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Suspects rounded up in face of burglary spike

Suspects rounded up in face of burglary spike

| 13/12/2017
(CNS): The RCIPS has seen a significant increase in burglaries recently, with 24 break-ins reported on Grand Cayman since the beginning of this month, most of them in Bodden Town and West Bay. While the burglaries in West Bay were largely opportunistic, as a result of open doors and windows, a numbe [...]

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UK border bosses seconded to Cayman

UK border bosses seconded to Cayman

| 11/12/2017 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Colin Brown, the head of the UK Border Force National Targeting Centre, and Phil Bostock, a commander in the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), will be arriving in Cayman in January to begin a secondment here to oversee changes to local border protection and search and rescue services. [...]

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Customs adds on an hour for Christmas crush

Customs adds on an hour for Christmas crush

| 11/12/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The Customs Department will be open for an extra hour most days over the two weeks to allow pick up of packages before Christmas. From today until Friday, 22 December, the Collections Office will close at 5:00pm instead of the usual closing time of 4:00pm but it will close at noon on Saturda [...]

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Hazard boss steps down after 36 years of service

Hazard boss steps down after 36 years of service

| 11/12/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The director of Hazard Management Cayman Islands, McCleary Frederick, has retired from the civil service after more than 36 years working in government, having started as a trainee draughtsman in the Public Works Department (PWD) in 1981. After working his way up in the department, he moved t [...]

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Plans for Breakers fuel depot expected in New Year

Plans for Breakers fuel depot expected in New Year

| 08/12/2017 | 78 Comments
(CNS): Plans for a new fuel depot in Breakers to hold reserves of diesel, gasoline, jet fuel and oil are expected to be submitted to the planning department sometime in the New Year, a spokesperson for Ironwood told CNS. The developers behind the long-proposed golf resort in Frank Sound recently re [...]

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English test backlog stops seasonal workers

English test backlog stops seasonal workers

| 08/12/2017 | 85 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: The Department of Immigration has confirmed that as it does all it can to address a backlog of applications for English tests for overseas workers, those needed for Christmas work, especially in the tourism sector that have a permit, have 30 days before they must fill their obl [...]

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Teenage repeat runaway back home

Teenage repeat runaway back home

| 07/12/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED Monday, 11 December: Police say that Motesha Mothen (14) has returned home and is in good health. Mothen, a resident of the Francis Bodden Girls Home, was was reported missing last week for the third time in two weeks. Moteshia Mothen has a long history of running away from the home. S [...]

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Cayman Crime Stoppers relaunches, seeks new funding

Cayman Crime Stoppers relaunches, seeks new funding

| 06/12/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Crime Stoppers is planning a major relaunch to help raise funds and is looking for corporate sponsors to help boost the fight against crime, the local anti-crime, non-profit organisation said. The Cayman Islands branch was formed almost 25 years ago, and its Miami-based anonymous tip l [...]

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Over 600 people sign-on for NiCE clean-up

Over 600 people sign-on for NiCE clean-up

| 06/12/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Around six hundred people have signed up to take part in government’s island-wide Christmas clean-up, known as the National Community Enhancement Programme, or NiCE, officials have confirmed. Although unemployment numbers have dropped and the largest demographic of those out of work is [...]

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Ten bikers show up for legal initiative

Ten bikers show up for legal initiative

| 06/12/2017 | 54 Comments
(CNS): Following the joint effort of local opposition politicians, dirt bike fans and the RCIPS, a legal off-road motorbike gathering was organised in George Town on Sunday but it failed to attract significant numbers. Police managed the event in the Industrial Park area, where officers set up a roa [...]

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Cubans injured after boat runs aground on Brac

Cubans injured after boat runs aground on Brac

| 05/12/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Three Cuban migrants received minor injuries Monday when their boat ran aground on the rocks in Cayman Brac. The Department of Immigration (DOI) confirmed that three Cuban men were stranded on the Sister Island after their makeshift vessel was completely destroyed. The group remained in immig [...]

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