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Police identify victim in West Bay crash

Police identify victim in West Bay crash

| 19/01/2021 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police have identified the young man killed in the single-vehicle crash last weekend as Shayne Anthony Ewart (24) from West Bay. However, the RCIPS has not offered any more details about the fatal collision. The crash happened early Saturday morning, just minutes after the green Honda Accord had been pursued by police, having driven […]

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Local boutique B&B struggled for concessions

Local boutique B&B struggled for concessions

| 19/01/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The local owner of The Cottages, a small boutique style B&B resort in East End, battled to get modest duty concessions for her development, even as some of Cayman’s wealthiest developers were getting concessions worth millions of dollars. During the course of Cayman News Services’s efforts to get government to release all of the […]

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Six COVID positives among pre-tested travellers

Six COVID positives among pre-tested travellers

| 18/01/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Another six people tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, according to the latest figures released by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee, despite the requirement that people take a test three days before travelling here. The six positive coronavirus test results were in asymptomatic travellers and among a batch of 459 tests results, […]

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Mobile battery blamed for small dump fire

Mobile battery blamed for small dump fire

| 18/01/2021 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) said that a small surface fire at the landfill at around 4pm Monday was probably caused by a mobile phone battery or similar item that had been discarded in the regular waste. When operators were compacting the area and drove over the battery, it may have […]

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Howard confirmed as roads boss, three years on

Howard confirmed as roads boss, three years on

| 18/01/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): After acting in the job for some three years the National Roads Authority Board has confirmed now confirmed Edward Howard as its new managing director. Howard took the reins in April 2018 after his former boss, Paul Parchment, was suspended and finally sacked later that year over what was believed to be the alleged […]

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From $10.24 p/h to $235k p/a,  CS salary scale revealed

From $10.24 p/h to $235k p/a, CS salary scale revealed

| 18/01/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The government has gazetted the salary scales for 2021, which show how much core government workers are earning. The lowest pay for hourly workers is CI$10.24 per hour, which, depending on the hours worked, can be even less than trainees on the first rung of the salary ladder, who earn CI$1,700 per month. Meanwhile, […]

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BVI governor launches corruption inquiry

BVI governor launches corruption inquiry

| 18/01/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Gus Jaspert, the outgoing governor of the British Virgin Islands, has opened a commission of inquiry into allegations in the territory of significant political corruption, major governance issues and even accusations of criminal gangs infiltrating the elected and administrative branches. In a press release from the Cayman Islands governor’s office, officials said the seizure […]

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Traveller turned away over expired COVID test

Traveller turned away over expired COVID test

| 18/01/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): One person was denied boarding for a British Airways flight to the Cayman Islands on Thursday, the first day of the new requirement that all passengers heading here have a negative COVID-19 test that is less than 72 hours old and from an accredited laboratory. Officials said that over 200 passengers travelling to Cayman […]

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Beach cleaners pick up nearly 1,000lb of plastics

Beach cleaners pick up nearly 1,000lb of plastics

| 18/01/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Volunteers removed over a 1,000lbs of garbage from Grand Cayman’s beaches, most of it plastic, in a clean-up this weekend, with teams working at Barkers Beach in West Bay and beaches in East End, according to a spokesperson for Plastic Free Cayman. As well as highlighting the major issue of marine debris, the haul […]

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Pageant reports Hammer to cops over scandal

Pageant reports Hammer to cops over scandal

| 18/01/2021 | 61 Comments

(CNS) The Miss Cayman Islands Committee has made a police report regarding a video posted on movie star Armie Hammer’s social media account. Hammer, who spent time in Cayman as a child and is currently visiting his estranged wife and children who are living here, has been embroiled in a number of social media scandals […]

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Scotia refit delay ‘unacceptable’ says CJ

Scotia refit delay ‘unacceptable’ says CJ

| 18/01/2021 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The shortage of courtrooms to deal with criminal trials is continuing to cause serious problems for the local judicial system and Chief Justice Anthony Smellie said has called the continued delay on the work needed to refit the old Scotia Building “unacceptable”. Speaking at the opening of the Grand Court this week, the chief […]

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