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Ombudsman works through 100+ old cop complaints

Ombudsman works through 100+ old cop complaints

| 02/10/2018 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The Office of the Ombudsman is in the process of dealing with more than 120 complaints about the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service that it has received since it was established at the beginning of this year, most of which are historical grievances going back as far as 2010. Ombudsman Sandy [...]

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CIG focused on burning garbage

CIG focused on burning garbage

| 01/10/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government remains committed to a waste-to-energy solution for the islands’ mounting garbage problem, according to the minister with responsibility for solid waste-management. Dwayne Seymour said in his message on the United Nations World Habitat Day that recycling [...]

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Robbers strike in Bodden Town

Robbers strike in Bodden Town

| 30/09/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Police are investigating a street robbery and attempted liquor stick-up, both of which happened in Bodden Town on Friday night-Saturday morning. In the first case, two masked men approached the front door of a liquor store on Hirst Road, near Countryside, just before 10pm and tried to force [...]

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North Side man denies murder charge

North Side man denies murder charge

| 30/09/2018
(CNS): Despite questions still surrounding the mental health of Waylon Timothy Rivers (19), his defence attorney agreed that he was able to answer the murder charge he faces in connection with the death of his father in Hutland this summer. Rivers, who appears to be under heavy medication to assis [...]

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Minister reveals little about plans for port construction

Minister reveals little about plans for port construction

| 28/09/2018 | 132 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that government has only just begun talking about the impact construction of the cruise port will have on the tourism sector, George Town and the cargo operations if the development ever gets underway. Responding to a question from the audience at a [...]

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Absence of DoE stumps minister’s panel

Absence of DoE stumps minister’s panel

| 27/09/2018 | 193 Comments
(CNS): Many questions posed by the public at Wednesday night’s meeting about the controversial cruise berthing facility related to the environment, as well as who is bidding and who is paying. But the panel assembled by the tourism ministry were, in many cases, stumped by the questions. In a m [...]

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Port extends suspension of director

Port extends suspension of director

| 27/09/2018 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The beleaguered director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands, Clement Reid, who has been on required leave since May, had that suspension extended for another three months in August, minutes from the directors’ board meetings have revealed. Throughout the meetings last month the [...]

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Ministry claims vote will sink cruise port

Ministry claims vote will sink cruise port

| 26/09/2018 | 117 Comments
(CNS): Hours before Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell is set to host a public meeting in George Town about the government’s controversial cruise port project, the ministry is pushing back against the growing public demand for national vote on the proposal, claiming that a referendum, whatever [...]

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Airport audit to remain under wraps

Airport audit to remain under wraps

| 26/09/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): An interim progress report on the airport redevelopment project conducted by the Office of the Auditor General will remain under wraps for several more months because it is “a live project” that is “still commercially sensitive”.  The review, which is believed to conf [...]

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CIG fear-mongering over port, says opposition

CIG fear-mongering over port, says opposition

| 25/09/2018 | 125 Comments
(CNS): The opposition has accused government of using fear as a tool to justify plans to build the controversial and costly cruise berthing facility instead of allowing the public to make an informed decision based on facts. The opposition will be holding a series of public meetings around Grand Cay [...]

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George Town Primary struggling to make progress

George Town Primary struggling to make progress

| 25/09/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): George Town Primary School has failed to make enough progress when it comes to teaching mathematics, inspectors found in a follow-up report at the school to the baseline inspections that took place in 2015. Some three years and two follow-up inspections later, the Office of Education Standa [...]

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