Ken SilvaKen Silva

Journalist

Pinnacle Media Group Ltd
PO Box 1365 GT
Grand Cayman KY1-1108

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ARTICLES BY KEN SILVA

What are the business interests of Cayman’s government officials?

A recent court case raised concerns about elected representatives' potential business interests with private citizens.

Cruise pier campaigners: Threshold for referendum reached

The Cruise Port Referendum Cayman campaign announced on Friday that it has received enough signatures on its petition to initiate a referendum on government’s proposed cruise pier facilities.

Brac to the future: Stakeholders aim to fuel the next Sister Islands boom

Geographically speaking, Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman are separated by 90 miles of water. In terms of economic development, the distance could be measured in decades.

Beach Bay residents caught off guard by hotel planning application

After years of planning, a proposal for a $200 million, 10-storey hotel in Bodden Town has been submitted to the Central Planning Authority and will be heard in an upcoming meeting.

Prominent Caymanian businessman Jim Wood passes

Prominent Caymanian businessman Jim Wood passed away on Sunday at 3:45am, at the age of 89.

Divers go to unexplored depths at Little Cayman

Divetech’s annual dive event ‘Innerspace’ is typically held on Grand Cayman, but organisers wanted to go somewhere unique for the event’s 15th year.

CayMas draws lively crowd for parade

Hundreds of people hit the streets on Saturday for round two of the territory’s carnival celebrations.

Action group takes beach-access fight to Grand Court

A group of retired Caymanians is taking government to court over its refusal to officially register some 200 beach access paths.

Young, Walters next youth ambassadors to CARICOM

Shantelle Young and Tayvis Walters have been named as Cayman’s next youth ambassadors to the Caribbean Community, with Youth Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly marking the occasion on Wednesday by pinning the two with the ceremonial CARICOM pin.

‘Sports festival’ coming to Cayman in July

Cayman will host what’s being touted as a ‘sports festival’ this July, when basketball teams and boxers from Port Arthur, Texas, come here to face off against some of the territory’s best young athletes.

9 years later, still no licensing deal for Cayman Water

Some nine years after it expired, Cayman Water has still not reached a new licensing deal to serve customers in the Seven Mile Beach and West Bay areas, according to the first-quarter financial report from Cayman Water’s parent company, Consolidated Water.

Clean-up work continues at historic oil spills

Rubis is continuing clean-up work on several major fuel spills that occurred in Cayman over the last 21 years.

Cuban migrants get another shot at asylum

Seven Cuban migrants who were initially denied asylum will have their cases heard again after the Grand Court ruled on Friday that government did not properly consider their applications.

Crown: Refugee Tribunal to be up and running ‘soon’

In a judgment rendered Friday, Grand Court Justice Ingrid Mangatal stated that the Immigration Appeals Tribunal did not properly consider the applications of seven Cuban migrants seeking asylum here, ruling that the tribunal’s errors amounted to a miscarriage of justice for the migrants.

Legislators clap back at premier’s ‘insult’

Opposition legislators issued a response Thursday to remarks made by Premier Alden McLaughlin about how groups of Independent candidates are not equipped to run the country.

Morritt’s Tortuga Club celebrates 30 years

Wednesday was the best day of David Morritt’s life. Morritt said that multiple times during his Morritt’s Tortuga Club 30th anniversary event in East End, where dozens of people gathered at the timeshare resort property to celebrate.

Turtle Cove condo developer ordered to pay contractor $105K

Local contractor Cayman Structural Group has been awarded more than $105,000 after successfully suing developer David Moffitt for failing to pay for work on the Turtle Cove condo units.

Miller resigns as leader of PAC

About a week after resigning from his role as the official Opposition leader, MLA Ezzard Miller has also resigned from the chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee.

Minister Seymour responds to being named in coastal works dispute

Environment Minister Dwayne Seymour has issued a response to a claim in a judicial review application that he did not disclose a conflict of interest last December, when he presented a paper to Cabinet that recommended a developer be granted a coastal works permit.

Can HIV-positive people obtain work permits? Government tight-lipped on matter

There has been a long-standing policy in Cayman of denying work permits to people with HIV, but that policy may have changed behind closed doors at some point within the last several years.
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