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Gas station robbed for first time

Gas station robbed for first time

| 21/01/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Barcam Esso on Shamrock Road in George Town, which opened less than two years ago was robbed for the first time, on Sunday morning. The RCIPS said that  two men had entered the gas station store armed with a gun and made off with a quantity of cash in a dark-colored compact vehicle [&hel [...]

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Premier accuses CJ of not having a plan

Premier accuses CJ of not having a plan

| 19/01/2018 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Comments by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie about government’s failure to address the much-needed court-house were refuted by the premier during his Chamber of Commerce Legislative Lunch speech Thursday, though he acknowledged the much-needed facility has been under discussion for a decad [...]

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Premier rails against lack of praise

Premier rails against lack of praise

| 19/01/2018 | 81 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin told a room full of business delegates that things were going very well for Cayman but took aim at populist rhetoric, negative public comments and a critical local media for not shouting from the rooftops about Cayman’s success story. The leader of the current U [...]

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Nearly 500 residents approved in 2017

Nearly 500 residents approved in 2017

| 18/01/2018 | 70 Comments
(CNS): The latest official government figures relating to efforts to address the backlog of permanent residency applications reveal that 496 people received PR in Cayman last year, while 242 people were turned down. The process was derailed for several years as a result of successful legal challenge [...]

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Law Society laments 30-year struggle for bill

Law Society laments 30-year struggle for bill

| 18/01/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Alasdair Robertson, the president of the Cayman Islands Law Society, made his annual call for the fundamental reform of the Legal Practitioners Law at the opening of the Grand Court Wednesday, when he reminded the lawyers and lawmakers present that the current legislation is unfit for purpo [...]

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CIG signs deal to set up fast track in Miami

CIG signs deal to set up fast track in Miami

| 17/01/2018 | 89 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Executive Assistant Director Todd Owen signed a deal at the government building in George Town yesterday to establish a customs and immigration fast track system at Miami airport for US visitors coming to Cayman. The [...]

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Ex-minister presses case against blogger

Ex-minister presses case against blogger

| 17/01/2018 | 138 Comments
(CNS): The former finance minister, Marco Archer, is pressing ahead with his legal case against the producer of the Cayman Marl Road online forum. Sandra Hill (nee Catron) told CNS yesterday that the law suit against her filed by the former Cabinet minister is continuing following a closed-door case [...]

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Equipment failure behind major power cut

Equipment failure behind major power cut

| 16/01/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): The power outage on Friday morning, which impacted 14,337 CUC customers from South Sound to East End, was caused by equipment failure, Grand Cayman’s electricity provider said Tuesday. Apologizing for the cut in supply that affected more than half their customers between 7:20am and 8:2 [...]

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Airport shops closed as upgrade moves on

Airport shops closed as upgrade moves on

| 15/01/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): As work continues to redevelop and expand Owen Roberts International Airport, the retail and duty-free concessions in the original terminal have been closed to accommodate the renovations. The Runaway Bar in the Departures Hall is still operating but there will be no other shops open until th [...]

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Customs net drug suspects in three separate cases

Customs net drug suspects in three separate cases

| 15/01/2018
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs Department has arrested four people over the last week in three separate drug smuggling cases. On Friday, 12 January, customs officers arrested a 35-year-old Caymanian man and a 34-year-old woman from Trinidad who is a permanent resident here. They are accused of i [...]

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Gun club takes aim at new range

Gun club takes aim at new range

| 15/01/2018 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The Central Planning Authority has approved an application by the Cayman Islands Sports Shooting Association for a new range on crown land in East End. The plans for the new facility have been on the cards since 2013 but the project blocked due to concerns about the potential contamination of [...]

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