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Prospect shake-up as candidates come and go

Prospect shake-up as candidates come and go

| 24/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Allan Wagner, who was for several weeks the only candidate running in Prospect, has pulled out of the race because he doesn’t think he has the support he needs. But as the self-declared Christian conservative candidate concedes defeat, radio talk show host, Austin Harris, has t [...]

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Kilpatrick’s stay extended by Foreign Office

Kilpatrick’s stay extended by Foreign Office

| 24/03/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Helen Kilpatrick was expected to end her tour as the Cayman Islands governor this September, but her office released a short statement Thursday saying she would be staying on for another six months until March 2018. “The extension was made at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealt [...]

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Local MLAs horrified by UK terror attack

Local MLAs horrified by UK terror attack

| 23/03/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Members of the Legislative Assembly briefly stopped their political wrangling yesterday as they came together for a moment of silence at the premier’s request to show their empathy for the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack in London. “We express, on behalf of all members of this [...]

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EIA needed for beachrock removal

EIA needed for beachrock removal

| 23/03/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): The Dart subsidiary wanting to dig up over 1,200 feet of beachrock from Seven Mile Beach must carry out a comprehensive environmental impact assessment before technical experts will offer advice on the issue to Cabinet. The National Conservation Council has voted in favour of recommending tha [...]

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Unattended drier sparks blaze from lint build-up

Unattended drier sparks blaze from lint build-up

| 23/03/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) is warning residents not to leave tumble driers running when they are not at home after a recent house fire caused by an unattended machine. Chief Fire Officer David Hails said that failure to properly clean a tumble dryer is the main contributing fac [...]

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Ex-port boss warns of cruise trouble

Ex-port boss warns of cruise trouble

| 22/03/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): The former director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands has warned that the current and previous governments have already spent millions of public dollars on consultants to find a financing model for the development of the cruise berthing facilities but none of them have come up with [...]

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KPMG gets $500k job to find way to pay for cruise port

KPMG gets $500k job to find way to pay for cruise port

| 20/03/2017 | 123 Comments
(CNS): The tourism minister has awarded the contract to work out how government can finance its cruise berthing project to local consulting firm KPMG. One in a long line of consultants that have been employed to try to move what is expected to be an extremely costly project forward, the local number [...]

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NRA redirecting road for developer

NRA redirecting road for developer

| 20/03/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Residents in Beach Bay are worried that government is making changes to roads around their homes to facilitate a developer, who has yet to make any serious commitment to a proposed hotel project, that will block their beach access, and that the public purse is footing the bill. Residents in t [...]

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Police chopper in entanglement with kite line

Police chopper in entanglement with kite line

| 20/03/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The line of a tethered kite, which was believed to be flying well over the legal height without permission, was struck by the police helicopter Friday, while the RCIPS Air Operations Unit was on patrol above the West Bay area. Although no serious damage was caused to the chopper’s flying ca [...]

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Stolen Honda found abandoned in West Bay

Stolen Honda found abandoned in West Bay

| 17/03/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: The police have now found a red Honda Civic which had was stolen from outside the Ritz Carlton Hotel last week. It was located off Dill Lane near the cricket pitch in West Bay on Friday. The police found the car after receiving information from a member of the public about a [...]

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Warren: Cayman must grow own medical ganja

Warren: Cayman must grow own medical ganja

| 16/03/2017 | 71 Comments
(CNS): Local activist Dennie Warren Jr has called on government, which legalized the medicinal use of cannabis extracts last year, to take the next step and allow the ganja plant to be grown here. Warren was central to the campaign to push government into the significant step of changing the Misuse [...]

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