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Pedestrian killed after being hit by motorbike

Pedestrian killed after being hit by motorbike

| 08/11/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has not yet released details on a fatal collision that happened in West Bay on Saturday evening, in which a pedestrian was hit by a motorbike. There is no indication in the police report if anyone was at fault but they have said that the matter is now under investigation. The police […]

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Gov’t must explain how it’s financing JGHS project

Gov’t must explain how it’s financing JGHS project

| 29/10/2020 | 76 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: The legacy of mismanagement by former Minister of Education (2005-09) and now Premier Alden McLaughlin (2013-21) will feature many chapters on project mismanagement and his government’s penchant towards initiating institutional or infrastructural projects without the ability to manage them. This determination to build big shiny structures or black shiny roads regardless of […]

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Protecting Cayman’s bubble

Protecting Cayman’s bubble

| 26/10/2020 | 154 Comments

Aristophanes Duckpond writes: We currently live in a safe but very fragile bubble. The prudent decision-making of our government, together with the sacrifices made by our entire community, has kept us safe and has kept non-tourism parts of the economy ticking over, at least to this point.

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Living with dysautonomia

Living with dysautonomia

| 23/10/2020 | 6 Comments

A CNS reader writes: Did you know that October is Dysautonomia Month? Dys- what? you would ask. Another disease awareness? Sick and tired of this already. But please keep reading, for you might find it useful even if not today, for it may affect you or your children, teenage girls especially, tomorrow, and you would […]

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Travelling blues with TravelCayman

Travelling blues with TravelCayman

| 14/10/2020 | 81 Comments

So I am flying tomorrow, Thursday, on the British Airways flight back to Cayman. It’s 10:45pm at night in the UK and I still don’t have the letter clearing us to travel. They are waiting on a signature on the letters, I assume from someone high in authority. I was told we would get the […]

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Schools closed Monday as tropical storm approaches

Schools closed Monday as tropical storm approaches

| 04/10/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS) Updated Sunday night: All government schools will be closed Monday due to anticipated extreme weather tomorrow afternoon, and civil servants will be required to work from home if they can, according to a message issued by Deputy Governor Franz Manderson. A storm is currently moving over Jamaica west-northwest at 10mph and is forecast to […]

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TS Laura has little impact on Sister Islands

TS Laura has little impact on Sister Islands

| 24/08/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS); Reports from Cayman Brac indicate that Tropical Storm Laura, contrary to expectations, left limited rainfall and very low winds as it passed some 90 miles off the coast, Monday. Deputy District Commission Mark Tibbetts said they fared very well in an audio statement. However, he warned the public on the Sister Islands that they […]

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Sister Islands gear up for storm force winds

Sister Islands gear up for storm force winds

| 23/08/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): As the path of Tropical Storm Laura has shifted south and is now expected to pass closer to the north of the Sister Islands, Cayman Airways has added an extra jet flight from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman this evening, Sunday 23 August. According to the National Weather Service, if TS Laura remains on […]

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Political cults of personality

Political cults of personality

| 19/08/2020 | 67 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: The Cayman Islands does not have political parties which are distinguishable based on some clear political ideology or vision for the country. The current political parties are best described as “cults of personality” led by a dominant public figure or a big personality, for example Mr McKeeva Bush leads the UDP/CDP. The […]

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Three injured in Crewe Road crash

Three injured in Crewe Road crash

| 15/08/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): A two-vehicle crash on Crewe Road around midday today (Saturday) left three people injured, one of them seriously. Police said that the collision, which happened just after noon in the vicinity of Canal Lane, involved a green Toyota Passo and a grey Kia Rio. The driver of the Toyota, who was alone in the […]

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Family life is of paramount importance

Family life is of paramount importance

| 10/08/2020 | 84 Comments

Christina Hislop Rowlandson writes: Royal assent if given to a ‘substitute marriage bill’, as I personally refer to it, would have drastically changed the state of legal unions for the purposes of having children and other matters. The bill was debated and voted down in two days amid little public fanfare. Six of seven official […]

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