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Chikungunya may have run its course

Chikungunya may have run its course

| 04/02/2015 | 5 Comments
(CNS): A month into 2015 there have been no new cases of chikungunya virus in the Cayman Islands, leaving health officials to believe the virus may have run its course. Although some blood samples from patients suspected of having contracted the virus locally were sent to the Caribbean Public Healt [...]

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Overseas Brits encouraged to vote in UK election

Overseas Brits encouraged to vote in UK election

| 04/02/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The UK’s Electoral Commission has launched a campaign to encourage all British citizens who have been registered to vote there in the last fifteen years to get back on the electoral roll despite living overseas. The elections watchdog is hosting an Overseas Voter Registration Day on Thursd [...]

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Inquest returns open verdict in Caribbean Club death

Inquest returns open verdict in Caribbean Club death

| 04/02/2015 | 1 Comment
(CNS): A 31-year-old British woman who fell to her death from the top floor of the Caribbean Club resort on Seven Mile Beach in May 2013 did so just a few weeks after her fiancé called off their wedding. However, the jury in the coroner’s inquest returned an open verdict and not one of suicide [& [...]

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Another immigration probe underway

Another immigration probe underway

| 04/02/2015 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Problems at the immigration department continue as another staff member is understood to be the subject of an internal investigation. This time the female officer concerned has not been placed on required leave but has been moved internally while other immigration officers conduct an investig [...]

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Still no jury to try daylight bank heist suspects

Still no jury to try daylight bank heist suspects

| 04/02/2015
(CNS): Efforts to find twelve men and women to try David Tamasa, Rennie Cole, George Mignott and Andre Burton for the armed robbery at Cayman National Bank in 2012 continued Wednesday but failed. Further problems among the eleven jurors that had been sworn on Monday reduced the panel to seven and e [...]

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Pension cases crawl through courts

| 04/02/2015 | 2 Comments
(CNS): Out of the hundreds of employers believed to be delinquent when it comes to complying with the pensions law, the National Pensions Office is battling with 20 cases that are inching slowly through the court system. Acting Superintendent of Pensions Mario Ebanks updated the latest information o [...]

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GM mozzies may return to spread bacteria

GM mozzies may return to spread bacteria

| 04/02/2015 | 20 Comments
(CNS): As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US considers whether to approve the experimental use of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys, the Cayman Islands is planning another trial release of the mutant mozzies this year. But GeneWatch UK, an NGO focused on the genetic i [...]

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Artists get microscopic in new exhibition

Artists get microscopic in new exhibition

| 04/02/2015 | 0 Comments
(NGCI): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands’ (NGCI) new exhibition bridges the gap between art and science by illuminating miniscule organic forms called foraminifera that can be found in the sand beneath our feet. Luminescent Forms: Art Under the Microscope features a series of these tiny [...]

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Premier’s political aide denies assault charges

Premier’s political aide denies assault charges

| 04/02/2015
(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, the premier’s political assistant and former TV news reporter, has pleaded not guilty to two counts against him relating to an incident last October. Bryan, who is suspended from his job in the premier’s office on full pay, is essentially charged with cursing at a police of [...]

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MLA holds fire on police boss

MLA holds fire on police boss

| 04/02/2015 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The deputy opposition leader and MLA for West Bay, Bernie Bush, has said that he will be holding off on filing a motion of no confidence in the commissioner of police (CoP) in the Legislative Assembly because of the planned legal action that his party leader, McKeeva Bush, is taking against [...]

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