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Missing woman may have left Cayman

Missing woman may have left Cayman

| 23/05/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A Cuban woman reported missing last week from the Treasure Island resort on the West Bay Road may have left the Cayman Islands, the police have said. However, they are still seeking confirmation and are continuing the investigation into the whereabouts of Sahira Wong Quintero (22), who was last seen on 11 May with […]

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Vets may be getting paid twice

Vets may be getting paid twice

| 23/05/2015 | 8 Comments

  (CNS): The community affairs minister has said that some of the 160 war veterans who are receiving monthly payments of $550 from government each month may be receiving money from the US government as well and the benefits are not means tested. Answering questions in the LA Friday, Osbourne Bodden said he did not […]

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New mosquito borne virus alert issued

New mosquito borne virus alert issued

| 23/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Local public health officials have issued an alert regarding another mosquito-related illness which originated in Africa that is now being reported in the Americas. Medical Officer of Health Dr Kiran Kumar said the Pan American Health Organization has sent out a warning that the Zika (ZIKAV) virus is circulating in New Caledonia, the Cook […]

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Dart hotel exceeds ten storey maximum

Dart hotel exceeds ten storey maximum

| 22/05/2015 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The planning minister has admitted that the Dart hotel buildings being constructed on the West Bay road are in fact 12 stories and not the maximum of ten, as stated in the planning law. Kurt Tibbetts said, however, that it was still lawful because the developer had built up the grade at the ground […]

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MLA steering towards public transport plan

MLA steering towards public transport plan

| 22/05/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Joey Hew has revealed that he is working on a national public transport plan to drive people on to buses and off the increasingly congested roads. The backbench government MLA said that Cayman cannot keep building roads to accommodate the growing traffic congestion.

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‘Nothing contentious’ in fire service report

‘Nothing contentious’ in fire service report

| 21/05/2015 | 19 Comments

(CNS Video): The chief officer in the Home Affairs Ministry has said there is nothing contentious about a report he commissioned to take a closer look at the Cayman Islands Fire Service and the challenges it faces. Speaking to Kenneth Bryan, Eric Bush described the report as a peer review to help the ministry make […]

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Crown’s case undermined in murder

Crown’s case undermined in murder

| 21/05/2015

(CNS): A failure on the part of the police to investigate the case properly, an inoperable weapon, allegations of witness tampering and significant inconsistencies in evidence led to arguments by defence lawyers this week that the case against Jose “Peto” Sanchez for the murder of Solomon “Solly” Webster should be thrown out. A gun expert […]

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Boat runs aground on reef off Cayman Brac

Boat runs aground on reef off Cayman Brac

| 20/05/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Police have said that no one was injured after a fishing boat ran aground in Cayman Brac on Monday (18 May), though it is not clear what damage has been done to the boat and the reef. The 55-foot vessel, which was carrying five people was registered in the British Virgin Islands, was grounded […]

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