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West Bay Road speed drops to 30mph

West Bay Road speed drops to 30mph

| 20/04/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Drivers along the West Bay road will need to cut their speed next month as the limit will be dropping from 40mph to 30mph. The planning minister, who also has responsibility for roads, has said that the traffic law regulations will be amended to change the speed limit on the road, one of the […]

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Cayman signs new MOU with Cuba over migrants

Cayman signs new MOU with Cuba over migrants

| 20/04/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with Cuba on behalf of the Cayman Islands, which officials say will speed up the process of sending migrants back home when they land in Cayman. The authorities have been dealing with a significant rise in the numbers of Cubans leaving their country, […]

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Staffing plans to remain under wraps

Staffing plans to remain under wraps

| 20/04/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Government has rejected a private member’s motion to allow public access to all business staffing plans to help the unemployed learn more about career opportunities, training and scholarships available in the local market. Although government has talked about the need for more transparency regarding immigration via its new e-government initiative, the premier rejected this […]

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Police appeal for eye-witnesses to Jet Ski crash

Police appeal for eye-witnesses to Jet Ski crash

| 17/04/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS) Investigators from the Joint Marine Unit are appealing for witnesses to the collision of two Jet Skis off Seven Mile Beach near the Westin Resort & Spa on Wednesday afternoon. Robert Cole (31) who was visiting from the USA on a cruise ship was killed when the personal watercraft (PWC) he was riding collided with another […]

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Can locals survive on proposed $6 basic wage?

Can locals survive on proposed $6 basic wage?

| 17/04/2015 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Following last week’s revelations that the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee has recommended a starting point of $6 per hour for a basic across the board national minimum wage, Kenneth Bryan has been finding out if local workers can survive on this hourly rate. In his latest video report for CNS, Bryan asks if $6 will […]

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Cruise tourist killed in Jet Ski crash with teenage rider

Cruise tourist killed in Jet Ski crash with teenage rider

| 16/04/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The 31-year-old American cruise ship passenger who died after two Jet Skis collided yesterday afternoon was Robert Cole of Virgilina, Virginia, police have confirmed. An RCIPS spokesperson said that Cole and his 37-year-old female passenger, named as Amy Comer by media in Virginia, who were both visiting Cayman on the Carnival Conquest were thrown into the water when the […]

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Jet-skier killed off resort on 7MB

Jet-skier killed off resort on 7MB

| 15/04/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): A jet ski rider has been killed in a water-related accident off Seven Mile Beach, police have confirmed. An RCIPS spokesperson said emergency services were on the scene Wednesday afternoon in connection with the man’s death at around 1pm. It is not clear when or how the 30-year-old man was killed. But police said […]

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Local woman killed in North Side crash

Local woman killed in North Side crash

| 15/04/2015 | 20 Comments

(CNS) Updated: Kimberly Bush (23) from George Town has been killed in what appears to be a single vehicle collision in North Side, police have confirm. Bush was a passenger in a silver BMW, which crashed on Rum Point Road at around 1am Wednesday morning. A 22-year-old woman from West Bay, who was driving the car […]

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CUC black out seizes up George Town

CUC black out seizes up George Town

| 14/04/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Offices, local business, retailers, the courts, government departments, schools and homes across George Town and large parts of Grand Cayman were hit by a more than four-hour power blackout Tuesday — the second one in just a week. The outage led to early closing for schools and many businesses without generators in and around the […]

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Most public schools closing early

Most public schools closing early

| 14/04/2015 | 25 Comments

(CNS): All government schools on Grand Cayman, except for Prospect Primary and Clifton Hunter High schools, have closed for the day due to the power outage, the Department of Education Services has announced. The DES is deploying school buses to transport the students home. However, parents and guardians are advised that if their child is not […]

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UK requires Caymanian long-term visitors to carry new ID

UK requires Caymanian long-term visitors to carry new ID

| 14/04/2015 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Cayman nationals who are long term visitors or residents for six months or more in the UK will need to get a new Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) starting at the end of next month. According to the governor’s office the BRP is a credit card sized ID showing a person’s status in the UK.  […]

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Educated jobless running at 14.3%

Educated jobless running at 14.3%

| 13/04/2015 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The recently revealed report by the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee has confirmed long-held concerns that a significant number of the unemployed in Cayman are educated individuals that are unlikely to benefit from a minimum wage. The research, based on the Labour Force Survey, said the unemployment rates of those with at least a complete […]

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Long road before basic wage has impact

Long road before basic wage has impact

| 10/04/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Although the government appears to be ready to accept the recommendation to introduce a $6 minimum wage rate, it will be a long road before it begins to impact the workers who are at the bottom of the local earnings pile. Premier Alden McLaughlin said Thursday that not only will it be a few […]

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Key GT road widen works begin

Key GT road widen works begin

| 09/04/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Godfrey Nixon Way, which is an important link between Eastern Avenue and the Butterfield Roundabout in George Town, is being widened to three lanes. The National Roads Authority (NRA) began the preliminary road works at the beginning last week and said they hope to have the work completed by the end of the month. […]

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$6 minimum wage recommended

$6 minimum wage recommended

| 09/04/2015 | 79 Comments

(CNS): After a robust process to collect the necessary data, the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee has recommend an across the board minimum wage of $6 per hour for everyone, from domestic workers and waiting staff to security guards and janitors. The wage will apply to everyone of working age, including teenagers. It will also apply […]

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