September 20, 2018

The Editor Speaks: Why do we plant flowers and not fruit and vegetables?

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My wife and iNews Cayman publisher, Joan (Watler) Wilson asked this question after I read her the story we published today “Increased investment needed for smallholder agriculture” She said when she grew up her mother and father’s garden in George Town had fruit trees of every kind eg grapefruit, breadfruit, star apple, orange, tangerine, plums, […]

Cayman Islands: Man charged with theft of funds from employer

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From RCIPS: Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 2:27 PM A man, age 45, of George Town, was charged on 5 February with Obtaining Property by Deception. The man is accused of stealing a significant amount of funds from a local supermarket where he was employed. The man had been arrested on 26 November 2015. The man […]

Cayman Islands wants cruise lines to fund $150 million port

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From Travel Pulse A new cruise ship port recently approved by the Cayman Islands government will cost more than $150 million, but that doesn’t mean the Caribbean nation will be paying for its construction. Moses Kirkconnell, the country’s tourism minister, said recently the expense of building the new pier and cruise ship terminal will be […]

Cayman Islands Police Reports: 2 men charged with Conspiracy to Defraud/Imitation firearm charge/Shots fired GT/Construction materials stolen/Boat smuggling ganja intercepted

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Boat Smuggling Ganja Intercepted; Three Charged with Trafficking From RCIPS Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 11:59 AM The Joint Marine Unit vessel Guardian, while at sea, came upon a vessel drifting approximately twenty miles off East End. JMU officers discovered three men on board and a large amount of ganja. The men were arrested on suspicion […]

Indecent assault on Walkers Road Monday Morning/ UPDATE: Cayman Islands: Man arrested on suspicion of rape in George Town

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Indecent Assault on Walkers Road Yesterday (Mon 8) Morning From RCIPS Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 10:50 AM The RCIPS has received another report of a female jogger being indecently assaulted in George Town. This latest incident occurred on Walkers road in the vicinity of Webster’s Drive at approximately 6.00AM yesterday, Monday, 8 February. This follows […]

Cayman Islands police request public assistance in investigation into burglary of electronics store

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From RCIPS Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 3:43 PM Just before 8AM on Tuesday, 2 February officers responded to a report of a burglary at Brandsource located at 209 Dorcy Drive in George Town. The burglary had taken place sometime the evening before and was discovered in the morning by employees. Culprit(s) had broken into the […]

What free roaming chickens and accounting tricks have in common

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By Matt Gardner, Executive Director at ITEP From Tax Justice Blog Is offshore tax avoidance a victimless crime? That was the question underlying my recent visit to the Cayman Islands, where I spent a whirlwind weekend helping to film a BBC2 documentary on the real-world impact of tax havens on economic inequality. On paper, at […]

The Editor Speaks: And the real reason I will not caucus with the Progressives is….?

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Winston Connolly after a week ago saying he was staying with the Progressives issued a Press Release saying the opposite. Winston Connolly Press Release in full: “Ensuring opportunities for current and future generations of Caymanians is one of the platforms on which I ran. I believe the best way to achieve this is to continue […]

The Cayman Islands – home to 100,000 companies and the £8.50 packet of fish fingers

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From Nigeria News Pro In the last year, global inequality has widened alarmingly; 62 people now own the same as the poorest half of the world’s population, with an estimated £7.6tn of global wealth held in offshore accounts. It’s been estimated that – perfectly legal – tax avoidance (via many routes, not just tax havens) […]

Cayman Islands: Gov’t’s first electric car to deliver mails

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From Petrol Plaza The Cayman Islands Postal Service will be starting to use a Nissan NV-200e, the government’s first electric car, to deliver packages to George Town offices in 2016, reported Cayman Compass. This serves as a pilot test for electric vehicles in the island nation. The van, which offers 148 cubic feet of cargo […]