReg searches for more consultants

| 27/05/2021 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) will be spending more public cash on consultants in the coming months after issuing two requests for proposals, one for a study on the value of solar energy to the country and the second for a new public relations agency. According to the regulator, the solar consultants […]

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OfReg blames COVID for dragging heels on fuel spill

OfReg blames COVID for dragging heels on fuel spill

| 17/05/2021 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) claims it is taking “appropriate actions regarding a tank leak” at the Rubis Terminal in late 2019. Following a report on CNS last week about a review of the spill, which blamed the fuel supplier for not dealing with a corroded tank, the regulator said it had […]

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Consultants say ‘no’ to gas pump price controls

Consultants say ‘no’ to gas pump price controls

| 26/04/2021 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The public is being encouraged to submit comments on a report by consultants contracted by the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) on the Cayman Islands’ fuel market and how to make it more competitive and fair, given the serious challenges presented by its size. Identifying a significant lack of competition in a highly […]

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School violates staff member’s data rights

School violates staff member’s data rights

| 25/03/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): A private school has been ordered to destroy a recording taken unlawfully at a meeting between a member of staff and a line manager. St Ignatius Catholic School breached the Data Protection Law when it recording a meeting with the individual because consent was ambiguous, not given freely given and without sufficient explanation in […]

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Liquor store chain’s breach of data law exposed in hack

Liquor store chain’s breach of data law exposed in hack

| 22/03/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Personal data belonging to around 150 employees of the Jacques Scott Group Ltd (JCG) that was exposed during a ransomware attack last year also exposed the company’s own breaches of the Data Protection Law. The Office of the Ombudsman has found that the company failed to take adequate technical and organisational measures to protect […]

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