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Twin otter makes emergency landing on one engine

Twin otter makes emergency landing on one engine

| 28/03/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A Cayman Airways flight from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman put the airport emergency services on alert Saturday morning when it landed at Owen Roberts International Airport on just one engine.According to the Cayman Islands Air Traffic Controllers Association, the plane was operating a routine service from Little Cayman when the flight crew reported losing one of […]

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Passengers injured in Crewe Road bus crash

Passengers injured in Crewe Road bus crash

| 28/03/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Three people were injured in a collision between a local bus and a car near to Mango Tree restaurant at around 6am this morning, police have said. The road was closed as a result of the accident and an oil spill on the road. An RCIPS spokesperson said the bus had overturned after colliding with […]

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Three vehicle pile-up causes two hour traffic trouble

| 27/03/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Commuters to the eastern districts were held up in a long tail-back Wednesday evening after a major road crash at around 5:30pm, which involved two cars and a truck, with one vehicle catching fire. Emergency crews responded to the collision on Shamrock Road at the junction of Buddy’s Way in Bodden Town, which caused […]

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And now for the good news

And now for the good news

| 27/03/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): News headlines rarely make people smile but that’s about to change at CNS with the launch of a our new website CNS Local Life, which will be dedicated to community and sports news and all the good stuff that is going on in these islands. As society’s watchdog, it is the media’s job to keep politicians and […]

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Aviation regulator to investigate ‘go around’

Aviation regulator to investigate ‘go around’

| 26/03/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): A departing United Airlines plane, which was still on the tarmac at Owen Roberts International Airport on Sunday, appears to have triggered an incident report and investigation after an incoming Cayman Airways aircraft was forced to go around. Although few details regarding the event have been released, the airport confirm that it had submitted a […]

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Port heading for fiscal turnaround

Port heading for fiscal turnaround

| 25/03/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The acting director and chief financial officer of the Port Authority both told the Public Account Committee (PAC) Wednesday that the facility was facing a turnaround in its financial fortunes and expected to have turned its negative liabilities versus assets situation around by the end of this fiscal year.

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Search on for new port boss

Search on for new port boss

| 25/03/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Port Authority has begun the search for a new director for the George Town cargo and cruise facility and has revealed that they are searching for a “strategic leader” and “an ambassador” for Cayman, not necessarily a port expert. The board chair said the experience and technical skills required to manage operations are […]

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UCCI accreditation won’t cover degrees

UCCI accreditation won’t cover degrees

| 25/03/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): As the local university goes through the process of attempting to gain accreditation for the institution, a spokesperson for the college has said that the approval from the UK’s accrediting body, Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities (ASIC), will only cover the UCCI as an institution but not the qualifications it awards.

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Government begins survey of local economy

Government begins survey of local economy

| 25/03/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office will begin collecting essential data next week as it starts the annual surveys covering all entities that produce goods and services in the Cayman Islands. On Monday the ESO will distribute the System of National Accounts (SNA) and Balance of Payments (BOP) surveys which are designed to measure the economic performance of […]

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Caymanization of Cayman workforce

Caymanization of Cayman workforce

| 24/03/2015 | 140 Comments

‘Attila the Hun’ writes: The mere fact that the government has to consider, much less implement, such a policy is a clear indication that our social/political development has failed miserably in the face of our great economic success. We often boast that Cayman sought economic independence instead of the more popular political independence. It therefore […]

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Fights continue among JGHS students

Fights continue among JGHS students

| 23/03/2015 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Education officials have confirmed that another fight took place last week at the John Gray High School following two other violent incidents — a gang-related fight and an assault on a teacher — earlier this month. Acting Chief Education Officer Lyneth Monteith said the latest “physical altercation” took place between two female students last Tuesday and […]

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Mould behind closure of family services office

Mould behind closure of family services office

| 23/03/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have now revealed that concerns about mould in the building that houses the West Bay office of the Department of Children and Family Services is the reason why the office has been closed. With the welfare of the staff and clients at risk, the department said the building was scheduled to be […]

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Tourist dies after diving in West Bay

Tourist dies after diving in West Bay

| 19/03/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): A 70-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the USA died Thursday following a dive trip off North West Point. Police said that at around 2:45pm today (19 March) emergency crews were notified that the diver was in need of medical attention. Stephen Edward Van Buren from Conroe, in Texas was diving in the […]

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CIG seeks firm to deliver immigration online

CIG seeks firm to deliver immigration online

| 19/03/2015 | 30 Comments

(CNS): As government makes promises of much more transparency regarding the immigration system, it has begun the hunt for a private sector partner to deliver the software for a system that would streamline communication between the Department of Immigration . The advertisement in the local print media is seeking a fixed price to implement the […]

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West Bay family service office closed

West Bay family service office closed

| 20/03/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Customers of the Department of Children and Family Services in West Bay will now need to travel to George Town to meet with social workers and support staff as the local office has closed. Government officials released a notice Thursday stating: “Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Department of Children and Family Services […]

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