Archive for April 26th, 2018

New airport departure hall nears completion

New airport departure hall nears completion

| 26/04/2018 | 40 Comments
(CNS): Part of the new departure hall at Owen Roberts International Airport is set to open on Tuesday. While construction and redevelopment works continue, officials said a part of the new facility will be open to travellers next week as the full project nears completion. It has been rumoured for s [...]

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Unemployment up to 4.9% despite robust economy

Unemployment up to 4.9% despite robust economy

| 26/04/2018 | 175 Comments
(CNS): The newly published 2017 autumn Labour Force Survey has revealed that the unemployment rate in Cayman increased at the end of last year when compared to both the 2016 seasonal survey and the 2017 spring survey. The latest statistics from the Economics and Statistics Office show overall unempl [...]

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Younger robber gets jail time cut in nail-bar heist

Younger robber gets jail time cut in nail-bar heist

| 26/04/2018 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has taken a year off the prison sentence given to Antonio Kelly for his part in an armed robbery at a nail bar in 2015 because he was so much younger than his co-conspirators in the crime and suffers from mental-health problems. Kelly, who was just 19 at [&h [...]

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Home intruder faces list of charges

Home intruder faces list of charges

| 26/04/2018
(CNS): A 48-year-old East End man who was arrested on Monday afternoon on suspicion of burglary after a woman discovered an intruder inside her home on John McLean drive has been formally charged with burglary and consumption of cocaine, as well as intentional harassment, alarm or distress. The man [...]

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Driver fails in bid to cut jail time for fatal blaze

Driver fails in bid to cut jail time for fatal blaze

| 26/04/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Conroy Nairne has failed in his efforts to get his six-year prison term reduced by the court of appeal.  Nairne, who was jailed last summer, was believed to be driving at around 127mph when his car crashed and burst into flames on the West Bay Road in September 2017. Jessie Perry, a passenge [...]

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Another historic high for March air arrivals

Another historic high for March air arrivals

| 26/04/2018 | 23 Comments
(CNS): It appears that the sky is not the limit when it comes to overnight visitor numbers to the Cayman Islands after the most successful first quarter in the islands’ history for tourism and the highest number of visitors on record in one month. Between 1 January and 31 March a whopping 134, [...]

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GT MLA fighting for new mortgage regime

GT MLA fighting for new mortgage regime

| 26/04/2018 | 99 Comments
(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, the independent member for George Town Central, is taking on the battle to overhaul the current legal regime around home loans, replacing it with a genuine fit-for-purpose mortgage regime. Bryan believes that the current demand loan system operated by all of the banks is inhere [...]

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Stop serving underage drinkers in clubs

Stop serving underage drinkers in clubs

| 26/04/2018
Is there a URL where the public can read liquor licence inspector reports and see who has been signing off on the nightclubs admitting minor children on Friday nights? [...]

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