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Report on social welfare reform waiting Cabinet nod

Report on social welfare reform waiting Cabinet nod

| 16/08/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): An outline business case (OBC) completed by KPMG on the reform of social welfare in the Cayman Islands has been completed and is awaiting Cabinet approval before it will be released to the public. Speaking to the Public Accounts Committee, Wednesday, the chief officer in the community affairs [...]

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PAC challenges planning over enforcement

PAC challenges planning over enforcement

| 16/08/2017 | 59 Comments
(CNS): The chair of the Public Accounts Committee, and opposition leader, Ezzard Miller warned government officials that people are choosing to press ahead with development projects without planning permission because they believe they can get after-the-fact approval once something is built, rather [...]

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Car fire on GT waterfront snarls up traffic

Car fire on GT waterfront snarls up traffic

| 16/08/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Traffic in downtown George Town and around the harbour front area was snarled up after a car burst into flames along North Church Street, Wednesday lunchtime. Police closed the road just after 12:30 while fire crews tackled the blazing SUV. Police said that the fire appeared to be caused by a [...]

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Opposition calls for big boost to seamen’s benefits

Opposition calls for big boost to seamen’s benefits

| 16/08/2017 | 69 Comments
(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, the new opposition MLA for George Town Central, and his colleague, the deputy opposition leader and member for Newlands, Alva Suckoo, have filed a private member’s motion in the Legislative Assembly calling on the government to increase seamen’s benefits to $1,000 p [...]

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Police warn teens on perils of social media

Police warn teens on perils of social media

| 16/08/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Following reports to the RCIPS over the last week that indecent photographs of young locals were being circulated and posted on Instagram the police issued a warning to teens about the dangers of social media and the misuse of pictures that they may be taking and sharing. “We do not want to [...]

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Email scam cites immigration to lure victims

Email scam cites immigration to lure victims

| 15/08/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have issued a warning regarding an email being sent to immigration customers in which scammers are posing as the local Department of Immigration to suck people into a phishing effort. Officials warned those who receive the email not to open the link, as it will harm compu [...]

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Man stabbed in leg during GT fight

Man stabbed in leg during GT fight

| 15/08/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Police are investigating another violent altercation after a man said he was assaulted and stabbed in the leg by a man he knew in the early hours of Sunday morning (13 August) at McField Square, George Town. Police had been called to the central area of the capital at about 2am after a repor [...]

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Cruise tourist drowns during snorkelling trip

Cruise tourist drowns during snorkelling trip

| 15/08/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): A 70-year-old woman who was visiting Grand Cayman on a cruise ship yesterday morning (14 August) died after a snorkelling trip, police have said. The woman, who was from the United States, was said to have encountered difficulties at Coral Gardens in North Sound at around 11am. She was pulle [...]

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Cruelty inquiry opened after dog burned with chemicals

Cruelty inquiry opened after dog burned with chemicals

| 14/08/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The police and officials from the Department of Agriculture (DoA) have opened an animal-cruelty case after a report was made by the Cayman Islands Humane Society on Friday. A representative from the charity called 911 when around 3:30pm a dog with burns along its body was brought to the shelt [...]

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WB man admits airguns but denies firearms charges

WB man admits airguns but denies firearms charges

| 14/08/2017
(CNS): A local man who was rounded up in a West Bay drug-and-firearms raid has denied possession of two unlicensed revolvers and ammunition but admitted having two air pistols and a component part when he appeared in court Friday. Chadwick Cameron Ebanks  (40) pleaded guilty to the possession of tw [...]

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Drivers avoid serious injury in three-car pile-up

Drivers avoid serious injury in three-car pile-up

| 14/08/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): An undisclosed number of people avoided major injuries during a three-car pile-up Sunday night, 13 August, at the Lawrence Blvd stoplight during which a truck flipped over. Police, who were called to the smash around 9pm along with other emergency personnel, said that a white Toyota Trueno a [...]

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