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Victims of drug cartel lose refugee court fight

Victims of drug cartel lose refugee court fight

| 29/03/2017 | 40 Comments
(CNS): A family that was targeted and tortured by a violent Mexican drug cartel and is seeking political asylum in the Cayman Islands lost their fight in the Grand Court Tuesday after a judge dismissed a judicial review application. He found the Immigration Appeals Tribunal had not made any error in [...]

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CIG challenged by PR backlog

CIG challenged by PR backlog

| 28/03/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Officials from immigration said they will decide permanent residency applications within 30 days of receiving final submissions from applicants and will begin with the oldest first. But government has admitted that it has not yet completed its “plan” that will allow what will be a [...]

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Chopper could have crashed in kite entanglement

Chopper could have crashed in kite entanglement

| 27/03/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The police helicopter could have been brought down as a result of its recent entanglement with a kite, as it is now known the line tangled in the rotor blades, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Island, which described the kite encounter as a “serious incident” and is [...]

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Lawyers donate $8,000 for animal care education

Lawyers donate $8,000 for animal care education

| 27/03/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Following what may have been one of the first ever successful prosecutions of someone charged with animal abuse in Cayman, local law firm Ogier has donated US$8,000 to help produce PetZone magazine, which teaches Cayman children about the care of and compassion for pets. The kidsCARE Educati [...]

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West Bayer takes Miss Cayman crown

West Bayer takes Miss Cayman crown

| 27/03/2017 | 179 Comments
(CNS): Anika Connolly from West Bay has been crowned Miss Cayman Islands following the annual national beauty pageant at the Lion’s Centre on Saturday. The 27-year-old, who also won a $70,000 scholarship, will become a tourism ambassador for the islands and will go on to compete in the Miss Univer [...]

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DoE takes aim at arbitrary road plans

DoE takes aim at arbitrary road plans

| 24/03/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): The director of the Department of Environment has criticised the National Roads Authority for its arbitrary submissions of road gazetting applications to Cabinet with what appears to be no strategic review to inform or justify them. Gina Ebanks-Petrie raised concerns to the National Conservat [...]

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Prospect shake-up as candidates come and go

Prospect shake-up as candidates come and go

| 24/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Allan Wagner, who was for several weeks the only candidate running in Prospect, has pulled out of the race because he doesn’t think he has the support he needs. But as the self-declared Christian conservative candidate concedes defeat, radio talk show host, Austin Harris, has t [...]

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Kilpatrick’s stay extended by Foreign Office

Kilpatrick’s stay extended by Foreign Office

| 24/03/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Helen Kilpatrick was expected to end her tour as the Cayman Islands governor this September, but her office released a short statement Thursday saying she would be staying on for another six months until March 2018. “The extension was made at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealt [...]

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Local MLAs horrified by UK terror attack

Local MLAs horrified by UK terror attack

| 23/03/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Members of the Legislative Assembly briefly stopped their political wrangling yesterday as they came together for a moment of silence at the premier’s request to show their empathy for the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack in London. “We express, on behalf of all members of this [...]

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EIA needed for beachrock removal

EIA needed for beachrock removal

| 23/03/2017 | 79 Comments
(CNS): The Dart subsidiary wanting to dig up over 1,200 feet of beachrock from Seven Mile Beach must carry out a comprehensive environmental impact assessment before technical experts will offer advice on the issue to Cabinet. The National Conservation Council has voted in favour of recommending tha [...]

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Unattended drier sparks blaze from lint build-up

Unattended drier sparks blaze from lint build-up

| 23/03/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) is warning residents not to leave tumble driers running when they are not at home after a recent house fire caused by an unattended machine. Chief Fire Officer David Hails said that failure to properly clean a tumble dryer is the main contributing fac [...]

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