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Challenges in the classroom

Challenges in the classroom

| 23/01/2017 | 4 Comments
‘Support your teachers’ writes: Mr Samuels (principal at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School) needs to step up and defend his teachers, and speak up for them if they are unable to do so. Most teachers do not chastise well-behaved students because they have nothing better to do. Students, [...]

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Dozens in Cayman support Women’s March

Dozens in Cayman support Women’s March

| 23/01/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Joining millions in the US and worldwide who came out in support of women’s rights the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, about 50 people in Cayman gathered on the beach Saturday, 21 January, in solidarity with the Women’s March in Washington, DC. The diverse group repre [...]

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Policy credited with better school behaviour

Policy credited with better school behaviour

| 23/01/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Students in government schools appear to be behaving themselves, according to statistics released by the Department of Education Services (DES). Sharply contradicting perceptions in the community that the schools are in turmoil, with children misbehaving at every turn, the number of infractio [...]

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Police seize bikes in reckless rider clamp down

Police seize bikes in reckless rider clamp down

| 23/01/2017
(CNS): The RCIPS traffic unit seized three motorbikes and arrested five people for traffic related offences Sunday during a day-long operation targeting reckless riding on the roads. The public has raised concerns in recent weeks about the increase in the number of bikes on the road that are not lic [...]

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Governor reviews extradition request

Governor reviews extradition request

| 20/01/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands governor has not yet certified a request by the Turkish government to extradite a German citizen who was arrested on an Interpol warrant in Cayman when he arrived here on a cruise ship last November. Celal Kildag (58) appeared in court Friday on the eve of the legal deadli [...]

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Cuban migrants deported to Havana

Cuban migrants deported to Havana

| 20/01/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The local immigration authorities confirmed yesterday that another 39 Cuban migrants (35 men and four women) were repatriated this week. The group was flown to Havana on Thursday, which involved a joint effort by staff from customs, the prison and police as well as the immigration department. [...]

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Ministry admits second WB teacher on leave

Ministry admits second WB teacher on leave

| 20/01/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Education officials have confirmed that a second teacher at the primary school in West Bay had been placed on required leave by the department in November over an allegation of assault on a student. The revelation came at a meeting with the press Thursday, where Education Minister Tara Rivers [...]

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When will the airport runway project take off?

When will the airport runway project take off?

| 19/01/2017
A year or so ago our tourism minister revealed plans to begin extending the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport. I have not heard a peep since. Is this initiative alive or dead? [...]

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Teacher suspended over alleged child assault

Teacher suspended over alleged child assault

| 18/01/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The police and education ministry have confirmed that an investigation is now underway into allegations that a teacher physically assaulted a student at the West Bay government school. Ministry officials said that in December the actions of a teacher caused a child at Sir John A Cumber Primar [...]

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Ministry denies school mould problem

Ministry denies school mould problem

| 18/01/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The education ministry has denied that a West Bay school has been condemned because of mould or that any notices have been sent to parents of children attending Sir John A Cumber Primary School that it will be rebuilt over the summer. Ministry officials dismissed claims posted on social media [...]

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Cubans land on Brac as US ends migrant policy

Cubans land on Brac as US ends migrant policy

| 17/01/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Immigration officials are in the process of transferring another group of Cubans from Cayman Brac to the Immigration Detention Centre and other facilities on Grand Cayman after a makeshift boat carrying 28 migrants ran aground over the weekend. Possibly unaware of the announcement by the US a [...]

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