Archive for August 30th, 2016

Golden Spoons Review: Bread & Chocolate

Golden Spoons Review: Bread & Chocolate

| 30/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Foodie): Situated across from the Courthouse in George Town, directly underneath Daily Grind café, is the colourful and cozy local-run vegan food hub Bread & Chocolate. After first going vegan while still living in Cayman six years ago, I never dreamed there would ever be a restaurant or café on island that did not […]

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Over 760 people in PR limbo

Over 760 people in PR limbo

| 30/08/2016 | 97 Comments

(CNS): As government holds onto the completed Ritch report meant to help it address the legal hurdle it encountered regarding the points system associated with the permanent residency application process, the immigration department has released the latest numbers on outstanding applications. As of the end of July, there are now 765 people awaiting a decision […]

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US lawyer to headline local anti-gay rally

US lawyer to headline local anti-gay rally

| 30/08/2016 | 200 Comments

(CNS): A conservative Christian lawyer from the United States who has suggested that legalising gay marriage would lead to a catalogue of social ills will be one of three guest speakers headlining a religious rally in Cayman next month. The event, which is being organised by a group of local churches, is billed as promoting […]

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Hoping to import exotic pet for kids

Hoping to import exotic pet for kids

| 30/08/2016 | 0 Comments

I have been having a hard time finding any information regarding the import of “exotic” pets to the Cayman Islands. I have searched the agriculture documentation but was unable to find information regarding primates (specifically marmoset, capuchin and sugar gliders) and also miniature pigs. My kids have recently visited a family in the USA which […]

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CIG schools won’t ‘retain’ struggling students

CIG schools won’t ‘retain’ struggling students

| 30/08/2016 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have confirmed that there are no plans to hold back, or ‘retain’, students in government schools if they don’t reach a certain reading or numeracy standard at the end of each school year because research has shown that doing so has a negative impact. Although many people believe that kids who fail […]

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Guilty plea for violent rape

Guilty plea for violent rape

| 30/08/2016 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Andre Antonio Chase (23) pleaded guilty to rape and aggravated burglary after learning that his sentence is likely to be at least twelve years. Before the scheduled trial began Monday morning, Chase’s attorney applied for a goodyear hearing to request an indication of the likely maximum sentence if he pled guilty. After noting the […]

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Two more cases of Zika reported in capital

Two more cases of Zika reported in capital

| 30/08/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have confirmed that they have received two more positive Zika virus tests on blood taken from patients in George Town with no travel history. Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez said that since Wednesday 17 August, ten additional results have come in from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), with two being positive. There are […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library