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Royal couple arrive on last leg of tour

Royal couple arrive on last leg of tour

| 27/03/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, landed safely Wednesday afternoon at Grand Cayman’s newly rebuilt Owen Roberts International Airport on the final stop of their Caribbean tour. The royal couple have a packed day tomorrow, when the Prince of Wales will travel to the Sister Islands for the morning, while the duchess […]

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Why make it so difficult to see the royals?

Why make it so difficult to see the royals?

| 26/03/2019

I have been reading how there are going to be many opportunities for the public to see Prince Charles and Camilla during the royal visit this week, and we are being encouraged to attend events and greet them. However, I have also read about the numerous traffic diversions and parking restrictions that are being put […]

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Anti-bullying legislation gathers dust

Anti-bullying legislation gathers dust

| 25/03/2019

(CNS Local Life): More than half of young people in the Cayman Islands have been bullied, often causing severe mental health problems, and yet there has been little effort by parliament to act on the draft legislation to counter it, which has been around for years. At a recent presentation on bullying, for which only […]

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Cayman has golden last day at Special Olympics

Cayman has golden last day at Special Olympics

| 21/03/2019

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s athletes added five more gold medals to their collection on the final day of competition at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, 20 March. The basketball team beat their Indian counterparts 31-26 in a close gold-medal match that was decided in overtime. On the track, the 800m […]

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No end in sight for Cayman’s property boom

No end in sight for Cayman’s property boom

| 15/03/2019 | 117 Comments

(CNS): The steady rise in property prices on Grand Cayman continued its trajectory last year, with a significant jump in the sale price of Seven Mile Beach condos, which had a 35% increase over the average value of similar sales in 2017, according to the current Cayman Property Review by chartered surveyors, Charterland. There was […]

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First woman president of UCCI inaugurated

First woman president of UCCI inaugurated

| 15/03/2019

(CNS Local Life): Outlining a vision of the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) as “key to national prosperity” and promising that “the success of our students will be the stars that guide us through the night sky”, Dr Stacy McAfee officially took up the mantle as UCCI president and CEO on Tuesday, 12 […]

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Up close with: Badir Awe

Up close with: Badir Awe

| 12/03/2019

(CNS Local Life): Caymanian filmmaker Badir Awe took an extremely circuitous route to arrive at his profession. A bachelor’s degree in finance led to working in banking in Cayman for a few years. He then returned to school to earn a master’s degree in theology, and took a job in property management for a few […]

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Victim slashed with machete in WB burglary

Victim slashed with machete in WB burglary

| 10/03/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service responded to a 911 call about a violent burglary at a home in the Batabano area of West Bay Saturday night, just three days after an unsuccessful home invasion by two men in the Birch Tree Hill area of the district. About 10:00pm on 9 March, a lone […]

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Are taxis getting meters?

Are taxis getting meters?

| 08/03/2019

Quite some time ago there was discussion that taxis were to install meters. Did that go away and why?

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CULL takes bite out of lionfish population

CULL takes bite out of lionfish population

| 05/03/2019

(CNS Local Life): Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL) organised another successful tournament aimed at reducing the numbers of this invasive species while raising awareness of the dangers the fish pose to Cayman’s marine ecosystem. Seven teams took part in the 28th cull this past weekend, with the theme specially for March: “In like a lionfish, […]

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Shocked by rises in rent

Shocked by rises in rent

| 01/03/2019

Is there any government body we can appeal to about these crazy rent increases?  I just found out my rent is going up another $200 from the $300 it went up last year! Other people I know have had their rent go up by $700. This is crazy! How is anyone expected to live with […]

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