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YCLA revokes Watson’s gong

YCLA revokes Watson’s gong

| 12/02/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): In another indignity for disgraced local businessman and one time community leader, Canover Watson, the board of the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards have stripped him of the local gong given to him in 2007. Backbench MLA Roy McTaggart, who is chair of the board, said the award had been formally rescinded as the convicted fraudster’s conduct […]

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Cubans still on the run, as migrant numbers surge

Cubans still on the run, as migrant numbers surge

| 11/02/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Immigration authorities are battling to cope with the surge in Cubans arriving in Cayman, with another vessel currently stranded in local waters. There are already more than 120 migrants held in various locations across Grand Cayman, as the main Fairbanks detention centre is full, and two are still on the run. On Tuesday officers […]

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Scammers rob Cayman bank account

Scammers rob Cayman bank account

| 12/02/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A woman living in the UK has lost funds in her Cayman Islands bank account after she fell for an email scam. The RCIPS said the Financial Crimes Unit received a report about the client of a local bank who received an email purportedly from that bank stating that her account had been logged into from an unusual location […]

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Treasury boss promoted to deputy accountant general

Treasury boss promoted to deputy accountant general

| 11/02/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Caymanian accountant and former manager of the Treasury, Theresa Walters, has been appointed as the deputy accountant general in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. Walters will be responsible for managing the preparation of the core government’s budget and consolidated reports for the entire public sector, including statutory authorities and government-owned companies. She is also the […]

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Court takes steps to mediate in family disputes

Court takes steps to mediate in family disputes

| 11/02/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): In an effort to introduce mediation services for some family cases in the local legal system, a number of local judges, magistrates, attorneys and senior court staff have been involved in accredited mediation training by the London School of Mediation (LSM). Fifteen people are expected to sit the necessary examination for the official qualification […]

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Navy and cruise ships turned away in rough weather

Navy and cruise ships turned away in rough weather

| 11/02/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Rough seas in the George Town harbour prevented two cruise ships and a Royal Naval vessel from calling on Grand Cayman Thursday. The Carnival Dream and Brilliance of the Seas were both diverted to Spotts but Liberty of the Seas and Norwegian Getaway, as well as the HMS Mersey missed their calls. The navy […]

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Branson ‘bitten’ by stingray during Cayman trip

Branson ‘bitten’ by stingray during Cayman trip

| 11/02/2016 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Just as the Department of Tourism starts a campaign in the US about Cayman’s friendly stingrays, one of them gave Sir Richard Branson a hickey to remember when he was visiting Stingray City last week. The millionaire tycoon claimed he was “bitten” while feeding and tagging rays with local ocean conservationist, Guy Harvey. While he was […]

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Burglars cut power to steal from Brac booze shops

Burglars cut power to steal from Brac booze shops

| 11/02/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Police on Cayman Brac are on the hunt for a gang of burglars who pulled out power meters to try to silence alarms before breaking into two liquor stores this weekend. A quantity of cash was stolen from both of the stores, police said. On Saturday, 6 February, at around 3:00am an alarm was activated at […]

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Billionaire reef repair offer under review

Billionaire reef repair offer under review

| 11/02/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Computer software billionaire, Paul Allen, has reportedly “taken steps to develop a remediation plan to restore the reef” after one of his luxury yachts caused significant damage to coral off the coast of Seven Mile Beach last month. His company, Vulcan Inc, said in a statement that it was willing to play its part “in quickly […]

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