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Welding repairs triggered fuel tank fire

Welding repairs triggered fuel tank fire

| 09/04/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): A report by the utilities watchdog, OfReg, has found that a fire at the SOL fuel tanks in Jackson Point last summer was due to welding work that had been done inside one of the tanks on the previous day while it was still in use. The regulator has pointed to a list of factors […] [...]

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Health is a human right, says minister

Health is a human right, says minister

| 05/04/2018 | 81 Comments
(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said that “health is a human right and nobody should have to choose between good health and other life necessities”. In a statement to mark World Health Day, the minister said that everybody in Cayman should have access to the best healthcare av [...]

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Cayman’s new prison boss wants to engage community

Cayman’s new prison boss wants to engage community

| 05/04/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Steven Barrett, the new prison director, hopes he can engage HMP Northward with the community so that when prisoners are released they will be welcomed back and given a new chance at life in that community. Speaking to CNS just a few weeks after taking over the helm of HM Cayman Islands Priso [...]

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Miller calls for change in civil service promotion process

Miller calls for change in civil service promotion process

| 05/04/2018 | 78 Comments
(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller expressed his frustrations last month over the blame political representatives get for the failings in civil service succession planning and urged the administrative arm of government to stop making competent, qualified and experienced Caymanians in the line of [...]

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Governor calls for balance over environment

Governor calls for balance over environment

| 04/04/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The governor has said that it is important to strike a balance in order to protect the Cayman Islands and that it is vital to protect the environment while protecting the country’s prosperity. Anwar Choudhury has stated on a number of occasions since his arrival that he will be prioriti [...]

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Immigration to split into new agencies

Immigration to split into new agencies

| 04/04/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): As government begins work on shaping a new border protection force, which will see the customs and immigration enforcement arms merge and the creation of a new human resources unit, the immigration department as it is now will no longer exist. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly last month, [...]

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Foiled cash van robber gets ten years in jail

Foiled cash van robber gets ten years in jail

| 03/04/2018 | 63 Comments
(CNS): The man who tried but failed to rob a cash van in George Town in February 2017 has been given a total of ten years in prison following a guilty plea in the middle of his trial. Jerome Cunningham (25) tried to hold up a van on Eastern Avenue after a cash collection from […] [...]

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Governor hopes to oversee civil union law

Governor hopes to oversee civil union law

| 03/04/2018 | 83 Comments
(CNS): The new governor has made it clear that the UK will not be pushing the Cayman Islands government to change the definition of marriage but he is hoping to see the government adopt legislation that will pave the way for same-sex civil partnerships and provide equal legal rights for gay couples. [...]

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Woman beats off intruder with baseball bat

Woman beats off intruder with baseball bat

| 29/03/2018 | 83 Comments
(CNS): A Bodden Town woman who returned home at lunchtime Monday found a masked man in her bedroom but she managed to give him a couple of good whacks with a metal baseball bat and called 911, which caused him to run out of the house. The 44-year-old woman, who is just 5 foot, 2½ […] [...]

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Cash security robbed at fast-food restaurant

Cash security robbed at fast-food restaurant

| 28/03/2018 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Security staff collecting cash from Wendy’s in Savannah were robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday night. The RCIPS said that just before 11:40pm yesterday police officers were called to the scene following a report that the guards in a security van had been approached by two armed men with their [...]

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Police net drunk dump truck driver at bar

Police net drunk dump truck driver at bar

| 28/03/2018
(CNS): A 58-year-old North Side man ended up behind bars last Friday night after he was found to be almost two times over the alcohol limit behind the wheel of a dump truck. The police caught up with the driver and his truck outside a George Town bar after other drivers called in a report about [&h [...]

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