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GT man arrested over stabbing on 7MB

GT man arrested over stabbing on 7MB

| 25/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police arrested a 26-year-old man from George Town Friday on suspicion of stabbing a 21-year-old man around 2:00am on 20 July in the car park near the public beach area on Seven Mile Beach. The suspect was reportedly identified by one of the victim’s friends. Immediately after the incident, the victim’s condition was described […]

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Truck driver escapes serious injury in major GT smash

Truck driver escapes serious injury in major GT smash

| 25/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The driver of a white Ford truck who was cut from the vehicle by the Cayman Islands Fire Service after a smash on Eastern Avenue, George Town, on Saturday afternoon was treated and released from the hospital without serious injury, police said. The man, who was alone in the truck, was driving south when […]

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The standing of permanent residents in the civil service

The standing of permanent residents in the civil service

| 25/07/2016

I thought a part of the Cayman Islands Constitution included protections so that government could not discriminate on the basis of race or nationality? If that is the case, why are people with permanent residence still regarded as expats within the civil service? Even if a person with PR is already employed within government, Caymanians […]

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Cubans press on with risky voyage in makeshift craft

Cubans press on with risky voyage in makeshift craft

| 25/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Seven Cuban men passed through local waters on Friday but opted to continue the perilous ocean journey in a very small cramped makeshift vessel.  The group of men arrived in East End in the morning, where they were by local authorities. However, they opted not to land and to press on.  According to officials, […]

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Cruise talks will be ‘complex and sensitive’

Cruise talks will be ‘complex and sensitive’

| 22/07/2016 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that he expects the negotiations with the cruise lines over financing the proposed George Town berthing facilitates will be “complex and sensitive”. Making the formal announcement that Dutch firm Royal HaskoningDHV had been awarded the civil engineering design works contract by the Central Tenders Committee, he said the costing […]

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CIG finances ETH extension from Dragon Bay sale

CIG finances ETH extension from Dragon Bay sale

| 21/07/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The government is using over $5 million that it received as part of the sale of crown land to Dart to part finance the expansion of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway to four lanes from town to Camana Bay. Work began yesterday to clear government-owned land on the eastern side of the ETH-south to facilitate […]

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Fifteen more Cubans detained by immigration

Fifteen more Cubans detained by immigration

| 21/07/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Another group of Cuban migrants haves been detained by the immigration department after their wooden boat landed at Rum Point on Grand Cayman late Wednesday evening, 20 July, government officials have said. The group of fifteen people were taken into custody after their boat engine failed and they could not continue their journey. The […]

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Minister predicts $200m price tag for port

Minister predicts $200m price tag for port

| 20/07/2016 | 93 Comments

(CNS): The tourism minister has dismissed speculation that the development of a cruise berthing facility in the Cayman Islands would cost as much as $350 million, as has been suggested by local pundits, and he predicted that proposed changes would bring what was once a $150 million estimated bill to about $200 million. While government […]

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Visitor dies after snorkel trip off BT beach

Visitor dies after snorkel trip off BT beach

| 20/07/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The ocean claimed its second victim in just two days yesterday, after a 61-year-old visitor from the United States died following a snorkel trip in Bodden Town. Police said the man encountered difficulties at around 2:00 Tuesday afternoon, 19 July, while snorkeling off Frederick Beach in the heart of the district. Other people at the […]

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UK sends senior diplomat to head up governor’s office

UK sends senior diplomat to head up governor’s office

| 20/07/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): In the midst of huge political changes in the UK and its Foreign Office, and with British territories facing an uncertain future, a new face has arrived in Cayman to head up the governor’s office. But Matthew Forbes is a considerably more senior civil servant than those who are usually sent to fill what […]

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Cuban group continues journey

Cuban group continues journey

| 20/07/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A group of 26 Cuban migrants reached Cayman Brac Saturday evening but the 23 men and three women on board all opted to continue their journey. Officials did not say where they were heading but most Cubans who pass the Cayman Islands are heading to Honduras. They left Sunday morning and have not returned. […]

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