Archive for November 28th, 2016

Miss Cayman begins battle for pageant crown

Miss Cayman begins battle for pageant crown

| 28/11/2016 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Miss Cayman Islands, Monyque Roshel Brooks, has begun mixing and mingling with her competition as the preparations for the Miss World 2016 final gets underway in Washington DC. Brooks (25) is one of more than 120 women competing for the international beauty pageant crown in the US capital. Ov [...]

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DVDL to begin making own secure plates

DVDL to begin making own secure plates

| 28/11/2016 | 45 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) is in the process of switching to an electronic vehicle registration system with enhanced security features. Launching in the New Year, the new system will allow the government department to make its own registration plates, which will [...]

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Immigration officer charged with illegal landing offence

Immigration officer charged with illegal landing offence

| 28/11/2016
(CNS): A 57-year-old local woman who works at the immigration department has been charged with drug and immigration offences. The woman, who has not yet been named, is expected to appear in court Tuesday, facing allegations that she allowed her home to be used for supplying drugs and that she knowin [...]

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Cayman court experience more diverse than London

Cayman court experience more diverse than London

| 28/11/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): A leading former British judge who served in the high court for many years in the UK described the work she has being doing in Cayman over the last few weeks as a visiting judge as more diverse that the work she used to do in London. Dame Linda Dobbs was sworn in earlier […] [...]

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Activists plan demo over beachrock removal

Activists plan demo over beachrock removal

| 28/11/2016 | 44 Comments
(CNS): With public opposition growing to the goal by the islands’ largest developer to dig up beachrock from Seven Mile Beach to make it more appealing for another five-star resort, a group of environmental activists are organising a demonstration. Save Cayman is calling on all those who don’t s [...]

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Cops on scene of daylight gang killing

Cops on scene of daylight gang killing

| 28/11/2016 | 77 Comments
(CNS): A local man has been shot and killed in what is believed to be a gang-related murder on the streets of George Town in broad daylight. Police have confirmed that the fatal shooting happened at around 11:45am near to the Globe Bar and the junction of Tigris Street and Martin Drive, in the centr [...]

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Tourist board seeks feedback on Pirates Week

Tourist board seeks feedback on Pirates Week

| 28/11/2016 | 30 Comments
(CNS): The annual tourist week festival that has been part of the local events calendar for almost forty years continues to stir up mixed feelings among visitors and residents alike, but this year the Tourism Attraction Board is conducting a survey about what people think. However, the 21-question o [...]

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Public works starts apprenticeship programme

Public works starts apprenticeship programme

| 28/11/2016 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The government has placed eight boys from the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) at the Public Works Department on the first of its kind apprenticeship programme. The teenagers will spend eight months working with a master technician in plumbing, electrical installation, air cond [...]

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Cargo ship crushes George Town reef

Cargo ship crushes George Town reef

| 28/11/2016 | 48 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment has begun an investigation after the hull of a cargo vessel reportedly crushed a significant area of the reef in the George Town harbour when the ship ran aground. Government officials said inquiries are still at an early stage and they are now surveying the dama [...]

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Premier walks diplomatic tightrope over Castro’s death

Premier walks diplomatic tightrope over Castro’s death

| 28/11/2016 | 19 Comments
(CNS): Among the controversial reactions around the world regarding the death of Fidel Castro this week, Cayman’s own leader walked the diplomatic tightrope with his comments. Premier Alden McLaughlin said Castro would be remembered “as the man who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere [...]

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Concerned about friend being suicidal

Concerned about friend being suicidal

| 28/11/2016 | 1 Comment
A friend of mine has been really depressed recently and I am really worried about her. I’m wondering if there is a suicide hotline here? Auntie’s answer: Few things could be worse than getting to a place where someone contemplates ending their life. If the unthinkable does happen, I unfortunatel [...]

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