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Archive for May 16th, 2017

Prison forced to give officer workplace report

Prison forced to give officer workplace report

| 16/05/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): In what was described as an unusual case by the Information Commissioner’s Office, the prison service has been ordered to release a redacted version of an internal report to a prison officer working at the women’s jail as it concerned a complaint against her made by an inmate. Commiss [...]

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Auto theft on the rise, 4 cars found in BT

Auto theft on the rise, 4 cars found in BT

| 16/05/2017 | 35 Comments
(CNS): UPDATED – Police dealt with three more reports of stolen vehicles this weekend and recovered a car that was stolen from the Marriott car park last week. One car believed to have been stolen between Friday and Sunday in Northward was eventually recovered Tuesday evening in Sitwell Road b [...]

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CAL waives change fees in face of Jamaican floods

CAL waives change fees in face of Jamaican floods

| 16/05/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Passengers with Cayman Airways tickets to fly to Jamaica tonight, tomorrow or Thursday will be able to change those flights without incurring change fees, the airline said Tuesday in the face of flood warnings. The Jamaican authorities have issued flash flood warnings for low-lying areas acro [...]

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CITES top grade protects important Cayman trade

CITES top grade protects important Cayman trade

| 16/05/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): International trade that involves the legitimate use of certain animal and plant species can continue without the fear of suspension, now that Cayman’s legislation protecting the environment has been rated fully compliant with all international standards regarding the Convention on Internat [...]

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$8.8M price tag revealed for school gym

$8.8M price tag revealed for school gym

| 16/05/2017 | 113 Comments
(CNS): The new John Gray High School (JGHS) gymnasium cost government CI$8.8 million, government has finally confirmed. The new 34,442 sq.ft. facility, reportedly finished  on time and under budget, has been handed over to education officials in time for the Year 10 and Year 11 external exams. The [...]

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Dog survives after being set on fire

Dog survives after being set on fire

| 16/05/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The police are investigating an incident of animal cruelty in North Side on Saturday that may have been committed by a child. A report was made to the RCIPS on the afternoon of 13 May that a dog had been set on fire at a house in Old Man Bay. Officers responded to the location and [… [...]

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Two PR grants made under new rules

Two PR grants made under new rules

| 16/05/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Two applicants who applied for permanent residency after the government changed the law in October 2013 have become the first people granted the right to live in Cayman under the new rules. After more than three years of problems relating to the point system used to assess who gets to stay an [...]

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Activists petition EU to push UK on LGBT rights

Activists petition EU to push UK on LGBT rights

| 16/05/2017 | 98 Comments
(CNS): The first non-governmental organisation in Cayman formed to represent the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) community is lobbying the European Union to force the UK to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights in its territories. Colours Cayman wants European le [...]

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