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CIG creates new department of ‘WORC’

CIG creates new department of ‘WORC’

| 25/05/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Government’s much-anticipated merger of the work permit and residency elements of the immigration department with the workforce development agency will be known as WORC, according to a press release issued Friday. The establishment of this new department, Workforce Opportunities and Res [...]

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Police name visitors who died in local waters

Police name visitors who died in local waters

| 25/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Police have now confirmed the identities of the latest two visitors from the United States to lose their lives in Cayman waters. Peter Stuart Schilke (57) from Connecticut died following a snorkelling trip off the East End coast on Saturday, 19 May. And Walter Franklin Steele (83) from North [...]

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Dash cam evidence: On Cayman’s roads (Part 1)

Dash cam evidence: On Cayman’s roads (Part 1)

| 25/05/2018
(CNS Local Life): Are you tired of taking your life in your hands just getting to work? Does the standard of driving on the roads of the Cayman Islands drive you nuts? Well here’s your chance to vent some of your frustrations. With the increase of dash cams, a lot of those ‘yikes!’ moments are [...]

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Director suspended as port begins probe

Director suspended as port begins probe

| 23/05/2018 | 88 Comments
(CNS): After weeks of revelations regarding a catalog of issues surrounding the beleaguered port director, Clement Reid, officials confirmed Wednesday that he had been suspended from his job and an internal investigation has been opened. In a short statement from the Port Authority of the Cayman Is [...]

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Wet weather causes disruptions for Cayman Airways

Wet weather causes disruptions for Cayman Airways

| 22/05/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Airways officials said that scheduled flights were operating largely as expected Tuesday after a difficult day Monday, when several flights were delayed and diverted. The national flag carrier said it would continue to monitor the weather conditions, given that heavy rain is expected [...]

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Another visitor dies after snorkelling trip

Another visitor dies after snorkelling trip

| 22/05/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): A 57-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States has became the seventh tourist to die in local waters so far this year. On Saturday evening, 19 May, emergency personnel were called to East End after the man had encountered difficulties while snorkelling in the ar [...]

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House of Lords approve bill paving way for BO register

House of Lords approve bill paving way for BO register

| 22/05/2018 | 60 Comments
(CNS): Lord Ahmad said in the House of Lords Monday that the standards of the British Overseas Territories’ financial services on beneficial ownership information surpass international standards and admitted that by accepting a policy of imposing public registers, the UK government was disenfr [...]

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Car smashes into wall, brings down two poles

Car smashes into wall, brings down two poles

| 22/05/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: A woman sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries Sunday evening when the car she was in smashed through a concrete wall and brought down two light poles in West Bay. The crash happened around 6:30pm on North West Point Road at the junction of Rennie Ebanks Road and involved [...]

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Search ends for Brac man missing at sea

Search ends for Brac man missing at sea

| 21/05/2018 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Following a third day of land and sea searches around the West End of Cayman Brac for Linvol Smith, who has not been seen since last Friday, police have said they will not be searching tomorrow (Tuesday), saying they do not believe continued searches would be successful. Smith was last seen a [...]

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CPA blocks South Sound housing development

CPA blocks South Sound housing development

| 21/05/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): A proposed townhouse development in the heart of South Sound by former deputy chair of the UDP and Honorary Jamaican Consul, Joseph Marzouca, has been refused planning permission amid fervent objections from neighbouring residents, who want their locality to remain exclusively for single-fa [...]

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Public asked to weigh in on school inspections

Public asked to weigh in on school inspections

| 18/05/2018 | 67 Comments
(CNS): The Office of Education Standards (OES) is calling on the general public to offer input, thoughts and comments on the new schools inspection framework. The office will be holding district meetings and conducting social media polls via the government Facebook page to encourage educators, par [...]

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