Archive for June, 2016

Minister turns attention to needs of elderly

Minister turns attention to needs of elderly

| 30/06/2016 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Government is beginning the process of forming a policy to advance and protect the rights of the more elderly members of the community for the next twenty years. Officials from the community affairs ministry will be hosting a stakeholder workshop Friday, where pensioners, government officials [...]

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Cullers bring in 14,400 green iguanas

Cullers bring in 14,400 green iguanas

| 30/06/2016 | 64 Comments
(CNS): The 18 registered cullers and their support teams managed to bring in more than 14,400 iguanas during the Department of Environment’s week-long green iguana culling project. Local cullers, who were using air rifles, sticks, traps, machetes and dogs, were offered $5 per iguana and have colle [...]

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Body of missing snorkeler found after search

Body of missing snorkeler found after search

| 30/06/2016 | 35 Comments
(CNS): A 24-year-old local man has drowned off the coast of Spotts beach during a snorkelling trip with friends on Wednesday evening, 29 June. A search and rescue operation was launched yesterday at around 6pm after the 911 Communications Centre received a report that he was in the water in distress [...]

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Tory candidates line up as Cayman waits on Brexit answers

Tory candidates line up as Cayman waits on Brexit answers

| 30/06/2016 | 51 Comments
(CNS): The UK’s ruling Conservative party has begun the battle to find a new leader, who will then be the prime minister of the country, as the Cayman Islands government waits on news about how the British exit from the European Union will impact it and the other territories. In a surprise switch [...]

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Over 40 Cuban migrants returned to Havana

Over 40 Cuban migrants returned to Havana

| 29/06/2016 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration, assisted by customs and prison officials, has sent 43 Cubans back to Havana over the last twelve days, officials confirmed in a release Wednesday. There are now 64 Cuban migrants in immigration custody — two children, 21 women and 41 men. There [...]

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Roadworks to step up as schools close for summer

Roadworks to step up as schools close for summer

| 29/06/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The National Roads Authority (NRA) is stepping up its roadworks after schools close early in July, expanding and repairing roads in the Red Bay area. Work has already begun on the reconfiguration of the roundabout there and on the east-west arterial. Officials said that to improve safety, as [...]

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Staff shake-up at customs dept

Staff shake-up at customs dept

| 29/06/2016 | 35 Comments
(CNS): The collector of customs has revealed more details about the staff shake-up at the department responsible for bringing in around a quarter of government’s annual revenue. Charles Clifford has confirmed that Collie Powery and Emalie Wilks have retired from the department after more than thre [...]

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McAlpine secures gym contract at JGHS

McAlpine secures gym contract at JGHS

| 29/06/2016 | 26 Comments
(CNS): As the education ministry turns its attention back to the redevelopment of John Gray High School almost a decade after the project first started, the contract to complete the gymnasium on the abandoned site has gone to local contractor McAlpine. One of four companies to bid on the first phase [...]

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Golden Spoons Review: Casa 43

Golden Spoons Review: Casa 43

| 29/06/2016
(CNS Foodie): Nestled in a quaint little spot behind the Copper Falls building, Casa 43 offers authentic Mexican cuisine with flares of the island intertwined.  The concept is pretty simple: tiny restaurant with reasonably priced, locally sourced products and the freshest margarita you can find on [...]

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US measles outbreak leads to local warnings

US measles outbreak leads to local warnings

| 28/06/2016 | 9 Comments
(CNS): With a growing number of confirmed cases of measles in the United States, officials from Cayman’s Public Health Department are issuing an alert to travellers. People visiting states in the US affected by the outbreak are urged to ensure their family’s immunisations against measles are up [...]

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No sign of missing men aboard 20ft boat

No sign of missing men aboard 20ft boat

| 28/06/2016 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Four men who are believed to have left Cayman almost one week ago on a 20-foot Wellcraft boat from North West Point are still missing, police have confirmed. Carl Demmie Ebanks (59), Migeal Aedran Palmer (40) and two other unidentified men who are believed to be Jamaican did not notify the Po [...]

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