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Featured comment: Legalising gay unions

Featured comment: Legalising gay unions

| 28/07/2015 | 0 Comments

‘Anonymous’ writes: Is this about conservative religious intolerance and bigotry, generated by a belief in a book that is far younger than most realise? Are we seriously saying that our lives should still be dictated to by stories interpreted in the Dark and Middle Ages by lonely, celibate fanatics whose path to righteousness was through […]

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FCCA wants ‘eco-friendly’ piers

FCCA wants ‘eco-friendly’ piers

| 28/07/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The support of the cruise ship industry will be crucial to ensuring the costly proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town will produce a return and not leave a gaping hole in government’s still precarious financial recovery. The Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) has told CNS that the cruise lines are supportive of an […]

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Fire devastates GT family yard

Fire devastates GT family yard

| 27/07/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): A major fire in Windsor Park blazed through a house and apartments in a family yard Friday night, leaving 17 people homeless, including several children, aged between one to fourteen years old. The wooden homes were destroyed in a matter of minutes after the fire started at around 9:30pm (24 July). Despite the shocking devastation suffered by the […]

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Butt dialing adds to 911 workload

Butt dialing adds to 911 workload

| 27/07/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Calls to the emergency service centre in Grand Cayman increased by more than 20.5% in the last financial year, the Department of Public Safety Communications has revealed in their annual report, but officials say the increase is down to “abandoned or hang-up calls” as a result of people butt dialling 911 or letting the […]

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CIG reveals figures on lost homes

CIG reveals figures on lost homes

| 27/07/2015 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Over the last seven years just under 200 homes have been taken from families by local retail banks as a result of foreclosures, according to data released by government ministers Friday — a figure that is far less than the thousands some activists were concerned had been taken. But with a surge in repossessions […]

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Summit for a better understanding of our future wellbeing

Summit for a better understanding of our future wellbeing

| 27/07/2015 | 9 Comments

George R. Ebanks writes: I am not sure if it should be hosted by our government or the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, but a “Summit” needs to be called and held, preferably in an open arena, where our financial institutions and service providers can be called together with our government hierarchy to openly discuss, […]

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Activists promote underwater paradise with free screening

Activists promote underwater paradise with free screening

| 24/07/2015 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The Save Cayman campaign is inviting everyone to Sunset House this evening for a free screening of the fantastic underwater world in George Town Harbour that will be lost forever if government presses ahead with the proposal to develop cruise piers in the capital. Many acres will be lost directly to dredging but many more […]

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Private sector managing Cayman’s development

Private sector managing Cayman’s development

| 24/07/2015 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The bias of the Central Planning Authority towards development has led to private sector investors and developers shaping the Cayman Islands, with the parliament which represents the people losing control. The auditor general’s latest damning report regarding the mismanagement of public resources reveals concerns that go far wider than the usual abuse of taxpayers’ […]

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Special Olympians buoyant despite rough start

Special Olympians buoyant despite rough start

| 24/07/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The athletes representing the Cayman Islands at the Special Olympic Games in California are gearing up for the competition, despite a setback at the start of the event. Officials confirmed that the team is in high spirits, even after spending their first night sleeping on a gymnasium floor due to problems getting athletes to their […]

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