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Inflation fuelling minimum wage challenge, says MLA

Inflation fuelling minimum wage challenge, says MLA

| 15/08/2018 | 52 Comments
(CNS): The MLA for George Town Central, Kenneth Bryan, has finally received a written response from government to a parliamentary question he submitted at the beginning of the year; it said that the minimum wage will be under review by the end of this month. But the independent member said inflation [...]

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Thieves target cars in South Sound

Thieves target cars in South Sound

| 15/08/2018 | 3 Comments
(CNS): The police are on the lookout for thieves who broke into vehicles in the South Sound area earlier this week, when the windows of two cars were smashed and the rims and tyres of another were stolen. On Monday police received two reports of cars being broken into overnight while parked on Sunri [...]

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Driver 2 times over limit escapes serious injury in crash

Driver 2 times over limit escapes serious injury in crash

| 15/08/2018
(CNS): Following a single-vehicle crash early this morning on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, a 24-year-old man from West Bay was arrested on suspicion of DUI after giving a breathalyzer reading that was two times over the legal limit for alcohol. At about 1:20am Wednesday police were called to the [...]

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Looking for therapy for swallowing difficulty

Looking for therapy for swallowing difficulty

| 15/08/2018
I’m trying to find a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) on Grand Cayman who is able to administer the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Programme (MDTP). I have dysphagia as a result of radiation therapy 16 years ago to my neck to treat cancer. A side effect is damage to my swallowing mechanism. MDTP look [...]

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Woman held in jail in illegal gambling inquiry

Woman held in jail in illegal gambling inquiry

| 15/08/2018
(CNS): A 49-year-old-woman is currently in police custody after she was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of illegal gambling. Customs officers apprehended the woman on Sound Way in George Town after a crowd raised their suspicions. When the officers approached the group of people, several of them sc [...]

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Choudhury petitioners widen campaign

Choudhury petitioners widen campaign

| 15/08/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Two months after Governor Anwar Choudhury was recalled to London amid undisclosed allegations made by his office and house staff, petitioners hoping to persuade the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to send him back to the Cayman Islands are widening their petition. Organisers said that in resp [...]

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Cayman plays part in Amazon deforestation

Cayman plays part in Amazon deforestation

| 15/08/2018 | 32 Comments
(CNS): A new report published by researchers this week in the academic journal, Nature, Ecology and Evolution, states that tax havens and offshore financial centres, including the Cayman Islands, are supporting unsustainable practices such as Amazon deforestation. While tax havens have long been bla [...]

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Private sector called on to landscape road

Private sector called on to landscape road

| 15/08/2018 | 55 Comments
(CNS): The planning minister has said that the private sector will take care of the landscaping along the new Linford Pierson Highway expansion but government has no plans to plant trees, shrubs, hedges or bush around the new road. The original natural landscape has been left along the sides of part [...]

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Speaker blames red tape for closing his charity

Speaker blames red tape for closing his charity

| 14/08/2018 | 63 Comments
(CNS): Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush is blaming a law implemented by the current government, of which he is now a member, for closing a charitable foundation he established over twenty years ago. Bush said he “can’t put up with the bureaucracy” of the legislation, which is inte [...]

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Emotions high after guilty verdict in gun case

Emotions high after guilty verdict in gun case

| 14/08/2018 | 76 Comments
(CNS): Emotions ran high in Grand Court on Tuesday when two local men were convicted of illegally possessing two handguns following a two-week trial. Gerald Jaleel Bush (21) and Rico Roy Walton (28) now face a minimum of ten years behind bars after a jury found them guilty of possessing a Colt 45 a [...]

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CIG signs deal paving way for ‘digital economy’

CIG signs deal paving way for ‘digital economy’

| 14/08/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Commerce Minister Joey Hew has said that a partnership with TechCayman, a new venture from the business leaders of Health City, could make the Cayman Islands the “Silicon Valley” of the Caribbean. Speaking at a press conference last week to announce the deal, Hew spoke about the [...]

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