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Search ends for Brac man missing at sea

Search ends for Brac man missing at sea

| 21/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Following a third day of land and sea searches around the West End of Cayman Brac for Linvol Smith, who has not been seen since last Friday, police have said they will not be searching tomorrow (Tuesday), saying they do not believe continued searches would be successful. Smith was last seen a [...]

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CPA blocks South Sound housing development

CPA blocks South Sound housing development

| 21/05/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS): A proposed townhouse development in the heart of South Sound by former deputy chair of the UDP and Honorary Jamaican Consul, Joseph Marzouca, has been refused planning permission amid fervent objections from neighbouring residents, who want their locality to remain exclusively for single-fa [...]

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Public asked to weigh in on school inspections

Public asked to weigh in on school inspections

| 18/05/2018 | 40 Comments
(CNS): The Office of Education Standards (OES) is calling on the general public to offer input, thoughts and comments on the new schools inspection framework. The office will be holding district meetings and conducting social media polls via the government Facebook page to encourage educators, par [...]

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Dart gets OK for major festival site

Dart gets OK for major festival site

| 18/05/2018 | 157 Comments
(CNS): With the line-up of international artists already announced and tickets going on sale around the world this week, it would have been embarrassing, to say the least, if the Dart Group had failed to obtain planning permission for its festival site at the north end of Seven Mile Beach, where i [...]

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Consultants reveal safety fears at port

Consultants reveal safety fears at port

| 18/05/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): A report by consultants Deloitte commissioned by the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) to examine the organisational structure and perceived dysfunction at the authority identified a number of worrying problems, including safety issues. The organisational review was completed in Mar [...]

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Ex-civil servant admits stealing over CI$18k

Ex-civil servant admits stealing over CI$18k

| 17/05/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): A former civil servant has admitted stealing $18,890 from the Cayman Islands government. The money had been collected in rents for the use of various public buildings when she worked in the facilities management department. Trisha Jackson (38) pleaded guilty to stealing the cash over more t [...]

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One driver causes five-car pile-up

One driver causes five-car pile-up

| 17/05/2018 | 32 Comments
(CNS): One person ended up in hospital with minor injuries Wednesday afternoon after a single driver caused a five-car pile-up close to the Savannah Primary School on Shamrock Road. The collision, which blocked the eastbound lane for more than an hour, was caused by a white Nissan Caravan crashing [...]

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Port boss ‘felt compelled’ by leave request

Port boss ‘felt compelled’ by leave request

| 17/05/2018 | 61 Comments
(CNS): The embattled port director, Clement Reid, told the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) Board he had felt “compelled to agree” to requests by then opposition leader McKeeva Bush, who had repeatedly asked for a specific member of the port staff to accompany him on overseas [...]

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Cover-up over GM mozzie project denied

Cover-up over GM mozzie project denied

| 16/05/2018 | 48 Comments
(CNS): Officials have said emails sent by Nancy Barnard while she was acting director of the Mosquito Research and Control Unit have been distorted and that she was not trying to cover anything up about the controversial genetically modified mosquito pilot. Barnard, who was corresponding with scient [...]

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Mobi-Mat to provide permanent disability access to 7MB

Mobi-Mat to provide permanent disability access to 7MB

| 16/05/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The Mobi-Mat, a lightweight, non-slip, portable beach access pathway designed for people with disabilities, is to be rolled out permanently on the Seven Mile Public Beach this weekend. Following several test runs last month, the specialist access mat will be officially installed on Saturday  [...]

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Elderly visitor drowns at Stingray City

Elderly visitor drowns at Stingray City

| 16/05/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): An 83-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States drowned during a snorkelling trip at Stingray City on Tuesday, police have said. A report was made to emergency services around 2:15 in the afternoon that the man had gone missing during the trip. Shortly afterwards [...]

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