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Wet weather causes disruptions for Cayman Airways

Wet weather causes disruptions for Cayman Airways

| 22/05/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Cayman Airways officials said that scheduled flights were operating largely as expected Tuesday after a difficult day Monday, when several flights were delayed and diverted. The national flag carrier said it would continue to monitor the weather conditions, given that heavy rain is expected [...]

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Another visitor dies after snorkelling trip

Another visitor dies after snorkelling trip

| 22/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS): A 57-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States has became the seventh tourist to die in local waters so far this year. On Saturday evening, 19 May, emergency personnel were called to East End after the man had encountered difficulties while snorkelling in the ar [...]

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House of Lords approve bill paving way for BO register

House of Lords approve bill paving way for BO register

| 22/05/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Lord Ahmad said in the House of Lords Monday that the standards of the British Overseas Territories’ financial services on beneficial ownership information surpass international standards and admitted that by accepting a policy of imposing public registers, the UK government was disenfr [...]

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Car smashes into wall, brings down two poles

Car smashes into wall, brings down two poles

| 22/05/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: A woman sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries Sunday evening when the car she was in smashed through a concrete wall and brought down two light poles in West Bay. The crash happened around 6:30pm on North West Point Road at the junction of Rennie Ebanks Road and involved [...]

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Search ends for Brac man missing at sea

Search ends for Brac man missing at sea

| 21/05/2018 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Following a third day of land and sea searches around the West End of Cayman Brac for Linvol Smith, who has not been seen since last Friday, police have said they will not be searching tomorrow (Tuesday), saying they do not believe continued searches would be successful. Smith was last seen a [...]

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CPA blocks South Sound housing development

CPA blocks South Sound housing development

| 21/05/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): A proposed townhouse development in the heart of South Sound by former deputy chair of the UDP and Honorary Jamaican Consul, Joseph Marzouca, has been refused planning permission amid fervent objections from neighbouring residents, who want their locality to remain exclusively for single-fa [...]

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Public asked to weigh in on school inspections

Public asked to weigh in on school inspections

| 18/05/2018 | 65 Comments
(CNS): The Office of Education Standards (OES) is calling on the general public to offer input, thoughts and comments on the new schools inspection framework. The office will be holding district meetings and conducting social media polls via the government Facebook page to encourage educators, par [...]

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Dart gets OK for major festival site

Dart gets OK for major festival site

| 18/05/2018 | 192 Comments
(CNS): With the line-up of international artists already announced and tickets going on sale around the world this week, it would have been embarrassing, to say the least, if the Dart Group had failed to obtain planning permission for its festival site at the north end of Seven Mile Beach, where i [...]

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Consultants reveal safety fears at port

Consultants reveal safety fears at port

| 18/05/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): A report by consultants Deloitte commissioned by the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) to examine the organisational structure and perceived dysfunction at the authority identified a number of worrying problems, including safety issues. The organisational review was completed in Mar [...]

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Ex-civil servant admits stealing over CI$18k

Ex-civil servant admits stealing over CI$18k

| 17/05/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): A former civil servant has admitted stealing $18,890 from the Cayman Islands government. The money had been collected in rents for the use of various public buildings when she worked in the facilities management department. Trisha Jackson (38) pleaded guilty to stealing the cash over more t [...]

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One driver causes five-car pile-up

One driver causes five-car pile-up

| 17/05/2018 | 32 Comments
(CNS): One person ended up in hospital with minor injuries Wednesday afternoon after a single driver caused a five-car pile-up close to the Savannah Primary School on Shamrock Road. The collision, which blocked the eastbound lane for more than an hour, was caused by a white Nissan Caravan crashing [...]

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