Archive for March, 2016

Crosswalks open at three more primary schools

Crosswalks open at three more primary schools

| 28/03/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority (NRA) has installed three more pedestrian crosswalks outside local primary schools in Bodden Town and in the capital. In order to improve safety in school zones, crosswalks have been installed at Savannah Primary School, Bodden Town Primary School and at the Seventh Day Adventist Church School on Walkers Road. NRA […]

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Teen jailed 3 years for grocery store stick-up

Teen jailed 3 years for grocery store stick-up

| 28/03/2016 | 27 Comments

(CNS): An 18-year-old boy from West Bay was sent to jail for three years last week after he admitted his part in an armed, daylight robbery at a grocery store in the district last September. Michael Aaron Bush was just 17 when he and another masked man held up Deliza’s Grocery store on North West […]

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Cat boat launches hope for future fleet

Cat boat launches hope for future fleet

| 28/03/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The first catboat built from scratch in the Cayman Islands in more than 20 years was launched from behind the Catboat Club in George Town on Easter Monday. The Dignity was designed, crafted and built by Jerris Miller and his son NJ with the help of Kenny Ebanks and has already raised thousands of […]

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Police end search and recovery operation

Police end search and recovery operation

| 28/03/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): RCIPS management has confirmed that the search and recovery operation for five people lost at sea has come to an end. Edsell Haylock, Gary Mullings and his three nephews, Nicholas Watler, Kamron (11) and his brother Kanyi Brown (9), went missing on Sunday, 6 March, some time after leaving 12 Mile Banks that afternoon […]

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US visitor dies snorkeling in GT

US visitor dies snorkeling in GT

| 24/03/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Delmer Nelson, from Illinois has been identified by local police as the  79-year-old American visitor who died following a snorkelling trip in George Town harbour last Thursday, 24 March. Police said a call was made to the emergency services just before 1pm regarding a water-related incident near Harbour Drive. Nelson appeared to have got into difficulties […]

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Local survey finds 79% think Baines should go

Local survey finds 79% think Baines should go

| 24/03/2016 | 55 Comments

(CNS): After just four days of polling for a local survey created to assess public opinion about the police commissioner, more than 500 people have responded and 79% of them say David Baines should go. The results of the survey so far, which asked six questions on the performance of the top cop, do not bode […]

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Shetty hospital falls way short of goals

Shetty hospital falls way short of goals

| 24/03/2016 | 149 Comments

(CNS): Expectations regarding the launch of medical tourism with the opening of Health City Cayman Islands in East End have so far failed to materialise some two years after the hospital founded by Dr Devi Shetty opened. But the Public Accounts Committee also heard from witnesses this month that the facility has not only failed […]

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Why no change when paying for airport parking?

Why no change when paying for airport parking?

| 23/03/2016 | 0 Comments

Why doesn’t the ticket machine at the airport give change? Is that legal? Auntie’s answer: I must admit that after reading your question, I was all set to rant and rave about the state of the airport parking-ticket-payment machine at Owen Roberts. Anyone who has been in Cayman longer than a few months will certainly […]

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Syrian refugee granted asylum in Cayman dies in Jamaica

Syrian refugee granted asylum in Cayman dies in Jamaica

| 23/03/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Government officials said that one of two Syrian nationals who were granted refugee status in the Cayman Islands has died in Jamaica, where he was receiving medical treatment. The man claimed asylum in July 2013 when he was passing through Grand Cayman in transit from Cuba to Jamaica. The home affairs ministry gave no […]

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Campers urged to keep sites clean

Campers urged to keep sites clean

| 23/03/2016 | 46 Comments

(CNS): As families prepare for the traditional holiday camp-out around the islands’ beaches this Easter weekend, the Department of Environmental (DEH) is urging campers to keep sites clean and to recycle their rubbish. Littering is not only unsightly but illegal, officials said and warned that offenders can be prosecuted and fined up to $500. Fishing lines […]

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Cayman steps up focus on human trafficking

Cayman steps up focus on human trafficking

| 23/03/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Two senior government officials have begun professional training in the field of human trafficking, as government steps up its focus on the possibility that Cubans coming to Cayman could, like many migrants around the world, be victims of traffickers. Although the issues facing Cayman pale into insignificance when compared to the magnitude of the […]

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