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KPMG to shape policy for new trade ministry

KPMG to shape policy for new trade ministry

| 07/12/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The government has revealed that it is working with the private sector auditing and consulting firm, KPMG, to create the public policy for the new Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs (MITIAMA), which is currently part of the premier’s ever-growing portfolio. Acting Chief Officer Andrea Fa’amoe said her team met with […]

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Minister freezes licences for Stingray City

Minister freezes licences for Stingray City

| 06/12/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Environment Minister Dwayne Seymour has announced a freeze on licences given to commercial operators selling trips to the Sandbar and Stingray City because of the overcrowding. Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has flagged this issue several times recently but it was Seymour who told the Legislative Assembly on Thursday that constraints on the Department of […]

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Constitution change ‘falls short’ on key issue

Constitution change ‘falls short’ on key issue

| 06/12/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the main issue government wanted to address with the pending constitutional change “falls short of where we wanted to be” in the draft agreement that has been settled with the UK. But as he presented the government motion to the Legislative Assembly about the draft amendments on Friday, McLaughlin […]

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‘Ugly’ 7MB wall directed by CPA

‘Ugly’ 7MB wall directed by CPA

| 06/12/2019 | 150 Comments

(CNS): The wall being erected along the side of the Seven Mile Public Beach as part of the enhancement project, which has caused a huge stir on social media, was directed by the Central Planning Authority, according to the minutes from the meeting when the application for the project was granted. The wall, which many […]

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Scammers use post office in iPhone con

Scammers use post office in iPhone con

| 06/12/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A social media scam pretending to be from the Cayman Islands Postal Service is trying to con people into revealing their personal information with the promise of an iPhone. The CIPS is advising the public to be wary of any fraudulent messages, which may include the real CIPS logo, popping up on social media […]

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Locals arrested for cocaine smuggling

Locals arrested for cocaine smuggling

| 06/12/2019

(CNS): Customs and Border Control (CBC) officers have arrested a 27-year-old Caymanian woman and a 44-year-old Caymanian man in connection with efforts to smuggle an undisclosed quantity of cocaine into Grand Cayman. The woman was arrested at the Owen Roberts International Airport on a flight from the Sister Islands on 1 December with the drugs, […]

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POF students head to UN climate conference

POF students head to UN climate conference

| 06/12/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Three Caymanian teenagers from the local student activist group, Protect Our Future, are on their way to Spain to attend the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25), which opened this week. The students are part of an International National Trust Organization (INTO) delegation drawing attention to the importance of heritage conservation in the […]

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Boggy Sand burglary suspect charged

Boggy Sand burglary suspect charged

| 06/12/2019

(CNS): A 48-year-old man from West Bay was charged Thursday with burglary, damage to property, consumption of cocaine and consumption of ganja following his arrest in the wake of a burglary in Boggy Sand Road. The break-in happened last week, on 29 November, when a home was broken into and undisclosed items stolen. The man […]

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Two men charged over barroom killing

Two men charged over barroom killing

| 06/12/2019

(CNS) UPDATED: Jeremy Parchman (20) and Shimar Kelly (22) both from George Town who have been charged with manslaughter in connection with the killing of Dinesh Asanka Fernando Wannukawatta-Waduge, who was found dead outside a George Town bar last weekend have been remanded in custody after appearing in court Friday. A third 24-year-old man Stefan […]

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Premier claims activists don’t want vote

Premier claims activists don’t want vote

| 05/12/2019 | 104 Comments

(CNS): The Cruise Port Referendum activists have confirmed their continued commitment to the referendum and to press on with demands that government supply the people with the necessary information needed before they go to the polls. However, Premier Alden McLaughlin has accused the campaigners and the National Trust of not wanting the vote, after the […]

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Cops find ganja hidden in car bumper

Cops find ganja hidden in car bumper

| 05/12/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The police discovered more than 100 small packages of ganja hidden in the front bumper of a car at a George Town restaurant on Saturday night. Police said the drugs were found with the help of a K-9 Unit dog, Shadow, who was on patrol with officers in School Road around 10pm when the […]

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