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Consultants and education in OAG sights

Consultants and education in OAG sights

| 08/01/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Auditor General Sue Winspear has revealed that the use of consultant services by government will be one of the first performance audits to be published this year and that her office will also be taking a look at education spending with a view to producing a report before the end of 2018. Spea [...]

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October rain saves Cayman from another dry year

October rain saves Cayman from another dry year

| 08/01/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): With more than 15 inches of rain falling in October, the weather systems that crossed Cayman that month resulted in a total rainfall accumulation for 2017 of more than three inches above the 30-year average rainfall of 56.2, according to official figures. The wetter year, as a result of the O [...]

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Dump boss suspended from job

Dump boss suspended from job

| 04/01/2018 | 127 Comments
(CNS): Roydell Carter, the director of the Department of Environmental Health, has been suspended from his post amid undisclosed allegations of a budget overrun of millions of dollars, CNS has learned. Government officials have refused to comment on the situation relating to the DEH boss but sources [...]

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Opposition calls for school over port

Opposition calls for school over port

| 04/01/2018 | 64 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has made it clear that education will continue to be the priority for his team this year and they will be holding government to account, not just over teachers’ pay and more local autonomy for schools but also the completion of the John Gray campus. Speaking to CNS [...]

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Early predictions call for busy hurricane season

Early predictions call for busy hurricane season

| 04/01/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): A number of hurricane forecasters willing to make early and often very speculative predictions all agree that 2018 is likely to be another busy season. Given that the season is some six months away, forecasts made now are unlikely to be precise but even this far out there are several indicato [...]

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Cops call out ‘unacceptable conduct’ of drivers

Cops call out ‘unacceptable conduct’ of drivers

| 03/01/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): With 55 drunk drivers arrested over the holiday period, the RCIPS has said it will continue the intensified enforcement operations in an effort to stop motorists who have been drinking from getting behind the wheel. There were several collisions over the New Year weekend, and though none were [...]

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WB road plaza stirs up beach access controversy

WB road plaza stirs up beach access controversy

| 03/01/2018 | 62 Comments
(CNS): A proposed new plaza on the West Bay Road that has raised considerable opposition from its neighbours may still get the green-light later this month when the Central Planning Authority considers the full application. But the planning application has stirred up an unexpected beach access contr [...]

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Violent argument leaves man fighting for life

Violent argument leaves man fighting for life

| 02/01/2018
(CNS): Four people have been arrested, one of whom, a 25-year-old man, is fighting a life-threatening chest injury in the Cayman Islands Hospital, following a violent argument outside a nightclub sometime before 1:00 Saturday morning. The three men and one woman, all from West Bay, were reportedly [...]

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Dart tries again over tunnel extension

Dart tries again over tunnel extension

| 02/01/2018 | 139 Comments
(CNS): A subsidiary of the Dart network of companies has submitted another application to the Central Planning Authority to extend the controversial tunnel on the West Bay Road. Following the recent rejection by the CPA of the proposed extension of around 200 feet after officials found that the deve [...]

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Cayman’s future looks bright, says Premier

Cayman’s future looks bright, says Premier

| 31/12/2017 | 77 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin set an optimistic note in his New Year’s Eve message to the country, maintaining that the “future remains bright” for the coming year. Reviewing the year and the May General Election, he said that based on feed-back he had received, “the vast m [...]

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Gang rob GT liquor store at gun point

Gang rob GT liquor store at gun point

| 31/12/2017 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Three masked men held up a George Town liquor store on Saturday night, in which shots were fired but no one was injured, police said. Two of the men were armed with guns when the gang burst into the discount liquor store on Smith Road just before 10pm on 30 December. The men demanded [&hellip [...]

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