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WORC doing a better job, says premier

WORC doing a better job, says premier

| 26/10/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Since November last year more than 1,183 local people were registered with government’s new job placement agency and around 330 people have found work since March. Premier Alden McLaughlin said that WORC has been very successful in placing Caymanians in jobs. “The new department is performing much, much better and achieving much, much greater […]

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Pandemic trims pirate party

Pandemic trims pirate party

| 22/10/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Not even pirates have escaped the long arm of COVID-19. While this year’s Pirates Week Festival has not been completely lost at sea, the sails have been trimmed on the party. Officials said that the 43rd annual festival, entitled ‘Cay-munity’ sums up the Cayman Islands’ response to every challenge this year. The event kicks […]

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Officials step up prison rehab efforts

Officials step up prison rehab efforts

| 20/10/2020 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Inmates at HMP Northward are now training to fill some of Cayman’s major skills gaps for technical jobs that are in the highest demand, from air-conditioning repair to carpentry. One of the biggest problems with the criminal justice system is the recidivism of offenders, given the barriers they face finding work when they leave […]

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Suspected drunk driver brings down power lines

Suspected drunk driver brings down power lines

| 19/10/2020

(CNS): A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI and driving without being qualified after the Green Honda Civic he was driving crashed on Seaview Road early Sunday morning, which brought down a light-pole and power lines. The man was taken to hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries before he was bailed by police.

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Police track down missing man

Police track down missing man

| 19/10/2020

(CNS) UPDATED: After opening a missing person inquiry on Friday, police have now tracked down Maroe Shaw (25). Just one day after he was reported missing, officers on patrol located and spoke with Shaw, who was said to be in good health when he was found. He was taken home by the police to his father’s […]

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Balboa case reveals planning process problems

Balboa case reveals planning process problems

| 15/10/2020 | 86 Comments

(CNS): The controversial development on the George Town harbour front, Balbao Beach, has served to illustrate a confusing and frustrating planning process. Last week the project went before the Planning Appeals Tribunal to hear concerns about approval given more than three years ago because the project has since gone through more changes and is currently […]

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Ombudsman mediated for refugees in need

Ombudsman mediated for refugees in need

| 14/10/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): When a group of Cubans, comprising some who have been granted asylum in the Cayman Islands as well as asylum-seekers, held a demonstration this summer at the Government Administration Building in George Town seeking financial help, the Office of the Ombudsman was able to negotiate a resolution without resorting to a full blown inquiry. […]

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Haines to sign book on mountain ‘trundle’

Haines to sign book on mountain ‘trundle’

| 14/10/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Locally renowned trekker and marathon runner, Derek Haines, who goes through sneakers like Sasquatch goes through socks, will be making a guest appearance on Friday to sign his book about last year’s adventure. Haines raised $750,000 for the Special Needs Foundation when he and Mike Burcombe took on the Coast2Cost challenge, walking 600 miles […]

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Cayman’s supermodel to headline charity gala

Cayman’s supermodel to headline charity gala

| 14/10/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ world famous supermodel, Selita Ebanks, will be making a guest appearance this weekend on home turf when she headlines a charity gala at the Ritz-Carlton. Ebanks, who will be the guest speaker at this year’s Breast Cancer Foundation Gala, grew up mostly in Cayman before moving to New York and strutting […]

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Appeal against Beach Bay hotel fails

Appeal against Beach Bay hotel fails

| 12/10/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Homeowners in the Beach Bay area of Lower Valley who are fighting to stop a ten-storey hotel being built in their quiet residential community have lost their appeal to the Planning Appeals Tribunal. The decision by the Central Planning Authority to approve the resort has been upheld after the tribunal found there was no […]

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Pedestrian knocked down on Cayman Brac

Pedestrian knocked down on Cayman Brac

| 12/10/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): A woman has sustained life threatening injuries after she was knocked down by an SUV on Cayman Brac at around 8:15 this morning in the area of Cemetery Road and West End Road. The victim, who was on foot at the time she was struck by a blue Toyota Fortuna, has been airlifted to […]

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