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Beach activists accuse gov’t of ‘bad faith’

Beach activists accuse gov’t of ‘bad faith’

| 21/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): After a long battle to raise the necessary funds and win legal aid to support their case, three ladies from West Bay have filed for judicial review of the registrar of lands’ refusal to register dozens of beach access points in accordance with the law. Alice Mae Coe, Annie Multon and Ezmie Smith are […]

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Governor offers to meet frustrated locals

Governor offers to meet frustrated locals

| 21/05/2019 | 44 Comments

(CNS): After posting a graph depicting the many nationalities of the recording-breaking number of work permit holders in the Cayman Islands, Governor Martyn Roper, who described it as a demonstration of Cayman’s cultural diversity, has offered to meet local people frustrated by their lack of opportunity. A freedom of information response revealed that while many […]

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Gov’t depts move to old Walkers building

Gov’t depts move to old Walkers building

| 20/05/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Counselling Services (DCS) and two of its units have relocated to the old Walkers building, 87 West Apollo House on Mary Street, George Town, and it is understood that parts of the new WORC agency and some police departments are also expected to move there in the coming weeks. Officials confirmed […]

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Man found dead in car off ETH

Man found dead in car off ETH

| 18/05/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): An investigation has begun into the death of a man who was found unresponsive in a vehicle outside a residential complex off the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, George Town, Friday lunchtime. Emergency services were called to the location just after 1:00pm following a report of a medical emergency. The man was found to be non-responsive […]

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Up close with: Ruth Bodden

Up close with: Ruth Bodden

| 17/05/2019

(CNS Local Life): Ruth Bodden is a proud ninth-generation Caymanian whose family tree reads like a history book of the islands. A fixture at the Cayman Craft Market, where she sells handmade Caymanite jewellery and souvenirs, she will gladly recount tales of her ancestors, who were among the first settlers here, to the tourists who […]

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Gov’t supporters accuse campaign of bullying

Gov’t supporters accuse campaign of bullying

| 17/05/2019 | 90 Comments

(CNS): As it tries to stop the democratic process, the Cayman Islands Government and its supporters are increasing the social media opposition campaign to the cruise berthing port referendum and taking aim at the press. As the petition calling for a people-initiated referendum on whether or not the Cayman people support a cruise berthing facility […]

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Motorbike rider and pillion seriously injured in smash

Motorbike rider and pillion seriously injured in smash

| 16/05/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Following a collision between a Yamaha motorbike and a Honda Fit on Walkers Road Wednesday night, the rider and passenger of the motorcycle were taken for treatment at the Cayman Islands Hospital by emergency medical services. The rider of the motorbike is being treated for life-threatening injuries and the passenger for serious injuries. Police […]

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US visitor dies after snorkelling off 7MB

US visitor dies after snorkelling off 7MB

| 16/05/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): A 51-year-old man visiting the Cayman Islands from Massachusetts, USA, was pronounced dead at the Cayman Islands Hospital Wednesday evening after snorkelling off Seven Mile Beach, south of Governor’s Beach. The man was said to have encountered difficulties in the water and was brought to shore. Members of the public conducted CPR on the […]

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Runway and airfield work to start at ORIA

Runway and airfield work to start at ORIA

| 16/05/2019 | 88 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Cayman Islands Airports Authority have revealed plans to begin work on upgrading the airfield and runway at Owen Roberts International Airport in the next phase of operation and safety improvements this summer. The authority has almost completed the work on the terminal upgrades and this next phase of exterior work consists […]

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Beach sign denying access removed

Beach sign denying access removed

| 16/05/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Public Lands Commission has confirmed that it requested the removal of a sign which recently appeared on Seven Mile Beach denying access to beach-goers. Responding to CNS enquiries, the commission said that the landowner was contravening the Prescription Law and the Public Lands Law. CNS checked the area between Calico Jack’s and the […]

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MK: Cruise images not approved design

MK: Cruise images not approved design

| 16/05/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has described the latest leaked images that were posted by CNS and circulated on social media this week as “examples of concept drawings” and not a final approved design for the cruise berthing project. In a short statement the minister said the images were not for construction but “are necessary […]

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