Over 40 Cuban migrants returned to Havana

Over 40 Cuban migrants returned to Havana

| 29/06/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration, assisted by customs and prison officials, has sent 43 Cubans back to Havana over the last twelve days, officials confirmed in a release Wednesday. There are now 64 Cuban migrants in immigration custody — two children, 21 women and 41 men. There are currently no migrants housed at […]

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Roadworks to step up as schools close for summer

Roadworks to step up as schools close for summer

| 29/06/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority (NRA) is stepping up its roadworks after schools close early in July, expanding and repairing roads in the Red Bay area. Work has already begun on the reconfiguration of the roundabout there and on the east-west arterial. Officials said that to improve safety, as well as widening it to three […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Casa 43

Golden Spoons Review: Casa 43

| 29/06/2016

(CNS Foodie): Nestled in a quaint little spot behind the Copper Falls building, Casa 43 offers authentic Mexican cuisine with flares of the island intertwined.  The concept is pretty simple: tiny restaurant with reasonably priced, locally sourced products and the freshest margarita you can find on Grand Cayman. Maybe it’s the lime zest that puts […]

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US measles outbreak leads to local warnings

US measles outbreak leads to local warnings

| 28/06/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): With a growing number of confirmed cases of measles in the United States, officials from Cayman’s Public Health Department are issuing an alert to travellers. People visiting states in the US affected by the outbreak are urged to ensure their family’s immunisations against measles are up to date, as unprotected children are at the […]

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No sign of missing men aboard 20ft boat

No sign of missing men aboard 20ft boat

| 28/06/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Four men who are believed to have left Cayman almost one week ago on a 20-foot Wellcraft boat from North West Point are still missing, police have confirmed. Carl Demmie Ebanks (59), Migeal Aedran Palmer (40) and two other unidentified men who are believed to be Jamaican did not notify the Port Authority before […]

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Ministry gets OK from OCC over pensions report

Ministry gets OK from OCC over pensions report

| 28/06/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Following amendments to the National Pensions Law, the Office of the Complaints Commissioner has agreed that the 21 recommendations made to the employment ministry in a report first published almost six years ago have finally been largely complied with. In a statement to her colleagues in the Legislative Assembly on Friday, Employment Minister Tara […]

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Ezzard presses government to respond to PAC reports

Ezzard presses government to respond to PAC reports

| 28/06/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The chair of the Public Accounts Committee told government that he expects a response from it on the reports he tabled following the PAC’s recent review of several auditor general reports on public spending issues. The final part of the process for each of the audit reports once PAC has made its recommendations is […]

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CS fully behind new retirement age

CS fully behind new retirement age

| 28/06/2016 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The deputy governor has said that members of the civil service are “overwhelmingly in support” of legislative changes that pave the way to allow government workers to stay in their jobs and the public service pension scheme until they are 65 years old. Franz Manderson presented two amendment bills to parliament Friday that will […]

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Ex-fund manager remains silent in face of charges

Ex-fund manager remains silent in face of charges

| 28/06/2016

(CNS): Accused of stealing around half a million dollars from a fund, Robert Aspinall (38) has not yet answered the fourteen charges against him, despite two summary court appearances. The case against the offshore accountant has been sent to the Grand Court, where Aspinall is expected to appear next month. Facing theft, fraud, forgery and […]

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Home affairs berates HRC for going public

Home affairs berates HRC for going public

| 27/06/2016 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The home affairs ministry, which is facing a catalogue of problems relating to the detention of Cuban migrants, was shooting the messenger Monday when it berated the Human Rights Commission for making public letters it had sent to the authorities regarding the information it discovered by speaking with refugees. Officials from the premier’s ministry […]

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CIG seeks public input on fuel regulator plans

CIG seeks public input on fuel regulator plans

| 27/06/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): As government plans to create a utilities regulator that will include the fuel industry, it has published a policy document for public consultation on how the new office will take shape. Government is proposing to create an Office of Competition and Regulation, which will oversee telecoms, electricity, water and, for the first time, the […]

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