Sunday, December 15, 2019

Cayman Islands News

News feed courtesy of the Cayman Compass.

  • Almost 200 applicants awaiting low-cost housing
    by Reshma Ragoonath on December 4, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    A total of 196 applicants are awaiting low-cost homes at the National Housing Development Trust. […]

  • Public reactions of holiday still on
    by Carolina Lopez on December 4, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    With everything that’s at stake with the proposed cruise berthing and cargo port project – millions of dollars in public spending, the health of Cayman’s reefs, jobs for Caymanians, among other issues – much of the public outcry following Tuesday’s announcement that the 19 Dec. referendum will be delayed centered around one question: Will that […]

  • Cayman boxers look for gold at Caribbean Championships
    by Seaford Russell Jr on December 4, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Five Cayman Islands boxers left Wednesday morning to compete at the Caribbean Boxing Championships, in Trinidad and Tobago. The event is an annual regional boxing tournament that the Cayman Islands Boxing Association has taken profound interest in for developing their fighters. “This has always been the biggest competition/event in CIBA’s boxing calendar because it bridges […]

  • Alliance thankful for draw
    by Seaford Russell Jr on December 4, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    “It’s better than a loss” Three times East End UFC took the lead. Three times Alliance just would not relent. Trailing 3-2 in added time, Alliance’s Carlos Fernandez equalised with a cracking header to earn a point for his team as Alliance and East End drew 3-3 Tuesday night at Haig Bodden Field, in Bodden […]

  • Campaigners celebrate court decision
    by James Whittaker on December 3, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Campaigners were celebrating Tuesday following a court decision to delay the port referendum to allow a legal challenge to take place. Shirley Roulstone, a leading member of CPR Cayman, said she had brought the challenge to ensure a fair vote on the $200 million cruise and cargo project. Speaking outside of court Tuesday, she said […]

  • Elections Office pushes pause button on referendum preparations
    by Reshma Ragoonath on December 3, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    The Elections Office has suspended its preparations for the 19 Dec. referendum following the court's decision to delay the vote on the government's cruise berthing and cargo project. […]

  • Government cancels public meetings amid referendum delay
    by James Whittaker on December 3, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Premier Alden McLaughlin said Tuesday that his concern that the referendum on the cruise and cargo project would be delayed had been realised. In a brief statement following the announcement of the Grand Court’s decision, McLaughlin said, “As I have been saying for the past few weeks, the referendum was at risk.” He added, “We […]

  • Three held for GT murder
    by Reshma Ragoonath on December 3, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    Police have detained three suspects in connection with the murder of a Sri Lankan man over the weekend. […]

  • Lawmakers flag absence of acute services in $15m facility
    by Reshma Ragoonath on December 3, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Legislators flag the absence of acute services in the $15 million long-term residential mental health facility project. […]

  • Educators eye cameras for classrooms
    by Reshma Ragoonath on December 3, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Education officials are considering adding cameras in local classrooms. […]

  • Concerns over rising work permit numbers
    by Carolina Lopez on December 3, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    As many as 10,000 new work permits could be granted within the next year, according to Cayman’s leaders. Immigration officials expect the number of permits issued to foreign workers to rise from just more than 30,000 to somewhere between 35,000 to 40,000 by the end of 2020. Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed the projected growth. Cayman […]

  • Dive students inspired at trade school
    by Carolina Lopez on December 3, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Kameron D’Hue grew up playing around the docks and waters of West Bay, and watching scuba divers head out to sea, leading to a curiosity about what awaited beneath the water’s surface. “I used to always see divers, dive staff and tourists coming and going scuba diving, and always wondered what it would be like […]

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