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Mosquito plane to help fight fire in Salina Reserve

Mosquito plane to help fight fire in Salina Reserve

| 28/01/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A brush fire that has been burning in the Salina Reserve in East End since Tuesday is inaccessible to firefighters, and the Mosquito Research and Control Unit has been enlisted to help fight the blaze by spraying water from the air. The cause of the fire is unknown but the fire service told CNS that […]

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Visitor dies snorkelling in East End

Visitor dies snorkelling in East End

| 28/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 71-year-old male visitor to the Cayman Islands from Minnesota in the United States died on Monday afternoon following a snorkelling trip in East End. Police said uniformed officers in East End received a report of a snorkeller in distress off the coast of the Morritt’s Tortuga resort. The man was on an organised […]

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Charity pleads for help with kid’s lunches

Charity pleads for help with kid’s lunches

| 27/01/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The National Council of Volunteers (NCVO), which runs a number of facilities for children in need, is appealing to the community to help it continue one of its critical programmes. The charity currently provides lunch and a snack for thirty-one children across a number of schools in Cayman but it needs help from the […]

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CFO with clean accounts earns top worker gong

CFO with clean accounts earns top worker gong

| 27/01/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The chief financial officer in the Ministry of Community Affairs, who was the first government finance boss to get the accounts of one of the largest ministries successfully through an audit, has been named a top employee. Stephanie Azan receive an unqualified opinion for her ministry’s 2013-14 financial accounts but she was awarded the deputy […]

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Airport closed after plane slips off runway

Airport closed after plane slips off runway

| 27/01/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): According to reports from Cayman Airways and Government Information Services, a Convair 580 cargo aircraft chartered by the local airline came off the runway today at Owen Roberts International Airport and the facility was closed. The plane, which is operated by the IFL Group, an Air Cargo Charter Company based in the US, landed at […]

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Driver arrested after pedestrians mowed down

Driver arrested after pedestrians mowed down

| 27/01/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A couple walking along the West Bay Road on Sunday afternoon have both been admitted to hospital with serious injuries after they were run over by an out of control car. Police have arrested the driver of a red Ford Shelby on suspicion of dangerous driving and leaving the scene of an accident after […]

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Woman in coma after major road accident

Woman in coma after major road accident

| 26/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 30-year-old female resident of East End is understood to be in a coma in the George Town hospital after breaking her neck and pelvis in a major car crash earlier this month. The British woman is understood to have lost control of the Jeep Wrangler she was driving on Old Robin Road at […]

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Rainfall in short supply during 2014

Rainfall in short supply during 2014

| 26/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Local weather experts have said that 2014 was the sixth driest year since records began in 1957, after rainfall was more than a foot short of annual averages. Total rainfall last year was just 41.92 inches, some 14.28 inches below the long-term average of 56.20 inches, according to records revealed by the National Weather […]

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UK won’t impose laws for LGBT rights

UK won’t impose laws for LGBT rights

| 23/01/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands governor has said that it is better for the local parliament to introduce or amend the necessary legislation to deal with the discrimination against and the lack of protective rights for members of the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community rather than have the laws imposed by the United Kingdom. Helen […]

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Temporary airport lounge open to passengers

Temporary airport lounge open to passengers

| 23/01/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Government officials said that the new temporary departure lounge at Owen Roberts International airport will open to the travelling public this weekend. The 3,600ft temporary steel framed structure, which is designed for airport use, can accommodate up to 229 passengers, has four restrooms and is fully equipped with air conditioning and a PA system. The […]

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