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Branson ‘bitten’ by stingray during Cayman trip

Branson ‘bitten’ by stingray during Cayman trip

| 11/02/2016 | 14 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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Billionaire reef repair offer under review

Billionaire reef repair offer under review

| 11/02/2016 | 8 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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Blake’s cloud, CIFA’s shame

Blake’s cloud, CIFA’s shame

| 10/02/2016 | 32 Comments

101 writes: Entrenched. Stubborn. Dedicated. Confused. We are not sure which of these words best describes Bruce Blake right now. If we are to believe what he wants us to, Blake, the acting president of CIFA, is simply a man dedicated to the development of football in this country, who was not only unaware of the corrupt […]

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Treasury boss promoted to deputy accountant general

Treasury boss promoted to deputy accountant general

| 11/02/2016 | 2 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 | 0 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 | 2 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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Burglars cut power to steal from Brac booze shops

Burglars cut power to steal from Brac booze shops

| 11/02/2016 | 2 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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Mother of two returned to jail in firearms case

Mother of two returned to jail in firearms case

| 11/02/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A 27-year-old local mother was returned to jail Tuesday to serve out a two-year term following a gun conviction. Julia Lewis was not just a defendant but a key witness in a case against two West Bay men, who were both jailed for ten years Tuesday for possession of a loaded pistol. Jordan Manderson (22) and […]

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Chamber fumes quietly over Rivers’ comments

Chamber fumes quietly over Rivers’ comments

| 11/02/2016

(CNS Business): Stuck between a desire to rail against criticisms levelled at it by the employment minister and a wish to show its willingness to cooperate with government, the Chamber of Commerce responded with a short public statement Tuesday. “In order to keep the focus on moving forward, the Chamber will state only that it is concerned […]

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NDC begins 8th drug student survey

NDC begins 8th drug student survey

| 10/02/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The National Drug Council is about to begin its eighth student survey to establish the current level of drug and alcohol use among local teenagers. According to the last survey conducted in 2014 and published last year, more than half of all students in the Cayman Islands said they had never used drugs but six out […]

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