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Hazard boss wins regional gong

Hazard boss wins regional gong

| 22/05/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): With just a few weeks to go before the official start of the 2017 hurricane season, Cayman’s local disaster expert has landed a regional gong at a hurricane conference in Florida. The director of Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI), McCleary Frederick, who is responsible for managing an [...]

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Dive operator takes on first ever local divemaster

Dive operator takes on first ever local divemaster

| 18/05/2017 | 68 Comments
(CNS): After thirty years of teaching over a hundred young locals to dive, Red Sail Sports has finally seen one young Caymanian go all the way through to become a divemaster. Lej Batiste (18) is the first Caymanian to complete his divemaster certification through the company’s dive programme since [...]

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Public bus travels by the airport

Public bus travels by the airport

| 18/05/2017
I understand there is a bus service now for US$2.50 from the airport to SMB. Is this true? I hear it runs every 20 minutes between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday. [...]

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Vape pens being used to smuggle ganja

Vape pens being used to smuggle ganja

| 17/05/2017
(CNS): Customs officers have arrested two suspect drug smugglers this week following separate incidents at Owen Roberts International Airport where vape pens were used to smuggle in ganja or hash oil. While the oil and extracts have been legalised for medical use when prescribed by a doctor, it is [...]

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Mystery boat washes up in Bodden Town

Mystery boat washes up in Bodden Town

| 17/05/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): The police are asking the public to help them with an investigation into the origins of a mystery vessel that washed ashore in Bodden Town early this morning. At around  6:00am Wednesday, the Joint Marine Unit responded to a report that an empty boat with no engines had washed ashore on th [...]

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Prison forced to give officer workplace report

Prison forced to give officer workplace report

| 16/05/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): In what was described as an unusual case by the Information Commissioner’s Office, the prison service has been ordered to release a redacted version of an internal report to a prison officer working at the women’s jail as it concerned a complaint against her made by an inmate. Commiss [...]

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CAL waives change fees in face of Jamaican floods

CAL waives change fees in face of Jamaican floods

| 16/05/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Passengers with Cayman Airways tickets to fly to Jamaica tonight, tomorrow or Thursday will be able to change those flights without incurring change fees, the airline said Tuesday in the face of flood warnings. The Jamaican authorities have issued flash flood warnings for low-lying areas acro [...]

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$8.8M price tag revealed for school gym

$8.8M price tag revealed for school gym

| 16/05/2017 | 112 Comments
(CNS): The new John Gray High School (JGHS) gymnasium cost government CI$8.8 million, government has finally confirmed. The new 34,442 sq.ft. facility, reportedly finished  on time and under budget, has been handed over to education officials in time for the Year 10 and Year 11 external exams. The [...]

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Two PR grants made under new rules

Two PR grants made under new rules

| 16/05/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Two applicants who applied for permanent residency after the government changed the law in October 2013 have become the first people granted the right to live in Cayman under the new rules. After more than three years of problems relating to the point system used to assess who gets to stay an [...]

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Activists petition EU to push UK on LGBT rights

Activists petition EU to push UK on LGBT rights

| 16/05/2017 | 98 Comments
(CNS): The first non-governmental organisation in Cayman formed to represent the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) community is lobbying the European Union to force the UK to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights in its territories. Colours Cayman wants European le [...]

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Ed department defends decline in results

Ed department defends decline in results

| 13/05/2017
(CNS): Despite the declines in the overall performance of students in the last academic year, education officials say statistics continue to show a positive trend over time, with increases in some core subject areas. At the high school level, there has been a massive improvement in science since 201 [...]

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