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Consultants reveal safety fears at port

Consultants reveal safety fears at port

| 18/05/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): A report by consultants Deloitte commissioned by the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) to examine the organisational structure and perceived dysfunction at the authority identified a number of worrying problems, including safety issues. The organisational review was completed in Mar [...]

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Port boss ‘felt compelled’ by leave request

Port boss ‘felt compelled’ by leave request

| 17/05/2018 | 62 Comments
(CNS): The embattled port director, Clement Reid, told the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) Board he had felt “compelled to agree” to requests by then opposition leader McKeeva Bush, who had repeatedly asked for a specific member of the port staff to accompany him on overseas [...]

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Cover-up over GM mozzie project denied

Cover-up over GM mozzie project denied

| 16/05/2018 | 49 Comments
(CNS): Officials have said emails sent by Nancy Barnard while she was acting director of the Mosquito Research and Control Unit have been distorted and that she was not trying to cover anything up about the controversial genetically modified mosquito pilot. Barnard, who was corresponding with scient [...]

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Board gave port director second chance

Board gave port director second chance

| 16/05/2018 | 113 Comments
(CNS): Despite finding that the litany of questionable actions by Port Director Clement Reid exposed by the auditor general did amount to gross misconduct, the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) Board gave him a second chance because of his long service with the authority, his willingness t [...]

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Complaints reveal chaos in bus sector

Complaints reveal chaos in bus sector

| 15/05/2018 | 104 Comments
(CNS): Documents released by the tourism ministry detailing hundreds of reported complaints made about bus and taxi drivers throughout 2017 paint a picture of chaos within the Cayman Islands Public Transport Unit. From drivers falling asleep at the wheel and crashing while carrying visitors to fight [...]

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Cayman’s offshore rivals target crypto market

Cayman’s offshore rivals target crypto market

| 15/05/2018 | 52 Comments
(CNS): As the global cryptocurrency sector heats up, job creating international investment is seeking out suitable jurisdictions and Cayman Islands’ offshore rivals are looking to steal a march on this growth by introducing crypto-friendly laws and legislation, with Bermuda in pole position. B [...]

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GM mozzie trial in WB may have failed

GM mozzie trial in WB may have failed

| 15/05/2018 | 67 Comments
(CNS): Documents and correspondence released to GeneWatch, a UK-based NGO, under a freedom of information request appear to show that there is no evidence that the controversial release of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in West Bay by Oxitec in co-ordination with the Cayman Islands M [...]

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Customs and CAL workers arrested for drug smuggling

Customs and CAL workers arrested for drug smuggling

| 14/05/2018
(CNS): Collector of Customs Charles Clifford has said there is absolutely no place in the Cayman Islands Customs Department for staff engaged in criminal activity, after another of his officers was arrested over allegations of drug smuggling along with a member of staff from Cayman Airways. The wo [...]

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Port director struggles to explain actions

Port director struggles to explain actions

| 14/05/2018 | 113 Comments
(CNS): Responses given by the director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) to auditors to explain the potential mismanagement and abuse of public cash exposed in a special report show the public authority boss struggling to explain his actions surrounding major breaches of recruitment [...]

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Drug dealer jumps bail ahead of sentence

Drug dealer jumps bail ahead of sentence

| 14/05/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Three of four men who were awaiting sentencing in a long-running drug conspiracy case were jailed for up to three years Friday, but one of the men failed to turn up to court and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The men, who were found guilty of being party dealers who were selling [&helli [...]

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One woman admits charges in immigration case

One woman admits charges in immigration case

| 12/05/2018
(CNS): Just one defendant, Mariel Maleno Suriel (33), charged in the corruption case surrounding the immigration department and an alleged conspiracy relating to the English-language test admitted the charges Friday, when all 12 defendants appeared in Grand Court. It took around an hour and a half [...]

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