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Church schools reveal stark contrasts in standards

Church schools reveal stark contrasts in standards

| 18/06/2021 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Parents paying for their children’s education at three of Grand Cayman’s leading private church schools are getting very different results for their money. Triple C has once again been judged ‘weak’ in its latest inspection, while Cayman Prep was graded ‘good’ and only a few steps away from an ‘excellent’ rating. First Baptist Christian […]

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Pension holiday rolls on for six more months

Pension holiday rolls on for six more months

| 18/06/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Government has confirmed that Cabinet has agreed to a six month extension to the National Pensions Act to extend the freeze on the mandatory requirement for private sector workers and their employers to pay into a pension scheme. The holiday was introduced by the previous government more than one year ago as a result […]

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Dodgy driving spikes again over holiday weekend

Dodgy driving spikes again over holiday weekend

| 16/06/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): As police continue Operation Quaker, the latest road safety campaign focusing on weekend driving, the holiday weekend saw an increase again in crashes and traffic offences after a decline during the previous regular weekend. Between 11 and 14 June, officers on Grand Cayman arrested 13 drunk drivers and issued around 60 tickets, mostly for […]

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Isolation cut to 5 days but population error skews vaccine rate

Isolation cut to 5 days but population error skews vaccine rate

| 16/06/2021 | 284 Comments

(CNS): Government has announced a reduction in the quarantine time from ten days down to five for people who have had an approved, verifiable COVID-19 vaccine, starting next week. The requirement for a pre-arrival negative coronavirus PCR test has been reinstated but travellers no longer need to get tested upon arrival at the airport.

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Revamped royal do declared great success

Revamped royal do declared great success

| 16/06/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Over 800 people attended the relocated celebrations for the Queen’s Birthday Celebrations this year, which were lauded by officials as a great success. The annual event which has been moved in its entirety from outside the Parliament Building, where it has traditionally been held, to the road in front of Government House, the governor’s […]

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More condo projects emerge for NWP

More condo projects emerge for NWP

| 15/06/2021 | 86 Comments

(CNS): The North West Point coastline has been rapidly developed over the last two years, including a number of controversial projects, and more appear to be on the way. Although a $12 million proposal by NWPR Group Ltd was rejected by the Central Planning Authority in April because the “mass, scale and height of the […]

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DEH: Recycling is real but still only 1%

DEH: Recycling is real but still only 1%

| 15/06/2021 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The management at the Department of Environmental Health laughed as they asked members of the press recently if we “believe” in the recycling programme, given the common perception in the community that separating domestic rubbish is a waste of time because it all ends up in the landfill anyway. Not so, said Michael Haworth, […]

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Dart bound by Britannia homeowners’ rights

Dart bound by Britannia homeowners’ rights

| 10/06/2021 | 278 Comments

(CNS): Around two hundred owners of residential properties in what was once known as the Britannia Resort, off the West Bay Road and adjacent to Camana Bay, have won access rights following a major court decision published this week. Following a long running legal battle between homeowners and several Dart companies that wanted to shake […]

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Experts stick by findings in deadly crash

Experts stick by findings in deadly crash

| 10/06/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Two crash re-constructionists who concluded that Philip Price (34) was the driver in a fatal crash in East End in 2018, in which his wife was killed but he was never prosecuted, stood by their findings when they appeared before the Coroners Court on Wednesday. The inquest jury returned a verdict of misadventure but […]

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Daggaro sells Brac land to dot.com millionaire

Daggaro sells Brac land to dot.com millionaire

| 07/06/2021 | 107 Comments

(CNS): Myles Newlove, the CEO of Daggaro, has sold the land on Cayman Brac, which has now been cleared, where he had planned to base the controversial Black Hawk helicopter search and rescue operation. This is despite claims Newlove made just a few weeks ago when he told CNS that he and his team were […]

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Local man dies at quarantine hotel

Local man dies at quarantine hotel

| 07/06/2021 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have confirmed that a local man has died at the government quarantine hotel, the Holiday Inn. Few details have been released by the Travel Cayman team, which is responsible for the health and well-being of those who are being held at the facility until they have served their ten or 14-day […]

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