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$500M of projects OK’d in 6 months

$500M of projects OK’d in 6 months

| 31/07/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Development in the Cayman Islands shows no signs of slowing and becoming in anyway sustainable, after the Central Planning Authority approved over half a billion dollars worth of projects in the first six months of this year. Despite the premier’s claims that the National Conservation Law is stifling development, the CPA green-lit an unprecedented […]

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Health ministry CO removed from job

Health ministry CO removed from job

| 31/07/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The health ministry’s chief officer has been removed from her job, officials have now confirmed, and will be moving to a newly-created post in the deputy governor’s realm of responsibility. CNS learned that Jennifer Ahearn was in the firing line earlier this month at the request of Health Minister Dwayne Seymour. At the time […]

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Appeal made in ‘cold case’ murder

Appeal made in ‘cold case’ murder

| 31/07/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Eight years after dental nurse Kerran Baker (25), aka “Kerry Berry”, disappeared from her Bodden Town home after what police believe was a struggle, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is making a fresh appeal for information in the ‘cold’ case. The police have also confirmed that they are now treating what was originally […]

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Premier’s claims refuted by statistics

Premier’s claims refuted by statistics

| 30/07/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has given a detailed breakdown of all of the statistics regarding the petition for a referendum on the cruise port, which its team is currently verifying. In a press release responding to queries over Premier Alden McLaughlin’s misleading comments about the petition, the office confirmed that the Cruise Port Referendum volunteers […]

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Cruise fees will fund project, says CIG

Cruise fees will fund project, says CIG

| 29/07/2019 | 132 Comments

(CNS): Government began answering some questions about the cruise berthing project on Monday, following revelations on Friday that the Verdant Isle group had won the bid for the controversial development. The premier, tourism minister and other government officials insisted that the financing for the $200 million dock will be paid for from existing fees that […]

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CIG dragging out basic pay review

CIG dragging out basic pay review

| 29/07/2019 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Low paid workers facing the pinch with the ever-increasing cost of living in Cayman appear to be facing a long wait over a possible increase in the $6 national minimum wage, as government appears to be dragging its feet. The premier confirmed that his ministry was going to reconvene the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee […]

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CPR calls for transparency on cruise port

CPR calls for transparency on cruise port

| 29/07/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Now that government has announced that the Verdant Isle consortium led by local general contractors McAlpine has won the port project bid, the campaigners for a referendum have urged government to now answer the many open questions around this controversial proposal. Mario Rankin, one of the activists spearheading the campaign for a people’s vote, […]

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Marine cops net 1,000lbs of ganja

Marine cops net 1,000lbs of ganja

| 26/07/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit with the help of the police helicopter has seized 1,000lbs of ganja from what appears to be another drug canoe that was on its way to Cayman. Two Jamaican nationals who were on board were arrested and remain in custody as police investigate the circumstances surrounding the drug haul, […]

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Verdant Isle and cruise lines win port bid

Verdant Isle and cruise lines win port bid

| 26/07/2019 | 147 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The tourism ministry has given the controversial cruise and cargo port project tender to the McAlpine-led consortium known as Verdant Isle. The premier made the announcement in the Legislative Assembly Friday, adding that no contracts would be signed before 1 October to “allow for the completion of the people-initiated petition verification” process. It […]

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Major road works planned

Major road works planned

| 25/07/2019 | 138 Comments

(CNS): The government is planning some major road works in an effort to fix traffic congestion for people living in the Eastern Districts. Speaking at a public meeting in Prospect on Thursday for residents in both Red Bay and Prospect, officials outlined some major plans for widening, upgrading and improving the safety of existing roads, […]

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Water Authority rate hike approved

Water Authority rate hike approved

| 25/07/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Water Authority – Cayman customers will be getting a bigger bill at the end of this month after the regulator approved an increase in the rate for the government-owned company, as of 1 July. So, for the last three and a half weeks people have been turning on the tap without knowing that it […]

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