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Snorkeller missing at sea in East End

Snorkeller missing at sea in East End

| 05/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A full-scale search and rescue operation was underway to find a snorkeller who was reported missing at 11:21 on Thursday morning in East End. The Marine Unit is now calling for volunteers to help when the search resumes tomorrow. Police said that the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit with two vessels responded to the report […]

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Dot-KY going global

Dot-KY going global

| 05/03/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): On 2 September dot-KY will, for the first time, go global, giving the entire world the chance to buy all available names with a .ky ending. Local businesses, residents and individuals, charities and associations, NGOs and all government entities with a Cayman registered domain will be required to re-register their dot-KY web address at […]

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UCCI board chair clarifies comments

UCCI board chair clarifies comments

| 05/03/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The chair of the UCCI board has claimed that her recent comments about the business associate’s degree being “essentially meaningless” were taken out of context by the press. Sheree Ebanks issued a statement Wednesday in which she said she had the greatest respect for the students and alumni of UCCI and the plans to […]

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Over 50% of jobless NWDA clients are professionals

Over 50% of jobless NWDA clients are professionals

| 04/03/2015 | 20 Comments

(CNS): More than half of the Caymanians who are registered with the National Workforce Development Agency as unemployed and seeking jobs are not minimum wage, unqualified or inexperienced workers but people with professional backgrounds. From Architects and bank managers to psychologists and teachers, the unemployment problem is going well-beyond the issue of so-called unemployability.

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Future politicians to tackle debate on Sunday trading

Future politicians to tackle debate on Sunday trading

| 03/03/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): While the current government has already decided not to introduce Sunday trading in the Cayman Islands as a result of opposition from significant sectors of the community, the next generation of potential leaders will be taking the subject on in the annual Youth Parliament next week. Part of the Commonwealth Day celebrations, the debates […]

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Video Report: Treasure Island up for sale

Video Report: Treasure Island up for sale

| 02/03/2015

(CNS Business): The price tag for Grand Cayman’s Treasure Island Resort is US$15.475 million, but it’s the alleged black mould problem that has previous tenants speaking out. However, Re/Max Cayman Islands owner Kim Lund said he is unaware of that issue and has only had the chance to view the part of the resort that […]

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George Town man critical following boat fire

George Town man critical following boat fire

| 01/03/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A 46-year-old man is being airlifted to the United States suffering from severe burns to his arms and legs following a flash fire on a boat Saturday. Police said that the George Town man was doing repair work on the 40-foot pontoon boat at the Reef Dock, North Church Street, yesterday morning at around […]

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Retail bank cutting local jobs

Retail bank cutting local jobs

| 26/02/2015

(CNS Business): Workers at the Airport branch of Scotiabank have become the latest victims in the financial services sector to face job losses. Officials from the bank said the branch is being closed in order to consolidate it with the new office in South Sound. As a result there will be job cuts but the […]

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Car crash at shopping plaza raises eyebrows

Car crash at shopping plaza raises eyebrows

| 25/02/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Updated:  A car smash at a West Bay Road shopping mall had many people scratching their heads on Tuesday evening over how it could have happened. Police confirmed Wednesday that the car was being driven by a 78-year-old female tourist. Pictures of the aftermath of the crash appear to indicate that the woman drove […]

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Social worker gets monthly CS gong

Social worker gets monthly CS gong

| 24/02/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Matthew Hylton, a social worker in the Needs Assessment Unit, has earned the civil service’s workplace award for Best Employee for December 2014. The last accolade for the year was given to Hylton, officials said, for his level of service and professionalism as well as his mentoring of the department’s clients and his own […]

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Police seek witnesses to single car crash

Police seek witnesses to single car crash

| 24/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 20-year-old female driver was taken to hospital following a car smash around 7:00 this morning (24 February) on Shamrock Road, Savannah, near the junction with Destiny Drive. Police are seeking witnesses to the crash, in which the woman, who was alone in her Kia, lost control of the car on the left road […]

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LIME offers bonus credit following tech troubles

LIME offers bonus credit following tech troubles

| 24/02/2015 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Officials from local telecommunications provider LIME confirmed that prepaid customers were without service Tuesday due to a mobile outage that impacted some voice and text message services. A LIME spokesperson said any prepaid customer who tops up $5 or more from midnight Tuesday through until midnight Wednesday will get double credit as a thank you for […]

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Lady Rabia exhibits in Shakespeare country

Lady Rabia exhibits in Shakespeare country

| 24/02/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Local author, poet and artist Lady Rabia is exhibiting her cartoon art series “New Heroes Wanted” in the UK for the first time at Stratford ArtsHouse in Stratford Upon Avon. Known for her writing, illustrations, performance poetry, storytelling and cultural activism, Lady Rabia recently moved to Stratford, famous as the home of Shakespeare and […]

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Ivan takes helm at Seafarers association

Ivan takes helm at Seafarers association

| 23/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association has announced the names of its new president and board of directors for 2015 following a recent meeting to steer a course for the year ahead. Ivan Farrington was appointed as president and took up the helm on 17 February. Farrington’s long seafaring career began in 1952 with his […]

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Ex road boss files suit against NRA

Ex road boss files suit against NRA

| 23/02/2015 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Brian Tomlinson, the former director of the National Roads Authority, has filed a lawsuit against the government agency seeking damages for what he says was a breach of his contract, negligence and mistreatment which resulted in his ill-health. Tomlinson accuses the NRA board of questionable conduct in a number of areas, from conflicts of […]

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