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17 Sep/2018

Carter retires from CS, ministry confirms

(CNS): Roydell Carter, who was on some form of unidentified paid leave from his job as director of the Department of Environmental Health, has retired from the civil service, health ministry officials finally confirmed Monday. Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn told CNS in response to inquiries that Carter had “opted to retire from the civil...
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17 Sep/2018

Mega ships are red herring in cruise project

(CNS): A list of cruise ships that will be delivered to the cruise lines over the next ten years, compiled by industry experts Seatrade Cruise, reveals that only 15 of more than 100 ships in the pipeline will carry more than 5,000 passengers. The document indicates that many of the leading cruise lines, such as […] The post Mega ships are...
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14 Sep/2018

Tropical Storm Isaac has dissipated

(CNS) UPDATED: The National Hurricane Center has advised that Isaac has dissipated. The Cayman Islands National Weather Service will continue to monitor the remnants of Isaac as it moves over the central Caribbean, Hazard Management said in a release. The local forecast indicates an 80% chance of rainfall on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, which...
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14 Sep/2018

Opposition plans cruise port info roadshow

(CNS): Following government’s rejection of the private member’s motion calling for a national vote on the controversial cruise berthing and cargo facility, Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller, who filed the motion, said that he and his opposition colleagues will be throwing their weight behind the campaign for a people-initiated referendum...
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14 Sep/2018

Couple cleared for HR challenge in marriage refusal

(CNS): Chantelle Day, who is from the Cayman Islands, and her British fiancée, Vickie Bodden, will be pursuing a human rights challenge in the courts in addition to a judicial review of the registrar’s refusal to grant the same-sex couple the opportunity to marry. Day and Bodden, who are now living in Cayman, are pursuing […] The...
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13 Sep/2018

LA votes to make ‘grooming’ an offence

(CNS): Amendments to the Cayman Islands Penal Code that government steered through the Legislative Assembly on Thursday will add a number of sexual offences to the law, in particular grooming, to aid the prosecution of this type of predatory threat to children and vulnerable people. The attorney general explained that the changes dealt with the...
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13 Sep/2018

New BT church will be public hurricane shelter

(CNS): Government is currently in talks to adapt the new Bodden Town Church of God building, which is under development, into a public hurricane shelter. Answering a parliamentary question by Newlands MLA Alva Suckoo last week during the Legislative Assembly meeting on Cayman Brac, Minister Joseph Hew, who has oversight of public works, said...
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13 Sep/2018

Crisis Centre reviewing security at teen refuge

(CNS): The Crisis Centre, which runs the TAYA Lounge in George Town that is designed to be a sanctuary from violence for at-risk teenagers, is reviewing security after an outbreak of violence this week between two teenage girls, one of whom received serious injuries after being stabbed. Officials explained that the Lounge has a buzz-in security...
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13 Sep/2018

NiCE workers have barriers to labour market

(CNS): The number of unemployed people who joined the recent summer clean-up initiative fell by almost a quarter compared to previous NiCE programmes, but many of those who were involved had significant barriers preventing them from getting into the wider labour market, government has said. The latest programme finished at the end of last month,...
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13 Sep/2018

Key post filled in new WORC agency

(CNS): Government has announced the appointment of 16-year career civil servant Sian Pairaudeau as the deputy director of labour needs and supply at the new Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) unit, which is expected to be up and running by January. This post will involve collecting, analysing and using data about the labour...
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