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British ambassador to succeed Roper

British ambassador to succeed Roper

| 09/12/2022 | 2 Comments

(CNS)): Jane Owen (59), a career diplomat, has been appointed as the Cayman Islands’ next governor when Martyn Roper leaves next year. Owen, who will be Cayman’s second woman in the job, will be coming from her current post as the British ambassador for Switzerland and the non-resident ambassador to the neighbouring principality of Liechtenstein. […]

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One robber charged, another strikes on 7MB

One robber charged, another strikes on 7MB

| 08/12/2022

(CNS): Police are investigating another armed robbery at an undisclosed bar on West Bay Road, just south of Seven Mile Public Beach, at about 9:25pm Wednesday. A lone masked man entered through the rear door, brandished a firearm and demanded money before fleeing with a quantity of cash. Meanwhile, a 25-year-old West Bay man arrested […]

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$100k/year scholarships on offer for top students

$100k/year scholarships on offer for top students

| 08/12/2022 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Two government students, one male and one female, who graduate with top grades in ten subjects and have been accepted into one of the world’s most prestigious universities will be sent on their way with a new generous scholarship launched by the Ministry of Education (MoE). The Government High Schools Scholar Award, which is […]

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Customs urges importers to supply invoices

Customs urges importers to supply invoices

| 07/12/2022 | 30 Comments

(CNS): As Customs and Border Control gears up to deal with tens of thousands of seasonal imports, officials are urging people to get all of their documentation right and follow the proper process in order to get their Christmas packages on time. With over 22,000 individual imports recorded for the month of November already, the […]

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Landowners gift 34 acres of land to rehab farm

Landowners gift 34 acres of land to rehab farm

| 06/12/2022 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The future of Beacon Farms in North Side, which combines sustainable food production with the rehabilitation of recovering addicts, is now secure as the land on which the farm was established has been donated to the Beacon of Hope Foundation, the Cayman-registered non-profit that runs the facility. The farm is already gaining a reputation […]

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Parliament to debate car imports, tall buildings

Parliament to debate car imports, tall buildings

| 02/12/2022 | 247 Comments

(CNS): Two private members’ motions set to be presented in parliament next week will see MPs debate the issue of increasing the current building height limits to 20 or even 30 storeys, and restricting car imports to alleviate traffic congestion. Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has filed a motion calling on the government to “consider as […]

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Housing Trust starts work on 19 West Bay homes

Housing Trust starts work on 19 West Bay homes

| 02/12/2022 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Phase 3 of the Lighthouse Gardens affordable housing development in the Boatswain Bay area of West Bay is getting underway after an official groundbreaking of the project this week. The subdivision includes nineteen housing lots and completes the 9.5-acre property, delivering a total of 55 homes at the location. National Housing Development Trust (NHDT) […]

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Man jailed for seven years after hatchet attack

Man jailed for seven years after hatchet attack

| 01/12/2022 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Gioser Acosta Gonzalez (42), originally from Cuba, has been jailed for seven years following his conviction more than 18 months ago for a violent attack in October 2020 in West Bay. Gonzalez was found guilty of wounding with intent after he hit a man in the head twice with a hatchet during an argument […]

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CAL breaks records as tourism numbers keep climbing

CAL breaks records as tourism numbers keep climbing

| 01/12/2022 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways Limited exceeded pre-pandemic numbers for both total passenger count and passenger revenue in October, setting new records for the national airline, a release from CAL stated. And according to Department of Tourism statistics, between 1 January and 30 September, a total of 180,624 visitors arrived in the Cayman Islands. With CAL alone […]

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18 more Cuban migrants arrive over two days

18 more Cuban migrants arrive over two days

| 30/11/2022 | 15 Comments

(CNS): On Monday and Tuesday an additional 18 migrants arrived in local waters in two separate vessels. All of the men and women are now in the custody of Customs and Border Control as they begin the immigration process. In what is turning out to be one of the busiest years here for Cuban migrants […]

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Unused 7MB vendor huts may solve trader troubles

Unused 7MB vendor huts may solve trader troubles

| 30/11/2022 | 77 Comments

(CNS): A collection of colourful, but woefully small, vendor huts on Seven Mile Public Beach could help resolve the problem of irregular trading at the location, according to the Public Lands Commission board chairman. The huts were part of the infamous NRA deal with Dart that led to the closure of the West Bay Road […]

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