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Brac to get $600k yellow fire truck

Brac to get $600k yellow fire truck

| 16/02/2017 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Government is splashing out almost $600,000 on a new bright yellow fire truck for Cayman Brac to replace the one that crashed during a test run on the airport runway last month, injuring two officers. Government officials said that Chief Fire Officer David Hails has signed a deal with Ros [...]

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Personal drones are privacy pests

Personal drones are privacy pests

| 14/02/2017

I was sitting on my patio yesterday, drinking my coffee and enjoying the breeze when I heard a whirring noise. When I looked up there was a drone watching me. It flew over the house and then came back again and landed at a house in Canal Point. I heard that there is a rule about flying drones wit [...]

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Wet floor lands governor in hospital

Wet floor lands governor in hospital

| 14/02/2017 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Governor Helen Kilpatrick was admitted to hospital at the weekend after “slipping on a wet floor and injuring her ribs”, according to a release from her office. The very short statement released on Tuesday gave no details of the actual injuries, where or exactly when it happen [...]

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Hurley’s files court action over ‘Ivanized’ store

Hurley’s files court action over ‘Ivanized’ store

| 14/02/2017

(CNS Business): More than a dozen years after Hurricane Ivan struck Grand Cayman, one local supermarket is still in dispute with neighbouring property owners over a store it owns in George Town. The former Hurley’s Supermarket at the Eden Centre on Walkers Road remains at the centre of a disput [...]

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Missing woman’s sister sues dump managers

Missing woman’s sister sues dump managers

| 13/02/2017 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Noreen Dixon has filed a law suit against the government’s Department of Environmental Health on behalf of her missing sister’s estate and five children. In the legal claim filed last month Dixon points the finger of blame at the management of the dump where Anna Evans was working wh [...]

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NRA says safety improved at ‘tricky’ roundabout

NRA says safety improved at ‘tricky’ roundabout

| 13/02/2017 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the National Roads Authority (NRA) have said that things are running more smoothly at the Butterfield Roundabout by A.L. Thompson’s Home Depot in George Town after the agency installed new signs and road markings. The authority claimed that a few weeks after the safety me [...]

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Oil spill blocks road in Prospect

Oil spill blocks road in Prospect

| 09/02/2017 | 4 Comments

(CNS): An oil spill on Shamrock Road between Marina Drive and the areas towards the Chrissie Tomlinson Roundabout Thursday morning caused a diversion for traffic heading eastward onto the east-west arterial. It’s not clear how the spill in the Prospect area happened but police and fire off [...]

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Dart continues goal to rip up 7MB beachrock

Dart continues goal to rip up 7MB beachrock

| 09/02/2017 | 213 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ largest landowner and developer has made a formal application to Cabinet for a coastal works licence to press ahead with its controversial plans to rip out a stretch of beachrock from the sea close to the shoreline of beachfront land it owns near Tiki Beach. Dart [...]

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Panton navigates choppy ‘blacklist’ waters

Panton navigates choppy ‘blacklist’ waters

| 08/02/2017

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands financial services minister has been doing the rounds in Brussels and London over the last week to persuade European officials that Cayman should not be on any grey or blacklists and to talk about the continued pressure from the UK for Cayman and the other terr [...]

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Consultants sign deal to assess social welfare

Consultants sign deal to assess social welfare

| 08/02/2017 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The community affairs ministry has signed a deal with KPMG to develop an outline business case for a future social welfare programme, but it is unclear exactly what the bean counters will be creating. In a release Monday, ministry officials said Minister Osbourne Bodden had “discussed th [...]

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Homeowners derail project for troubled kids

Homeowners derail project for troubled kids

| 07/02/2017 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Pressure from property owners in the relatively affluent area of Coral Gables in West Bay has managed to derail the government’s plans to expand the Bonaventure Boys’ Home to house more kids at risk or in trouble as well as a secure remand unit for young people. Last weekend, the m [...]

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