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When will the airport runway project take off?

When will the airport runway project take off?

| 19/01/2017
A year or so ago our tourism minister revealed plans to begin extending the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport. I have not heard a peep since. Is this initiative alive or dead? [...]

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Teacher suspended over alleged child assault

Teacher suspended over alleged child assault

| 18/01/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The police and education ministry have confirmed that an investigation is now underway into allegations that a teacher physically assaulted a student at the West Bay government school. Ministry officials said that in December the actions of a teacher caused a child at Sir John A Cumber Primar [...]

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Ministry denies school mould problem

Ministry denies school mould problem

| 18/01/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The education ministry has denied that a West Bay school has been condemned because of mould or that any notices have been sent to parents of children attending Sir John A Cumber Primary School that it will be rebuilt over the summer. Ministry officials dismissed claims posted on social media [...]

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Cubans land on Brac as US ends migrant policy

Cubans land on Brac as US ends migrant policy

| 17/01/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Immigration officials are in the process of transferring another group of Cubans from Cayman Brac to the Immigration Detention Centre and other facilities on Grand Cayman after a makeshift boat carrying 28 migrants ran aground over the weekend. Possibly unaware of the announcement by the US a [...]

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Consultants to cost new Sunrise Centre

Consultants to cost new Sunrise Centre

| 17/01/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The education ministry has awarded a contract to Rider Levett Bucknall to come up with an outline business case (OBC) for the new Sunrise Adult Training Centre (SRC). Officials said the consultants will review the cost of possible options to develop a new and expanded facility in a more centr [...]

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Seasonal clean-up opens beach access

Seasonal clean-up opens beach access

| 17/01/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have said that the seasonal clean-up project, which was accomplished under budget, resulted in significant improvements to the physical appearance and functionality of dozens of public spaces across the Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. But as well as the extensive roadside [...]

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Acquitted fire officer back at work

Acquitted fire officer back at work

| 16/01/2017 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Almost two years after he was placed on required leave as a result of allegations relating to a hit-and-run, the former acting chief fire officer, John Bodden, returned to work on Monday as a station officer. Bodden was acquitted last week of charges in connection with a road collision in Ja [...]

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Final farewell for waving gallery open to public

Final farewell for waving gallery open to public

| 16/01/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has issued an open invitation to the public on 17 January to mark the closing of the popular waving gallery at Owen Roberts International Airport on Tuesday.  The closure of the gallery is part of the ongoing airport expansion and redevelopment pr [...]

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Government purchase of land by Smith Cove

Government purchase of land by Smith Cove

| 16/01/2017
After recently spending a glorious afternoon at Smith Barcadere, I am curious to know what progress has been made by government in the purchase of the land adjacent to the beach. As was clear from the Save the Cove campaign, this is an issue near and dear to the hearts of Caymanians and visitors a [...]

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US policy change on Cuban migrants welcomed

US policy change on Cuban migrants welcomed

| 14/01/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The Ministry of Home Affairs has said that it welcomes the policy announcement by the US this week that the Obama administration has ended what was known as the ‘wet-foot, dry-foot’ policy of allowing Cuban migrants who make it to dry land in the US to stay legally. Cayman government offi [...]

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CIG may fund struggling artists

CIG may fund struggling artists

| 13/01/2017 | 86 Comments
(CNS): The plight of local artists who struggle to make end meets and cover basic needs, such as health insurance, during periods when they cannot sell their work could be funded by public cash, officials have said, as part of a support system for the local arts. As government engages in a public co [...]

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