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Regulator approves growth in CORE power

Regulator approves growth in CORE power

| 01/04/2015

(CNS Business): The Electricity Regulatory Authority has approved an extension in the capacity of the consumer-owned renewable energy generation programme, known as CORE by 1MW and extended the contracts to 25 years. The ERA and Caribbean Utilities Company said the growth of the programme, which allows CUC customers to feed renewable energy from private solar panels […]

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Another visitor dies during East End dive

Another visitor dies during East End dive

| 31/03/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): A 62-year-old American visitor to the Cayman Islands has died during a dive trip off Lover’s Wall in East End, the eighth victim lost to the sea this year. The police said Tuesday that uniformed officers received a call about the missing diver at around noon. The man, who had arrived in Cayman on […]

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CNS expands video unit

CNS expands video unit

| 31/03/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Welcoming Kenneth Bryan to the CNS news team, Cayman News Service has expanded its video unit, which is already making great strides on CNS Business with reporter Jamie Hicks, to include local and headline news.

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Housing trust lacks policy direction

Housing trust lacks policy direction

| 30/03/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The General Manager of the National Housing Development Trust, Julio Ramos, has revealed that there are no real plans or directions in place to deal with the numerous problems now facing the affordable housing initiative. From 23 families in West Bay living in condemned properties with nowhere else to go to new homes that […]

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Crash causes delays for commuter traffic

Crash causes delays for commuter traffic

| 30/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A woman has been taken to the George Town hospital following a crash at the Century 21 roundabout north of Camana Bay on the Easterly Tibbetts Highway just before 5pm this evening. Police and other emergency services were called to the collision, in which the woman’s overturned car partially blocking one of the lanes.

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Local doctors struggle to attain specialisms

Local doctors struggle to attain specialisms

| 30/03/2015 | 22 Comments

(CNS): More than a dozen Caymanian doctors who have qualified as family or general practitioners are having difficulty securing the funding they need to advance their qualifications, which will leave an important gap in local healthcare provisions as older local doctors come up for retirement. With some of his own constituents impacted, Ezzard Miller has […]

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Local real estate agents face $5.6M lawsuit

Local real estate agents face $5.6M lawsuit

| 30/03/2015

(CNS Business): Re/Max Cayman Islands, as well as agents Kim Lund, James Bovell, Oliver De Hart and prospective developer, Michael Beggs, are all facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit in the US over commission taken on condo sales in a proposed East End development that never happened. The men are accused of conning people into paying […]

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OT governors meet in Cayman for closed door talks

OT governors meet in Cayman for closed door talks

| 30/03/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS) Governors from Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and Montserrat attended a conference in Cayman last week to discuss regional matters and what officials described as issues of “common interest”, though details of what those are or what was discussed behind closed doors has not been released. 

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Twin otter makes emergency landing on one engine

Twin otter makes emergency landing on one engine

| 28/03/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 7:15am Monday: A Cayman Airways flight from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman put the airport emergency services on alert Saturday morning when it landed at Owen Roberts International Airport on just one engine. According to the Cayman Islands Air Traffic Controllers Association, the plane was operating a routine service from Little Cayman when the flight crew reported […]

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Second draw ends Cayman’s World Cup hopes

Second draw ends Cayman’s World Cup hopes

| 30/03/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Despite holding Belize to a goal-less draw in the away leg, Cayman’s second 1-1 draw at home against the visitors on Sunday night ended the national team’s hopes of making it through to the next round of the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers. Despite the two draws, Belize’s goal in Cayman had the benefit of […]

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Passengers injured in Crewe Road bus crash

Passengers injured in Crewe Road bus crash

| 28/03/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Three people were injured in a collision between a local bus and a car near to Mango Tree restaurant at around 6am this morning, police have said. The road was closed as a result of the accident and an oil spill on the road. An RCIPS spokesperson said the bus had overturned after colliding with […]

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Three vehicle pile-up causes two hour traffic trouble

| 27/03/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Commuters to the eastern districts were held up in a long tail-back Wednesday evening after a major road crash at around 5:30pm, which involved two cars and a truck, with one vehicle catching fire. Emergency crews responded to the collision on Shamrock Road at the junction of Buddy’s Way in Bodden Town, which caused […]

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And now for the good news

And now for the good news

| 27/03/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): News headlines rarely make people smile but that’s about to change at CNS with the launch of a our new website CNS Local Life, which will be dedicated to community and sports news and all the good stuff that is going on in these islands. As society’s watchdog, it is the media’s job to keep politicians and […]

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Aviation regulator to investigate ‘go around’

Aviation regulator to investigate ‘go around’

| 26/03/2015 | 24 Comments

(CNS): A departing United Airlines plane, which was still on the tarmac at Owen Roberts International Airport on Sunday, appears to have triggered an incident report and investigation after an incoming Cayman Airways aircraft was forced to go around. Although few details regarding the event have been released, the airport confirm that it had submitted a […]

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Port heading for fiscal turnaround

Port heading for fiscal turnaround

| 25/03/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The acting director and chief financial officer of the Port Authority both told the Public Account Committee (PAC) Wednesday that the facility was facing a turnaround in its financial fortunes and expected to have turned its negative liabilities versus assets situation around by the end of this fiscal year.

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