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Housing trust lacks policy direction

Housing trust lacks policy direction

| 30/03/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The General Manager of the National Housing Development Trust, Julio Ramos, has revealed that there are no real plans or directions in place to deal with the numerous problems now facing the affordable housing initiative. From 23 families in West Bay living in condemned properties with nowhere else to go to new homes that […]

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Hospital tries to clamp down on debt

Hospital tries to clamp down on debt

| 31/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): As the hospital continues to battle with bad debts, the chief executive officer reminded the Public Accounts Committee recently that the Health Services Authority has an obligation to treat everyone in need of medical attention first and deal with the issue of costs later. Lizzette Yearwood said that the hospital has made strides collecting […]

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Lawyer files corruption complaint against cop and JP

Lawyer files corruption complaint against cop and JP

| 31/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local attorney whose client was subjected to an unlawful search of his home during a suspected drug bust by the RCIPS has filed a complaint to the Anti-Corruption Commission about one of the officers involved in the case, accusing him of misleading the courts, and against the JP who signed the illegal warrant. […]

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PPM brings back caregivers’ right to stay

PPM brings back caregivers’ right to stay

| 30/03/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The current government is re-introducing the caregivers’ special immigration certificate that will exempt those looking after the sick, elderly or disabled from rollover, regardless of any failure to achieve permanent residency (PR). The certificate was originally introduced by the UDP government in 2010 to allow some domestic workers to stay in Cayman past the work […]

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UK election campaign begins

UK election campaign begins

| 30/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The campaign for what is expected to be the most unpredictable UK election in modern history began on Monday. Officially campaigning began at midnight on Sunday when the British Parliament was dissolved, and on Monday morning David Cameron had his final audience for this term in office with the Queen. Leading polls in the […]

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Crash causes delays for commuter traffic

Crash causes delays for commuter traffic

| 30/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A woman has been taken to the George Town hospital following a crash at the Century 21 roundabout north of Camana Bay on the Easterly Tibbetts Highway just before 5pm this evening. Police and other emergency services were called to the collision, in which the woman’s overturned car partially blocking one of the lanes.

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Local doctors struggle to attain specialisms

Local doctors struggle to attain specialisms

| 30/03/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): More than a dozen Caymanian doctors who have qualified as family or general practitioners are having difficulty securing the funding they need to advance their qualifications, which will leave an important gap in local healthcare provisions as older local doctors come up for retirement. With some of his own constituents impacted, Ezzard Miller has […]

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Hitchhiker reports attempted attack

Hitchhiker reports attempted attack

| 30/03/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): A female hitchhiker who accepted a ride from the driver of a white Honda on Sunday evening reported an attempted attack by the man as they drove towards West Bay along the West Bay Road. The woman reported the incident to the RCIPS at 5:41 yesterday evening. She told the police that the driver attempted to […]

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Local real estate agents face $5.6M lawsuit

Local real estate agents face $5.6M lawsuit

| 30/03/2015

(CNS Business): Re/Max Cayman Islands, as well as agents Kim Lund, James Bovell, Oliver De Hart and prospective developer, Michael Beggs, are all facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit in the US over commission taken on condo sales in a proposed East End development that never happened. The men are accused of conning people into paying […]

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Tsunami exercise represented small but damaging waves

Tsunami exercise represented small but damaging waves

| 30/03/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Officials from Hazard Management Cayman Islands have confirmed that had last week’s tsunami exercise been the real thing, Cayman would have suffered some significant flooding. Although it was just a three foot surge, tsunamis behave very differently from regular waves, Simon Boxall of HMCI explained and warned it would have caused a continuous, ongoing three […]

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OT governors meet in Cayman for closed door talks

OT governors meet in Cayman for closed door talks

| 30/03/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS) Governors from Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and Montserrat attended a conference in Cayman last week to discuss regional matters and what officials described as issues of “common interest”, though details of what those are or what was discussed behind closed doors has not been released. 

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Twin otter makes emergency landing on one engine

Twin otter makes emergency landing on one engine

| 28/03/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 7:15am Monday: A Cayman Airways flight from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman put the airport emergency services on alert Saturday morning when it landed at Owen Roberts International Airport on just one engine. According to the Cayman Islands Air Traffic Controllers Association, the plane was operating a routine service from Little Cayman when the flight crew reported […]

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Second draw ends Cayman’s World Cup hopes

Second draw ends Cayman’s World Cup hopes

| 30/03/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Despite holding Belize to a goal-less draw in the away leg, Cayman’s second 1-1 draw at home against the visitors on Sunday night ended the national team’s hopes of making it through to the next round of the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers. Despite the two draws, Belize’s goal in Cayman had the benefit of […]

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Passengers injured in Crewe Road bus crash

Passengers injured in Crewe Road bus crash

| 28/03/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Three people were injured in a collision between a local bus and a car near to Mango Tree restaurant at around 6am this morning, police have said. The road was closed as a result of the accident and an oil spill on the road. An RCIPS spokesperson said the bus had overturned after colliding with […]

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Three women shot in GT

Three women shot in GT

| 28/03/2015 | 43 Comments

(CNS) Updated 7am Monday: Following the shooting of three women in George Town, police are appealing to anyone who was at, or near to, an after-hours session in McField Square early Saturday morning to come forward . The RCIPS has confirmed that the women have been treated for their injuries; two are recovering at the hospital […]

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