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Chopper providing vital assistance to Bahamas

Chopper providing vital assistance to Bahamas

| 10/09/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service helicopter, which was deployed to the Bahamas last week to help with relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, flew 21 flights in the first three days, according to the RCIPS. The H145 helicopter is based in Nassau, from where the two crews, working round the clock, […]

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Cullers race to combat iguana hatchlings

Cullers race to combat iguana hatchlings

| 09/09/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): With 885,383 green iguanas in the proverbial bag, the army of local cullers are now racing to keep pace with the invasive reptile’s breeding season. After a drop in the numbers culled during July and August, the Department of Environment is keen to ensure the cull remains on track now that the animals are […]

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CAL flight diverted due to false alarm

CAL flight diverted due to false alarm

| 08/09/2019 | 53 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) has confirmed that their Sunday afternoon flight to New York was diverted to Orlando International Airport (MCO) due to indications that there was smoke in one of its cargo holds. However, it appears to have been a false alarm, as CAL said later after investigations had begun that […]

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Up close with: Local author Joshua Dilbert

Up close with: Local author Joshua Dilbert

| 08/09/2019

(CNS Local Life): At age 24, Joshua Dilbert has already written and published two books, starting his first novel, The Mordenham Acres, when he was only 18. Always interested in writing, he is continuing to hone his craft while working fulltime in customer service at the Cayman National Bank branch on Cayman Brac, where Dilbert […]

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Death toll in Bahamas will be ‘staggering’

Death toll in Bahamas will be ‘staggering’

| 08/09/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The number of people confirmed dead in the Bahamas as a result of Hurricane Dorian has risen to 43, but the Bahamas Government has said the final death toll will be “staggering”. Health Minister Duane Sands told local radio last week, “The public needs to prepare for unimaginable information about the death toll and […]

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DEH truck involved in East End fatal crash

DEH truck involved in East End fatal crash

| 07/09/2019 | 93 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED SATURDAY 7:48pm: The truck involved in a fatal two-vehicle collision in East End around 3:00 Saturday morning was a Department of Environmental Health vehicle, the Health Ministry confirmed Saturday evening. Two people in a car that collided with the DEH truck on Sea View Road near High Rock Drive were killed as a […]

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Petition verification process nears completion

Petition verification process nears completion

| 06/09/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has now verified 5,204 signatures on the Cruise Port Referendum petition and only needs to check 91 more to trigger a national poll on the government’s cruise port plans. According to the Cayman Islands Constitution, section 70, there must be a referendum on matters of national importance if at least 25% […]

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UK heading for possible general elections

UK heading for possible general elections

| 06/09/2019 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The current chaos in British politics means that the future is very unpredictable. However, now that parliamentarians appear to have blocked Prime Minister Boris Johnson from crashing out of the European Union on 31 October, an increasingly likely scenario is for a general election in November, the results of which could have very real […]

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Quillan and Quinn find puppy love at Fire Service

Quillan and Quinn find puppy love at Fire Service

| 06/09/2019

(CNS Local Life): A pair of three month old puppies from the Cayman Islands Humane Society were recently taken on a field trip to the Central Fire Station, raising awareness of their need for a new home while getting a little extra attention from the fire officers on duty. Last week the Humane Society said […]

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School standards gap between rich and poor

School standards gap between rich and poor

| 06/09/2019 | 169 Comments

(CNS): The Office of Education Standards found that 35% of children attending one of the 25 education facilities inspected so far go to schools or early learning centres with an overall grade of ‘weak’ and only 25% attend a school that is at the expected standard. Furthermore, in the OES annual report the inspectors noted […]

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Cayman chopper sent to help Bahamas

Cayman chopper sent to help Bahamas

| 05/09/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Bahamas Government has accepted the Cayman Islands’ offer of the use of the RCIPS helicopter to support relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, which devastated the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, leaving at least 23 people dead, many in desperate need and much of the infrastructure flattened. The Cayman government has […]

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