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Visitor dies after East End dive trip

Visitor dies after East End dive trip

| 23/04/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): A 70-year-old woman who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States died on Friday after scuba diving in East End. Police said emergency services were called out around 9am after the woman had encountered difficulties on the dive. Despite attempts at CPR, the victim was pronounced [...]

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Crime down but slight increase in serious offences

Crime down but slight increase in serious offences

| 20/04/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has reported a less than 1% drop in the overall crime rate for 2017 when compared to 2016 but there has been a just over 1% increase in more serious crimes. For the first time the RCIPS has produced a comprehensive breakdown and analysis of both crime a [...]

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Concerned about official recycling efforts

Concerned about official recycling efforts

| 20/04/2018
With all the recent uncertainty surrounding the management at DEH, how can we be sure that what we place in the recycling bins around the island is actually being recycled? [...]

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Chamber to lobby for construction industry

Chamber to lobby for construction industry

| 19/04/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The construction sector is complaining that the cost of doing business and bureaucracy are constraining the ability to grow, even though the industry is currently enjoy a period of expansion. Thirty construction and development firms took part in a recent round table at the Chamber of Commer [...]

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Appeal court jails free man in cop assault case

Appeal court jails free man in cop assault case

| 18/04/2018 | 131 Comments
(CNS): Seth O’Neil Watler broke down in court Wednesday and had to be assisted down the stairs to the cells after he was jailed by the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal when the panel overturned a ten-month suspended sentence and replaced it with a year in prison. Watler pleaded guilty last October [...]

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Abandoned tangled net ensnares 100s of fish

Abandoned tangled net ensnares 100s of fish

| 18/04/2018 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Boats, planes and all the relevant authorities around the region have been alerted to a twisted and tangled ball of abandoned fishing net, estimated to be at least 40ft across and 40ft deep, that is drifting somewhere off the Cayman coast. The so-called “ghost net” has ensnared h [...]

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Caymanians outraged over need to prove status

Caymanians outraged over need to prove status

| 18/04/2018 | 226 Comments
(CNS): The immigration department has issued a statement aiming to clarify the situation for people who are Caymanian by right through descent who have to acquire a letter from immigration proving that fact. However, the statement leaves several questions unanswered and has done little to address th [...]

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Women plan legal action after marriage rejection

Women plan legal action after marriage rejection

| 18/04/2018 | 447 Comments
(CNS): A woman from the Cayman Islands and her fiancée are taking legal action after their application for a marriage licence was rejected Monday by the General Register because they are in a same-sex relationship. Chantelle Day, who is Caymanian, and her partner Vickie Bodden, who is British, ha [...]

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Athletes lauded for efforts at Commonwealth Games

Athletes lauded for efforts at Commonwealth Games

| 17/04/2018
(CNS Local Life): The 21 athletes who represented the Cayman Islands at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia from 4-15 April have all returned home, being told that despite not winning any medals, they are still winners. Among the highlights for Team Cayman over the 11 days of the Gam [...]

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New bills pave way for no fault divorce

New bills pave way for no fault divorce

| 16/04/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands public is being invited to weigh in on three draft bills that government is proposing to modernise the legislation surrounding marriage and family life. The new laws include major changes to the process of divorce with the introduction of irretrievable breakdown as a no fau [...]

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Police appeal for witnesses in fatal collision

Police appeal for witnesses in fatal collision

| 16/04/2018 | 72 Comments
(CNS): Officers investigating the death of Susan Simoy Sumalapao (56), who was killed on Thursday morning as she attempted to cross the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, are appealing to anyone who may have seen the collision to come forward. The investigators said they were interested in talking with so [...]

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