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Murder victim was recent P2P graduate

Murder victim was recent P2P graduate

| 24/01/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The latest victim of street violence in West Bay was a very recent graduate of the government’s Passport2Success training programme. David Ebanks, who turned 20 just a few weeks ago, graduated from the young people’s work-ready course at the end of last year. Many messages were posted Saturday on his Facebook page when the […]

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No jail for brother in tragic road death

No jail for brother in tragic road death

| 23/01/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A 27-year-old man from Bodden Town who was behind the wheel during a fatal road crash that killed his brother will not go to jail as a result of a number of the exceptional circumstances. Eduardo Robinson admitted careless driving in connection with the fatal collision on a chip and spray road in Prospect […]

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Jamaica takes next step in ganja decriminalisation

Jamaica takes next step in ganja decriminalisation

| 22/01/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Positioning itself to take the lead in the production of ganja in the Caribbean in the face of a worldwide shift in perception about the drug, the Jamaican Senate will be reviewing proposed legislative changes this week regarding its use. Cabinet has approved a bill that legalises the possession of small amounts of marijuana […]

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Lawyers claim data protection too costly

Lawyers claim data protection too costly

| 21/01/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands continues to wait on laws to address the legislative gap it has regarding protecting information, the legal profession has made it clear that it feels there is no hurry to introduce the proposed Data Protection Law because it will cost too much. One of many stakeholders that have been involved in the […]

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UK won’t impose laws for LGBT rights

UK won’t impose laws for LGBT rights

| 23/01/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands governor has said that it is better for the local parliament to introduce or amend the necessary legislation to deal with the discrimination against and the lack of protective rights for members of the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community rather than have the laws imposed by the United Kingdom. Helen […]

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‘Chronic situation’ for young offenders

‘Chronic situation’ for young offenders

| 22/01/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A Grand Court judge described the lack of suitable accommodation for young people in the criminal justice system as a “sad and chronic situation” when he was forced to remand another teenager in custody to HMP Northward because there was nowhere else for him to go.

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Pioneers in health to be honoured on Heroes’ Day

Pioneers in health to be honoured on Heroes’ Day

| 22/01/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, pharmacists, lab technicians, emergency response service workers, medical assistants, counsellors, environmental health workers and therapists are among the 75 people who will honoured on Monday during this year’s annual National Heroes’ Day. The 2015 celebration is marking the contributions of historical, established and emerging pioneers in the field of health services […]

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Dog attack victim says animals are still roaming street

Dog attack victim says animals are still roaming street

| 22/01/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): A woman who was mauled by four bulldogs raised her concerns on social media this week that nothing is being done about the incident some two weeks after she and her own pet dog were attacked by the dogs, which had not been secured.  Although police claim to be investigating the incident, Nivedita Ghosh‎ said […]

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Local competitors make scoreboard in half ironman

Local competitors make scoreboard in half ironman

| 22/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The overall winner for the professional triathletes in Cayman’s annual half iron distance triathlon, the Generali Mercuryman, was American triathlete and trainer, Emily Cocks, who managed to complete the 1.2 mile swim in just 29:01:00, the 56 mile bike race in 2:27:36 and the 13.1 mile run in 1:34:07, for an overall time of […]

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$10k needed to keep reef restoration project going

$10k needed to keep reef restoration project going

| 22/01/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Divers who have been working for over five months with the Department of the Environment to restore an area of reef damaged by a cruise ship anchor last year have launched a campaign to help finance the critical project. Some 11,000 sq ft of reef in the George Town harbour was crushed when the […]

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UWC offers life-changing scholarship

UWC offers life-changing scholarship

| 21/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): UWC Cayman Islands, the local national committee of the global educational movement, is seeking applicants for its 2015 selection process, which begins with a written application due Tuesday 3 February. Since 1952, the mission of the United World Colleges has been to bring young people together from diverse backgrounds and use education as a force […]

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