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Cayman’s flagbearers for Paris Games opener chosen

Cayman’s flagbearers for Paris Games opener chosen

| 25/07/2024 | 0 Comments

CNS: At the 2024 Olympics opening ceremony in Paris tomorrow, Friday, the Cayman Islands team’s flag bearers will be swimmer Jordan Crooks and sailing contestant Charlotte Webster. The event, which begins at 7:30pm local time (12:30pm in Cayman), takes place on the Seine River with boats for each national delegation. It marks the first time […]

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Nepalese emerge as fifth largest group of permit holders

Nepalese emerge as fifth largest group of permit holders

| 24/07/2024 | 27 Comments

(CNS): At the end of 2018, there were 385 work permit holders in the Cayman Islands from the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal, but over the last six years, this number has more than tripled. Updated statistics released by WORC reveal that, as of 1 July, there were 1,245 Nepalese workers here, and they now make […]

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New gun law steered through after many changes

New gun law steered through after many changes

| 24/07/2024 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Parliament has passed new firearms legislation that government hopes will address the problem of gun crime across the Cayman Islands. The amendments, which include harsher penalties for illegal possession and changes relating to technology such as 3-D printed weapons, have been in the works for some time. While the legislation has been under consultation […]

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Hospital beds short of population needs

Hospital beds short of population needs

| 24/07/2024 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Answering a parliamentary question about the number of inpatient hospital beds in the Cayman Islands, Health Minister Sabrina Turner gave an answer that does not arithmetically compute. She said that there are currently 226 beds across all of the public and private facilities. But when she broke down the numbers, they added up to […]

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Speaker berates government over PQ failings

Speaker berates government over PQ failings

| 23/07/2024 | 46 Comments

(CNS): House Speaker Sir Alden McLaughlin told members of the House of Parliament on Tuesday that he was troubled by the government’s failure to bring answers to most of the questions that had been submitted to the House despite it having ample time to do so. After answering just two questions submitted by opposition members […]

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Little Cayman fights back over airport plans

Little Cayman fights back over airport plans

| 23/07/2024 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Residents across Little Cayman and the tourism sector are raising their concerns about plans to construct a new airport and say they will fight the government over this as they believe it will change the island forever and encourage over-development and an influx of people that will negatively impact the pristine marine habitat and […]

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New generation of footballers scoop trophies in US Cup

New generation of footballers scoop trophies in US Cup

| 23/07/2024 | 4 Comments

(CNS): One of Cayman’s largest youth football programmes has achieved record success at this year’s Target USA Cup held in Blaine, Minnesota. Academy Sports Club returned from its week-long competition at one of the largest youth football tournaments in the world with one Gold and two Runners-Up trophies. The Club’s U19 boys won the Gold championship, […]

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US men jailed for 1½ years for credit-card fraud

US men jailed for 1½ years for credit-card fraud

| 22/07/2024 | 14 Comments

CNS: Three American men, Dave Obaseki, Michael Capers and Sean Luke, who recently pleaded guilty to using stolen credit card details to fraudulently purchase 73 items on Grand Cayman have each been sentenced to 18 months in jail. The affected businesses have either had seized items returned or compensation orders granted, the RCIPS said.

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Police on hunt for Brazilian men accused of theft

Police on hunt for Brazilian men accused of theft

| 22/07/2024

(CNS): The RCIPS and Customs and Border Control are asking the public to help them track down Vitor Domingo Valentini Dos Reis (33), who also goes by the name Marcio Vicente Rod Novaes, and Brenno Neves Florencio (25). The men, who are known to associate together, are both Brazilian nationals here on Grand Cayman as […]

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Sea Elephant saga rolls on as ship docks in GT

Sea Elephant saga rolls on as ship docks in GT

| 22/07/2024 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has confirmed that the Sea Elephant, an oil tanker that ran aground on Cayman Brac earlier this month, is now docked at George Town. The vessel was anchored offshore last week, but on Friday, it docked at the Jackson Point Terminal to offload its fuel products. It was then expected […]

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COVID keeps premier from parliament meeting

COVID keeps premier from parliament meeting

| 22/07/2024 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Premier Juliana O’Connor-Connolly was not in parliament on Monday and will be absent for the rest of this week’s Fourth Meeting of the 2023/2024 session because she has COVID-19, officials have said. In her absence, Deputy Premier Andre Ebanks will act in her stead, and Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan will act as the deputy […]

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