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Dart hotel exceeds ten storey maximum

Dart hotel exceeds ten storey maximum

| 22/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The planning minister has admitted that the Dart hotel buildings being constructed on the West Bay road are in fact 12 stories and not the maximum of ten, as stated in the planning law. Kurt Tibbetts said, however, that it was still lawful because the developer had built up the grade at the ground […]

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MLA steering towards public transport plan

MLA steering towards public transport plan

| 22/05/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Joey Hew has revealed that he is working on a national public transport plan to drive people on to buses and off the increasingly congested roads. The backbench government MLA said that Cayman cannot keep building roads to accommodate the growing traffic congestion.

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‘Nothing contentious’ in fire service report

‘Nothing contentious’ in fire service report

| 21/05/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS Video): The chief officer in the Home Affairs Ministry has said there is nothing contentious about a report he commissioned to take a closer look at the Cayman Islands Fire Service and the challenges it faces. Speaking to Kenneth Bryan, Eric Bush described the report as a peer review to help the ministry make […]

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Crown’s case undermined in murder

Crown’s case undermined in murder

| 21/05/2015

(CNS): A failure on the part of the police to investigate the case properly, an inoperable weapon, allegations of witness tampering and significant inconsistencies in evidence led to arguments by defence lawyers this week that the case against Jose “Peto” Sanchez for the murder of Solomon “Solly” Webster should be thrown out. A gun expert […]

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Boat runs aground on reef off Cayman Brac

Boat runs aground on reef off Cayman Brac

| 20/05/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Police have said that no one was injured after a fishing boat ran aground in Cayman Brac on Monday (18 May), though it is not clear what damage has been done to the boat and the reef. The 55-foot vessel, which was carrying five people was registered in the British Virgin Islands, was grounded […]

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Local email addresses to move to new provider

Local email addresses to move to new provider

| 20/05/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): LIME customers using the local @candw.ky e-mail address will be going through a transition this summer as the local telecomm and internet provider moves its webmail service from Google’s Gmail to Zimbra. LIMA said the change comes because Google plans to discontinue the Gmail product used by internet service providers such as LIME. Alan Dodds, […]

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Single mothers stay the course on P2P

Single mothers stay the course on P2P

| 19/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): All sixteen unemployed single mothers who started out on the government’s work ready programme, Passport2Success, in January this year stayed the course and graduated earlier this month. Five of the graduates have already secured employment and one is continuing with an internship. Another two of the young mums are pursuing further education at UCCI; […]

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Machete wielding robber foiled at gas-station

Machete wielding robber foiled at gas-station

| 17/05/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A masked robber wielding a machete fled empty-handed on Saturday night after an attempted hold-up at the Maedac Supercenter gas station on Crewe Road. Employees reported seeing the armed masked man attempting to get into the store through the door, which was locked, and as a result the would-be robber fled on foot behind the […]

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