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Airport to wave nostalgic final farewell to gallery

Airport to wave nostalgic final farewell to gallery

| 07/12/2016 | 27 Comments

(CNS): As the renovations and redevelopment of Owen Roberts International Airport continues, the much-loved waving gallery will close in January, officials confirmed this week. The outdoor balcony under the iconic A-frame and thatch roof belongs to a bygone era and the Cayman Islands Airport Auth [...]

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Police officer sues security firm over dog bite

Police officer sues security firm over dog bite

| 07/12/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): A police officer who was dispatched to the Fairbanks Immigration Detention Centre in May 2014 when a group of Cubans was trying to escape is suing The Security Centre because one of its dogs bit her while on duty. In a statement of claim that describes a chaotic situation, as police, priso [...]

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Constitution should have a braille version

Constitution should have a braille version

| 07/12/2016

I read that the Constitutional Commission and the Human Rights Commission are working on producing an audio version of the Cayman Islands Constitution for people who have vision problems (See Audio of Constitution for visually impaired ‘soon come’). Is there also a copy of that or any of our [...]

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ICO passes PR report case to courts

ICO passes PR report case to courts

| 07/12/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The legal challenges are mounting for government over the permanent residency controversy generated by the point system for occupations in the new law. As well as the action requesting a judicial review on the applicant’s 29-month wait for a decision, the premier is about to face ano [...]

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Swimmer and kayakers safe after rescues

Swimmer and kayakers safe after rescues

| 06/12/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Marine officers and emergency medical personnel were kept busy with two rescues on Tuesday afternoon. At about 1:3opm emergency service responded to a report from Governor’s Beach that a man was in distress in the water. When they arrived, the officers and medics were able to help the m [...]

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PR applicant takes CIG to court over delay

PR applicant takes CIG to court over delay

| 06/12/2016 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Three years after government stopped hearing permanent residency claims because of a legal hurdle that officials seem unable to tackle, an applicant has finally turned to the courts for judicial review. Mark Edmunds, who works in the offshore sector and made his application to become a per [...]

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More change ahead for CS, says new leader

More change ahead for CS, says new leader

| 06/12/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): After ten years at the helm of the Cayman Islands Civil Service Association President, James Watler has stepped down and John Bothwell, senior research officer at the Department of Environment, has taken over the reins after he was selected by the membership last month to become the 22nd [...]

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Two car smash caused massive tail-backs

Two car smash caused massive tail-backs

| 05/12/2016 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A major car crash on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway behind Buckingham Square closed both lanes on Friday evening just after 4pm when the weekend rush hour began. Two people were said to have sustained injuries, though not life threatening, and they were taken to [...]

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GT man charged with stabbing victim in neck

GT man charged with stabbing victim in neck

| 02/12/2016

(CNS): A 38-year-old man from George Town is expected to appear in court today to face a list of offences regarding a stabbing on Monday night on Webb Road, off North Sound Way. The victim had arrived at the George Town hospital with a stab wound to his neck sometime after 9:30pm on 28 November a [...]

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CIG comes through on promised CS pay hike

CIG comes through on promised CS pay hike

| 01/12/2016 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Around 1,500 civil servants will be getting an early Christmas present form government following an announcement Thursday evening that the stagnation in public sector workers’ pay was being addressed in this month’s pay packet. Following through on a promise made in the premier’s str [...]

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Dozens of locals compete for 15 firefighter spots

Dozens of locals compete for 15 firefighter spots

| 01/12/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service has begun the competitive element of its recruitment process to fill 15 entry-level jobs. Officials said that 79 Caymanian applicants who met the criteria test when they applied took the 20 question Fire Service entry exam last week. The potential recruits w [...]

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