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Missing law at heart of cruise vote case

Missing law at heart of cruise vote case

| 22/01/2020 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The legal team representing Shirley Roulstone, who filed for a judicial review of the government’s cruise port referendum process, argued that government’s failure to enact a framework referendum law has led to a catalogue of problems surrounding how the petition for the referendum, the law for this specific vote and now the campaign in […]

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Gay marriage case on road to Privy Council

Gay marriage case on road to Privy Council

| 22/01/2020 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Lawyers acting for Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden, a same-sex couple who have been battling in the courts for the right to marry or at least engage in a lawful civil union, have filed an application to take the fight to the Privy Council in the UK. Attorney Ben Tonner confirmed Wednesday that the […]

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CIFS reminds people they’re not fire-fighters

CIFS reminds people they’re not fire-fighters

| 22/01/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman islands Fire Service is urging people to stay out of the way of major fires and call 911, after a brush blaze ignited near the old Hyatt building off the Esterley Tibbetts Highway on Tuesday and people were videoed trying to put it out with buckets of water. What was a substantial […]

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Neighbours outraged by Lacovia tower blocks plan

Neighbours outraged by Lacovia tower blocks plan

| 22/01/2020 | 167 Comments

(CNS): A planning application by Lacovia for three 10-storey tower blocks on the current Seven Mile Beach site has caused outrage among wealthy neighbours on the famous stretch of beach, who feel the proposed redevelopment is too big for the location and will cause overcrowding around their luxury beachfront homes. Bronte Developers have applied to […]

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Cruise scoping update given to EAB

Cruise scoping update given to EAB

| 21/01/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Government and Verdant Isle Port Partners, the consortium of developers picked to build the proposed cruise dock, submitted their scoping update to the Environmental Advisory Board (EAB) Tuesday, on the eve of a court case that will decide the future of this controversial facility.

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Car ignites after major crash

Car ignites after major crash

| 21/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A member of the public came to the rescue of a driver trapped in a BMW following a crash late Sunday night on Anton Bodden Road, Bodden Town. After the passerby managed to get the driver out of the wreckage, the car caught fire, the police said. The narrow escape happened about 11:50pm after […]

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WB home owner ordered to address landscaping issue

WB home owner ordered to address landscaping issue

| 21/01/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The persistent efforts of a member of the Concern Citizens Group to get public officials to address an encroachment of landscaping into the road at a large new house in West Bay has led planning to order the owners to remove the features, otherwise they will not be allowed to move into the home. […]

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Finance laws still dominate drafting agenda

Finance laws still dominate drafting agenda

| 21/01/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Attorney General Samuel Bulgin has said Cayman is suffering from “review fatigue” over the scrutiny the jurisdiction faces relating to its vulnerability to financial crime in the offshore sector and related industries. Despite the ongoing engagement with international initiatives relating to taxes, anti-money laundering and combating terrorist financing, the constantly changing rules require more […]

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Airport wildlife transferred to new ponds

Airport wildlife transferred to new ponds

| 21/01/2020 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Dozens of birds and animals living in and around the ponds on the airfield at Owen Roberts International Airport have been relocated to new homes, officials have said. The Cayman Islands Airports Authority is due to start work on filling the ponds as part of the project to improve the airport’s apron, runway and […]

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400+ more voters join new register

400+ more voters join new register

| 20/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has finalised figures on the revised register of electors that is set to become effective on 1 April subject to objections or claims raised during the revision period, which opens Tuesday. The new lit of voters shows another significant increase compared to the list that came into effect at the beginning […]

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DPP: Appeal court sends strong deterrent message

DPP: Appeal court sends strong deterrent message

| 20/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The lengthy tariffs that prosecutors secured in the Grand Court over the last few years for killers now serving life sentences in HMP Northward were all upheld by the Court of Appeal in 2019, which the director of public prosecutions said serves as an important deterrent. In his address at the opening of the […]

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