Archive for July 18th, 2017

Travel agents weather the internet storm

Travel agents weather the internet storm

| 18/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): With all the online options for booking flights and hotels, it would be understandable to think that the days of the good, old-fashioned bricks-and-mortar travel agent have gone the way of the dodo. But while the rise of travel websites has siphoned off business and thinned the market somewhat, Cayman is still home […]

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Doctor was regular visitor to Cayman hospital

Doctor was regular visitor to Cayman hospital

| 18/07/2017 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The death of Dr Vary Anetta Jones-Leslie has hit many people hard in Cayman as the doctor was a regular visitor to the local hospital, where she was much loved by patients and colleagues alike. Dr Jones-Leslie had been a locum at the HSA’s Women’s Health Clinic for several years and was well known […]

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Artist arrested under obscenity law

Artist arrested under obscenity law

| 18/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Well known local Cayman Brac artist, Ron “Foots” Kynes, has been arrested under a little used section of the Penal Code relating to obscenities. Foots is by no means the first Caymanian artist to stir up controversy with his work, but the public display of his latest sculpture, which reportedly depicts two women performing […]

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Latest PR lawsuit based on three-year wait

Latest PR lawsuit based on three-year wait

| 18/07/2017 | 88 Comments

(CNS): A leading veterinarian and professor from St Matthew’s University is the latest person to file for judicial review in the courts as a result of the excessive delay on a decision regarding an application for permanent residency. Dr Samantha Shields, whose two children were born in the Cayman Islands, applied for residency in September […]

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Witnesses sought to violent attack on woman

Witnesses sought to violent attack on woman

| 18/07/2017 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Police are appealing for witnesses to a violent attack on a woman in a George Town bar, Sunday night. The victim was reportedly approached by a man she did not know, who had a clear complexion and was possibly Hispanic, in Vic’s Bar on Seymour Drive (a.k.a. Dump Road). Police said the man pulled at the woman […]

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Premier urges elders to join new council

Premier urges elders to join new council

| 18/07/2017 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The newly established Council for Older Persons is looking to recruit six additional members this month to represent the districts. The council, which includes up to seven government-appointed members, will meet once a month to discuss issues impacting the elderly in the community. Premier Alden McLaughlin said the law aims to ensure that seniors can […]

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Tropical Storm Don rolls towards Windward Islands

Tropical Storm Don rolls towards Windward Islands

| 18/07/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Tropical Storm Don, which emerged last night several hundred miles southeast of Barbados, was rolling towards the Windward Islands Tuesday. At 8am the storm was around 210 miles southeast of Barbados and some 320 miles east of Grenada, with winds in excess of 50mph. The NHC said Don was moving west at about 18 miles […]

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The state of healthcare in Cayman

The state of healthcare in Cayman

| 18/07/2017 | 20 Comments

Anonymous writes: We can only pray that Mr Seymour (the new health minister) takes time to educate on the healthcare industry. The HSA is a good facility and with the correct funding, capital and foresight has the ability to be excellent. Being a health minister is a monumental job and his decisions affect outcomes and […]

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Doctor dies after being hit by taxi

Doctor dies after being hit by taxi

| 18/07/2017 | 68 Comments

(CNS) Updated: The police have confirmed that Dr Vary Anetta Jones-Leslie (62), from Jamaica, died at the George Town hospital earlier this morning as a result of the injuries she sustained when she was hit by a taxi outside the airport yesterday. Police said that the 69-year-old man, from Bodden Town, who was driving the van […]

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