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Dart hotel exceeds ten storey maximum

Dart hotel exceeds ten storey maximum

| 22/05/2015 | 27 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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Radio host dodges sanction in assault case

Radio host dodges sanction in assault case

| 22/05/2015 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Austin Harris, the host of local radio station Rooster’s breakfast show “Crosstalk”, walked away from court not only without any sanction but no conviction either, Thursday, despite admitting to assaulting his former girlfriend. Harris pleaded guilty but said he could not remember anything as he said he was so drunk. The talk show personality […]

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Enquiry opened over gun on school bus

Enquiry opened over gun on school bus

| 21/05/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A teenager from John Gray High School is the subject of a police investigation after reports that he may have been carrying a firearm on a school bus. Officials from the education ministry have confirmed that an “incident occurred” recently on a public school bus, although they have refused to state that a firearm […]

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‘Nothing contentious’ in fire service report

‘Nothing contentious’ in fire service report

| 21/05/2015 | 19 Comments

(CNS Video): The chief officer in the Home Affairs Ministry has said there is nothing contentious about a report he commissioned to take a closer look at the Cayman Islands Fire Service and the challenges it faces. Speaking to Kenneth Bryan, Eric Bush described the report as a peer review to help the ministry make […]

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Missing woman may have left Cayman

Missing woman may have left Cayman

| 23/05/2015 | 2 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 | 0 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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Alden hits back on OMOV

Alden hits back on OMOV

| 22/05/2015 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The country’s premier has accused the opposition leader of repeating myths in the hope people will start believing it but that he was committed to electoral reform. In a short statement in the Legislative Assembly on Friday morning Alden McLaughlin hit back at McKeeva Bush’s allegations on Wednesday that the PPM leader did not […]

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Romanian scammers jailed for three years

Romanian scammers jailed for three years

| 22/05/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Two men involved in an “international criminal conspiracy” and scam perpetrated against local banks with cloned credit cards were handed three year jail terms Thursday. Roland Pop (40) and Ianaca Vlismas (39) received four and half years for their part in the scam, in which the judge estimated they could have stolen as much […]

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Bird flu blamed for pricy eggs

Bird flu blamed for pricy eggs

| 22/05/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A local supermarket has blamed an outbreak of Avian Influenza in the United States for hikes in the price of eggs here in Cayman. The flu has claimed more than 38 million birds across the US and Canada, with egg laying birds being particularly impacted. Some twenty commercial egg farms have tested positive for […]

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MLA steering towards public transport plan

MLA steering towards public transport plan

| 22/05/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Joey Hew has revealed that he is working on a national public transport plan to drive people on to buses and off the increasingly congested roads. The backbench government MLA said that Cayman cannot keep building roads to accommodate the growing traffic congestion.

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