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Turtle farm staff protest ‘toxic’ workplace

Turtle farm staff protest ‘toxic’ workplace

| 09/04/2021 | 73 Comments

(CNS): A significant number of staff members from the Cayman Turtle Centre (aka the turtle farm) went on strike Friday morning and organised a protest outside the controversial attraction. Current CTC workers as well as former staff members who have been driven out of their jobs said the action was a result of an accumulation […]

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Cubans leave boat as standoff ends

Cubans leave boat as standoff ends

| 09/04/2021 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The MV Bulk Freedom was finally able to leave the George Town harbour late last night after the stand-off between the Cuban migrants and the Cayman authorities ended. The government obtained a court order to get treatment for a sick infant among the group after her parents repeatedly refused to accompany her to hospital […]

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Police chopper steers two sea rescues

Police chopper steers two sea rescues

| 09/04/2021 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Two men who were tipped from a kayak and five boaters struggling to return to shore were rescued at the weekend after the RCIPS Air Operations Unit coordinated the response to the two separate incidents caused by rough weather Sunday. Just before 3pm the police helicopter located two men whose canoe had capsized and […]

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Captain insists Cuban migrants must get off his ship

Captain insists Cuban migrants must get off his ship

| 08/04/2021 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The captain of the MV Bulk Freedom has indicated that he is unwilling to take the Cuban migrants currently occupying a communications room aboard his vessel to any other port and has insisted that the group must disembark here in the Cayman Islands, according to the latest official update on the impasse. Customs and […]

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Baby falls ill as Cuban Facebook stream cuts off

Baby falls ill as Cuban Facebook stream cuts off

| 08/04/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Social media posts by Cuban refugees and migrants aboard the Bulk Freedom show that Jouz Javier Freites’ phone was cut off at around 8:00 Thursday morning and he is no longer able to live-stream the situation on the cargo ship. Meanwhile, his baby is believed to be very unwell and in need of medical […]

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Drivers urged to lookout for blues

Drivers urged to lookout for blues

| 07/04/2021 | 9 Comments

(CNS): With the blue iguana breeding season now underway, drivers are urged to look out for these iconic and still endangered indigenous animals on the road as they roam around to find mates and territory. Motorists are asked to slow down and give the blues a wide berth as part of the conservation effort. The […]

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Local unemployment passed 8% in late 2020

Local unemployment passed 8% in late 2020

| 07/04/2021 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office’s latest Labour Force Survey outlines the significant impact the COVID-19 health crisis had on unemployment last year, documenting a drop in the workforce from almost 50,000 people in the autumn of 2019 to just under 44,000 last October. Although they are six months old, the statistics provide the first […]

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Dart’s NS helipad denied after MP appears at CPA

Dart’s NS helipad denied after MP appears at CPA

| 06/04/2021 | 102 Comments

(CNS): An application by one of Dart’s network of companies to construct a private helipad in a remote area of North Side to enable the owner to engage in extreme mountain biking has been turned down by the Central Planning Authority. The application by Arboretum Services Ltd was presented by Dart employees on Wednesday, where […]

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911 loses contact with Cubans on tags

911 loses contact with Cubans on tags

| 05/04/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: More Cuban asylum seekers who have been living in the community wearing electronic tags as they wait for their asylum claims to be heard have gone missing. Border Control has confirmed that they have been unable to locate ten refugees. With the last signals from the monitoring devices being received by the Department […]

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CI economy boosted  by residency ‘sales’ for over 10yrs

CI economy boosted by residency ‘sales’ for over 10yrs

| 05/04/2021 | 112 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands economy has seen a boost of almost half a billion dollars over the last decade from what is effectively the sale of residency to foreign investors. According to research conducted by Christian Henrik Nesheim, the founder of Investment Migration and an expert on the subject, Cayman has been one of the […]

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Missing teenage girl found

Missing teenage girl found

| 01/04/2021

(CNS) UPDATED FRIDAY: Tahja Carter (16), who had been missing from the Frances Bodden Children’s Home for almost a week, has been found and appears to be in good health, the RCIPS said Friday morning. She was reported missing on Tuesday, 30 March, but has now been located and spoken to.

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