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UK’s military taking hurricane season seriously

UK’s military taking hurricane season seriously

| 22/06/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS): Two senior officers from the UK’s Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) have been in the Cayman Islands this week to discuss disaster relief plans, as Britain aims to make sure that if any of its territories are hit in the region this season, they are better prepared than last year. The military [...]

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Women file legal case over marriage refusal

Women file legal case over marriage refusal

| 20/06/2018 | 166 Comments
(CNS): Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden, who were denied the right to marry after the General Register refused the couple a licence in April because they are in a same-sex relationship, have filed an application in the Grand Court for a judicial review of that decision. In the first case of its kind [...]

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In search of a pickleball game in Cayman

In search of a pickleball game in Cayman

| 20/06/2018
Is there a place we could play pickleball on the island? We are on a cruise ship and thought it would be fun if we could play pickleball instead of going on an excursion. [...]

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Chopper and JMU rescue kite-surfer

Chopper and JMU rescue kite-surfer

| 19/06/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The police helicopter and the Joint Marine Unit were deployed Saturday afternoon to rescue a kite-surfer who found himself in trouble out at sea off the coast of Barkers. The police received a report from the surfer’s friends, who had lost sight of him when they were all out on the wate [...]

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Finance expert moves to community affairs

Finance expert moves to community affairs

| 19/06/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): André Ebanks has been appointed as the deputy chief officer for the Ministry of Community Affairs, in a change of direction for his government career. Ebanks was previously the senior legislative policy adviser in the financial services ministry, where he helped draft legislation such as the [...]

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Firetruck swipes SUV at major GT junction

Firetruck swipes SUV at major GT junction

| 19/06/2018 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Police were on the scene of yet another alarming collision in George Town on Tuesday, after a firetruck reportedly collided with an SUV, flipping the vehicle into the air. The crash happened just after 2pm at the junction of Shedden Road and North Sound Road in central George Town, close to J [...]

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Cayman has just 20 asylum seekers ahead of Refugee Day

Cayman has just 20 asylum seekers ahead of Refugee Day

| 18/06/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS): As many developing countries around the world are dealing with unimaginable numbers of refugees and asylum seekers landing on their shores on a daily basis, Cayman has just 20 people waiting for a decision on their asylum application. But as the US government faces intense criticism for separ [...]

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Customs ditches red tape for passengers under limits

Customs ditches red tape for passengers under limits

| 18/06/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs Department has announced that it is ditching the requirement for all passengers to fill in customs forms if they have not exceeded their duty free allowances when flying into Cayman. The department is trusting passengers to be honest and air travellers who are withi [...]

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Police track down missing teenager

Police track down missing teenager

| 18/06/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS) UPDATED TUESDAY: Police said they have now located Taj Yen (16) who went missing from the Bonaventure Home in West Bay last week but they are still looking for Motesha Mothen (15) who was last seen at school on Thursday morning. Police said Taj was said to be in good health when he was found [...]

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Car smashes into wooden building

Car smashes into wooden building

| 18/06/2018 | 13 Comments
(CNS):  The driver of a silver Picanto was lucky to escape with minor injuries on Saturday after he lost control of the car and smashed into a small wooden building on North Church Street. The emergency services responded to the smash around 5:20pm, which happened across from Da Fish Shack near t [...]

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Third teen on run from government home

Third teen on run from government home

| 15/06/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Motesha Mothen (15) has become the third teenager this week to run away from a government children’s home. Mothen, who regularly absconds from the Frances Bodden Girls Home in Bodden Town, attended the John Gray High School yesterday but did not return to the home afterwards and has no [...]

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