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MPs debate planned vote on ganja and lottery

MPs debate planned vote on ganja and lottery

| 08/12/2022 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A government motion to hold a referendum on introducing a national lottery and decriminalising cannabis was debated in parliament on Wednesday, stirring up different views across both sides of the House. However, the motion succeeded and the government now intends to draft a referendum bill in the New Year. But the motion only proposes […]

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Dart refunded over $1M in stamp duty and fees

Dart refunded over $1M in stamp duty and fees

| 08/12/2022 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Dart-led consortium currently negotiating the contract with the government to deliver the Cayman Islands’ solid waste management system has received a refund from the public purse of over C$1 million for stamp duty and land registry charges. The refund was noted in the summary of the Cabinet meeting held on 29 November but […]

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Revenue rolls in but public spending set to increase

Revenue rolls in but public spending set to increase

| 07/12/2022 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The government headed into the final quarter of this year with a healthy and better than expected surplus, but while revenue is still rolling in, expenditure is now rising. As government entities make a final push to meet planned objectives for 2022, the current surplus is likely to be “significantly reduced” over the last […]

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Saunders points finger at locals over sham marriages

Saunders points finger at locals over sham marriages

| 07/12/2022 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Border Control Minister Chris Saunders has said that Caymanians should recognise the value of their birthright and stop entering into marriages of convenience, as they are not only criminal but an immoral practice. He said this practice is making a mockery of marriage, which is the traditional foundation of family life in Cayman. According […]

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Robbery suspect arrested after gas station stick-up

Robbery suspect arrested after gas station stick-up

| 06/12/2022

(CNS): A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after a gas-station stick-up Wednesday during which one of the masked men left behind what turned out to be an imitation gun. The robbery happened at the gas station on Hell Road in West Bay at about 8:45pm. Two masked men, one carrying what […]

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Beauty queen claims she was victim in assault case

Beauty queen claims she was victim in assault case

| 06/12/2022

(CNS): The Miss Cayman Islands Universe title holder denied assaulting her ex-boyfriend’s father when she appeared in court on Monday. Tiffany Conolly (24), from West Bay, who faces several charges of assault and damage to property, claimed she was the victim during a chaotic night in October last year when she went to the home […]

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Public service faces new rules for election campaigns

Public service faces new rules for election campaigns

| 06/12/2022 | 22 Comments

(CNS): An administrative circular has been issued to all public servants setting out the rules regarding their work and decision-making during the “Period of Election Sensitivity”. Public sector workers have been given guidance on how issues such as negotiations, consultations and the use of government resources for political purposes should be handled from Nomination Day […]

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Trusted family friend jailed for molesting child

Trusted family friend jailed for molesting child

| 05/12/2022 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A man (39) was jailed for four years on Friday, following his conviction earlier this year of several counts of indecent assault on a young teenage girl. The man was a long-time family friend whom the girl had known since she was small as he and his wife were close to her family and […]

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Robbers strike three times in one night

Robbers strike three times in one night

| 05/12/2022 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The spike in robberies on Grand Cayman continued Friday with three armed stick-ups in less than two hours by what appears to be the same culprits from the descriptions given by the RCIPS. Police were called out to the first mugging at around 9:30pm at the parking lot by Seven Mile Public Beach. A […]

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Parliament to debate car imports, tall buildings

Parliament to debate car imports, tall buildings

| 02/12/2022 | 243 Comments

(CNS): Two private members’ motions set to be presented in parliament next week will see MPs debate the issue of increasing the current building height limits to 20 or even 30 storeys, and restricting car imports to alleviate traffic congestion. Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has filed a motion calling on the government to “consider as […]

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Opposition to question minister on potential recession

Opposition to question minister on potential recession

| 02/12/2022 | 45 Comments

(CNS): When legislators meet in parliament next week, among the 21 parliamentary questions that members of the opposition intend to put to the government, Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart will be asking Finance Minister Chris Saunders what the chances are that the Cayman Islands will face a recession next year. McTaggart wants to know the “government’s […]

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