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Grand Cayman power bills face new hike

Grand Cayman power bills face new hike

| 28/05/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The local regulator has cleared a new base rate hike for CUC, pushing up the cost of electricity again for consumers on Grand Cayman. The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) confirmed that it had approved a 0.9% increase in the rate the monopoly power provider is allowed to charge. Customers will see the increase immediately […]

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CONCACAF sacks Webb in face of scandal

CONCACAF sacks Webb in face of scandal

| 28/05/2015 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The region’s football body has dismissed Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb from the CONCACAF top job and put Senior Vice President Alfredo Hawit in his place in the wake of yesterday’s shocking news of the arrest of Webb and several other football officials and marketing executives in relation to corruption charges. Eduardo Li, an executive member of CONCACAF […]

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Government stepping in over younger kids in need

Government stepping in over younger kids in need

| 28/05/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The intervention by education officials into the lives of children with special education needs (SEN) will be happening with pre-compulsory school age kids, the minister has said. Speaking about the recent developments in early childhood education in Cayman, Tara Rivers said the education ministry was seeking to provide “adapted environments and specialist provision” as […]

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Crosswalk fitted outside the Marriott hotel

Crosswalk fitted outside the Marriott hotel

| 27/05/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Workers from the National Roads Authority were in the process of erecting a new crosswalk outside the Marriott Hotel Tuesday at one of Grand Cayman’s road black spots. The new West Bay Road crossing comes ahead of a much-anticipated speed reduction on that road in a few weeks. The area has been the scene […]

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New fire chief won’t be local officer

New fire chief won’t be local officer

| 26/05/2015 | 64 Comments

(CNS Video): As government reaches the shortlisting stage in its hunt for a new chief fire officer, it is extremely unlikely that the next person to wear the permanent CFO’s epaulettes will be a Caymanian, even though the service is currently staffed entirely by local officers. The top job in the Cayman Islands Fire Service has been […]

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Cop escapes serious injury in motorbike crash

Cop escapes serious injury in motorbike crash

| 26/05/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): An off-duty police officer escaped serious injury Tuesday morning during a collision on North Church Street close to the junction with Fort Street in downtown George Town. The 43-year-old officer was riding his own BMW motorcycle at around 8:30 this morning when it crashed with a Pajero Jeep. Although hurt and taken to the George […]

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More businesses to open Sunday

More businesses to open Sunday

| 26/05/2015

(CNS Business): The age old debate on Sunday trading has officially been decided and establishments such as tourist-related shops, gas stations and retail businesses that sell food and beverages that are less than 4,000 square feet will be exempted from the ban. Government has revised the Sunday Trading Law by adding more types of businesses […]

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Teenage runaway turns up at BT police station

Teenage runaway turns up at BT police station

| 26/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A teenage girl who went missing a week ago after school has turned up at the Bodden Town Police station safe and well, an RCIPS spokesperson has stated. Brina Kimberly Dilbert (16) attended the district station Tuesday evening, police confirmed, after she was reported missing by the Francis Bodden Girl’s Home, where she was […]

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