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Concerns raised over exploitation of ‘begging’ kids

Concerns raised over exploitation of ‘begging’ kids

| 30/07/2015 | 65 Comments

(CNS): The police were on the lookout in the George Town Harbour area Thursday morning after reports of children on the streets yesterday and today soliciting money from visitors, which may be part of a scam. The children were asking for money for an unspecified fundraiser for children in need but gave different accounts to local […]

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Bike rider and passenger injured in WB crash

Bike rider and passenger injured in WB crash

| 30/07/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): A 21-year-old man riding a dirt bike and his 21-year-old female pillion passenger were admitted to the George Town hospital last night following a serious collision outside a local restaurant in West Bay. Police said the crash happened on Reverend Blackman Road a few minutes after 8pm, when a teenager driving a Toyota Rav4 […]

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Only 19 Chamber members back port plan

Only 19 Chamber members back port plan

| 28/07/2015 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce Council has said it supports the development of the cruise sector and cargo port improvements, although the organisation’s survey results on the issue do not appear to back the government’s plans. Following the publication of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on the current proposal, only 19 of its over 600 member businesses backed […]

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Hurley’s to make more local TV after station buyout

Hurley’s to make more local TV after station buyout

| 28/07/2015 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Hurley’s Entertainment begins its move into the world of television this week after its purchase of Cayman27 from Logic was approved by the ICTA and completed. Randy Merren, the owner of the local broadcast company, said viewers can look forward to more original local programming as his licence has strict requirements for the new TV station […]

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Saharan dust keeps storms at bay

Saharan dust keeps storms at bay

| 28/07/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): With August just around the corner, the time when we can expect an increase in stormy weather in the region, experts are saying that this season the Atlantic is very unlikely to cause much hurricane trouble. Wind sheer, El Nino and lower than average Atlantic ocean temperatures are contributing to the quiet fronts and […]

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Featured comment: Legalising gay unions

Featured comment: Legalising gay unions

| 28/07/2015 | 152 Comments

‘Anonymous’ writes: Is this about conservative religious intolerance and bigotry, generated by a belief in a book that is far younger than most realise? Are we seriously saying that our lives should still be dictated to by stories interpreted in the Dark and Middle Ages by lonely, celibate fanatics whose path to righteousness was through […]

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FCCA wants ‘eco-friendly’ piers

FCCA wants ‘eco-friendly’ piers

| 28/07/2015 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The support of the cruise ship industry will be crucial to ensuring the costly proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town will produce a return and not leave a gaping hole in government’s still precarious financial recovery. The Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) has told CNS that the cruise lines are supportive of an […]

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Fire devastates GT family yard

Fire devastates GT family yard

| 27/07/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A major fire in Windsor Park blazed through a house and apartments in a family yard Friday night, leaving 17 people homeless, including several children, aged between one to fourteen years old. The wooden homes were destroyed in a matter of minutes after the fire started at around 9:30pm (24 July). Despite the shocking devastation suffered by the […]

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Butt dialing adds to 911 workload

Butt dialing adds to 911 workload

| 27/07/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Calls to the emergency service centre in Grand Cayman increased by more than 20.5% in the last financial year, the Department of Public Safety Communications has revealed in their annual report, but officials say the increase is down to “abandoned or hang-up calls” as a result of people butt dialling 911 or letting the […]

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