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Vets may be getting paid twice

Vets may be getting paid twice

| 23/05/2015 | 21 Comments

  (CNS): The community affairs minister has said that some of the 160 war veterans who are receiving monthly payments of $550 from government each month may be receiving money from the US government as well and the benefits are not means tested. Answering questions in the LA Friday, Osbourne Bodden said he did not […]

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Dart hotel exceeds ten storey maximum

Dart hotel exceeds ten storey maximum

| 22/05/2015 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The planning minister has admitted that the Dart hotel buildings being constructed on the West Bay road are in fact 12 stories and not the maximum of ten, as stated in the planning law. Kurt Tibbetts said, however, that it was still lawful because the developer had built up the grade at the ground […]

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George Town water loss down to double leak

George Town water loss down to double leak

| 25/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Water Authority was battling two separate leaks on North Sound Road Sunday, which cut the water supply to many homes in the capital and reduced the pressure for many others for a large part of the day. Officials from the government-owned company said the first leak was reported around 8am yesterday (24 May) […]

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Lawyer bailed again in hit and run case

Lawyer bailed again in hit and run case

| 25/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local lawyer has been bailed to return to court on 9 June after he made an appearance in Summary Court Monday in connection with charges of dangerous driving, leaving the scene of an accident and inflicting grievous bodily harm. Simon Courtney, who was already on bail in connection with other driving offences, appeared with […]

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Struggling locals concern for backbencher

Struggling locals concern for backbencher

| 25/05/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Alva Suckoo, the government’s backbench Bodden Town MLA, said he still had concerns about the difficulties Caymanians were having finding opportunities and the high cost of living for those that are working. Speaking during the budget debate last week, Suckoo said that although the unemployment rate was down, government still had to do more […]

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Judge presses ahead with trial behind closed doors

Judge presses ahead with trial behind closed doors

| 25/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Justice Charles Quin ruled that the case against Jose “Peto” Sanchez for the murder of Solomon “Solly” Webster would continue, after he rejected submissions from the defence Thursday that there was no case to answer.  The judge said the evidence that he was the killer was not so “weak or vague” that no jury […]

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Teen arrested over school bus gun

Teen arrested over school bus gun

| 24/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS) The police have now confirmed that a 15-year-old student from John Gray High school has been arrested in connection with the possession of an imitation firearm on a school bus and is currently on police bail. Education ministry officials had told CNS last week that an “incident” had led to a police investigation, though […]

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Missing woman may have left Cayman

Missing woman may have left Cayman

| 23/05/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A Cuban woman reported missing last week from the Treasure Island resort on the West Bay Road may have left the Cayman Islands, the police have said. However, they are still seeking confirmation and are continuing the investigation into the whereabouts of Sahira Wong Quintero (22), who was last seen on 11 May with […]

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New mosquito borne virus alert issued

New mosquito borne virus alert issued

| 23/05/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Local public health officials have issued an alert regarding another mosquito-related illness which originated in Africa that is now being reported in the Americas. Medical Officer of Health Dr Kiran Kumar said the Pan American Health Organization has sent out a warning that the Zika (ZIKAV) virus is circulating in New Caledonia, the Cook […]

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