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Opposition to open debate on policy platform

Opposition to open debate on policy platform

| 07/01/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller has said the new alliance that he and his team will be working on this year is about attracting “independent thinkers” who will be able to openly debate the challenges facing the Cayman Islands and come up with real solutions. He said the aim was to tempt people into the […]

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CIG: Dutch blacklisting unjustified diversion tactic

CIG: Dutch blacklisting unjustified diversion tactic

| 07/01/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Government has accused The Netherlands of including the Cayman Islands on its separate blacklist as a way of diverting criticisms of its own tax practices by attacking legitimate tax regimes. Officials here said it was “unjustified” and “wholly lacking in fairness and credibility” to place Cayman on the list of 21 jurisdictions. Cayman found itself […]

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2018 another dry year for Cayman

2018 another dry year for Cayman

| 06/01/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Less than 44 inches of rain fell in the Cayman Islands in 2018, almost 13 inches below the 30-year average of 56.2 inches, the National Weather Service has revealed in its annual assessment of the islands’ rainfall. Although well short of 2016, the hottest driest year on record, last year was still much drier than […]

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Customs officer found guilty in drug conspiracy

Customs officer found guilty in drug conspiracy

| 04/01/2019 | 131 Comments

(CNS): Former customs officer David Lobo, who was charged for conspiring with a South American drug gang to smuggle almost three kilos of cocaine into Cayman via Cuba on two separate occasions, was convicted on Friday on one of the two counts against him and has been remanded in custody. Lobo faced two conspiracy charges […]

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Tourism ministry refuses FOI on cruise line deal

Tourism ministry refuses FOI on cruise line deal

| 04/01/2019 | 85 Comments

(CNS): The tourism ministry has issued a blanket denial to a freedom of information request for more details on the recently announced deal struck with two cruise lines that secured their involvement in the cruise berthing project proposed for George Town Harbour. Following an announcement last month that Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Corporation had made […]

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Garbage workers on overtime to catch up

Garbage workers on overtime to catch up

| 03/01/2019 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Garbage collection workers at the Department of Environmental Health worked double shifts on Thursday and officials said that this would continue through to at least Saturday, 5 January, to address delays in rubbish collection in George Town and the Eastern Districts. Despite bringing in a new management team from other parts of the civil […]

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No sign of plan during port construction

No sign of plan during port construction

| 03/01/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has expressed further concerns about the government’s continued plans for cruise berthing piers in George Town in the absence of any contingency plans for the actual construction phase. Ezzard Miller has said this could have a serious detrimental impact on the entire tourism industry far beyond the two years or more […]

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Witnesses lied to cut their own jail time, says lawyer

Witnesses lied to cut their own jail time, says lawyer

| 02/01/2019

(CNS): Two men who have pleaded guilty to a cocaine smuggling conspiracy lied when they gave evidence in court last month, the lawyer representing customs officer David Lobo (33) told a jury Wednesday, as she urged them to look closely at the evidence when they deliberate the case. As Amelia Fosuhene summed up her client’s […]

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Premier pushes port project in NY message

Premier pushes port project in NY message

| 01/01/2019 | 70 Comments

(CNS): In his 2019 New Year’s message Premier Alden McLaughlin said the cruise berthing facility and expanded cargo project in George Town remains an important element in the Cayman Islands’ economic future, still citing figures that have been called into question during the course of 2018. Despite the continued opposition to the project as well […]

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West Bay man charged with Christmas killing

West Bay man charged with Christmas killing

| 31/12/2018

(CNS): William Ebanks, a 21-year-old man from West Bay who was arrested on Christmas Day following the fatal shooting of Darrington Ebanks (29) earlier that morning, has now been charged with his murder. Police said the charged man was due to appear before a magistrate in Summary Court on Monday, where he is likely to […]

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Opposition plans People’s Alliance

Opposition plans People’s Alliance

| 31/12/2018 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has signaled the creation of a political alliance next year, which he hopes will increase participatory democracy. In his New Year’s message to the people, Ezzard Miller said the movement’s aim was to promote Cayman’s success and to encourage greater engagement and involvement on the issues of the day by everyone who […]

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