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Advice sought on investment options

Advice sought on investment options

| 11/05/2017
For what is considered a major financial centre, I am having difficulty in finding reasonably priced advice for a small investor. Most companies only appear to want large sums of money, the banks just insult you with their interest rates. Where can one invest $50,000? It is my life savings and I don [...]

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CUC opens up more CORE capacity

CUC opens up more CORE capacity

| 11/05/2017
(CNS Business):  The new utilities regulator has approved the allocation of two more megawatts of capacity for CUC’s Consumer-Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) programme as the 6MW previously allocated has reached its limit. Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) said that customers will have access to on [...]

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Education results fall in 2016 data report

Education results fall in 2016 data report

| 11/05/2017 | 82 Comments
(CNS): A report by the Department of Education Services reflecting the internal tests and external exam results for students in government schools in the 2015-16 academic year show a decline in achievement. The authors of the report said the percentage of students in Year 12 attaining five or more s [...]

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Six rookie cops now on the beat

Six rookie cops now on the beat

| 10/05/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): After seventeen “rigorous weeks of training” on the Initial Recruit Foundation Course, six new RCIPS officer have hit the streets for their on-the-job training. The classroom course provided “a firm grounding in the legal, operational, and fitness aspects” of police work, officials sa [...]

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Stolen car found in one piece

Stolen car found in one piece

| 09/05/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): A black Honda Fit which was stolen on Saturday some time during or after the Batabano Carnival has been found not far from where the owner had left it and it appears unscathed. A Department of Environment officer who had seen the media coverage and Facebook posts spotted the car parked near T [...]

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Notice out for cruise port contractors

Notice out for cruise port contractors

| 09/05/2017 | 95 Comments
(CNS): Two weeks before Cayman goes to the polls, the tourism ministry has issued a request for relevant contractors to pre-qualify for the cruise berthing project. No press release or comment has been issued by the current government about the completion of the KPMG report on the financing model or [...]

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Gun suspect charged following prison gate report

Gun suspect charged following prison gate report

| 09/05/2017
(CNS): A Bodden Town man has been charged with firearms offences in connection with the recovery of a gun near the prison gates on Saturday afternoon. The 27-year-old man, who has not yet been identified, was due in court Tuesday morning, having been charged with possession of unlicensed ammunition [...]

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Same-sex couples urged to test Cayman marriage law

Same-sex couples urged to test Cayman marriage law

| 09/05/2017 | 235 Comments
(CNS): A legal expert is urging same-sex Caymanian couples who want to get married to put the local legislation to the test as he believes there is no lawful prohibition to same-sex marriages in either the Constitution or the Marriage Law. Dr Leo Raznovich, a former Truman Bodden Law School professo [...]

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Police charge East End suspect in vandalism case

Police charge East End suspect in vandalism case

| 09/05/2017
(CNS): A 30-year-old man from East End was charged Monday with damage to property and causing harassment, alarm or distress in connection with  an incident of vandalism on a police officer’s private car parked at his East End home. The act of vandalism happened within a day of the officer being t [...]

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Owner desperate to find stolen car

Owner desperate to find stolen car

| 08/05/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): A woman whose car was stolen from the green area between the Esterley Tibbetts Highway and Peninsula Avenue near the Kimpton roundabout during or after the Batabano festival on Saturday is asking anyone who may have seen it to get in touch. She reported the 2012 Honda Fit (licence #161 702) m [...]

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Little Cayman threatened by road proposal

Little Cayman threatened by road proposal

| 08/05/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): In the absence of a comprehensive plan for the island’s future and no details of why it is required, the National Conservation Council has told the planning ministry that it will need to do an environmental impact assessment before it attempts to gazette a new road on Little Cayman. Departm [...]

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