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Premier presses party message home

Premier presses party message home

| 21/04/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS Elections): The importance of having a strong team bound by agreed and cohesive policies was a major theme in Premier Alden McLaughlin’s speech as he launched the PPM’s election campaign on Cayman Brac Thursday night. With 35 independents running in the May General Election, McLaughlin stre [...]

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Hurricane Hunter to stop in Cayman

Hurricane Hunter to stop in Cayman

| 20/04/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS): The US Air Force Reserve Command’s WC-130J Hurricane Hunter and its crew as well as experts from the National Hurricane Center will be visiting Cayman next week as part of a regional tour ahead of the 2017 hurricane season, which starts in about six weeks. The news comes just after a rare s [...]

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Arden calls for taxes to pay for education

Arden calls for taxes to pay for education

| 20/04/2017 | 96 Comments
(CNS Elections): The incumbent member for East End became the first candidate in the televised election forums so far to raise the sticky issue of taxes, after several weeks of candidates rolling out wish lists, in many cases without indicating how they propose to pay for them. But Arden McLean buck [...]

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How is stamp duty assessed on inherited property?

How is stamp duty assessed on inherited property?

| 20/04/2017
I am leaving my house to my children in my will. When I die, will they have to pay stamp duty on their inheritance? If so, how would government work out what that is? [...]

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Couple arrested at airport with illegal gun

Couple arrested at airport with illegal gun

| 19/04/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): A local couple were arrested at the Owen Roberts International Airport Monday for importing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, customs officials said. The 29-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, both Caymanian, are also under investigation for a large amount of undeclared personal goods. Fo [...]

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PPM to launch campaign on Brac

PPM to launch campaign on Brac

| 19/04/2017
(CNS Election): The ruling People’s Progressive Movement has taken the unusual decision of launching their formal election campaign on Cayman Brac, rather than beginning the political roadshow in the capital, where the majority of voters live. While the two seats on Cayman Brac are being contested [...]

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Standards challenged at children’s home

Standards challenged at children’s home

| 17/04/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The Frances Bodden Children’s Home has been severely criticisised in a Facebook post suggesting that the children living in care at the facility are being “treated like prisoners”. Generating a wide response from the social media community, dozens of people agreed with the pos [...]

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Cubans rescued as vessel hits East End reef

Cubans rescued as vessel hits East End reef

| 15/04/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Twenty-nine Cuban migrants swam ashore to safety on Thursday night after their boat was stranded on a reef in East End but the Joint Marine Unit had to rescue two who were unable to swim. Members of the public called 911 at around 9:23pm after they heard the cries for help coming from the Cu [...]

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Mexican visitor dies after snorkel trip

Mexican visitor dies after snorkel trip

| 13/04/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: Police have confirmed that the 77-year-old Mexican national visiting Cayman with his family who died early Thursday morning in the George Town hospital following a snorkelling trip was Jose Antonio Lazcano Puron. Police said the man got into difficulties while he was in the water duri [...]

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Broken light causes standby emergency for CAL

Broken light causes standby emergency for CAL

| 13/04/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): An unusual smell on board a Cayman Airways flight returning from New York caused an emergency services standby landing Thursday, but the cause was later found to be a broken light. As Flight KX793 approached Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) this morning just before 11:30, the crew re [...]

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Coach suspended as CIFA clamps down on abuse

Coach suspended as CIFA clamps down on abuse

| 13/04/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association has announced a zero tolerance policy towards the abuse of football officials. Following another assault on a volunteer referee at the weekend during an FA cup game between Future and Alliance FCs by the Alliance coach, CIFA released a joint statement w [...]

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