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Woman attacked while running in Barkers

Woman attacked while running in Barkers

| 18/08/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): A woman who was out running at around 6:30 along one of the mangrove tracks in the dikes in Barkers National Park, on Friday morning, was attacked by a man from behind wearing a T-shirt over his face, police have said. The woman sustained minor injuries and the attacker fled into the dikes. [...]

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MLA urges action over potential ex-pat exodus

MLA urges action over potential ex-pat exodus

| 17/08/2017 | 149 Comments
(CNS): The deputy opposition leader and independent member for Newlands is urging government to act now in preparation for what many believe will be an exodus of ex-pat workers at the end of this year over changes to the pension law. Alva Suckoo said that out-of-work Caymanians need to be trained no [...]

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Strengthening expected as Harvey rolls into Caribbean

Strengthening expected as Harvey rolls into Caribbean

| 18/08/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Tropical Storm Harvey was rolling westward towards the Caribbean on Friday afternoon at about 21mph with winds of around 40mph which forecasters said were expected to strengthen. On the predicted path the storm should pass well south of the Cayman area but the local weather service is continu [...]

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Shedding light on the solar eclipse

Shedding light on the solar eclipse

| 18/08/2017
Would you be able to find out the best time and place in Cayman to view the August solar eclipse and how much of the sun will be obscured here? [...]

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Consultants to review Cayman fire service

Consultants to review Cayman fire service

| 17/08/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The government has engaged another set of local consultants, this time to review the Cayman Islands Fire Service in order to “help develop an appropriate standard of operations for fire services, and to reshape the overall organisational structure”, officials said in a release Thursday. P [...]

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Prison transport contract up for grabs

Prison transport contract up for grabs

| 17/08/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The prison service has taken the controversial leap into the private sector by issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for security firms to take over the transportation of prisoners to and from Northward, Fairbanks and the courts. No formal announcement was made to the press or public but the [...]

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Marl truck overturns at Grand Harbour roundabout

Marl truck overturns at Grand Harbour roundabout

| 17/08/2017 | 47 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED – Police have confirmed that the driver of the dump truck loaded with sand, which overturned at the Grand Harbour roundabout Wednesday afternoon, received minor injuries after he lost control of the vehicle. The truck lost its load on the road at around 5pm, causing havoc with th [...]

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Trio of potential storms brewing in Atlantic

Trio of potential storms brewing in Atlantic

| 17/08/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The National Hurricane Center in Miami is watching three weather systems in the Atlantic, all of which have the potential to become storms over the next few days that could eventually move into the Cayman area. Shower activity about 550 miles east of the Lesser Antilles was conducive for d [...]

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Report on social welfare reform waiting Cabinet nod

Report on social welfare reform waiting Cabinet nod

| 16/08/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): An outline business case (OBC) completed by KPMG on the reform of social welfare in the Cayman Islands has been completed and is awaiting Cabinet approval before it will be released to the public. Speaking to the Public Accounts Committee, Wednesday, the chief officer in the community affairs [...]

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PAC challenges planning over enforcement

PAC challenges planning over enforcement

| 16/08/2017 | 54 Comments
(CNS): The chair of the Public Accounts Committee, and opposition leader, Ezzard Miller warned government officials that people are choosing to press ahead with development projects without planning permission because they believe they can get after-the-fact approval once something is built, rather [...]

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Car fire on GT waterfront snarls up traffic

Car fire on GT waterfront snarls up traffic

| 16/08/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Traffic in downtown George Town and around the harbour front area was snarled up after a car burst into flames along North Church Street, Wednesday lunchtime. Police closed the road just after 12:30 while fire crews tackled the blazing SUV. Police said that the fire appeared to be caused by a [...]

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