Archive for April 15th, 2019

Ed ministry to introduce school boards

Ed ministry to introduce school boards

| 15/04/2019 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has revealed plans to introduce new governing bodies across Cayman Islands government schools, giving them the responsibility for raising students’ levels of achievement. As he delivered the Strategic Policy Statement in the Legislative Assembly Friday, he suggested that the education department may not be “best placed to make decisions about what […]

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Private school goes to top of the class

Private school goes to top of the class

| 15/04/2019 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Prep and High School was given top marks by school inspectors from the Office of Education Standards, which is systematically reviewing every education facility in Cayman, from early years through high school. The all-through school received an overall ‘good’ grade, and the inspectors found that across all quality indicators almost all judgements were […]

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Cruise port petition passes 82% mark

Cruise port petition passes 82% mark

| 15/04/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Organisers and volunteers coordinating a petition to trigger a people-initiated referendum on the government’s controversial proposed cruise berthing project have now verified the names and voting status of almost 4,300 signatures on the petition and are confident that the remaining 1,000 will soon be confirmed, paving the way for a national vote. Cruise Port […]

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Anti same-sex marriage rally fuels homophobia

Anti same-sex marriage rally fuels homophobia

| 15/04/2019 | 333 Comments

(CNS): A rally organised by local churches on Saturday against the legalisation of same-sex marriage attracted over a thousand people, who gathered in Heroes Square, George Town. Although the event slogan was “We love all people, but we say no to same sex”, there were numerous homophobic signs on display and many people condemned the […]

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Man charged over violent WB home invasion

Man charged over violent WB home invasion

| 15/04/2019

(CNS): A 40-year-old man from West Bay has been charged with aggravated burglary, wounding and robbery in connection to a home invasion in the Batabano area of the district last month. He is the second person arrested in the violent incident and is expected in court today, Monday. In the wake of the crime, police […]

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Cayman cats at risk of heartworm, warns vet

Cayman cats at risk of heartworm, warns vet

| 15/04/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A newly published study about heartworm in cats in the Cayman Islands by Dr Brandy Darby from St Matthew’s University has been published in the Journal of Feline Medicine. It revealed that at least 11% of feral cats had adult heartworms present on necropsy and another 27% of cats showed evidence of exposure to […]

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$100M surpluses forecast for next 3 years

$100M surpluses forecast for next 3 years

| 15/04/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Over the next three years core government is forecast to have operating surpluses of near or over $100 million, as Finance Minister Roy McTaggart predicts that Cayman’s economy will continue to grow by at least 2% per year from now until 2022. As he delivered the facts and figures to support the government’s strategic […]

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Robber targets restaurant and food truck

Robber targets restaurant and food truck

| 15/04/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is currently investigating two armed robberies that happened on Saturday evening, both committed by a man dressed in dark clothing and brandishing a machete. The police have not said if they suspect the two cases are linked, however, in both cases the robber demanded and then escaped on […]

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How do you request a new bus stop?

How do you request a new bus stop?

| 15/04/2019

I pass buses everyday who pull over at the yellow crossing on West Bay Road outside the medical school residence hall. Students stand at the crossing waiting for the bus, which is dangerous as cars don’t know if students are crossing or not and it’s an accident waiting to happen. The buses also block the […]

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Police make arrest in fatal hit and run

Police make arrest in fatal hit and run

| 15/04/2019

(CNS) UPDATED: Police have arrested a 28-year-old-man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving a vehicle whilst disqualified, driving a vehicle without insurance and leaving the scene of an accident after a cyclist was killed on the road this morning. An as yet unidentified man, who is a resident of Cayman from overseas, […]

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