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Cruise talks will be ‘complex and sensitive’

Cruise talks will be ‘complex and sensitive’

| 22/07/2016 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that he expects the negotiations with the cruise lines over financing the proposed George Town berthing facilitates will be “complex and sensitive”. Making the formal announcement that Dutch firm Royal HaskoningDHV had been awarded the civil engineering design works contract by the Central Tenders Committee, he said the costing […]

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CIG finances ETH extension from Dragon Bay sale

CIG finances ETH extension from Dragon Bay sale

| 21/07/2016 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The government is using over $5 million that it received as part of the sale of crown land to Dart to part finance the expansion of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway to four lanes from town to Camana Bay. Work began yesterday to clear government-owned land on the eastern side of the ETH-south to facilitate […]

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Fifteen more Cubans detained by immigration

Fifteen more Cubans detained by immigration

| 21/07/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Another group of Cuban migrants haves been detained by the immigration department after their wooden boat landed at Rum Point on Grand Cayman late Wednesday evening, 20 July, government officials have said. The group of fifteen people were taken into custody after their boat engine failed and they could not continue their journey. The […]

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Minister predicts $200m price tag for port

Minister predicts $200m price tag for port

| 20/07/2016 | 90 Comments

(CNS): The tourism minister has dismissed speculation that the development of a cruise berthing facility in the Cayman Islands would cost as much as $350 million, as has been suggested by local pundits, and he predicted that proposed changes would bring what was once a $150 million estimated bill to about $200 million. While government […]

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Visitor dies after snorkel trip off BT beach

Visitor dies after snorkel trip off BT beach

| 20/07/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The ocean claimed its second victim in just two days yesterday, after a 61-year-old visitor from the United States died following a snorkel trip in Bodden Town. Police said the man encountered difficulties at around 2:00 Tuesday afternoon, 19 July, while snorkeling off Frederick Beach in the heart of the district. Other people at the […]

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UK sends senior diplomat to head up governor’s office

UK sends senior diplomat to head up governor’s office

| 20/07/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): In the midst of huge political changes in the UK and its Foreign Office, and with British territories facing an uncertain future, a new face has arrived in Cayman to head up the governor’s office. But Matthew Forbes is a considerably more senior civil servant than those who are usually sent to fill what […]

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Cuban group continues journey

Cuban group continues journey

| 20/07/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A group of 26 Cuban migrants reached Cayman Brac Saturday evening but the 23 men and three women on board all opted to continue their journey. Officials did not say where they were heading but most Cubans who pass the Cayman Islands are heading to Honduras. They left Sunday morning and have not returned. […]

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Elderly Caymanian’s body found near US old folks facility

Elderly Caymanian’s body found near US old folks facility

| 20/07/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS) Update:US media is reporting that police have found the body of a missing 82-year-old Caymanian who disappeared at the weekend from an assisted living facility in Tampa, Florida. Maynell Scott, who suffered from dementia and Alzheimer’s, left the Belvedere Commons at around 7pm Saturday night. His body was found Tuesday evening in a pond […]

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Octogenarian dies following scuba dive off coast of GT

Octogenarian dies following scuba dive off coast of GT

| 18/07/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): An 81-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United Stated died at the weekend after diving off Sunset House. Police said the emergency services responded to a call at around 9:45 on Sunday morning (17 July) that a man was unconscious after he had encountered difficulties while underwater. The man was […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Cayman Creperie

Golden Spoons Review: Cayman Creperie

| 18/07/2016

(CNS Foodie): Cayman Creperie is one half of the combined eatery on the second floor of Bayshore Mall, Lucky Slice Pizza being the other. It is, therefore, perfectly positioned to attract the cost-conscious cruise tourist as well as the time-conscious 9-5 denizens of George Town. As a card-carrying member of the latter group, the question […]

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Cuban vessel crashes on Cayman Brac rocks

Cuban vessel crashes on Cayman Brac rocks

| 14/07/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A group of nine Cuban migrants were taken to Faith hospital on Cayman Brac yesterday after the makeshift boat they were on crashed into the rocks on the west side of the island. The nine men were handed over to local authorities on the island Wednesday afternoon (13 July) following treatment for minor injuries […]

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