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Government building closed due to fire

Government building closed due to fire

| 30/01/2015 | 12 Comments

(CNS) Update: Officials say the cause of a small fire at the Government Office Administration Building (GOAB) on Elgin Avenue this morning was an electrical “arc” on one of the Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) units that support CIG’s information technology infrastructure within the building. There were no casualties or injuries during the emergency evacuation. The Fire Service responded with two rescue […]

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Ritz tops permit holder list

Ritz tops permit holder list

| 30/01/2015 | 12 Comments

(CNS): As the unemployment rate among locals grows in the face of increasing work permit grants, statistics from the immigration department have revealed the top ten employers holding the most permits in Cayman and employing the most overseas workers. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman has taken the top spot in the list following a freedom of […]

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US-Brac-Cuba flights to start this summer

US-Brac-Cuba flights to start this summer

| 30/01/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The upgrades to the airport on Cayman Brac enables it to handle international flights and Cayman Airways is already in the process of securing the necessary certification to introduce new flights to and from the US and Holguin in Eastern Cuba, Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell told his constituents yesterday at the official opening of […]

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Homophobia following path of racism and misogyny

Homophobia following path of racism and misogyny

| 29/01/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS) In the last of its current series of public lectures on gender and LGBT equality, the Truman Bodden Law School will be returning to the controversial subject of homophobia tonight. From burning at the stake to being welcomed in the church, Dr Leonardo J Raznovich believes discrimination against LGBTs is followed the steps of […]

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Red Cross makes a difference despite financial struggles

Red Cross makes a difference despite financial struggles

| 29/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Despite a difficult year financially for Cayman Islands Red Cross, officials revealed during its annual celebration of volunteers that the charity had achieved some significant accomplishments in 2014. From the training of well over a thousand people in basic first aid to assist families in need to clearing up community areas as part of its […]

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Mosquito plane to help fight fire in Salina Reserve

Mosquito plane to help fight fire in Salina Reserve

| 28/01/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A brush fire that has been burning in the Salina Reserve in East End since Tuesday is inaccessible to firefighters, and the Mosquito Research and Control Unit has been enlisted to help fight the blaze by spraying water from the air. The cause of the fire is unknown but the fire service told CNS that […]

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Visitor dies snorkelling in East End

Visitor dies snorkelling in East End

| 28/01/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A 71-year-old male visitor to the Cayman Islands from Minnesota in the United States died on Monday afternoon following a snorkelling trip in East End. Police said uniformed officers in East End received a report of a snorkeller in distress off the coast of the Morritt’s Tortuga resort. The man was on an organised […]

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Charity pleads for help with kid’s lunches

Charity pleads for help with kid’s lunches

| 27/01/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The National Council of Volunteers (NCVO), which runs a number of facilities for children in need, is appealing to the community to help it continue one of its critical programmes. The charity currently provides lunch and a snack for thirty-one children across a number of schools in Cayman but it needs help from the […]

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CFO with clean accounts earns top worker gong

CFO with clean accounts earns top worker gong

| 27/01/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The chief financial officer in the Ministry of Community Affairs, who was the first government finance boss to get the accounts of one of the largest ministries successfully through an audit, has been named a top employee. Stephanie Azan receive an unqualified opinion for her ministry’s 2013-14 financial accounts but she was awarded the deputy […]

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Airport closed after plane slips off runway

Airport closed after plane slips off runway

| 27/01/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): According to reports from Cayman Airways and Government Information Services, a Convair 580 cargo aircraft chartered by the local airline came off the runway today at Owen Roberts International Airport and the facility was closed. The plane, which is operated by the IFL Group, an Air Cargo Charter Company based in the US, landed at […]

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