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Customs scanner gets new $1.3M building

Customs scanner gets new $1.3M building

| 05/05/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Government broken ground Thursday on a new $1.3 million building at the customs cargo distribution centre that will house its much-lauded mobile container scanner. The giant x-ray machine was purchased in 2010 and Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said it was a crucial tool used to keep drugs and guns out of Cayman, better […]

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Pole fire cuts power to customers in George Town

Pole fire cuts power to customers in George Town

| 05/05/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A number of customers in and around the capital were without power Thursday afternoon following a CUC pole fire. Officials said the fire happened on South Sound Road and was impacting customers in that area as well as Smith Road, Hospital Road and the Windsor Park area of George Town. CUC Crews were said to be […]

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Three men unscathed after boat capsizes in rough seas

Three men unscathed after boat capsizes in rough seas

| 05/05/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit was called out to a boating incident on Wednesday evening, in which three men avoided any serious consequences after their boat overturned in the waters off Seven Mile Beach. But the police noted that the men had no life jackets and they had not alerted the Port Authority that […]

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Warm weather and new customers boost CUC profit

Warm weather and new customers boost CUC profit

| 04/05/2016

(CNS Business): Both the weather and an increase in customers helped to drive profits up for Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) in the first quarter of this year, despite increased depreciation, maintenance and amortization costs, according to results released by the power provider on Grand Cayman. The firm also claimed that it had a 99.9% reliability […]

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Thieves make off with church safe, laptop and SUV

Thieves make off with church safe, laptop and SUV

| 04/05/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the hunt for a white and beige 2005 Ford Expedition, registration number 106 642, which was stolen from outside the Agape Church during a burglary at the weekend. Police said they responded to the break-in report on Saturday morning at around 5am at the church on Fairbanks Road. The thieves entered the […]

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Travellers urged to guard against yellow fever

Travellers urged to guard against yellow fever

| 04/05/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): With the emergence of a yellow fever outbreak in Africa and parts of Asia, public health officials here are urging travelers to take precautions as the disease is spread by the usual culprit, the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The mosquito, which is hard to control because it lives and breeds close to humans in dense […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Casanova

Golden Spoons Review: Casanova

| 03/05/2016

(CNS Foodie): Casanova is considered one of the best restaurants in Cayman. It is situated right on the waterfront in George Town, and if it’s ambiance you are after, you will not be disappointed. We had a very pleasant young man as our server. When he came to the table, he enthusiastically recommended the specials […]

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Shedden Road fuel spill date remains mystery

Shedden Road fuel spill date remains mystery

| 03/05/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Water Authority do not know how long ago the fuel spill in George Town, which has contaminated the water supply to at least one customer and impacted local ground water, seeped into the land. The pollution was discovered behind the Rubis gas station on Shedden Road on 15 April by the […]

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Man killed by own truck in tragic accident

Man killed by own truck in tragic accident

| 03/05/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS) Updated Tuesday: The man who died in Bodden Town yesterday evening had been pinned between his truck and a palm tree in his yard after the truck had shifted into gear while he was working on it, police have said. The victim was Luis Rhoden (69) of Bodden Town. Following the accident, which happened […]

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DG still striving to localise civil service

DG still striving to localise civil service

| 02/05/2016 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has said that he is doing everything he can to recruit more Caymanians into the civil service. More than 74% of the people employed by government are local but he wants to see that increase, he told the Legislative Assembly Friday. Admitting that in some areas government had […]

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CORE programme grows another 2MW

CORE programme grows another 2MW

| 02/05/2016

(CNS Business): The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has sanction an expansion of Caribbean Utilities Company’s Consumer-Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) Generation Programme, which will see more residential and commercial customers who are using alternative power, such as solar and wind, to feed back another two megawatts of power to the grid. The Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) programme, […]

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