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Ex-customs officer jailed for helping smuggle ganja

Ex-customs officer jailed for helping smuggle ganja

| 27/01/2023 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A former customs officer accused of helping drug smugglers move six and a half pounds of ganja through the airport was handed an 18-month sentence earlier this month, nine months of which was suspended. Eddree Joann Fisher was first arrested over the allegations in May 2018 but wasn’t charged until three and a half […]

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Reinsurance sector ‘thriving’ in Cayman, expert says

Reinsurance sector ‘thriving’ in Cayman, expert says

| 27/01/2023 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The reinsurance sector in Cayman is thriving, according to Graham Mackay, the chairman of the Cayman International Reinsurance Companies Association. Mackay was one of a number of local delegates who took part last week in the annual New York breakfast briefing, the first after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, hosted by representatives […]

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Just two public meetings set to discuss EWA extension

Just two public meetings set to discuss EWA extension

| 26/01/2023 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The National Conservation Council is expected to publish the completed draft terms of reference (ToR) for an environmental impact assessment of the controversial East-West Arterial Road extension on Monday. The ToR will form the subject of a public consultation process lasting 21 days that includes, so far, only two public meetings, one in North […]

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US visitor dies after swimming off Eden Rock

US visitor dies after swimming off Eden Rock

| 26/01/2023 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States died yesterday after he was pulled from the water and rushed to hospital. According to a police press release, just after 11:30am Wednesday, the emergency services were called to the George Town waterfront by Don Fosters Dive Shop where the man was […]

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Juvenile arrested in emerging gel gun trend

Juvenile arrested in emerging gel gun trend

| 26/01/2023

(CNS): The RCIPS is raising concerns that groups of young people are abusing toy gel guns, also known as gel blasters, capable of discharging water-filled beads and other liquid or soft pellets. A teenage boy was arrested Tuesday after an individual was hit by a projectile from a moving car. The trend appears to have […]

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5 ships in one day erodes ‘quality over quantity’ idea

5 ships in one day erodes ‘quality over quantity’ idea

| 26/01/2023 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Commitments made early in the PACT administration by both Premier Wayne Panton and Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan to switch the focus of cruise tourism from quantity to quality were undermined Wednesday when five ships arrived in the George Town Harbour. Similarly, plans to spread calls across the week have failed to take root as […]

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We are scientists

We are scientists

| 25/01/2023 | 54 Comments

The Cayman Islands Department of Environment writes: We are tasked with protecting first and foremost the plants and animals which belong to the Cayman Islands. We have researchers and scientists from various fields of study who work with and assist us in finding out what is happening in our lands and beaches, forests and cliffs, […]

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Insurance company battles to regain trust of providers

Insurance company battles to regain trust of providers

| 25/01/2023 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Around 10% of healthcare providers are refusing to accept Cayman First Insurance cover at the point of need. Health facilities have been asking patients to pay upfront and claim back the money themselves because of significant delays in payments by the beleaguered local company, which has said it is working to persuade all providers […]

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Media company to close down print shop

Media company to close down print shop

| 24/01/2023 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Compass Media, the parent company of the Cayman Compass and Compass Print, will close the print shop for good on 30 April with an undisclosed number of redundancies on the cards, according to a notice posted on its social media pages. While the newspaper, now published just once per week, will still be printed […]

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UCCI chair to also take over NRA board

UCCI chair to also take over NRA board

| 24/01/2023 | 103 Comments

(CNS): Gilbert McLean has been appointed as chairman of the National Roads Authority (NRA) Board of Directors, replacing Alric Lindsay, who resigned at the end of November largely because of the journalism work he is doing for Digicel’s news site, Loop. McLean is also chair of the UCCI board, for which he receives a stipend […]

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Volunteers are Cayman’s ‘social capital’, says premier

Volunteers are Cayman’s ‘social capital’, says premier

| 24/01/2023 | 28 Comments

(CNS): At the 20th National Heroes Day awards ceremony on Monday, Premier Wayne Panton said that the “selflessness, kindness, and love of country” of volunteers and charities had “created a roadmap for success that we can and should follow to preserve the most beautiful parts of our culture and people”. In his address on this […]

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