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CIG plans to rip up trees in George Town

CIG plans to rip up trees in George Town

| 15/10/2018 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Government has appointed Colin Lumsden as manager for the Cayman Islands capital, and he reportedly began his job on Monday, but so far few details have been revealed about his recruitment, which is part of government’s plans for the long-awaited revitalisation of George Town. Tristan [...]

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MLA  prepared to ‘eat own vomit’ for coalition

MLA prepared to ‘eat own vomit’ for coalition

| 15/10/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): The PPM’s backbench member for George Town West, David Wight, said that he was prepared to “eat his own vomit for his country” as he addressed the issue of being in a coalition with his former arch political enemy, McKeeva Bush. Before the PPM joined forces with now Speaker [...]

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Minister ‘no-show’ at GT MLA’s meeting

Minister ‘no-show’ at GT MLA’s meeting

| 15/10/2018 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell failed to appear at a public meeting last week in the constituency where the controversial cruise berthing project is going to be if government presses ahead with the project. George Town Central MLA Kenneth Bryan hosted the meeting as part of a series hoste [...]

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Amnesty numbers well short of reality

Amnesty numbers well short of reality

| 15/10/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration says that the figure previously given as the number of overstayers who left Cayman during the temporary amnesty this summer was well short of the actual number who left. The DoI originally said that 14 people left during the amnesty period of Augus [...]

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Cruise port causes ‘significant uncertainty’ for environment

Cruise port causes ‘significant uncertainty’ for environment

| 12/10/2018 | 73 Comments
(CNS): The damage to the Cayman Islands’ marine environment by the proposed cruise berthing development could be far worse than already suspected because of the “significant uncertainty” surrounding many aspects of the project, Department of Environment Director Gina Ebanks-Petrie [...]

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Cullers wanted for ‘Operation Green Iguana’

Cullers wanted for ‘Operation Green Iguana’

| 11/10/2018 | 89 Comments
(CNS): The nationwide cull to begin the eradication of the invasive green iguana will get underway this month and the Department of Environment is urging all potential cullers to come to the office and register every afternoon next week, starting Monday. The cull is open to all Caymanians over the a [...]

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Vote count challenges claim for port mandate

Vote count challenges claim for port mandate

| 10/10/2018 | 78 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the government does not need to put the proposed controversial cruise berthing and cargo expansion project to a referendum because the last election result gave it a mandate to press on. But voter numbers don’t add up for government: an analysis of the [...]

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FOI for Tech Cayman deal reveals nothing

FOI for Tech Cayman deal reveals nothing

| 10/10/2018 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The deal between the Cayman Islands Government and Tech Cayman, which officials have said could make Cayman the “Silicon Valley” of the Caribbean, has been released following an FOI request by CNS, but it was so heavily redacted that it revealed nothing at all about what government has a [...]

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Miller calls for CIG staff secrecy to stop

Miller calls for CIG staff secrecy to stop

| 10/10/2018 | 58 Comments
(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller is calling on the Cayman Islands Government to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding what appears to be a multitude of problems relating to senior management in the public sector. Following the sudden and very limited announcement from the board of directors at [...]

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Premier: Cruise opposition political

Premier: Cruise opposition political

| 10/10/2018 | 124 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that while there may be a few people genuinely concerned about the environment, the majority of those opposing his government’s proposed cruise berthing project and calling for a referendum are politically motivated — a claim that may soon be tested [...]

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CNB reveals directors’ gains in bank sale

CNB reveals directors’ gains in bank sale

| 09/10/2018 | 71 Comments
(CNS): A circular released to Cayman National Bank shareholders on Friday, ahead of the general meeting tomorrow evening, about the bank’s takeover by a regional financial corporation revealed what the directors on the board, the majority of which have recommended that shareholders accept the [...]

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