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Cayman plays part in Amazon deforestation

Cayman plays part in Amazon deforestation

| 15/08/2018 | 40 Comments
(CNS): A new report published by researchers this week in the academic journal, Nature, Ecology and Evolution, states that tax havens and offshore financial centres, including the Cayman Islands, are supporting unsustainable practices such as Amazon deforestation. While tax havens have long been bla [...]

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Private sector called on to landscape road

Private sector called on to landscape road

| 15/08/2018 | 59 Comments
(CNS): The planning minister has said that the private sector will take care of the landscaping along the new Linford Pierson Highway expansion but government has no plans to plant trees, shrubs, hedges or bush around the new road. The original natural landscape has been left along the sides of part [...]

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Speaker blames red tape for closing his charity

Speaker blames red tape for closing his charity

| 14/08/2018 | 72 Comments
(CNS): Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush is blaming a law implemented by the current government, of which he is now a member, for closing a charitable foundation he established over twenty years ago. Bush said he “can’t put up with the bureaucracy” of the legislation, which is inte [...]

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Emotions high after guilty verdict in gun case

Emotions high after guilty verdict in gun case

| 14/08/2018 | 80 Comments
(CNS): Emotions ran high in Grand Court on Tuesday when two local men were convicted of illegally possessing two handguns following a two-week trial. Gerald Jaleel Bush (21) and Rico Roy Walton (28) now face a minimum of ten years behind bars after a jury found them guilty of possessing a Colt 45 a [...]

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CIG signs deal paving way for ‘digital economy’

CIG signs deal paving way for ‘digital economy’

| 14/08/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Commerce Minister Joey Hew has said that a partnership with TechCayman, a new venture from the business leaders of Health City, could make the Cayman Islands the “Silicon Valley” of the Caribbean. Speaking at a press conference last week to announce the deal, Hew spoke about the [...]

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Opposition calls for action as NiCE attracts 100s

Opposition calls for action as NiCE attracts 100s

| 14/08/2018 | 84 Comments
(CNS): With hundreds of people turning up to register for the government’s National Community Enhancement (NiCE) on Monday, the opposition urged government to take action to help the unemployed. In a statement to the media, Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo, the spokesperson for labour issu [...]

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Ex-civil servant facing jail time for $30K theft

Ex-civil servant facing jail time for $30K theft

| 13/08/2018 | 59 Comments
(CNS): Trisha Marissa Jackson (39), a former facilities manager with the government who recently pleaded guilty to stealing around $30,000 from the public purse over a near five-year period while she worked as a civil servant, will be going to jail, the court warned on Monday. Following a sentencing [...]

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Police appeal for witnesses to Saturday night stabbing

Police appeal for witnesses to Saturday night stabbing

| 13/08/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The police have begun an investigation into a violent incident on Friday-Saturday night in downtown George Town where at least two men received stab wounds. They are appealing for witnesses to the fight, which they believe happened during an event on Harbour Drive in the early hours of Satur [...]

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Drunken crash lands visitor in jail

Drunken crash lands visitor in jail

| 13/08/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS): A 32-year-old Honduran national appeared in court Monday after spending the weekend in jail as a result of a crash in the early hours of Saturday morning in West Bay, in which he was suspected of drinking and driving. Omar Banegas has been charged with a list of offences that began when he ra [...]

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CIMA signs deal with American insurers group

CIMA signs deal with American insurers group

| 13/08/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to help insurance supervisors in the United States and Cayman Islands coordinate on regulatory issues with the goal of efficient, fair, safe and stabl [...]

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Community affairs CFO moving to WORC

Community affairs CFO moving to WORC

| 13/08/2018 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Joel Burke, the chief financial officer at the Community Affairs Ministry, has become the first person identified to take a permanent job at the government’s new department, Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), which is expected to be up and running in January. Burke has [...]

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