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Car lands in water after light pole smash

Car lands in water after light pole smash

| 22/01/2021 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Police are investigating yet another dangerous collision on Cayman’s roads after a driver ended up in the sea following a collision with a light pole at the Frank Sound, Bodden Town Road junction. The soggy smash happened at about 5:45pm on Wednesday, when a black Ford Edge collided with the pole and flew into […]

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National Trust reviewing dwindling heritage sites

National Trust reviewing dwindling heritage sites

| 22/01/2021 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is conducting an update of its historic register and compiling information about the remaining old time Caymanian homes, historic structures, artefacts and relics. Alongside efforts to protect Cayman’s natural environment, the Trust also aims to preserve its built heritage, though this has been an uphill battle. The […]

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Secret JR is of ‘public importance’, says judge

Secret JR is of ‘public importance’, says judge

| 21/01/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): A Grand Court judge has cleared a judicial review challenging the governor’s use of his constitutional powers to pass the Civil Partnership Law after he found the case was of “public importance”. However, all the documents relating to it are being withheld from the public. CNS has acquired a copy of Justice Richard Williams’ […]

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CPI ministry creates new senior finance job

CPI ministry creates new senior finance job

| 20/01/2021 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Despite the pressure on public finances, given the economic strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure has created a new top level job. Emma Linney has been appointed as senior finance manager of Centralised Management Support Services (CMSS). The new post is to offer financial advice to the […]

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Fire crews back at burning dump

Fire crews back at burning dump

| 19/01/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Government officials said the Cayman Islands Fire Service was back at the George Town dump at around 7pm on Tuesday evening, attending to “an incident” after “open flames were observed from the top of the landfill”. Officials have now confirmed that they don’t believe this fire was connected to one on Monday probably […]

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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 | 62 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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Mobile battery blamed for small dump fire

Mobile battery blamed for small dump fire

| 18/01/2021 | 5 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 | 33 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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Traveller turned away over expired COVID test

Traveller turned away over expired COVID test

| 18/01/2021 | 33 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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Pageant reports Hammer to cops over scandal

Pageant reports Hammer to cops over scandal

| 18/01/2021 | 71 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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