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UK border bosses seconded to Cayman

UK border bosses seconded to Cayman

| 11/12/2017 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Colin Brown, the head of the UK Border Force National Targeting Centre, and Phil Bostock, a commander in the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), will be arriving in Cayman in January to begin a secondment here to oversee changes to local border protection and search and rescue services. [...]

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NCC chair silent over departure

NCC chair silent over departure

| 11/12/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Cayman’s environment is facing yet another blow with confirmation from Christine Rose-Smyth that she has resigned from chair of the National Conservation Council. She told CNS that she did not want to comment on her reasons for stepping down but her departure comes at a time when govern [...]

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Plans for Breakers fuel depot expected in New Year

Plans for Breakers fuel depot expected in New Year

| 08/12/2017 | 78 Comments
(CNS): Plans for a new fuel depot in Breakers to hold reserves of diesel, gasoline, jet fuel and oil are expected to be submitted to the planning department sometime in the New Year, a spokesperson for Ironwood told CNS. The developers behind the long-proposed golf resort in Frank Sound recently re [...]

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National Trust to step up conservation efforts

National Trust to step up conservation efforts

| 07/12/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The National Trust of the Cayman Islands has plans to step up conservation efforts in 2018 with the purchase of more land that it can protect for future generations in the face of growing challenges to the Cayman Islands’ natural resources. With so many threats to indigenous flora and [...]

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EU to outline next step in letter to Cayman

EU to outline next step in letter to Cayman

| 06/12/2017 | 99 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands has just twelve months to address the issues that caused the EU to include this jurisdiction among the 47 on its ‘grey-list’, after it managed to avoid being placed on the black-list of countries that European leaders regard as uncooperative when it comes to fin [...]

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Garbage piles fuel public health concerns

Garbage piles fuel public health concerns

| 06/12/2017 | 64 Comments
(CNS): Recent problems at the Department of Environmental Health relating to trouble with equipment and staff shortages appear to be causing a backlog on rubbish and recycling collection, raising concerns about public health. All over Grand Cayman in public places, garbage piles are growing and the [...]

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Ten bikers show up for legal initiative

Ten bikers show up for legal initiative

| 06/12/2017 | 54 Comments
(CNS): Following the joint effort of local opposition politicians, dirt bike fans and the RCIPS, a legal off-road motorbike gathering was organised in George Town on Sunday but it failed to attract significant numbers. Police managed the event in the Industrial Park area, where officers set up a roa [...]

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Cayman among jurisdictions on EU ‘grey-list’

Cayman among jurisdictions on EU ‘grey-list’

| 05/12/2017 | 51 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands has dodged the European Union Council’s black-list of 17 uncooperative nations after the much-anticipated tax list was published Tuesday. However, this jurisdiction and more than 40 other countries are on a ‘grey-list’ of countries that have agreed to take [...]

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Board urges change to booze law

Board urges change to booze law

| 04/12/2017 | 108 Comments
(CNS): The Liquor Licensing Board is urging the government to amend the law relating to the sale of alcohol as soon as possible to sort out what has become a confusing and inequitable situation surrounding Sunday booze sales at liquor stores and gas stations. At a board meeting on Friday, after Robe [...]

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Woman raped on Seven Mile Beach

Woman raped on Seven Mile Beach

| 04/12/2017 | 66 Comments
(CNS) Police are investigating a report of a rape which happened early Saturday morning, 2 December, on Grand Cayman’s famous Seven Mile Beach. Initially reported as a sexual assault, the RCIPS said Monday that the woman was the victim of a stranger rape. The police have not said whether the w [...]

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CoP: Strong-arm tactics won’t solve bike trouble

CoP: Strong-arm tactics won’t solve bike trouble

| 30/11/2017 | 124 Comments
(CNS): The police commissioner has warned that strong-arm tactics and enforcement will not solve the growing problem on Grand Cayman of illegal and dangerous motorbike activity. Derek Byrne released a statement Thursday about the events of last Sunday and said that the goal to curb the problem was [...]

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