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Visitors rescued by CICG from sinking boat

Visitors rescued by CICG from sinking boat

| 01/03/2024 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG) saved a group of visitors from a sinking boat on Wednesday after they received a report of a vessel in distress off the coast of Grand Cayman. The team on duty responded and was on the scene in a matter of minutes. The officers pulled several people from […]

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Speaker of the House bit me, says complainant

Speaker of the House bit me, says complainant

| 23/02/2024

(CNS): A civil servant allegedly indecently assaulted by then speaker of parliament McKeeva Bush (MP) told the police that he bit and sucked her hand, leaving a mark, at a cocktail party in September 2022. The complainant was one of two women whose evidence was presented to the court on Thursday via police video interviews […]

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GT primary school renamed for retired principal

GT primary school renamed for retired principal

| 22/02/2024 | 17 Comments

(CNS): George Town Primary School has been officially renamed the Sharon (Marie) Martin Primary School in honour of its retired principal. The naming was made official last week when politicians and educators held a special event honouring an educator who touched the lives of many children across several generations throughout her career on Cayman Brac […]

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Palliative care expert appointed as chief nurse

Palliative care expert appointed as chief nurse

| 21/02/2024 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The health ministry has appointed Felicia McLean as chief nursing officer, responsible for providing guidance on professional nursing matters to the minister, the chief officer, the chief medical officer and other government entities. Officials said the job involves strategic oversight of the standards of nursing education, regulation and practice across the three islands. McLean […]

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Cayman eroded

Cayman eroded

| 19/02/2024 | 66 Comments

MDR writes: The Cayman Islands, with its stunning coastline and pristine beaches, has been a popular destination for tourists and expatriates alike, most of whom have become Caymanian by way of status. The allure of living or vacationing in close proximity to the ocean has resulted in the development of shorelines throughout the islands. However, […]

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Local procurement manager promoted to deputy director

Local procurement manager promoted to deputy director

| 16/02/2024 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Robert Tatum has been promoted to the position of deputy director of the Central Procurement Office, government officials confirmed some three weeks following his appointment. The CPO is a critical department that oversees public spending and secures value for money for the public purse. Tatum, a graduate of the Cayman Brac High School, joined […]

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Sports field threatens wetland oasis in 7MB area

Sports field threatens wetland oasis in 7MB area

| 15/02/2024 | 149 Comments

(CNS): A planning application by Dart to build a professional-grade AstroTurf football pitch with a 710sqft pavilion, changing rooms and a practice field poses a direct threat to one of the last areas of wetland in the Seven Mile Beach corridor, and local activists are calling for the project to be stopped. The site acts […]

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Saltwater fizzes up CUC lines, causing outages

Saltwater fizzes up CUC lines, causing outages

| 15/02/2024 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Last week’s Nor’wester caused severe salt contamination to power lines around Grand Cayman, particularly in western and coastal areas, CUC has said. This salt contamination can cause electricity to track across the devices, resulting in buzzing and crackling sounds along with visible arc flashes. A spokesperson from CUC explained to CNS that this is […]

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Gun crime continues with shots fired at GT building

Gun crime continues with shots fired at GT building

| 15/02/2024 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Police are investigating another case of shots being fired in the country’s capital. After reports of gunshots at two o’clock on Monday morning, officers from the RCIPS Firearms Response Unit found spent casings near the junction of Eastern Avenue and Shedden Road in Central George Town. The shots caused damage to a nearby building […]

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79% call for stamp duty increase in CNS straw poll

79% call for stamp duty increase in CNS straw poll

| 13/02/2024 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The policy U-turn by Premier Juliana O’Connor-Connolly on a proposal to increase stamp duty in areas with a high concentration of luxury development, such as Seven Mile Beach, is not supported by the majority of CNS readers. According to the results of a straw poll posted here last week, 79% of those who took […]

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Agriculture show to promote local food security

Agriculture show to promote local food security

| 13/02/2024 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Agricultural Society will be hosting the 55th Agriculture Show on Ash Wednesday with the theme “Food Security – Everybody’s Business” to highlight the critical importance of ensuring a reliable and accessible food supply in the face of global challenges. With growing concerns about global food security, particularly during emergencies and natural […]

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