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Laws cause of LA delays, premier says

Laws cause of LA delays, premier says

| 03/03/2015 | 31 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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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 | 54 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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Alden quick off the mark to fill political post

Alden quick off the mark to fill political post

| 02/03/2015 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The premier has wasted no time in filling the now vacant post of political assistant in his office just days after he gave Kenneth Bryan the boot. A press release from the premier’s office Monday said that the job has gone to Frank Cornwall Jr, who is a member of the PPM. McLaughlin sacked […]

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DG encourages fundraising and fitness

DG encourages fundraising and fitness

| 04/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(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 | 0 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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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 | 22 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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Boundary commission to meet with public in April

Boundary commission to meet with public in April

| 03/03/2015 | 6 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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Systems and new kit help mitigate fire

Systems and new kit help mitigate fire

| 03/03/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The latest dump fire was contained within an hour, government officials have claimed, pointing to improvements in the team and upgraded equipment. A small surface fire ignited at the George Town landfill on Sunday around lunchtime but fire crews were on the scene fighting the flames before 1pm, and with help from the Department […]

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Cancer charity stresses importance of registry

Cancer charity stresses importance of registry

| 03/03/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Cancer Society has pointed to the pressing need for a mandatory register in Cayman for cancer cases to allow medical experts to get an understanding of the disease and hopefully save more lives. With some factions of the community opposing the mandatory registration, the charity has re-emphasised the confidentiality as well as the […]

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$27k raised for damaged reef project

$27k raised for damaged reef project

| 02/03/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Organisers of a fundraiser for the Magic Reef project said they pulled in almost three times their target on Friday night to help in the fight to save the critical marine habitat damaged by a cruise ship anchor last August. Keith Sahm from Sunset House and Sunset Divers said that aside from raising over […]

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Future politicians to tackle debate on Sunday trading

Future politicians to tackle debate on Sunday trading

| 03/03/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): While the current government has already decided not to introduce Sunday trading in the Cayman Islands as a result of opposition from significant sectors of the community, the next generation of potential leaders will be taking the subject on in the annual Youth Parliament next week. Part of the Commonwealth Day celebrations, the debates […]

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Video Report: Treasure Island up for sale

Video Report: Treasure Island up for sale

| 02/03/2015

(CNS Business): The price tag for Grand Cayman’s Treasure Island Resort is US$15.475 million, but it’s the alleged black mould problem that has previous tenants speaking out. However, Re/Max Cayman Islands owner Kim Lund said he is unaware of that issue and has only had the chance to view the part of the resort that […]

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