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Home invading rapist jailed for 14 years

Home invading rapist jailed for 14 years

| 28/09/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): A 23-year-old man from West Bay has been given a fourteen-year jail term for rape and aggravated burglary, in what was described as “an horrific attack” by the judge presiding over the case, as well as several other break-ins that all happened in July of last year. Andre Chase pleade [...]

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Curious about possibility of cremation in Cayman

Curious about possibility of cremation in Cayman

| 28/09/2016

Why can’t bodies be cremated in Cayman? How can someone be cremated? Auntie’s answer: Well, actually, people can be cremated in Cayman and that service is going to be available soon. I believe that before Hurricane Ivan there was a crematorium on island but the storm put an end to that. B [...]

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HRC calls for end to banned books

HRC calls for end to banned books

| 28/09/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The chair of the Human Rights Commission has said that the local Prohibited Publications Order continues to set a dangerous precedent for censorship and government should focus on encouraging reading not banning literature. In a statement to mark World Banned Books Week, which celebrates f [...]

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Sister Islands could be in Tropical Storm Matthew’s path

Sister Islands could be in Tropical Storm Matthew’s path

| 28/09/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Tropical Storm Matthew could pass Cayman Brac and Little Cayman by Monday and residents are being asked to pay close attention to the system and weather alerts by the local weather service. The storm, which was moving into the Caribbean [...]

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Navy SEAL who ‘killed’ bin Laden to speak in Cayman

Navy SEAL who ‘killed’ bin Laden to speak in Cayman

| 28/09/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Robert O’Neill, who was part of the US Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden, will be the guest speaker at the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards (YCLA) ceremony in November. O’Neill held combat leadership roles in more than 400 missions, and was involved in the rescue of Captain [...]

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ESO begins next labour force count

ESO begins next labour force count

| 27/09/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Interviewers from the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) will be hitting the streets again over the next few weeks as it begins the next Labour Force Survey (LFS) on Sunday, 2 October. The ESO team will visit 1,401 randomly selected sample households in all three islands to ask the publ [...]

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Petition started over poor state of West Bay school

Petition started over poor state of West Bay school

| 26/09/2016 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Parents with children attending Sir John A Cumber Primary in West Bay have begun a petition calling for “adequate staffing, an environmentally safe and healthy learning environment for students and staff” as the school has started the new year with some old problems. Pictures posted o [...]

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Governor: CIG must protect LGBT rights

Governor: CIG must protect LGBT rights

| 26/09/2016 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The government has an obligation to protect the rights of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the governor has said in an email to the local gay activist organisation Colours, but she has still fallen short of calling for the legalization of same sex unions. Th [...]

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Cayman brings in over 7% more stuff

Cayman brings in over 7% more stuff

| 26/09/2016 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Government has attributed an increase in imports as another good sign that its economic policies are working. According to the Quarterly Trade Statistics Bulletin for April to June this year, CI$194.7 million worth of good were imported from abroad, an increase on the same time in 2015 of [...]

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Five injured in early morning car smash

Five injured in early morning car smash

| 25/09/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS) Police are investigating a collision between two cars on the West Bay Road at around 12:30am Saturday morning (24 September) in which five people were injured, though none of them seriously. Following the crash, which happened close to the Queen’s Court plaza, one of the vehicles caught [...]

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Work steps up on airport expansion

Work steps up on airport expansion

| 23/09/2016 | 27 Comments

(CNS Business): Officials at Owen Roberts International Airport’s (ORIA) are warning passengers that work is stepping up at the facility on the renovation and expansion project. This means that travellers will see construction at both ends of the existing terminal over the next few weeks that w [...]

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