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MLA exposes abuse of 25-year PR certificate

MLA exposes abuse of 25-year PR certificate

| 02/07/2018 | 73 Comments
(CNS): Government has agreed to review a provision in the immigration legislation that allows wealthy people, substantial business investors or certain skilled employees to acquire 25-year residency certificates, after the member for East End exposed potential but very serious abuse of the system. A [...]

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Minister admits struggles with garbage

Minister admits struggles with garbage

| 02/07/2018 | 60 Comments
(CNS): The minister responsible for the Department of Environmental Health has admitted that staff not turning up for work and failing equipment have continued to plague garbage collection. But in a statement to the Legislative Assembly on Friday, Dwayne Seymour claimed that the routes were staffed [...]

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New system to detect uninsured drivers

New system to detect uninsured drivers

| 29/06/2018 | 62 Comments
(CNS): Drivers who allow their motor insurance to lapse while still using their vehicles on the roads will soon be detected through the new electronic vehicle registration (EVR) system and a change in the traffic law that will allow insurance companies to update the Department of Vehicle and Drivers [...]

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Conservation for people as well as wildlife

Conservation for people as well as wildlife

| 29/06/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Fred Burton, the head of the Terrestrial Research Unit at the Department of Environment, is urging the public to join in the current public consultations on the latest sites proposed as areas for permanent conservation across the Cayman Islands. Burton said that creating protected areas is no [...]

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WORC to open for business in January

WORC to open for business in January

| 29/06/2018 | 23 Comments
(CNS): The premier said that the new labour agency, Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), which will be taking on the work permit and residency elements of the immigration department and merging them with the responsibilities that were part of the National Workforce Development Agency [...]

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Foots acquitted, statues are not obscene

Foots acquitted, statues are not obscene

| 28/06/2018 | 82 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Brac artist Ronald Gregory Kynes, known as “Foots”, said he wanted to cry when he was acquitted of the charge of being in possession of an obscene publication Wednesday, after Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn found that the pieces of art in question were neither obscene nor tending to co [...]

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Dart’s event site poses threat to turtles

Dart’s event site poses threat to turtles

| 28/06/2018 | 116 Comments
(CNS): The director of the Department of Environment raised concerns that events at the festival site being constructed by Dart could pose a threat to the nesting turtles on nearby beaches when she revealed that none of recommendations supplied by the National Conservation Council had been conside [...]

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LA to sit for less than a week despite packed agenda

LA to sit for less than a week despite packed agenda

| 27/06/2018 | 54 Comments
(CNS): The Legislative Assembly was due to convene Wednesday at 10am with a list of legislative work, including amendments to the Liquor Licensing Law to pave the way for Sunday sales at stores and a number of changes to the Immigration Law ahead of the creation of the government’s new workfor [...]

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Crown says immigration agent stole $55k from client

Crown says immigration agent stole $55k from client

| 26/06/2018
(CNS): Paulette Anglin-Lewis (54) appeared in Grand Court on Tuesday, facing charges of theft in connection with more than CI$55,000 that the crown said she stole from one of her clients. The owner of Anglin-Lewis & Associates, a well-known immigration service company that has been in business f [...]

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MLA’s mortgage solution not on LA agenda

MLA’s mortgage solution not on LA agenda

| 26/06/2018 | 85 Comments
(CNS): Efforts by MLA Kenneth Bryan to have a private member’s motion on addressing the current home loan regime brought before the Legislative Assembly have been thwarted by the tight and sparse meetings of parliament so far this year. The motion aimed to reduce the number of homes in the Cay [...]

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ACC makes new arrest in ongoing probe

ACC makes new arrest in ongoing probe

| 25/06/2018
(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission has announced another arrest in an investigation that began last October. Officials from the ACC said a 35-year-old man from George Town was arrested Monday morning in connection with the ongoing corruption probe, which is understood to be one of at least four l [...]

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