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Community battles Beach Bay resort

Community battles Beach Bay resort

| 24/06/2019 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Beach Bay residents in the area of St James Point are concerned that a proposed development in their quiet residential community is going to be rubber stamped, despite their objections and a lack of transparency around the project. Some of the residents have begun a petition opposing the development and the proposed road changes […]

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Step-brother faces historic rape allegations

Step-brother faces historic rape allegations

| 24/06/2019

(CNS): A 28-year-old man from Windsor Park, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been accused by his step-sister of raping her multiple times from when she was six years old until she was a teenager. The young woman first told an adult at her school in 2014 but for a variety of reasons […]

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WORC boss wants boards cut from WP process

WORC boss wants boards cut from WP process

| 21/06/2019 | 65 Comments

(CNS): In her first comprehensive public address about the development of the Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman, a new agency to deal with all of the issues associated with Cayman’s local and expat labour force, its director, Sharon Roulstone, said that when WORC is fully operational it will do much more of the work currently […]

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Chamber wants end to rollover

Chamber wants end to rollover

| 20/06/2019 | 173 Comments

(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce president has revealed that a recent survey of its members showed that the government’s rollover policy is still extremely unpopular within the organisation. In his opening address at the Economic Forum Wednesday, Chris Kirkconnell said that 71% of those who took part do not like the term limit policy, despite […]

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Governor backs full petition ‘do-over’

Governor backs full petition ‘do-over’

| 20/06/2019 | 88 Comments

(CNS): As concern mounts that the decision to verify every signature and effectively redo the entire petition for a people-initiated referendum on the port, Governor Martyn Roper has given his backing to the process. But campaigners behind the initiative, who say there is no legal basis for this ‘do-over’, are worried that it is an […]

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Port bid winner to be revealed in 3 weeks

Port bid winner to be revealed in 3 weeks

| 19/06/2019 | 110 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell expects the winning bid on the cruise port project to be announced within three weeks and has said that government intends to press on with the process regardless of the petition for a people’s vote. Speaking at the Chamber of Commerce Economic Forum event Wednesday, he told the audience, “We […]

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Cargo port could curb inflation, claims minister

Cargo port could curb inflation, claims minister

| 19/06/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): The finance minister came up with a new justification for the cargo element of government’s controversial cruise berthing project Wednesday, as he addressed members of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce. Roy McTaggart noted that the increase in inflation was a reflection of Cayman’s successful economy and its “high level of activity”. But, he […]

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Development Bank has $16+M in bad debt

Development Bank has $16+M in bad debt

| 18/06/2019 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Development Bank continues to battle a mountain of bad debt that represents more than half of its entire loan portfolio. According to the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) the bank’s financial statements showed it holds more than $16.3 million in loans that are not being repaid. The bank received one […]

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Elections boss justifies verification process

Elections boss justifies verification process

| 18/06/2019 | 117 Comments

(CNS): Elections Supervisor Wesley Howell has said it is Cabinet that has requested a full independent verified list based on the petition submitted to the Elections Office last week requesting a referendum on the cruise berthing project. In the absence of any law directing a people’s vote, the office is virtually redoing the entire petition […]

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DoE reminds public of lost wetlands

DoE reminds public of lost wetlands

| 18/06/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): At the request of a number of people who attended a recent meeting hosted by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands, the Department of Environment will be publishing comparative maps showing how much important natural habitat, such as wetlands and mangroves, has been lost on Grand Cayman over the last four decades. As […]

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Jamaican killed in WB violence

Jamaican killed in WB violence

| 17/06/2019

(CNS): A 42-year-old man from Jamaica who was living in West Bay died as a result of a stab wound to his chest Sunday night (16 June) during what appears to have been a serious incident of domestic violence, in which a woman and two children were also stabbed. The police and emergency services were […]

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