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Canadian firm signs deal for mental health facility

Canadian firm signs deal for mental health facility

| 27/07/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): A Toronto-based architect has signed a deal with government to build a much needed mental health facility in East End, which has a target completion date of April 2019. But government has not disclosed the details of the contract or the tendering process. In response to CNS queries to governm [...]

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Cayman loses mozzie guru to Miami

Cayman loses mozzie guru to Miami

| 26/07/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): After more than three decades battling pesky mosquitoes in Cayman, Dr Bill Petrie, the director of the Mosquito Control and Research Unit (MRCU), is leaving the island to head up the Miami-Dade Mosquito Control Division in Florida. Petrie has worked at MRCU since 1984, when he joined as a re [...]

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Tour boat captains come to rescue

Tour boat captains come to rescue

| 25/07/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Five adults and one child were all returned safely to shore at the weekend following a coordinated rescue of a sinking boat in the North Sound by local tour boat captains and the police. When an 18ft Striper that was heading to Safe Haven from the Sandbar hit engine trouble in the middle of [ [...]

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Dangerous fuel tank fire posed major challenge

Dangerous fuel tank fire posed major challenge

| 24/07/2017 | 58 Comments
(CNS): The fire inside a tank at the bulk fuel depot on Sunday night posed major challenges for firefighters, but with the help of thermal imaging and the police helicopter video footage, the fire crews were able to contain and tackle the blaze and avoid a catastrophe. Due to the large quantity of d [...]

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Carnival to bring jobs as well as fun

Carnival to bring jobs as well as fun

| 24/07/2017
(CNS Business): With a trip down memory lane for many local people and a new experience for others, local businessman Matthew Leslie is promising to bring all the fun of the fair to Cayman at the end of this year as well as jobs and businesses opportunities. Leslie said he is in the process of [&hel [...]

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Civil servants to work on PR backlog

Civil servants to work on PR backlog

| 24/07/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Government has appointed six administrators who have been trained to assess permanent residency applications to help deal with the backlog of around 1,000 people awaiting a decision. Although the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency has historically made the PR decisions, the law provide [...]

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‘All clear’ after fuel terminal fire

‘All clear’ after fuel terminal fire

| 24/07/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Fire crews worked for more than eight hours through Sunday night to douse a blaze at the Jackson Point Fuel terminal which saw residents in South Sound evacuated until the early hours of Monday. The Cayman Islands Fire Service gave the all clear for residents to return home shortly before 3:0 [...]

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GT hotel projects begin planning process

GT hotel projects begin planning process

| 23/07/2017
(CNS Business): Two new hotel development projects on the coastline along North Church Street in George Town have begun the planning process after one project was listed to be heard at this week’s Central Planning Authority meeting and developers for a second recently announced that they had submi [...]

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Teenage bike rider in serious smash

Teenage bike rider in serious smash

| 23/07/2017
(CNS): An underage motorbike rider was badly inured when the green and white Kawasaki motorcycle he was riding collided with a car in Breakers on Friday evening at around 8pm. The 15-year-old boy was heading towards East End when he and the Suzuki Swift, which was heading towards Bodden Town, coll [...]

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Crashes are avoidable, says traffic cop

Crashes are avoidable, says traffic cop

| 20/07/2017 | 33 Comments
(CNS): In addition to the fatal collision at the airport this week, there was another accident involving a pedestrian as well as two serious crashes over the weekend, police said. After another three people wound up in hospital with serious injuries just days after the police joined forces with the [...]

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Driver loses control and lands in ocean

Driver loses control and lands in ocean

| 20/07/2017 | 35 Comments
(CNS): A car ended up in the ocean Thursday morning after its driver lost control along North Church Street, George Town, police said. Other witnesses suggested the driver was confused over the gas and brake pedals, but either way the vehicle wound up in the sea just behind Mr Arthur’s grocery [...]

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