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Public to get say on 7MB rock removal

Public to get say on 7MB rock removal

| 16/06/2017 | 84 Comments
(CNS): The Dart Group has agreed to conduct an environmental impact assessment on Seven Mile Beach, according to the director of the Department of Environment. The developer has applied to remove 1,225 feet of beachrock from the marine park in the area north of the Kimpton hotel. But speaking at a N [...]

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Officials return five Cuban migrants to Havana

Officials return five Cuban migrants to Havana

| 15/06/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS) The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration repatriated five Cuban migrants earlier this week. The three women and two men follow 89 Cubans who have been deported back to Havana since the beginning of this year after landing in Cayman as a result of failed or abandoned attempts to migrate to [...]

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Board to re-start PR applications next week

Board to re-start PR applications next week

| 15/06/2017 | 76 Comments
(CNS): Waide DaCosta, the chair of the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board (CSPR), has confirmed that next week he and his members will begin reviewing the backlog of PR applications, which stalled after a change in the law in 2013. Following almost three and a half years of various probl [...]

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Injured victim dies one year after road smash

Injured victim dies one year after road smash

| 14/06/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): A former employee of the NRA, Thomas Rupert Hubbell (44), who was seriously injured in a road smash in June last year, succumbed to the injuries on Monday evening, 12 June, police have said. Hubbell was a passenger in a white Toyota Tercel that collided with a wooden utility pole on 30 June 2 [...]

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BOTs get new minister in May’s reshuffle

BOTs get new minister in May’s reshuffle

| 13/06/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Another Conservative peer has taken over the Foreign Office job overseeing the British Overseas Territories after Baroness Anelay was moved in Prime Minister Theresa May’s post election Cabinet reshuffle. The Baroness has gone to the so-called Brexit department created to oversee the UK [...]

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Suspects son is smoking ganja

Suspects son is smoking ganja

| 13/06/2017
My 15-year-old son came home from spending the evening with friends smelling like weed. I don’t know if he was actually smoking himself or around people who were. Either way, this concerns me. I’m not sure what I should do. Any advice? [...]

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Lawyers blame ‘invisible hand’ in PR debacle

Lawyers blame ‘invisible hand’ in PR debacle

| 12/06/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): With no further movement by the relevant board to begin hearing the backlog of stalled permanent residency applications, one local law firm representing many of the people whose applications are waiting to be heard have accused an “invisible hand” of continuing to stall the proces [...]

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CUC cleared to hike rates by 1.6%

CUC cleared to hike rates by 1.6%

| 09/06/2017 | 58 Comments
(CNS): Both business and residential customers on Grand Cayman will see a hike in their electricity bills from this month after the regulator, OfReg, cleared CUC, Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider, to increase rates by 1.6%. Officials at the power company said the increase in the base rat [...]

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Neighbour wants to replace fence with wall

Neighbour wants to replace fence with wall

| 08/06/2017
You have a chain link fence around your yard that you put there with your own money, without any help from your neighbour. Now your neighbour would like to put a block wall there instead. Are you obligated to help the neighbour with half of the cost, even though I have a fence there already? [...]

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When are we marking the birthday of the Queen?

When are we marking the birthday of the Queen?

| 06/06/2017
Britain is celebrating the Queen’s official birthday on 10 June, and all my local calendars show Monday, 12 June to be a public holiday for that event. However, Mr (Franz) Manderson has declared Monday, 19 June as Cayman’s public holiday to mark the event. So which is it? [...]

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CUC begins testing new solar facility

CUC begins testing new solar facility

| 05/06/2017
(CNS Business): Grand Cayman’s power provider is just a few weeks away from officially opening Cayman’s first ever solar farm. Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) said in a statement today that it has started testing the facility in Bodden Town. Commissioned in partnership with solar project devel [...]

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