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Decco to cap dump in New Year, officials claim

Decco to cap dump in New Year, officials claim

| 18/10/2019 | 103 Comments

(CNS): The government has issued a rare official statement relating to the negotiations between it and the Dart-led consortium that was selected to tackle the dump and the Cayman Islands’ wider garbage management issues. The short statement said that Decco (Dart’s general contractor) will begin capping and covering the “main mound” at the George Town […]

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MLA plans national survey on voting day

MLA plans national survey on voting day

| 17/10/2019 | 58 Comments

(CNS): The representative for George Town Central, Kenneth Bryan, is organising a national voter survey on Referendum Day to gauge public opinion on three major controversial but topical subject areas. Bryan said the issues of legalising gambling, ganja use and gay marriage are all constantly discussed but Cayman has no reliable data on what registered […]

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Plans unveiled for GT port

Plans unveiled for GT port

| 16/10/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The government has unveiled the latest plans for the proposed George Town cruise dock from the bidders selected to design, build and maintain the facility. The government claims that the dredging area has been significantly reduced in these new designs, which would result in less damage. But the direct dredging impact on coral has […]

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$30M deal signed for runway, airfield upgrades

$30M deal signed for runway, airfield upgrades

| 16/10/2019 | 82 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has signed a deal worth some $30 million to expand and upgrade the runway and airfield at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA). This latest deal brings the cost of the whole airport project to around $100 million. Officials said the selected bidder includes two local companies — the […]

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Cayman reefs in fair health, say experts

Cayman reefs in fair health, say experts

| 16/10/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Researchers at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute in Little Cayman said the results of work conducted throughout last year on local reefs has revealed that the coral cover has declined since the last survey 20 years ago from 21% to 17%, leaving them in fair rather than good health. Marking its 20th anniversary, CCMI […]

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CPR reaffirms grassroots status

CPR reaffirms grassroots status

| 15/10/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Activists behind the campaign for a people’s referendum on the cruise port project have stressed their origins as a grassroots movement, as the premier and deputy premier continue to push the false narrative that the campaign is really a commercially driven opposition to government policy. In reality, CPR is a non-profit organisation formed by […]

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Developer to explain shoreline work to CPA

Developer to explain shoreline work to CPA

| 15/10/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The developer behind the Rum Point Club condos, who dug up a strip of North Side shoreline without the necessary permission, has been called to explain what happened to the Central Planning Authority, after he made an after-the-fact application for the work two years later. Meanwhile, another Rum Point landowner who cleared a site, […]

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No rules expected over referendum spending

No rules expected over referendum spending

| 14/10/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): There will be no cap on the amount of money that either side of the cruise port referendum can spend on their campaign, nor will there be any lawful limit on the use of the public purse by government to persuade voters to stay home or vote ‘yes’. The absence of legislation supporting the […]

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HSA moves towards small BT hospital

HSA moves towards small BT hospital

| 14/10/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Plans for a small satellite public hospital in Bodden Town, first announced by the minister in April, appear to be moving forward after the Health Services Authority issued a statement about a request for proposals (RFP) for architectural drawings. In a press release Friday HSA CEO Lizzette Yearwood said the new facility is part […]

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Verdant: moving coral won’t fully mitigate impact

Verdant: moving coral won’t fully mitigate impact

| 14/10/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The consortium picked by government to build the controversial cruise berthing project has admitted that plans to relocate and cultivate coral will not fully mitigate the impact of the project on the marine environment. Although members of Verdant Isle expressed high confidence earlier this month that moving the pristine ancient coral from George Town […]

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Trust reinstates conflicted chairman

Trust reinstates conflicted chairman

| 14/10/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has reinstated architect Andy Gibb as chairman of its board, even though he recently resigned over his conflict regarding the proposed Beach Bay hotel development, which the Trust opposes. Gibb represented the investors behind the controversial development at a recent Central Planning Authority meeting, which caused considerable […]

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