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Constitution change ‘falls short’ on key issue

Constitution change ‘falls short’ on key issue

| 06/12/2019 | 22 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 | 83 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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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 | 91 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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‘Dirty gold’ was proceeds of crime, says QC

‘Dirty gold’ was proceeds of crime, says QC

| 05/12/2019

(CNS): James Hines QC said $6 million worth of ‘dirty gold’ transferred through the Cayman Islands by a group of Venezuelan nationals earlier this year derived from a crime that has not been identified. But opening the crown’s case against five defendants accused of money laundering and conspiracy to conceal criminal property, Hines told the […]

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Trust joins CPR legal case

Trust joins CPR legal case

| 04/12/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has confirmed that rather than pursuing a separate parallel case regarding the cruise port vote, it will become an interested party in the application brought by Shirley Roulstone, who is representing the Cruise Port Referendum grassroots movement. Following Tuesday’s court ruling delaying the people’s referendum until after […]

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MRCU boss denies dead bees linked to spraying

MRCU boss denies dead bees linked to spraying

| 04/12/2019 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Mosquito Research and Control Unit Director Dr Jim McNelly told Finance Committee on Tuesday that the MRCU has no evidence to link its work with anecdotal claims of dead bees. McNelly has not yet responded to enquiries by CNS, following reports by concerned readers last week that several people saw a significant number of […]

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Watson charged in football conspiracy

Watson charged in football conspiracy

| 03/12/2019

(CNS): Local businessman and former CIFA treasurer Canover Watson (49) has been charged with conspiracy to defraud and converting criminal property in a financial crime case relating to the local and regional football associations stretching back to 2014. CNS understands that former CONCACAF president Jeff Webb is a co-conspirator in the case, along with Charmaine […]

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Court delays vote to hear judicial review

Court delays vote to hear judicial review

| 03/12/2019 | 153 Comments

(CNS): Visiting Grand Court judge, Justice Tim Owen, has put a stay on the people-initiated referendum on the government’s proposed cruise dock in order to allow time for judicial review applications by both Shirley Roulstone, a CPR member, and the National Trust for the Cayman Islands to be properly aired in the court. Justice Owen […]

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Police staffer charged in football probe

Police staffer charged in football probe

| 02/12/2019

(CNS): A civilian manager who works for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has been charged with conspiracy to defraud and converting criminal property in connection with the Cayman Islands Football Association and CONCACAF probe that has been under investigation since 2014. Charmaine Moss (45) from George Town was placed on required leave from her […]

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‘Cruise lines are not our friends’ says MLA

‘Cruise lines are not our friends’ says MLA

| 02/12/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The official opposition has produced a video urging the community to vote no in the forthcoming referendum, as members step up their own campaign just two weeks before Cayman goes to the polls. In the video MLA Chris Saunders (BTW) repeats arguments he has been making for several weeks that the cruise lines are […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library