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22 May/2018

House of Lords approve bill paving way for BO register

(CNS): Lord Ahmad said in the House of Lords Monday that the standards of the British Overseas Territories’ financial services on beneficial ownership information surpass international standards and admitted that by accepting a policy of imposing public registers, the UK government was disenfranchising the local democratically elected governments....
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22 May/2018

Car smashes into wall, brings down two poles

(CNS) UPDATED: A woman sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries Sunday evening when the car she was in smashed through a concrete wall and brought down two light poles in West Bay. The crash happened around 6:30pm on North West Point Road at the junction of Rennie Ebanks Road and involved just one white car but […] The post Car...
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21 May/2018

Search ends for Brac man missing at sea

(CNS): Following a third day of land and sea searches around the West End of Cayman Brac for Linvol Smith, who has not been seen since last Friday, police have said they will not be searching tomorrow (Tuesday), saying they do not believe continued searches would be successful. Smith was last seen around midday on […] The post Search ends...
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21 May/2018

CPA blocks South Sound housing development

(CNS): A proposed townhouse development in the heart of South Sound by former deputy chair of the UDP and Honorary Jamaican Consul, Joseph Marzouca, has been refused planning permission amid fervent objections from neighbouring residents, who want their locality to remain exclusively for single-family homes. The proposed development of 16 three-story...
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18 May/2018

Public asked to weigh in on school inspections

(CNS): The Office of Education Standards (OES) is calling on the general public to offer input, thoughts and comments on the new schools inspection framework. The office will be holding district meetings and conducting social media polls via the government Facebook page to encourage educators, parents and community members to weigh in on plans for...
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18 May/2018

Dart gets OK for major festival site

(CNS): With the line-up of international artists already announced and tickets going on sale around the world this week, it would have been embarrassing, to say the least, if the Dart Group had failed to obtain planning permission for its festival site at the north end of Seven Mile Beach, where it is planning a major music […] The post...
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18 May/2018

Consultants reveal safety fears at port

(CNS): A report by consultants Deloitte commissioned by the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) to examine the organisational structure and perceived dysfunction at the authority identified a number of worrying problems, including safety issues. The organisational review was completed in March and is one of a number of documents that have...
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17 May/2018

Ex-civil servant admits stealing over CI$18k

(CNS): A former civil servant has admitted stealing $18,890 from the Cayman Islands government. The money had been collected in rents for the use of various public buildings when she worked in the facilities management department. Trisha Jackson (38) pleaded guilty to stealing the cash over more than five years, from the end of 2011 to the […] The...
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17 May/2018

One driver causes five-car pile-up

(CNS): One person ended up in hospital with minor injuries Wednesday afternoon after a single driver caused a five-car pile-up close to the Savannah Primary School on Shamrock Road. The collision, which blocked the eastbound lane for more than an hour, was caused by a white Nissan Caravan crashing into a red Chevrolet Cruze, which had stopped […] The...
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17 May/2018

Port boss ‘felt compelled’ by leave request

(CNS): The embattled port director, Clement Reid, told the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) Board he had felt “compelled to agree” to requests by then opposition leader McKeeva Bush, who had repeatedly asked for a specific member of the port staff to accompany him on overseas trips, when he granted 63 days paid […] The...
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