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Severe weather warning ahead for Sister Islands

Severe weather warning ahead for Sister Islands

| 30/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): As Hurricane Matthew rapidly increased to a category four hurricane Friday the national weather service said it would be issuing a severe weather warning for the Sister Islands as the system was expected to pass within 240 miles of Cayman Brac on Monday. Cayman Airways also announced it wo [...]

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50% of GT’s major junctions pose problems

50% of GT’s major junctions pose problems

| 30/09/2016 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The mounting traffic congestion in George Town is presenting some significant challenges for road experts and a newly completed report of Cayman’s road use has found that over half of the junctions surveyed have capacity problems that need to be more closely assessed. In the first traffi [...]

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ACC chair says inquiries will remain under wraps

ACC chair says inquiries will remain under wraps

| 30/09/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS) The new civilian chair of Cayman’s Anti-Corruption Commission has said that the inquiries it is overseeing will remain confidential. Following the first meeting of the newly appointed oversight board, Richard Coles said that confidentiality was “an integral part” of its work and [...]

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Risk of hurricane hit from Matthew diminishes

Risk of hurricane hit from Matthew diminishes

| 29/09/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The risk that Hurricane Matthew could hit any of the Cayman Islands diminished Thursday night as forecasters at the National Hurricane Center predicted a turn to the north well before the storm reaches our area. Matthew is now expected to past well to the east of Cayman, but despite the c [...]

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Home invading rapist jailed for 14 years

Home invading rapist jailed for 14 years

| 28/09/2016 | 26 Comments

(CNS): A 23-year-old man from West Bay has been given a fourteen-year jail term for rape and aggravated burglary, in what was described as “an horrific attack” by the judge presiding over the case, as well as several other break-ins that all happened in July of last year. Andre Chase pleade [...]

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Curious about possibility of cremation in Cayman

Curious about possibility of cremation in Cayman

| 28/09/2016

Why can’t bodies be cremated in Cayman? How can someone be cremated? Auntie’s answer: Well, actually, people can be cremated in Cayman and that service is going to be available soon. I believe that before Hurricane Ivan there was a crematorium on island but the storm put an end to that. B [...]

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HRC calls for end to banned books

HRC calls for end to banned books

| 28/09/2016 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The chair of the Human Rights Commission has said that the local Prohibited Publications Order continues to set a dangerous precedent for censorship and government should focus on encouraging reading not banning literature. In a statement to mark World Banned Books Week, which celebrates f [...]

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Sister Islands could be in Tropical Storm Matthew’s path

Sister Islands could be in Tropical Storm Matthew’s path

| 28/09/2016 | 22 Comments

(CNS): According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Tropical Storm Matthew could pass Cayman Brac and Little Cayman by Monday and residents are being asked to pay close attention to the system and weather alerts by the local weather service. The storm, which was moving into the Caribbean [...]

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Navy SEAL who ‘killed’ bin Laden to speak in Cayman

Navy SEAL who ‘killed’ bin Laden to speak in Cayman

| 28/09/2016 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Robert O’Neill, who was part of the US Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden, will be the guest speaker at the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards (YCLA) ceremony in November. O’Neill held combat leadership roles in more than 400 missions, and was involved in the rescue of Captain [...]

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ESO begins next labour force count

ESO begins next labour force count

| 27/09/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Interviewers from the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) will be hitting the streets again over the next few weeks as it begins the next Labour Force Survey (LFS) on Sunday, 2 October. The ESO team will visit 1,401 randomly selected sample households in all three islands to ask the publ [...]

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Petition started over poor state of West Bay school

Petition started over poor state of West Bay school

| 26/09/2016 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Parents with children attending Sir John A Cumber Primary in West Bay have begun a petition calling for “adequate staffing, an environmentally safe and healthy learning environment for students and staff” as the school has started the new year with some old problems. Pictures posted o [...]

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