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Board gave port director second chance

Board gave port director second chance

| 16/05/2018 | 113 Comments
(CNS): Despite finding that the litany of questionable actions by Port Director Clement Reid exposed by the auditor general did amount to gross misconduct, the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) Board gave him a second chance because of his long service with the authority, his willingness t [...]

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Complaints reveal chaos in bus sector

Complaints reveal chaos in bus sector

| 15/05/2018 | 104 Comments
(CNS): Documents released by the tourism ministry detailing hundreds of reported complaints made about bus and taxi drivers throughout 2017 paint a picture of chaos within the Cayman Islands Public Transport Unit. From drivers falling asleep at the wheel and crashing while carrying visitors to fight [...]

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Visitor dies after snorkel trip in George Town

Visitor dies after snorkel trip in George Town

| 15/05/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: The 64-year-old woman who died Thursday following a snorkelling trip off the coast of George Town has been identified by the police as Doris Ann Sarauer, who was visiting the Cayman Islands from Minnesota in the United States. Emergency services responded to a report made about 11: [...]

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Three men deny charges in crime spree

Three men deny charges in crime spree

| 14/05/2018
(CNS): Elmer Watler Wright (24) and Caine and Nikel Thomas  (17 and 22) all pleaded not guilty to a list of charges when they appeared in Grand Court Friday in connection with a two-day crime spree last June. The men are accused of stealing a car and damaging it when trying to escape, trying to br [...]

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Royal Navy holds marine BOT training in Cayman

Royal Navy holds marine BOT training in Cayman

| 14/05/2018 | 3 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands is currently hosting a training course, conducted by the Royal Navy International Defence Maritime Training Team (IMTT), for police, marine, customs and fire officers from here and other British Overseas Territories. The regional Advanced Maritime Small Craft Instructor Tra [...]

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Immigration says ‘sorry’ over FOI delays

Immigration says ‘sorry’ over FOI delays

| 11/05/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration said it is working hard to address the delays people are experiencing in responses to their freedom of information (FOI) requests. Retirements and staff shortages, among other issues, are behind the delays, according to officials from the departmen [...]

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Consultants guiding ministry in cruise dock tender

Consultants guiding ministry in cruise dock tender

| 10/05/2018 | 62 Comments
(CNS): The chief officer in the ministry of tourism told the Public Accounts Committee Thursday that KPMG is guiding government through the procurement process of the cruise ship dock after Cabinet recently gave the green light to press ahead with the controversial development. Stran Bodden told PAC [...]

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Victims of bus smash escape with minor injuries

Victims of bus smash escape with minor injuries

| 09/05/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): A bus driver and one of his passengers escaped with just minor injuries following a major collision on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway yesterday evening. At around 5pm Tuesday (8 May) the police were called to the crash just south of the Seven Mile Public Beach roundabout. A white Honda CR-V an [...]

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Authority can cover airport overruns

Authority can cover airport overruns

| 09/05/2018 | 55 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Airports Authority CEO Albert Anderson is confident that overruns on the airport project will be covered by the authority and there will be no need for any government subsidy. Still unsure of the exact amount over budget the project will be when it is finished, he estimated it [...]

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Coordinated effort reunites tourist with lost bag

Coordinated effort reunites tourist with lost bag

| 08/05/2018
(CNS Local Life): A local taxi driver, a senior police officer and a George Town courier firm all worked together last week to help reunite a cruise visitor with her missing bag. Taxi operator Romellia Welcome went to the RCIPS to see if they could help when she found a handbag had been left in her [...]

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Hundreds of charities still not registered

Hundreds of charities still not registered

| 07/05/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): With just a few months to go before the legal deadline for charities and non-profit organisations to register in accordance with the law, officials have revealed that hundreds of entities that fall under the legislation have not yet registered. As of 16 April, just 63 charities, churches, ser [...]

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