Officials break ground on East End affordable homes

The National Housing Development Trust held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for the construction of six new affordable homes in East End.

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Dog charity sponsors car boot sale

One Dog At a Time is encouraging people whose homes, garages or cars are overstuffed with things they no longer need to lend a hand to the canine support agency.
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YMCA hosts Leaders for Youth Conference this weekend

The YMCA’s 4th Annual Leaders for Youth Conference is set to kick off on Saturday, Jan. 19 at St. Ignatius Catholic School Hall.

Date set for Fidelity Cross Island Relay

The organizers of the annual Fidelity Cross Island Relay have announced that the 45th edition of the event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 3.
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Grand Court opens with pomp and ceremony

The formal opening of Grand Court for 2019 took place on Wednesday morning, with Chief Justice Anthony Smellie and other speakers addressing the challenges and opportunities involved in the administration of justice in the Cayman Islands.

Chief Justice presents optimistic opening address

Chief Justice Anthony Smellie sounded an optimistic note in his ceremonial address opening the Grand Court on Wednesday, when he acknowledged a serious backlog in criminal cases but also saw an avenue for alleviation in the prospect of a freshly renovated Scotiabank building.
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Needs Assessment Unit challenged by influx of elderly

An aging population and rising rental costs have been blamed for the growing cost of welfare in the Cayman Islands.
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May barely survives no-confidence vote in parliament

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office – but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to keep Brexit on track after lawmakers demolished her European Union divorce deal.

CUC to move away from diesel energy

Cayman’s power provider, the Caribbean Utilities Company, announced this week that the Utility Regulation and Competition Office has accepted its Integrated Resource Plan, a 125-page report that sets out a nearly three-decade road map for the territory to transition from mostly fossil fuels to more sources of renewable energy.

Cayman funds sue Venezuelan government

Two Cayman-registered funds are suing the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, claiming that the struggling South American regime owes them some US$26 million in unpaid debt.

Cayman student wins regional essay contest

Xara Mon Desir of Cayman Prep School is the winner of the Junior Division of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s 2018 essay competition.

Big Brother organization marks mentoring day

Since being formalized in 1995, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands has paired over 200 young people with mentors who help guide them in life.

Man robbed on Sound Way

Police are investigating a robbery that occurred in George Town last Friday night.
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UK Parliament overwhelmingly rejects May’s Brexit deal

British lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union, plunging the Brexit process into chaos.

Detained Cubans announce second hunger strike in year

Seven Cuban men and one woman held at the Immigration Detention Centre are launching a hunger strike in protest of how government is handling their asylum applications, according to a Cuban migrant familiar with the situation.

New piers will not impact storm dynamics, officials say

The proposed new cruise pier will be able to withstand severe weather conditions and will not exacerbate flooding in George Town during extreme storms, according to officials leading the procurement process on the project.
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High-end doggie hotel opens in George Town

The Cay 9 Resort & Spa, helmed by Prentice Panton and Martin and Claudia Pilat, opened late in December and aims to offer Grand Cayman’s first boutique dog-boarding experience.
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More consultation planned on welfare reform

With the Public Accounts Committee poised to review an Auditor General’s report highlighting lack of action on welfare reform, officials have released details of plans for another round of consultation on the issue.

Police troubled by rash of DUI incidents

A spate of DUI arrests in the past several days is alarming, police officials say.

Panton supports referendum ‘if they get the numbers’

Former Environment Minister Wayne Panton says he supports the democratic right of campaigners to seek a referendum on the controversial cruise port plan.

Red Cross Thrift Shop relocates

The Cayman Islands Red Cross Thrift Shop has a temporary new home.

Government employee arrested for ganja at airport

Customs officers arrested a 35-year-old male returning to Cayman on Sunday for attempting to smuggle marijuana into the country. The unidentified man is an employee of the Department of Environmental Health, officials said.

Visitor jailed for importing ganja

A frequent visitor to Cayman was sentenced to six months imprisonment on Tuesday after pleading guilty to importing six ounces of ganja into the Cayman Islands.

Corporate tax revenue remains high despite falling rates

Taxes paid by companies remain a key source of government revenues, especially in developing countries, despite the worldwide trend of falling corporate tax rates over the past two decades, according to a new report from the OECD.

Abraaj founder ordered to pay court costs

The Grand Court has ordered Abraaj Holdings founder Arif Naqvi to pay his own costs for a recent hearing in Cayman regarding his troubled company’s ongoing attempts to restructure.
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Harneys represents tech company in proposed $2 billion merger acquisition

Harneys Westwood & Riegels represented DXC Technology Company in its proposed US$2 billion merger acquisition of Luxoft. This transaction sets a new BVI record for the largest ever takeover of a publicly listed BVI company by transaction value.

Walkers expands Global Private Capital and Trusts team

Trusts lawyer David Pytches has rejoined the Cayman Islands office of Walkers as a partner in the global Private Capital and Trusts group.

Artificial playfields planned for primary schools

Government is planning to build a number of new football fields and playfields at primary schools throughout Grand Cayman.

Record number of stingrays at sandbar

A record 113 stingrays were counted at the North Sound Sandbar during the latest census, according to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.
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Auditor calls for more diversity on Central Planning Authority

Auditors have raised concerns that the membership of the Central Planning Authority is made up largely of developers.

Man dies in swimming-related incident

A Filipino national living in Bodden Town died Sunday afternoon in a water-related accident near Breakers, police said.
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