Tag: Cayman Crosstalk

PlanCayman a farce, Moxam tells Hew in feisty debate

PlanCayman a farce, Moxam tells Hew in feisty debate

| 18/03/2021

(CNS): Johann Moxam, who is challenging the George Town North incumbent and current planning minister, Joey Hew, in the April elections, took him to task over what he said were a multitude of failings over the last four years, including Hew’s claim that he is reviewing the national development plan, which Moxam called a farce. […]

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Candidates duck Q&A forums

Candidates duck Q&A forums

| 17/03/2021

(CNS): Two candidates, both in tight head-to-head constituency races, ducked out of the opportunity to answer questions from voters alongside their opponents on Tuesday. Bernie Bush, who is a two-way race with Rolston Anglin in West Bay North, left the Cayman Crosstalk studio on principle, he said, as he registered a protest against the new […]

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Quappe returns to Cayman Crosstalk mic

Quappe returns to Cayman Crosstalk mic

| 04/01/2021 | 91 Comments

(CNS): Local musician and former host of the morning talk show, Barrie Quappe, is taking back the mic at Cayman Crosstalk after Compass Media fired controversial host Woody DaCosta last week. The Compass has now taken formal ownership of Hurley’s Media following the acquisition in November. Quappe was the host between 2002 and 2006, when […]

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Merren selling radio stations to Compass

Merren selling radio stations to Compass

| 13/11/2020 | 89 Comments

(CNS): Randy Merren, the owner of Hurley’s Media, is selling his stable of radio stations to the owner of the Cayman Compass. This follows the forced closure of the local TV station last year, which was also owned by Merren, after a dispute with the regulator left him with outstanding licence fees. The deal with […]

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Rivers says Barkers proposal ‘not acceptable’

Rivers says Barkers proposal ‘not acceptable’

| 28/02/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The representative for West Bay South, Tara Rivers, has said that an application by Handel Whittaker for a coastal works licence in relation to a controversial proposed development in the Barkers area is “not acceptable”. In contrast to comments made on Monday by her Cabinet colleague, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell, who predicted a successful […]

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Panton warns of tourism conflict

Panton warns of tourism conflict

| 16/01/2019 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Former environment minister Wayne Panton has expressed concerns that the proposed cruise berthing development in George Town and the number of passengers needed to support it could cause serious conflict within Cayman’s tourism product. Panton is well respected for his knowledge of conservation issues and, as a Cabinet minister in the last administration, steered […]

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Smith Cove ‘business’ stirs up concern

Smith Cove ‘business’ stirs up concern

| 05/12/2018 | 150 Comments

(CNS): The public beach area at Smith Cove (Smith Barcadere) has come under scrutiny by local activists and the broader community after revelations that a local tour company is using the location for snorkelling tours for cruise ship passengers. Others may also be using it as a place to rent paddle boards to visitors, despite […]

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Premier ‘sorry’ for contempt gaff in Syed case

Premier ‘sorry’ for contempt gaff in Syed case

| 09/03/2017 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin made a public apology through his lawyer to the court Thursday afternoon during a special contempt hearing because of prejudicial comments he made on the radio about the Hassan Syed case that caused a costly and extensive delay in the middle of the trial. The apology was not made in person, […]

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Bryan gets boot from Rooster’s talk show

Bryan gets boot from Rooster’s talk show

| 08/04/2016 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, the outspoken former political assistant to the premier, is the latest casualty from Rooster’s breakfast talk show. Randy Merren, the owner of Hurley’s Media, has replaced Bryan with an old star from the show, Barrie Quappe, who had been dumped by Hurleys in 2006. Making no mention of why Bryan was canned […]

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Harris canned from radio talk show

Harris canned from radio talk show

| 29/05/2015 | 128 Comments

(CNS): The long-standing host of a local radio breakfast time talk show, Austin Harris, has been canned and will be replaced in the short-term by former PPM West Bay political candidate Woody DaCosta. Officials from Rooster confirmed Friday that on Monday morning Harris will no longer be on air as DaCosta takes over the phone-in […]

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