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CIFA votes in new boss after tight election

CIFA votes in new boss after tight election

| 23/11/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS): The beleaguered local sports body, the Cayman Islands Football Association, has voted Alfredo Whittaker as its new president. A well-known senior referee, Whittaker won a tight ballot 8-7 after Renard Moxam dropped out of the running, which included incumbent president Lee Ramoon, after four [...]

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Driver critical after light pole crash

Driver critical after light pole crash

| 23/11/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS): A driver is currently in a critical condition at the Cayman  Islands Hospital after a collision with a light pole at around 9:00pm last night, 22 November. Emergency personnel were called to the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, south of Yacht Drive, where the single car crash had happened. Police [...]

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Dart denied permission for tunnel extension

Dart denied permission for tunnel extension

| 23/11/2017 | 45 Comments
(CNS): The Central Planning Authority has denied the application from Cayman Shores Development, one of Dart’s network of companies, which had applied for permission to extend its tunnel on the West Bay Road. The decision was made yesterday evening after the CPA met and considered the applicat [...]

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CIG aiming for full local employment

CIG aiming for full local employment

| 23/11/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Among the Government of National Unity’s ambitions for the next two years, supported by its recently passed spending plan, is full employment for all Caymanians. According to various comments made by the premier over the last few weeks since he delivered the Budget Policy Statement, the [...]

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Government won’t tax banks for education fund

Government won’t tax banks for education fund

| 21/11/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The premier told members of the Legislative Assembly that his government would consider the idea of an education fund that could help plug the budget gaps and cover more scholarships for Caymanians, but he said his administration was not prepared to raise the cash by putting a tax on the spre [...]

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Five on trial over violent gun fuelled feud

Five on trial over violent gun fuelled feud

| 21/11/2017
(CNS): Five people from West Bay crammed into the dock in the Grand Court Monday, as the crown opened its case against the group in relation to an attempted murder outside a West Bay Road nightclub earlier this year. Malik Mothen (35), Tashika Mothen (29), Kashwayne Hewitt (20), Daniella Tibbetts (2 [...]

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University calls for input on search for new president

University calls for input on search for new president

| 20/11/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Roy Bodden, the president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, will be retiring next year, and in preparation for his departure the UCCI board is consulting with stakeholders about the job description before it advertises the vacancy. Officials said the next president will be expe [...]

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Police arrest suspect dealer at West Bay Road bar

Police arrest suspect dealer at West Bay Road bar

| 20/11/2017
(CNS): Late Sunday night police officers were called to an undisclosed bar close to Public Beach on the West Bay Road, where they arrested a 39-year-old George Town man on suspicion of possession of cocaine and ganja with intent to supply, as well as other drug-related offences. The police said the [...]

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Jury returns open verdict in post-op death

Jury returns open verdict in post-op death

| 20/11/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The jury hearing the inquest into the death of Lisa Anne Turner (61) recorded an “open verdict” Thursday, as they were unable to determine the circumstance that caused her death. The Canadian woman, who had lived in Cayman for many years, died earlier this year just days after an operati [...]

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CIG security could be reserved for locals only

CIG security could be reserved for locals only

| 20/11/2017 | 82 Comments
(CNS): Government has accepted a proposal from the opposition to consider reserving security jobs at government ports and buildings for Caymanians only. On Thursday evening legislators briefly debated a private member’s motion on the idea by Chris Saunders (BTW), who said that it was normal f [...]

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Christmas jobs to make Cayman ‘NICE’ again

Christmas jobs to make Cayman ‘NICE’ again

| 17/11/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Following comments by the premier in the Legislative Assembly yesterday that government would be running the annual Christmas clean-up, officials confirmed Friday that they are now seeking applicants for the three-week programme. The National Community Enhancement Project (NICE) 2017 will pro [...]

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