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Dump fire contained but still burning

Dump fire contained but still burning

| 24/01/2020 | 80 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker has warned that the blaze currently burning at the vehicle recycling area at the George Town landfill could take days to put out. But in an updated press release on Saturday, officials said Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) crews had worked through the night to bring the fire […]

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Gov’t argues bad law still lawful

Gov’t argues bad law still lawful

| 24/01/2020 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has argued that, regardless of the criticisms and problems with its port referendum law, it is still lawful and constitutional. Mark Shaw, QC, who is representing the CIG in the judicial review brought by Shirley Roulstone, a member of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, said the Constitution does not compel […]

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Lacovia revamp rubber stamped

Lacovia revamp rubber stamped

| 23/01/2020 | 72 Comments

(CNS): Plans to redevelop the Seven Mile Beach condo complex Lacovia from its current 3-storey units to three new 10-storey buildings has received the green light from the Central Planning Authority. Most of the objections to the project were either withdrawn or had fallen away when the application went before the CPA Wednesday, leaving those […]

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Missing law at heart of cruise vote case

Missing law at heart of cruise vote case

| 22/01/2020 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The legal team representing Shirley Roulstone, who filed for a judicial review of the government’s cruise port referendum process, argued that government’s failure to enact a framework referendum law has led to a catalogue of problems surrounding how the petition for the referendum, the law for this specific vote and now the campaign in […]

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Gay marriage case on road to Privy Council

Gay marriage case on road to Privy Council

| 22/01/2020 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Lawyers acting for Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden, a same-sex couple who have been battling in the courts for the right to marry or at least engage in a lawful civil union, have filed an application to take the fight to the Privy Council in the UK. Attorney Ben Tonner confirmed Wednesday that the […]

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Neighbours outraged by Lacovia tower blocks plan

Neighbours outraged by Lacovia tower blocks plan

| 22/01/2020 | 167 Comments

(CNS): A planning application by Lacovia for three 10-storey tower blocks on the current Seven Mile Beach site has caused outrage among wealthy neighbours on the famous stretch of beach, who feel the proposed redevelopment is too big for the location and will cause overcrowding around their luxury beachfront homes. Bronte Developers have applied to […]

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Cruise scoping update given to EAB

Cruise scoping update given to EAB

| 21/01/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Government and Verdant Isle Port Partners, the consortium of developers picked to build the proposed cruise dock, submitted their scoping update to the Environmental Advisory Board (EAB) Tuesday, on the eve of a court case that will decide the future of this controversial facility.

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WB home owner ordered to address landscaping issue

WB home owner ordered to address landscaping issue

| 21/01/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The persistent efforts of a member of the Concern Citizens Group to get public officials to address an encroachment of landscaping into the road at a large new house in West Bay has led planning to order the owners to remove the features, otherwise they will not be allowed to move into the home. […]

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Finance laws still dominate drafting agenda

Finance laws still dominate drafting agenda

| 21/01/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Attorney General Samuel Bulgin has said Cayman is suffering from “review fatigue” over the scrutiny the jurisdiction faces relating to its vulnerability to financial crime in the offshore sector and related industries. Despite the ongoing engagement with international initiatives relating to taxes, anti-money laundering and combating terrorist financing, the constantly changing rules require more […]

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Smith Cove revamp stirs up trouble

Smith Cove revamp stirs up trouble

| 20/01/2020 | 159 Comments

(CNS): Plans to ‘enhance’ Smith Barcadere in South Sound is stoking backlash because people want the public beach left in its natural state. Government purchased more land in what is also known as the Smith Cove area in 2016 after it all came under threat from development and a public campaign was launched to save […]

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Crown: Care home workers  culpable for teen’s death

Crown: Care home workers culpable for teen’s death

| 20/01/2020

(CNS): Michael Stewart and Larry Levers were so “extraordinarily negligent” when they took a group of teenage boys from the Bonaventure Boys Home Home fishing in November 2015 that they are culpable for the death of 14-year-old Risco Batten, who drowned that day while in their care, the crown said as it opened the manslaughter […]

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