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Work permits climb towards 23,000

Work permits climb towards 23,000

| 27/08/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The number of work-permits held by Cayman employers during the first three months of this year rose by 6.3% when compared to the same time period in 2015. According to the latest quarterly report from the Economics and Statistics Office, there were 22,295 at the end of March, as demand for foreign labour continued […]

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Eleven more Cuban migrants land in Cayman

Eleven more Cuban migrants land in Cayman

| 27/08/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): As the number of Cubans trying to make it to the United States shows no sign of relenting, another eleven migrants have landed in Cayman over the last ten days and are currently being held by immigration. Officials said that two Cubans arrived on 17 August in Grand Cayman, though they did not give […]

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Local economy on the up, claims minister

Local economy on the up, claims minister

| 26/08/2016 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Finance Minister Marco Archer said that the local economy is on the up after figures released by the Economics and Statistics Office indicated that economic activity in the Cayman Islands, as measured by the gross domestic product, was estimated to have grown by 2.4% in the first quarter of 2016. “The domestic economy continued […]

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Police hunting for suspect of serious crime

Police hunting for suspect of serious crime

| 25/08/2016 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Police are asking the public to help them track down a Jamaican man Christopher Green (32), who is believed to be in the Cayman Islands illegally and is suspected of being involved in serious criminal activity. The RCIPS said that Green also goes by the name Kevin Green and is known as “Indian” or […]

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Uniform branches join forces in recruitment drive

Uniform branches join forces in recruitment drive

| 23/08/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The local fire, prison and police services are joining forces this month to enhance their respective recruitment drives and encourage young Caymanians to start a career in law enforcement and public safety. Between them the uniformed services are looking for up to 32 local people to join any of the three services at the […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Da Fish Shack

Golden Spoons Review: Da Fish Shack

| 23/08/2016

(CNS Foodie): Any restaurant that includes “fish” in its name better serve goldgood seafood, and Da Fish Shack did not disappoint. We sat at the outdoor patio (there are only seats at the bar inside) for dinner and were lucky enough to enjoy a relatively pleasant summer evening, once the mosquitos disappeared. Likes(1)Dislikes(2)

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Riding pony dies after sexual assault

Riding pony dies after sexual assault

| 22/08/2016 | 105 Comments

(CNS): A pony stabled at a local riding school has been unlawfully killed as a result of internal injuries sustained in an attack earlier this month, which included a sexual assault on the animal. Charm, who was described as a “wonderful, gentle pony” by its owners at the Equestrian Center, was one of two horses subjected […]

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UK fighter pilot to fly RCIPS chopper

UK fighter pilot to fly RCIPS chopper

| 22/08/2016 | 67 Comments

(CNS): The police have recruited a second pilot for the RCIPS Air Operations Unit (AOU). Richard Morcombe, who is currently flying with the UK National Police Air Service, is a former combat pilot with the British army. He actually flew the helicopter now operated by the RCIPS for four years when he was stationed at […]

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CPA chair behind controversial project

CPA chair behind controversial project

| 21/08/2016 | 104 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority chairman has received planning permission for a controversial South Sound development that has raised a number of environmental concerns. Although Al Thompson recused himself from the 3 August CPA meeting, his Coriander development was granted planning permission by his deputy Bob Watler, according to the minutes of the meeting. The […]

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Senior Irish cop gets top RCIPS job

Senior Irish cop gets top RCIPS job

| 19/08/2016 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Derek Patrick Byrne, the assistant commissioner with An Garda Síochána, Ireland’s National Police Service, has landed the job as Cayman’s new police commissioner. While many were expecting a UK cop to take the helm of the RCIPS, the governor’s office released the information Friday afternoon stating that the 36-year Irish police veteran had been […]

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CIG keeping lid on immigration report

CIG keeping lid on immigration report

| 19/08/2016 | 62 Comments

(CNS): A freedom of information request made by a CNS reader for a copy of the review of government’s immigration policy and the new points system for assessing permanent residency applications has been refused as government is maintaining that the document is covered by legal privilege. Issues surrounding immigration, one of the most controversial areas […]

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