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Despite efforts, police lag in local recruitment

Despite efforts, police lag in local recruitment

| 24/09/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Trainee police officers are the highest paid of all new recruits in the uniform services but the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has the hardest time recruiting Caymanians into its ranks. Customs, immigration and the fire service all have 100% local staff or close to it, whereas Caymanian [...]

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Prospect rape suspect arrested

Prospect rape suspect arrested

| 23/09/2017
(CNS): The RCIPS confirmed Saturday evening that a 24-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of rape and aggravated burglary in regards to an attack reported ten days previously at a residential complex on Shamrock Road in Prospect. On Wednesday, 13 September, police said that they responded to [...]

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HSA lab can now test for zika

HSA lab can now test for zika

| 22/09/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue, zika and chikungunya, can now be identified much more quickly in the Cayman Islands. The Health Services Authority reports that its laboratory is now one of the three laboratories in the region that is internationally accredited with the full capabilit [...]

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Hurricane Maria leaves trail of misery

Hurricane Maria leaves trail of misery

| 22/09/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The Turks and Caicos Islands, still literally picking up the pieces from Hurricane Irma, is currently suffering hurricane conditions yet again as the eye of Maria, now a category 3 storm, skims the north shore of the islands. Yesterday Maria ripped across Puerto Rico, killing at least 13 peop [...]

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ICO takes immigration to task over FOI response

ICO takes immigration to task over FOI response

| 22/09/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): In his latest decision concerning an FOI dispute, Acting Information Commissioner Jan Liebaers agreed with the Department of Immigration (DoI) about an exemption to release information concerning a fine imposed on an employer, but he took the department to task about how the freedom of inform [...]

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C&W launches charitable foundation

C&W launches charitable foundation

| 21/09/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): One of the biggest telecommunications and entertainment providers in the region has launched a charitable foundation to help Caribbean islands impacted by catastrophic hurricanes this season. C&W Communications (C&W), the parent company of Flow, has also launched a ‘Text To Donate†[...]

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Disputing fire lanes marked by condo

Disputing fire lanes marked by condo

| 21/09/2017
I was trying to go to Seven Mile Beach on Sunday and I saw a beach access by Christopher Columbus condos going into West Bay. When I pulled to the roadside by the beach access, I saw signs on the condo complex wall stating the roadside was a fire lane and parking was not allowed […] [...]

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Cayman to provide schooling for child evacuees

Cayman to provide schooling for child evacuees

| 20/09/2017 | 56 Comments
(CNS): The Ministry of Education is opening up temporary spaces in government schools and waiving school fees for child evacuees from British Overseas Territories devastated by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Children of compulsory school age (5-17 years old) who have temporarily relocated to Ca [...]

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CIG and Dart enable evacuees to bring pets

CIG and Dart enable evacuees to bring pets

| 20/09/2017 | 95 Comments
(CNS): People evacuating from British Overseas Territories who want to bring their pet dogs and cats can do so even if the animals do not meet the current import conditions, thanks to emergency provisions approved by Cabinet and the generosity of Dart Real Estate, which has provided a facility to ho [...]

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Man from India died this morning

Man from India died this morning

| 20/09/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS): In response to a 911 call early this morning, police and emergency personnel went to the waterfront in the vicinity of Eden Rock, where a man was found unresponsive at the rear of the dive shop. The 37-year-old man from India was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where he was pronou [...]

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District councils ‘high on agenda’ for PPM

District councils ‘high on agenda’ for PPM

| 20/09/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The formation of district councils is “high on the agenda” for next year, Premier Alden McLaughlin told his Red Bay constituents at a public meeting Saturday night, but government has to decide how to structure them. He said that West Bay had been the only district where one had b [...]

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