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Snorkeller missing at sea in East End

Snorkeller missing at sea in East End

| 05/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A full-scale search and rescue operation was underway to find a snorkeller who was reported missing at 11:21 on Thursday morning in East End. The Marine Unit is now calling for volunteers to help when the search resumes tomorrow. Police said that the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit with two vessels responded to the report […]

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Ship, port and agent at fault, says DoE

Ship, port and agent at fault, says DoE

| 06/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A report conducted by the Department of Environment into the damage caused by a cruise ship anchor pointed the finger of responsibility at the Port Authority, the local shipping agent and the cruise line for the 11,000 sq-ft of crushed reef. But only the cruise line has made any financial contribution towards the recovery effort.

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$1M fleet of garbage trucks to hit the road

$1M fleet of garbage trucks to hit the road

| 05/03/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Rubbish collection across Grand Cayman should improve significantly from Friday when the fleet of five new garbage trucks takes to the road. Government has spent over one million dollars on three Mack Commercial Waste Collection and two Freightliner residential garbage trucks.

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UCCI board chair clarifies comments

UCCI board chair clarifies comments

| 05/03/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The chair of the UCCI board has claimed that her recent comments about the business associate’s degree being “essentially meaningless” were taken out of context by the press. Sheree Ebanks issued a statement Wednesday in which she said she had the greatest respect for the students and alumni of UCCI and the plans to […]

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DG encourages fundraising and fitness

DG encourages fundraising and fitness

| 04/03/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The registration for the 2015 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge has now opened and Franz Manderson is urging the community to join in to improve their fitness and raise much-needed funds for the Special Olympians of the Cayman Islands (SOCI), who have their sites on the Los Angeles Games this summer. The challenge is set […]

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No retreat on slavery reparations CARICOM vows

No retreat on slavery reparations CARICOM vows

| 04/03/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The prime minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart, who is the chair of the CARICOM sub-committee on reparations, has made it clear that the Caribbean Community “is irrevocably committed” to pursuing restorative justice for the Atlantic Slave trade from the former slave trading nations of Europe. But he also has said the battle will be one of […]

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Webb unopposed in CONCACAF ballot

Webb unopposed in CONCACAF ballot

| 04/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): As the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) prepares itself for its executive elections next month, the regional footballing body has confirmed that Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb is set to be re-elected as president, as he is running unopposed. Arguably the world’s most famous modern day Caymanian, Webb has said he […]

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UK prosecutor assessing criminal cases

UK prosecutor assessing criminal cases

| 04/03/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have finally released the details of the arrival of a criminal justice adviser from the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service who is here to examine the weaknesses in the local criminal justice system. The governor’s office is funding the short-term attachment of Claire Wetton, who began her 12 week secondment here on 27 […]

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Over 50% of jobless NWDA clients are professionals

Over 50% of jobless NWDA clients are professionals

| 04/03/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): More than half of the Caymanians who are registered with the National Workforce Development Agency as unemployed and seeking jobs are not minimum wage, unqualified or inexperienced workers but people with professional backgrounds. From Architects and bank managers to psychologists and teachers, the unemployment problem is going well-beyond the issue of so-called unemployability.

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Crews remove heated concrete from dump

Crews remove heated concrete from dump

| 04/03/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): As firefighters and landfill personnel were keeping a close watch on the dump Tuesday, crews removed a large chunk of heated concrete which officials said was causing more hotspots in the wake of Sunday’s surface fire. The first fire at ‘Mount Trashmore’ this year on Sunday was brought under control quite quickly but the […]

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Cruise line coughs up $100k for reef damage

Cruise line coughs up $100k for reef damage

| 03/03/2015 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have now confirmed that talks with Carnival Cruise Line has resulted in a payment of $100,000 to the Cayman Islands National Trust towards the Magic Reef Restoration Project. Carnival has not, however, admitted any liability regarding the damage that one of its cruise ships caused when it dropped anchor in the wrong […]

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Laws cause of LA delays, premier says

Laws cause of LA delays, premier says

| 03/03/2015 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The premier has said that there is nothing deliberate or “sinister” about the long break between sittings of the Legislative Assembly. The more than five month gap is down to the preparation of important government legislation, Alden McLaughlin told CNS. He said government needed to prioritise its business and ensure the bills it will […]

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Boundary commission to meet with public in April

Boundary commission to meet with public in April

| 03/03/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The three people appointed to examine Cayman’s political landscape with a view to creating single member constituencies (SMCs) in preparation for the promised switch to one man, one vote for the 2017 election will not meet with the public until April. Commission Chair Lisa Handley, along with local attorneys Adrianne Webb and Steve McField, […]

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Cops charged in Taser shooting

Cops charged in Taser shooting

| 03/03/2015

(CNS): Two serving police officers have found themselves on the wrong side of the law and have been charged with common assault in connection with the use of a Taser gun last year in East End. Cardiff Robinson (30) and Austin Etienne (44), who are Jamaican nationals, appeared in court last week accused of using […]

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Premier sacks political assistant

Premier sacks political assistant

| 01/03/2015 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Kenneth Bryan has been dismissed from his post as the premier’s political assistant as a result of his pending criminal case. Bryan, who was appointed to assist the premier in his constituency work in the capital, was placed on required leave in December after he was arrested and charged over an altercation with a […]

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