ARTICLES BY TAD STONER

George Town Landfill: A growing monument to governments’ inaction

The issue is a long-standing toxic eyesore that dominates Grand Cayman’s landscape, presents an odorous nuisance for neighbors and poses a potential health threat to the Cayman Islands public. The George Town Landfill has been a fixture on the political calendar for decades but became a headline-grabbing topic during the United Democratic Party’s 2009-2012 administration.
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Consolidated Water registers first-quarter profit

Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. recorded increased profitability in all four of the company’s reporting segments in its 2017 first-quarter report – compared with the equivalent 2016 period.
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Candidates clash over work permits, education at debate

Five candidates discussed work permits, employment and education, among other topics, at another in a series of national debates Monday night at the Arts and Recreation Centre in Camana Bay.

CUC suspends CORE renewable energy program

The Caribbean Utilities Company has suspended its private power-generation program for residential and business customers.

Savannah candidates debate crime, education

Two of the three election candidates for the Savannah constituency tackled questions about crime, education and immigration at a forum last week hosted by the Chamber of Commerce.

CUC set to announce new billing program by end of April

The Caribbean Utilities Company this month will announce a new system of costs called “demand billing,” charging customers according to their highest electricity consumption every month.

Campers set to hit Cayman beaches for Easter

Cayman’s beaches are filling up with tents, kitchen equipment, furniture, crates of food and drink, barbecues and radios, as residents get ready for the traditional Easter camping season.

CDP outlines 100-day plan

In a 40-minute Saturday-night address, Cayman Democratic Party leader McKeeva Bush outlined an ambitious eight-point action plan for his first “10 to 100 days” if elected in May.

Developer plans 5-star hotel at Pageant Beach

The long-vacant 7.1-acre Pageant Beach site at the southern tip of Seven Mile Beach will be developed as a five-star luxury resort.

Builders to complete Cayman’s first utility-scale solar farm in April

Builders will begin installing 21,690 solar panels on a 22-acre east Bodden Town site next week, moving toward an April commissioning for Cayman’s first utility-scale solar project.
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Anti-FATCA lawyer rejects Europe threat to US taxpayers

The leading advocate for repeal of the U.S. Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act has called “laughable” any attempt to sanction Washington – should it rescind FATCA – for noncompliance with copycat European tax laws.

CARICOM seeks FATCA delay, but law may prove irrelevant

The Caribbean Community is looking at spending nearly quarter of a million dollars on a Washington-based consultant to lobby the Trump administration about the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act.

FATCA repeal on agenda of US Republicans

Washington’s Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act, known as FATCA, will be assailed afresh as lawyers and lobbyists renew efforts to repeal the law as part of President Donald Trump’s tax reform.

Flag-raising to mark Commonwealth Day

Local leaders and youth groups on Monday will mark Commonwealth Day’s 40th anniversary at a flag-raising ceremony from 9:45 to 10 a.m. at the Government Administration Building, part of an annual commemoration among 52 countries.

Holocaust survivor: ‘You could see the hate in their eyes’

The audience in The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman ballroom on Monday evening knew something serious was afoot when the programmed slide show preceding the appearance of Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss displayed pictures of her mother’s 1938 German passport.

‘Haven’ director Frank E. Flowers recalls actor Bill Paxton

In the wake of the recent death of Hollywood actor Bill Paxton at age 61, Caymanian filmmaker, director and screenwriter Frank E. Flowers reflected on his association with the star of his locally made film, “Haven,” in 2004.

Mental health facility details unveiled

Cayman’s first residential mental health facility will comprise nine cottages with six beds each and an administrative building on the former Northward prison farm site on 15 acres in East End, officials revealed Friday, adding that construction on the first seven cottages could start as early as the end of the year.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Pageant Beach, Treehouse sites to be redeveloped

Two long-vacant parcels in the North Church area – the site of the old Almond Tree restaurant and Treehouse residence, and Pageant Beach – appear headed for redevelopment, possibly as a hotel and “mixed-use.”

Two boats towed in harbor in high seas

One boat ran aground and another half sank in choppy waters, but both were rescued by tenders from Caribbean Marine Services, which moved between 10,000 and 12,000 cruise passengers through the stormy harbor on Wednesday.

New utilities regulator aims to bridge OfReg ‘skills gap’

The new chief executive of the commission charged with oversight of local utilities acknowledged a “skills gap,” but said he hoped to make Cayman “the Singapore of the Caribbean.” The CEO of Cayman’s new Utility Regulation and Competition Office offered a preliminary view of the issues he expected to face in his first weeks.
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