Tag: Lands and Survey Department

Historic land records must be released

Historic land records must be released

| 25/09/2020 | 95 Comments

(CNS): The Lands and Survey department has been ordered to release records showing how one decision was made during the Cayman Islands’ cadastral survey in the 1970s over land ownership. In what could turn out to be an important case for local families who believe land was wrongly taken from them, the Office of the […]

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New seabed map to steer vessels to safety

New seabed map to steer vessels to safety

| 18/07/2018 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Representatives of the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) are currently in the Cayman Islands delivering to the Lands and Survey Department the results of a seabed mapping programme that was undertaken last summer. The new map is expected to improve navigation safety in local waters and ensure the territory is fulfilling its international maritime safety obligations […]

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Lands & Survey plan to outsource work

Lands & Survey plan to outsource work

| 01/07/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The first hints of possible privatisation in the delivery of public services have emerged in a new strategic assessment from the planning ministry. Following a review of the Lands and Survey Department, government bureaucrats have identified a number of ways to make the struggling service more effective and efficient, including outsourcing key parts of […]

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Ministry ‘challenged’ by stamp duty collection

Ministry ‘challenged’ by stamp duty collection

| 21/03/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The planning ministry has admitted that it is struggling to collect stamp duty due on rental properties, describing enforcement as a “key issue”, and that most of the fees they collect come from lawyers acting on behalf of client companies who are under a fiduciary duty to comply with the law. Following concerns raised by […]

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