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Shapps: Civil liberties should be for all

Shapps: Civil liberties should be for all

| 01/09/2015 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The UK’s temporary overseas territories minister has said that the British government will not intervene regarding local legislation to provide for same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands but he made it clear that liberty is for everyone and not just some groups. As Cayman faces the question of addressing civil unions for members of […]

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US & Swiss agencies set to reveal more on FIFA probes

US & Swiss agencies set to reveal more on FIFA probes

| 01/09/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Swiss authorities have confirmed that they will be holding a joint press conference in Zürich later this month with the US Department of Justice to speak about their respective investigations into the FIFA corruption scandal. US Attorney General Loretta Lynch and her Swiss counterpart, Michael Lauber, will talk to the press on 14 […]

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Cops net one machete robber, hunting for another

Cops net one machete robber, hunting for another

| 01/09/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the hunt for a second suspect in a street mugging on Monday evening after one man was arrested. Two men armed with a machete held up a 45-year-old man from West Bay in the Banana Walk area of Cruz Lane in central George Town at around 5:30pm, according to a police […]

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Employment ministry adds month for discussion on laws

Employment ministry adds month for discussion on laws

| 01/09/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The public consultation period on the draft labour and pension bills has been extended by another month, official said Monday. The window of opportunity for individuals, businesses or organizations to submit comment on the two major pieces of legislation was due to end today but the employment ministry said it was extending the timeframe […]

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Glass House faces demolition

Glass House faces demolition

| 31/08/2015 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The Public Works Department is looking for a demolition firm to bring down the Glass House before the end of January next year. The former government headquarters on Elgin Avenue in George Town, which has been empty for six years, is earmarked to become a public park as part of the George Town redevelopment. […]

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Poison land saga rolls on as government awaits test results

Poison land saga rolls on as government awaits test results

| 31/08/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have stated that the current administration remains committed to cleaning up the contaminated land in the Frank Sound area but it is still awaiting test results. The Cabinet Office said that the coordinated effort to address the problems at the location, which was used in the wake of Hurricane Ivan as a […]

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Dump problems confirmed, solution years away

Dump problems confirmed, solution years away

| 31/08/2015 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The most recent report from consultants helping to develop a national waste management solution have urged government to get rid of the tyres at the George Town dump as soon as possible and begin capping the landfill to reduce the noxious odours and dangerous gases. Warning of risks to staff and visitors from arsenic and […]

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CJ highlights list of problems with immigration appeals

CJ highlights list of problems with immigration appeals

| 31/08/2015 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The chief justice has ordered the Immigration Appeals Tribunal (IAT) to rehear two cases after describing a catalogue of problems in the points given to two women whose applications for permanent residency were refused. In a judgment likely to impact many more future cases, Anthony Smellie pointed to a substantial wrong and a miscarriage […]

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Cops charge local man with liquor store break-in

Cops charge local man with liquor store break-in

| 31/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 54-year-old man from George Town was expected in court Monday after police charged him with a burglary at a liquor store in the early hours of Friday morning on North Church Street. A police spokesperson said the man was also charged with theft in connection with a separate incident. The man was netted […]

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