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Cayman bar chief takes aim at immigration law

Cayman bar chief takes aim at immigration law

| 12/01/2017 | 52 Comments
(CNS): Abraham Thoppil, the president of the Caymanian Bar Association, which represents around 245 local lawyers, has said that the immigration law is failing both expatriates and Caymanians and is desperate need of a “drastic overhaul”. Speaking at the opening of the courts Wednesday, Thoppil [...]

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Road blocked by collision during commuter hour

Road blocked by collision during commuter hour

| 11/01/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Officers from the RCIPS Traffic Management Unit were out on the roads again this morning dealing with another traffic collision. At around 8:15am a brown Honda CRV and a Ford Explorer crashed near to the Southern Skies Apartments along South Sound Road. Although no one involved in the smash w [...]

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Just six recruits from 114 begin cop training

Just six recruits from 114 begin cop training

| 10/01/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Five men and one woman from a diverse range of backgrounds began the classroom element of their RCIPS training Monday. The 2017 recruit class is smaller than police management said they had hoped after they received 114 applications during last September’s recruitment campaign. Once the mi [...]

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Marine cops warn boaters after men rescued at sea

Marine cops warn boaters after men rescued at sea

| 10/01/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Police have once again raised concerns about marine safety after a near miss this weekend, when two men were rescued at sea on a boat with no life jackets. The two men aboard a small boat were saved by a private boat owner in the early hours of Sunday morning off the coast of […] [...]

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Premier recovering from kidney stone surgery

Premier recovering from kidney stone surgery

| 10/01/2017 | 41 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin was admitted to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town Monday with severe stomach pains that turned out to be kidney stones, officials have stated. The country’s leader has already undergone successful surgery and plans to be back at his desk before the week is [...]

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Two major car smashes in Bodden Town

Two major car smashes in Bodden Town

| 09/01/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): One driver remains in hospital being treated for serious injuries and a second escaped with just minor injuries following two separate single-car crashes in Bodden Town on Sunday. The first happened at around 5am on 8 January near Walter’s Estates on Shamrock Road, when a white Kia sedan w [...]

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Ask Auntie 2016 Awards

Ask Auntie 2016 Awards

| 08/01/2017
(Auntie): As we start a new year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the individuals at various government and private entities who helped answer the many questions my faithful readers sent in throughout 2016. I am so pleased to find that most of the people who read this column under [...]

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Brac airport reopens for small aircraft

Brac airport reopens for small aircraft

| 07/01/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Following the accident Thursday on the Cayman Brac runway, in which one of the fire trucks overturned during a routine speed test, authorities say that the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport reopened for the smaller Cayman Airways Limited aircraft Thursday evening, though the jet servi [...]

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Southwest flights to Grand Cayman to begin in June

Southwest flights to Grand Cayman to begin in June

| 06/01/2017
(CNS Business): Southwest Airlines has filed an application with the US Department of Transportation to serve Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport daily from Fort Lauderdale beginning 4 June 2017, provided the service receives requisite governmental approvals. On the same date, the a [...]

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Accident on Crewe Road

Accident on Crewe Road

| 05/01/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): A three-car accident at the intersection of Smith Road and Crewe Road is currently blocking traffic but police say that tow trucks are on scene and the road should be cleared shortly. The RCIPS responded to reports of the accident just after 2:00pm today (5 January). At least one person was i [...]

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Brac fire officers flown to GCM after truck flips on runway

Brac fire officers flown to GCM after truck flips on runway

| 05/01/2017 | 95 Comments
(CNS) Updated 5:26pm: The police helicopter has transported both fire officers involved in today’s fire truck accident on the Brac airport runway to Grand Cayman for further medical assessment. Officials reported earlier that the truck they were driving flipped while they were conducting a man [...]

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