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7MB playground to close for two weeks

7MB playground to close for two weeks

| 16/08/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The playground to the north of the parking lot at Seven Mile Public beach will be closed from today, Friday 16 August, for two weeks until 30 August, to accommodate work that the Dart Group is doing in the area to upgrade the wider recreational area. The $3 million enhancement project, which was included […]

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¾ of SEN students are boys

¾ of SEN students are boys

| 16/08/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): A formal audit in July of students in government schools that have special educational needs severe enough to require additional specialist support, known as Phase 3 SEN, has revealed that boys dominate the figures. According to the summary of the report, which was released under the FOI law, 74% of students who require an […]

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Two cops assaulted in scuffle with driver

Two cops assaulted in scuffle with driver

| 15/08/2019

(CNS): A driver was arrested for resisting arrest and assaulting police after an incident that began when a wheel fell off his car right outside the Bodden Town Police Station. The RCIPS said that during the scuffle as the 20-year-old man resisted arrest, one of the officer’s fingers was broken and his arm was cut, […]

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Policy expert to take up UK-EU job

Policy expert to take up UK-EU job

| 15/08/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): André Ebanks, the deputy chief officer in the community affairs ministry, known for his policy expertise, has a new appointment. The senior civil servant is moving from tackling the ingrained social problems of Cayman’s community to representing the territory in the UK and Europe at a particularly challenging time. Ebanks will take up the […]

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Airport runway work delayed

Airport runway work delayed

| 14/08/2019 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Plans to extend and repave the runway at the Owen Roberts International Airport next month have been postponed, officials said Tuesday. In a press release, the Cayman Islands Airport Authority said that “unexpected extended contract negotiations” had led to part of the work being put off, though some elements of this outside phase of […]

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Traffic trouble rolls on as light meter goes live

Traffic trouble rolls on as light meter goes live

| 14/08/2019 | 141 Comments

(CNS): There was little relief for any drivers trying to get through the Hurley’s Roundabout junction on Wednesday, after the new light meter on South Sound Road went live earlier than expected. At around 5:30pm CNS conducted a straw poll of motorists stuck in traffic jams along Crewe Road, Old Crewe Road and South Sound […]

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CPR petition over 85% confirmed

CPR petition over 85% confirmed

| 13/08/2019 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The petition calling for a people’s initiated referendum on the controversial question of the cruise berthing project in George Town Harbour has surpassed the 85% mark in the verification process according to the latest update from the elections office. As of 8pm on Monday the team had confirmed the names of 4,501 people with […]

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Witnesses wanted to fatal boat crash

Witnesses wanted to fatal boat crash

| 13/08/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Police are appealing for witnesses to the fatal boat crash Sunday night (11 August) to come forward, as they investigate the cause of the collision between the two vessels, which resulted in the death of Emmanuel Brown (49) from George Town and John Turner (70), a British national living in Cayman. A woman was […]

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WORC portal will vet job ads

WORC portal will vet job ads

| 13/08/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The online job vacancy platform that will be central to government’s new approach to employment and immigration is about to enter the testing phase. Sharon Roulstone, the director of the National Workforce Development Agency (WORC), the new unit that emerged from the division of the immigration department into two new agencies, explained that this […]

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Local man found dead after boat crash

Local man found dead after boat crash

| 12/08/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has confirmed that the body of the missing man involved in a boat collision on Sunday night was found during today’s search operation. CNS has learned that the man was Emmanuel (Manny) Brown (42) from George Town and a recently retired serving police officer. Brown was the second person to die as […]

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Boat crash kills one, search concluded for missing man

Boat crash kills one, search concluded for missing man

| 12/08/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS) UPDATE: Police say the search for man who was missing after the boat crash Sunday night has ended. One man died in the crash but police have not said whether the missing man was found alive. Two vessels crashed in the North Sound, off Prospect, at around 10pm. One of the boats capsized but […]

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